We can’t stress enough how important applying sunscreen is to shield the skin from sun damage. Aside from the initial application, you must also reapply sunscreen every 2–3 hours, especially if you’re outdoors. But it’s not easy to retouch your SPF when you’re on the go, especially on top of your makeup, without ruining it. We get it; you wouldn’t want to go through the hassle of removing, reapplying, and doing your face all over again, right?

That is why, instead of bringing around your goopy sunscreens, we recommend using powder sunscreens instead. These SPF-infused face powders are upped with UV blockers such as titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, which you brush on top for sun protection. Not only do they protect the skin from UV rays, but they are also formulated to mattify the skin, absorb sebum and shine, and blend seamlessly with your makeup. 

These multipurpose mineral sunscreens come in different formulas that can also double as dry shampoos or as powder foundations for added coverage, too. If you want to find the right one for you, Beauty Insider has picked the best powder sunscreens you can get in Malaysia!

9 Best Powder Sunscreens for Convenient SPF Reapplication

1. DERMA E – Essentials Sun Protection Mineral Powder SPF 30

This dermatologist-approved mineral powder sunscreen has a translucent finish that gets rid of excess oils and sebum with each application. The Derma E Essentials Sun Protections Mineral Powder is boosted with Green Tea & vitamin E for antioxidants and Chamomile to soothe the skin. It comes with a built-in brush at the end to distribute the powder all over the hairline, face, and neck. 

Why we love it:

  • Suits all skin types
  • Matte flawless finish
  • Great as a setting powder after doing your base makeup

Price: RM103.00

Where to buy: Shopee

2. Colorescience Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Sheer Matte SPF 30 Sunscreen Brush

One of the popular powder sunscreens in Malaysia comes from Colorescience, a brand that’s all about sun protection. One of the notable products they carry is the Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ powder sunscreen that’s formulated with a sheer finish while protecting your skin from broad spectrum UVA/UVB, pollution, blue light, and infrared radiation. As you reapply your sun protection, you can also mattify the complexion and blur out your pores!

Why we love it:

  • Made with minerals only, free from harmful chemicals
  • Comedogenic and hypoallergenic formula
  • Water-resistant

Price: RM309.00

Where to buy: Zalora

3. CATRIN Natural 100 Mineral Sunkill RX SPF46 PA+++

Catrin’s physical mineral sunscreen is one of the best in Malaysia because of its ability to protect the skin while balancing the skin’s oil and water levels. It also has light coverage to blur out pores and hide the appearance of small spots. In addition, it doesn’t dry out the skin, emphasise lines, and has a long-lasting matte finish on the skin. You can also use one on the body – we like applying this along our neck, collarbone, and shoulders with the built-in puff when we’re out and about. 

Why we love it:

  • Has a light toning up effect
  • Can also be used as dry shampoo or deodorant
  • Great pore coverage

Price: RM44.90

Where to buy: Shopee

4. Supergoop! (Re)Setting 100% Mineral Powder Spf 30 Pa+++ – Translucent

Supergoop is another international brand that’s known for its sun care products. Their sunscreens come in different formulas and types – one of the products that stood out from this brand is their (Re)Setting 100% Mineral Powder that you can use at the end of your makeup application as your setting powder (with added sun protection, too.). It has a lightweight, sheer finish distributed by the built-in soft bristles for a smooth complexion throughout the day. 

Why we love it:

  • Apply with no mess that lets you control the amount of product it dispenses
  • Comes in several shades 
  • Doesn’t cake up makeup

Price: RM180.00

Where to buy: Sephora

5. JANE IREDALE – Powder ME SPF Dry Sunscreen SPF 30

Another great powder sunscreen that comes with a water-resistant function is Jane Iredale’s Powder ME SPF Dry Sunscreen. It combines UV-blocking filters and pure clay for high protection against the sun while lessening the shine on the face throughout the day. We like that it also comes in three different shades to suit different skin tones. With that, you can use it as a touch-up powder on top of makeup without being too heavy on the skin.

Why we love it:

  • Also made with nourishing and calming ingredients
  • Comes with a mirror and puff 
  • Water-resistant

Price: RM171.00

Where to buy: Shopee

6. Npure N’pure Cica Beat The Sun Powder SPF 30 UVA/UVB

This physical-chemical sunscreen in powder form is one of the best in Malaysia to provide strong protection against UVA/UVB rays with each brush on the skin. It has an added Natural Centella Asiatica Leaf Water to soothe the skin, making it ideal for those with sensitive to acne-prone skin. It diminishes the appearance of a greasy complexion and the appearance of big pores. 

Why we love it:

  • Free from harmful chemicals
  • Sheer matte finish
  • Non-nano formula

Price: RM45.00

Where to buy: Shopee

7. Mineral Fusion Brush-On Sun Defense SPF 30

Defend your skin from the harsh sun with Mineral Fusion Brush-On Sun Defense! Its lightweight translucent texture gives a natural skin-like finish to the skin. Plus, blurs out pores, reduces oils, and resets your makeup as you retouch. It settles on the skin nicely without being chalky or obvious. 

Why we love it:

  • Vegan, hypoallergenic, cruelty-free, paraben-free, gluten-free, and reef-safe
  • Soft brush is gentle on the skin and evenly distributes product
  • Natural finish

Price: RM178.00

Where to buy: Shopee

8. Somethinc No Sebum Mineral Blur Translucent Loose Powder SPF 30 PA++

Korean brands never miss when it comes to sunscreen products. Another best-selling powder sunscreen is the No Sebum Mineral Blur Translucent Loose Powder from Somethinc. Aside from its oil-controlling properties and easy sun reapplication, we like that it comes in a big size. Each product contains 11grams of powder sunscreen! Plus, it’s another affordable option that’s gentle and effective on the skin. 

Why we love it:

  • Gentle built-in puff to stamp and distribute powder all over the face and neck
  • Great for all skin types and skin tones
  • Makes makeup last longer

Price: RM35.90

Where to buy: Shopee

9. Brush On Block Mineral Sunscreen Translucent SPF30

One of the best powder sunscreens in Malaysia anyone can use, including children, is the Brush on Block! This mineral sunscreen is formulated with sun-protecting and skin-nourishing ingredients, so it can be used by all skin types, including sensitive skin. You won’t have to worry about white casts or caking because of its lightweight, sheer formula as well. If you’re the type of person to sweat a lot, this powder sunscreen also has a water and sweat-resistant function to keep your skin protected all day.

Why we love it:

  • Refillable and portable product
  • Blends well under or on top of makeup
  • Safe for kids

Price: RM230.00

Where to buy: Shopee

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