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BareMinerals SPF30 Natural Sunscreen

*Est. $30 for 0.14 oz.
Reviewed
June 2012
by ConsumerSearch
BareMinerals SPF30 Natural Sunscreen

Pros
  • Convenient
  • Blots excess oil
  • Can be worn over or in place of makeup
Cons
  • Hard to control the amount applied
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Above all, reviewers love the convenience of Bare Minerals SPF 30 Natural Sunscreen. Unlike other sunscreens, Bare Minerals is a powder: It comes in a cylindrical container with a twist-up with applicator brush. Users at MakeupAlley.com say this sunscreen can be applied over makeup or by itself and it looks very natural on skin. The formula is available in three shades: light, medium and tan. Paula Begoun says it has a slight shimmer to it (like most titanium dioxide-based sunscreens) but not as much as other powders.

The powder also does an excellent job of absorbing excess facial oil. Begoun recommends using the formula in addition to an SPF-rated facial moisturizer. Most users agree, saying it's hard to apply sufficient product to provide adequate coverage for a long day in the sun. Users also say that it's hard to tell how much product is being applied. If you prefer a liquid formula, Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 30 (Est. $11 for 3 oz.) gets excellent reviews.

For expert analysis of Bare Minerals SPF 30 Natural Sunscreen, we turned to Beautypedia.com, Paula Begoun's online database of product reviews. Here, Begoun rates hundreds of beauty products based on their efficacy and safety. User reviews at MakeupAlley.com also provide insight into performance and ease of use.

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Bare Escentuals BareMinerals Natural Sunscreen SPF 30 For Face & Body - Light - 4g/0.14oz

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Our Sources

1. Beautypedia.com

Paula Begoun says Bare Minerals Natural Sunscreen is a great addition to daily moisturizer with sunscreen. It adds a bit of color to skin (in the form of a bronzer) and helps to blot excess facial oil. Although it adds a bit of shine to skin (from the minerals it contains), Begoun says it's much less than other Bare Escentuals powders.

Review: Bare Minerals SPF 30 Natural Sunscreen by Bare Escentuals (Bare Minerals), Paula Begoun, Jan. 20, 2012

2. InStyle

Editors of InStyle magazine say that powder sunscreens like Bare Minerals Natural Sunscreen don't break down as easily as liquid formulas, making them a good option for stashing an extra in the car.

Review: Summer Skincare: Find Your Perfect Sunscreen, Editors of InStyle magazine

3. MakeupAlley.com

Bare Minerals Natural Sunscreen earns an above-average rating from reviewers at MakeupAlley.com. Several like the convenience of the powder sunscreen but others say that the packaging makes it hard to tell how much product has been applied.

Review: Bare Escentuals SPF 30 Natural Sunscreen, Contributors to Amazon.com

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