8 of the Best Powder Sunscreens that work as well as Sun Lotions

There are many reasons to opt for powder sunscreens. Some people don’t like the feel of lotions on their skin and others prefer the fact you can use powders over makeup. Whatever your reason for choosing a powder or mineral sunscreen, we have these 8 recommendations:

Mineral Fusion Brush-On Sun Defense Mineral, SPF 30 Mineral Powder: £18.20

Powder SunscreensThis is actually a mineral foundation that has added SPF protection so it is ideal for those who want a flawless look to wear in the sun. It comes in a pressed powder and is suitable for vegetarians, has no parabens or phthalates, is gluten-free and cruelty-free and hypoallergenic.

Lush Powdered Sunshine Powdered Sunscreen, SPF 15: £7.95

Powder Sunscreens

This powder sunscreen uses natural zinc oxide to protect the skin and you can use it all over the body. It produces a lovely shimmer effect and thanks to the lemon and lime oils it smells divine.

Eminence Sun Defense Minerals, SPF 30: £54.00

Powder Sunscreens

If you have sensitive skin that is prone to breakouts you need a mild mineral powder that doesn’t clog up pores. This one might be expensive but it lasts for ages, is waterproof and doesn’t irritate the skin.

Clarins Mineral Sun Care Compact for Face SPF30: £23.75

Powder Sunscreens

Using 100% plant extracts high in antioxidants this handy compact is perfect for the face. Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive, this powder sunscreen protects against sun damage and ageing due to the sun’s rays.

Brush on Block Mineral Sunscreen, SPF 30 – Translucent: £24.00

Powder Sunscreens

You can get this mineral sunscreen in a couple of formulas including translucent and tan. It can be used for all the family and is easy to apply and ideal for those with sensitive skin. Best of all you can use it under or over makeup.

Colorescience Sunforgettable Loose Mineral Sunscreen Brush, SPF 30 Tan: £38.00

Powder Sunscreens

A natural product that can be used after skin peels, sunburn and most surgical procedures. So if your skin is already damaged by the sun and you need extra protection this is perfect for you. It contains no dyes or artificial colourants and gives long-lasting protection that stays on even in water.

Jane Iredale Powder-Me, SPF30 Dry Sunscreen: £36.00

Powder Sunscreens

There are no artificial chemicals in this powder sunscreen so all the family can use it. And it is water-resistant for 40 minutes so it is ideal for kids who are in and out of the pool. You can also use it on the skin that has been burned by the sun.

bareMinerals Mineral Sheer Setting Powder, SPF25: £23.00

Powder SunscreensThis mineral sunscreen is great for those with oily skin as it soaks up excess grease and helps keep your skin shine-free. There are no parabens or artificial chemicals in the formula and it is gentle on the skin.


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