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Powder Sunscreen Is the Family-Friendly Hack You Didn't Know You Needed

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You know the summer drill: Wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen every day and reapply every two hours for maximum effect. But with our makeup already in play and the daily grind underway, we tend to ignore these sun-safety facts until it’s too late (hello, sunburn!). Luckily, we found the ultimate sunscreen hack to solve all SPF struggles: It’s portable, non-greasy and entirely fuss-free.

Brush On Block
Courtesy Anthropologie

After fighting with her young daughters about applying sunscreen, outdoor enthusiast Andrea Wetsel teamed up with professional makeup artist and skin cancer survivor Susan Posnick to create Brush On Block, a full-coverage, mineral-based and all-natural sunscreen the entire family — even kids — can use.

The self-dispensing brush makes application fun and beyond simple. Just buff the powder in a circular motion on any part of your body — even on your hairline — for translucent and water-resistant UVB and UVA protection.

Mom tip: Slip the brush into your kid’s backpack (for pre-recess or soccer practice application) or in your purse, beach bag or glove compartment for quick-and-easy swipes while on the go.

You can finally say goodbye to messy lotions, sticks and sprays (not to mention post-sunblock breakouts); this powder is formulated with green tea and honeysuckle flower extract, jojoba and safflower oil — all of which will nourish any sun-parched patches on your skin.

And feel free to generously dust the product over your foundation — now you have no excuse to skip touch-ups while out and about!

Buy It! Brush On Block Mineral Sunscreen, $32; anthropologie.com

— Nicole Zane