As a skincare junkie, you respect the cardinal rule of *never* skipping SPF application. You are, however, caught with a dilemma by the time midday rolls around—the layer of protection underneath all your makeup is gone. You can't exactly take off your MOTD just to put on sunscreen again, right?
Wave goodbye to that problem with the help of ~powder sunscreens~. Simply put, they are face powders with SPF benefits, and they are usually housed in tubes with a brush attached.
Why do I need powder sunscreen?
ICYDK, the regular cream or gel sunscreen you put on in the morning won't last you the entire day. You need to constantly reapply it every few hours to make sure that your face has protection from the sun.
But what if you piled on a full face of makeup after smearing on your first layer of SPF? This is where the ~powdered~ type comes into play. It makes it convenient to reapply sunscreen without having to remove your entire MOTD.
How do I use powder sunscreen?
The packaging of powder sunscreen may vary for different brands, but the product is usually housed in a tube with a brush attached. To apply it, just twist it to let the product fall to the bristles then sweep it all over your skin. To really ensure maximum sun protection, do two passes.
Below, we listed down some of the best powder sunscreens available in the market right now:
A'pieu Mineral 100 Tone Up Sun Powder SPF50+ PA+++
Other than giving your foundation a velvety flawless finish, the Tone Up Sun Powder from A'pieu also works great in evening out your skin tone. It comes in three shades: Beige, Pink (brightens dullness and discoloration), and Mint (neutralizes redness).
A'pieu Mineral 100 Tone Up Sun Powder SPF50+ PA+++, P400, SM Megamall
Acwell UV Cut Bosong Sun Powder SPF 50+ PA++++
This product from famous Korean brand Acwell is formulated with 85 percent mineral powder, making it a godsend if you have oily skin. It sops up the excess grease from your face in one sweep. It also doesn't leave a white cast, which is a bonus!
Acwell UV Cut Bosong Sun Powder SPF 50+ PA++++, P1,400, BeautyMNLContinue reading below ↓
Supergoop! Invincible Setting Powder SPF 45
Need to reapply your SPF in the middle of the day? Reach for the Supergoop! Invincible Setting Powder. Other than restoring the layer of ~protection~ on your skin, it also provides a soft-focus matte finish that blurs fine lines and imperfections. It comes in four shades: Translucent, Light, Medium, and Dark.
Supergoop! Invincible Setting Powder SPF 45, P1,720, SephoraContinue reading below ↓
Jane Iredale Powder Me SPF 30 Sunscreen
Right off the bat, the Powder Me SPF 30 Sunscreen from Jane Iredale is different from its competitors due to its cushion top. This allows you to efficiently and evenly distribute the product. It can be used on the face, scalp, and body. It comes in three shades: Translucent, Tanned, and Golden.
Jane Iredale Powder Me SPF 30 Sunscreen, P2,050, Rustan's The Beauty Source
Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral SPF 45 Sunscreen
This powdered SPF product from Peter Thomas Roth is infused with titanium dioxide and zinc oxide which are effective sunscreen actives. These two combined will shield your skin from UVA and UVB rays and prevent your skin from getting sunburnt and discolored.
Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral SPF 45 Sunscreen, P2,080, SephoraContinue reading below ↓
Mineral Fusion Mineral SPF 30 Brush-On Sun Defense
This powder sunscreen from Mineral Fusion is super easy to apply, thanks to its large brush. It's also infused with tea tree oil and sea kelp for added protection. The best part is that it works for all skin types *and* tones!Continue reading below ↓
Mineral Fusion Mineral SPF 30 Brush-On Sun Defense, P1,267, Healthy Options
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