Brush on Block Mineral Powder Sunscreen SPF 30: A broad spectrum SPF 30 natural and portable, mineral powder sunscreen with no chemical sunscreen ingredients. The self-dispensing brush provides easy on-the-go application that goes on quickly and is safe for children and sensitive skin.
- Apply and reapply with ease
- Perfect for all your everyday activities
- Can be worn over or under makeup
- Safe for children and sensitive skin
- Goes on translucent – won’t affect your normal skin tone
- Great for scalp, part lines and thinning hair
- No greasy texture, messy hands or white residue
- Won’t run in or sting your eyes
- Sweat and water resistant for up to 80 minutes
- Will not soak into clothes, upholstery or sports equipment
- Small, portable self – dispensing brush – put it in your bag and go
- Paraben, PABA and phthalate free
- Cruelty free – not tested on animals
- Vegan friendly and Gluten Free
Easy to Carry
What makes Brush On Block® a Mineral Sunscreen?
As a mineral sunscreen, Brush On Block® does not contain harmful chemical ingredients. Brush On Block® contains titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, both of which are well-known, naturally occurring minerals. Both minerals offer broad-spectrum, SPF 30 sunscreening action when used as directed, and provide some of the safest sun protection available. Unlike chemical sunscreens which work by being absorbed into the skin, Brush On Block® features natural minerals which sit on top of your skin and reflect the sun’s rays away from your body. Since it is not absorbed into the skin, Brush On Block® is less likely to irritate the skin or clog pores, making it ideal for people with acne-prone or sensitive skin.
What Makes Brush On Block Suitable for all skin tones?
Brush On Block was formulated to go on translucent on most skin tones, from very light to very dark. On the darkest skin tones, you may see Brush On Block when you first apply, but wait a moment. As it comes into contact with the natural oils from your skin, it will become nearly invisible.
Is Brush On Block suitable for dry skin types?
Yes! Because our formula contains jojoba and safflower oils, as well as rice lipids, you will not find it drying.
Is Brush On Block suitable for oily or acne-prone skin types?
Yes! Brush On Block is non-comedogenic, and as a dry powder, will help absorb oils as they reach the surface of the skin. It makes a great touch-up powder mid-day with the added bonus of sun protection.
What are the benefits of the botanical ingredients in Brush On Block®?
Green Tea Leaf Extract is a natural antioxidant while Safflower Seed Oil is an emollient that moisturizes and protects the skin. Both Chamomile Extract and Honeysuckle help prevent skin inflammation and irritation. Together these botanicals work to enrich, soothe and replenish your exposed skin.
Has Brush On Block® been tested on animals?
Brush On Block® is a cruelty-free company. We do not test our products on animals.
Is Brush On Block® suitable for vegans?
Brush On Block® is vegan-friendly. Our brush is made of synthetic hairs and the mineral powder contains no animal by-products.
Can I wear Brush On Block® under makeup?
Brush On Block® can be worn under make-up, over make-up (like a finishing powder) or without makeup. It is translucent and since it sits on top of the skin’s surface, there is no risk of smudging, running or greasy residue.
Is Brush On Block® waterproof?
Brush On Block® is both water and sweat resistant and retains SPF 30 protection after 80 minutes of water activity or sweating.
How often do I need to reapply Brush On Block®?
Brush On Block® should be reapplied after 80 minutes of swimming or sweating, immediately after towel drying, or at least every 2 hours.
Will Brush On Block® irritate my skin like sunscreen lotions do?
Since Brush On Block® is not absorbed into the skin and sits on top of the skin surface, it is less likely to cause skin irritation, break-outs, or clog pores. It is ideal for both acne-prone and sensitive skin.
Is Brush On Block® safe for children?
Brush On Block® can safely be applied to children 6 months of age and older. As a matter of fact, many parents have found that Brush On Block® is easier to use on kids than many leading lotions, sprays or sticks. For children under 6 months, please check with your doctor.
Can I use Brush On Block® on my body?
While Brush On Block® was designed to provide quick and easy sun protection for the face, neck, arms and hands, it can be used on all body parts that are exposed to the sun or that require fast and easy sun protection.
Is it safe around my eyes?
While Brush On Block® should not be placed in the eyes, there is little risk of the product running or dripping into the eye area. To apply to smaller areas around the eyes and nose, slide the plastic brush sleeve halfway up for more precise application. Brush On Block® can be lightly dusted around the eye area and over closed lids.
Does Brush On Block contain:
- Oxybenzone – No
- Octinoxate – No
- Nano-particles – No
- Parabens – No
- PABA – No
- Phthlates – No
- Gluten – No
- Homosalate – No
- Avobenzone – No
- Animal By-products – No
- Titanium Dioxide – Yes
- Zinc Oxide – Yes
- Octocrylene – No
Why doesn’t my sunscreen have an expiration date?
Every sunscreen formula undergoes ongoing stability testing so that consumers know at what point the product begins to become less effective. After three years of stability testing with no drop in efficacy, the FDA allows formulas to remove the expiration date from the products. Brush On Block has reached that standard on many of our products, and so they are not required to carry an expiration date. The FDA advises that you use up any sunscreen without an expiration date within 3 years from opening it, but since you should wear your Brush On Block every day, that won’t be an issue!
Is it ok to use Brush On Block in areas that have banned some sunscreens?
Yes! Brush On Block contains none of the sunscreen ingredients that have been banned to protect ocean life. Additionally, we have no nano-sized particles, and are water-resistant for 80 minutes.
What rays does Brush On Block protect me from?
Brush On Block provides broad spectrum protection, meaning it protects the skin from both UVA (that cause photo-aging) and UVB (the ones that burn) rays. Additionally, it protects from damage from Blue Light (HEV Light–High Energy Visible Light, which comes both from screens and from the sun) and IR-A (Infrared-A).
How long should the original mineral cartridge last?
The minerals in your Brush On Block® brush should last approximately3 months with average use. If you are repeating applications due to swimming or sweating, you may use the product more quickly.
How do I refill my brush?
Brush On Block® was designed to be refillable. To refill your brush simply remove the bottom cartridge by holding the top of the brush with one hand and the bottom of the brush with the other. Twist the bottom cartridge to the left until it unscrews and comes off. Either attach a new refill cartridge or fill the existing cartridge with one of our recyclable eco-refills.
Can I wash my brush?
Yes, and you should!
The Brush On Block® brush head may be cleaned with a brush cleaner, soap or shampoo. We recommend that you clean your brush with brush cleaner regularly and wash the brush when it is time to attach a new refill.
To clean the brush with brush cleaner, spray 2 or 3 sprays on a tissue or paper towel. With the brush in the closed position, wipe the bristles in circles over the wet area, repeating as necessary until no more powder comes off. Gently tissue off residue and let air dry.
To wash with soap or shampoo, remove the powder cartridge and set it aside. Hold brush sideways under running water. Keeping the brush horizontal, apply a small amount of shampoo or gentle soap onto the brush and rub with your fingers. Rinse horizontally under running water. Squeeze the brush to remove excess water. Allow to dry overnight on its side. Once thoroughly dry, screw bottom powder cartridge back on. If your brush does not flow well after washing, locate the white tube in the center of the bristles. Moisture may have made its way into this tube, causing clogging. To clear the clog, stick a straightened paper clip down this tube and move it around to touch all sides of the tube and dislodge any clogs.
My brush used to dispense powder just fine but now it won’t, and I have plenty left, what’s wrong?
Please read the “Can I wash my brush” section.
Who should wear Brush On Block Touch of Tan?
Brush On Block Touch of Tan was created to be a subtle bronze tone for people with fair-to-medium skin tones that want the sun-kissed look while being protected from the sun’s damaging rays. On these lighter skin tones, Touch of Tan will create a hint of warmth, and is ideal to kick-start summer, or extend your summer glow into winter months. It can be reapplied just like Brush On Block Translucent.
People with medium-to-darker skin tones may like Touch of Tan for the warmer tone of the powder.
Titanium Dioxide (8%) and Zinc Oxide (14%)
Bisabolol, Boron Nitride, Capryhydroxamic Acid, Chamomile Flower Extract, Ethyl Ferulate, Glycerin, Glyceryl Caprylate, Green Tea Leaf Extract, Iron Oxides, Jojoba Seed Oil, Lauroyl Lysine, Mica, Rice Lipids, Rice Starch, Safflower Seed Oil, Silica, Triethoxycaprylylsilane
About Brush On Block:
Andrea Wetsel, CEO and founder of Brush On Block®, fell in love with the idea of making sun protection easy and convenient for the whole family after countless applications and frustration with traditional sunscreen. While living in and enjoying the great outdoors in Portland, Oregon with her husband and young daughters, Andrea became diligent about the importance of using sunscreen daily but longed for a better option.
In late 2011, Andrea was introduced to Susan Posnick through mutual friends. Susan is a professional makeup artist with her own line of high-end cosmetics, and as a skin cancer survivor, she was passionate about sun protection. Together, Andrea and Susan collaborated to develop Brush On Block® SPF 30 mineral powder sunscreen, an innovative product that offers the perfect on-the-go sun protection for all outdoor activities, without the messy application.
Housed in a self-dispensing brush, Brush On Block® is resistant to sweat and water and offers broad-spectrum protection from both UVA and UVB rays. Since it uses the naturally occurring active sunscreen ingredients titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, Brush On Block® is free of chemical ingredients found in many traditional sunscreens. The ease-of-application, instant coverage, and the quality of the milled minerals make Brush On Block® the perfect sunscreen choice for everyone.
While developing Brush On Block®, Andrea learned a lot about the dangers of the sun. “It isn’t just about sunburn,” says Andrea. “When you realize that one in every three cancers diagnosed is skin cancer, you become pretty passionate about sun protection. One person dies of melanoma every hour, yet it is the most preventable form of cancer when proper precautions are taken. Brush On Block® makes protecting your skin easy.”
Andrea has also become passionate about sharing her knowledge on the long-term benefits of protecting your skin from the sun and has worked to make Brush On Block® available to as many people as possible. Today, Brush On Block® is available in the United States and is distributed internationally to Mexico, Canada, the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Belgium, New Zealand, Norway, Malaysia, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Australia and Kuwait. It will soon be available in Vietnam, and Indonesia.