We may be knee deep in fall as far as makeup and beauty companies are concerned, but they don’t get the final word. The calendar still says SUMMER! Peep this very cool piece o’ summery sun protection from indie line Jane Iredale. Translucent Powder-Me SPF 30 ($44) is a powder-based broad-spectrum (protects against UVA and UVB rays) sunscreen for face and body.
With titanium dioxide, a highly refractive compound common in sunscreens for adults and children, it gets to work immediately, which means not having to wait 20-30 minutes before it’s safe to head out in the sun.
To apply, just pat the powder onto your skin using the attached puff (under the lid). Then gently rub. I usually use my fingers, but the puff also works fine.
Surprisingly, the product’s approved for swimming and sweatin’. Weird, huh? A powder for swimming? The company says it’ll work as long as you reapply after 80 minutes in the water (out of the water, they suggest reapplying every 2 hours).
My favorite thing about this stuff? There’s none of that sticky feeling some lotion sunscreens leave on my neck. Powder-Me feels completely dry and comfy.
I wish I could zip back in time to give my 14-year-old self a few jars along with a Wu-Tang message to “protect ya neck.” Y’all youngins, trust me — start protecting your neck now to prevent neck wrinkles later. Learn from my mistakes [INSERT WAGGING FINGER HERE].
You’ll find Powder-Me in two shades (Translucent and Tanned) at Nordstrom stores and online at janeiredale.com.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,