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.
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