Sunscreen week continues at Beauty and Fashion Tech with a look at a powder sunscreen. Earlier in the week I looked at a few of the top products in the Sunscreen database. Today I cover a sunblock that is not in the database, but that I absolutely love. Colorscience Sunforgettable is a bit different because it is a powder.
I just love Colorescience Sunforgettable SPF 30 and SPF 50 in clear and various shades. These powder sunscreens come in small tubes with a built in brush. Open the tube, push up the brush, and rub lightly on the skin to apply a micronized titanium dioxide and zinc oxide powder sunblock.
The Colorescience products are unique, easy to use, and easy to carry. The best part is that they make reapplying sunscreen over makeup incredibly easy. This has always been an issue for me. I like to reapply sunscreen for the drive home from work, but I don't want to apply cream over makeup. Now I don't have to because I can apply powder instead. The tube fits perfectly in my purse, and after a quick application, off I go. I question whether a powder sunscreen is as effective as a cream, but for layering over makeup, the Colorscience products are perfect.
As for the shades, I find that the all clear really is clear. The almost clear is barely noticeable to me and does not seem to have enough pigment to act as any sort of makeup. I tend to use them interchangeably.
One item of note: Colorescience contains bismuth, which can cause itching in some people. So unfortunately if you have problems with bismuth, this product will likely not be for you. However, there are a number of pure mineral makeup products out there that also contain zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide that may be worth looking into.
Colorscience is a bit expensive, although I think it is well worth the price. If you want to try it cheaper, there are also are often some travel sizes available .