Move over spray-on sunscreens; the newest formula on the shelf is powder. Brush-on, roll-on or shake-on Sunforgettable, a mineral-based powder for your face and body with an SPF 30 and broad-spectrum protection from both UVA and UVB rays. And unlike greasy sunscreens that can contain irritating ingredients, the Sunforgettable formula doesn’t use any drying talcs, harsh alcohols, artificial dyes, or heavy preservatives.

Plus, the packaging is totally eco: the aluminum tins are recyclable, as is the refillable inner plastic packaging, and all brushes are animal-friendly, trimmed from goats’ bellies without harming them. Choose from three colors ranging from sheer to coppery.

The roll-on product got a little messy, but the brush, which stores the powder inside, is super-easy to use and, since it won’t spill, perfect to toss in your beach bag.

Story by Tobin Hack. This article originally appeared in Plenty in May 2007. This story was added to in September 2009.

Copyright Environ Press 2007