Powder Me SPF Dry Sunscreen

Powder-Me SPF® Dry Sunscreen

Powder-Me SPF can be used on the body, face and scalp for a UVB/UVA SPF 30 protection.

The Look translucent The Feel nourishing & soothing
  • Provides Broad Spectrum SPF 30 and UVA P+++ protection that is water resistant for up to 40 minutes.
  • Contains titanium dioxide and a natural clay which is completely free of contaminants and atmospheric pollutants.
  • This ancient clay contains minerals that nourish and calm the skin.

Active Ingredient: Titanium Dioxide 17%. Ingredients: Mica, Montmorillonite, Boron Nitride, Aluminum Hydroxide, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, Pinus Strobus (Pine) Bark Extract. [+/- (May Contain) Iron Oxides (Ci 77489, Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288)]

  • Lift off the top and unscrew the applicator. Remove the safety seal. Replace the applicator
  • Shake product down to release powder into the sponge. Dab on and then smooth with the sponge
  • For the best results, layer the lightweight powder over moisturized skin. This will help the powder adhere to the skin more effectively
  • The sponge cap is easily removed and can be washed. Replace when it's dry
  • If you get too much sun, smooth on Powder-Me SPF to help soothe the inflammation
  • Powder-Me SPF® Dry Sunscreen
    None of these shades contain wheat
    All shades are vegan

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  • Translucent Translucent
  • Golden Golden
  • Tanned Tanned


Average Rating 4.1 (20 Reviews)

Great to Take Care of Sunscreen Shine

You know that feeling that you look like you were oiled after you put on most sunscreen? This product banishes that without looking powdered or fake. I don't rely on powder products alone for sunscreen coverage - I'm very fair, burn very easily, and have a family history of skin cancer. However, I do wear sunscreen every day and hate that it makes me look like I oiled up before I left the house. A quick dusting of the Powder Me and I'm back to having normal texture and appearance with a little bonus boost of SPF from the powder. Better than a traditional setting powder because it clings a little better and doesn't look dusty on my skin, this product is a suncare staple in my house. The packaging, while nice (mirror on top for touch-ups, even) leaves me frustrated. I'm something of a clean-freak about brushes and applicators and there's no good way to clean these lids. So I don't use them - I unscrew the top and use the powder with a kabuki brush. I would love it if Jane Iredale could offer this powder in an open jar and let those who'd like the applicator purchase it separately (and then you could control how frequently you changed them) or those who would like a sifter cap could purchase one.

Not High SPF Protection

Firstly, that last review scared me! Toxic particles?? I'm 8 months pregnant and have been using the powdered sunblock the entire time. And I do sorta inhale the powder when I put it on, and I put it on my 2 year old son as well! I just assumed everything from Jane Iredale was really good for me? Having said that, I don't find the powdered sunblock strong enough for me anymore. Have been using it for a while, but since becoming pregnant and my skin becoming more sensitive, I've noticed it'll go red if I'm out for even an hour or so. I've also been told it's not been approved in Australia yet, as the regulations here are much stricter. The sun is also much stronger. I will now be using the BB cream for my sunblock. Apparently the SPF 25 isn't much different than an SPF of 30 or even 50 (again so I'm told!)!

Our Response

Thank you for your comment! We can assure you that neither Powder-Me SPF nor any of our products contain toxic particles. We only use ingredients that are safe and of the highest quality. In addition, natural ingredients are sourced in a sustainable and ethical manner. We purchase all of our ingredients from reputable and trusted suppliers and are confident in their sourcing, safety and efficacy. In addition Powder-Me SPF and our other loose powders have undergone stringent toxicological review to assess any potential inhalation and risk associated with these products and absolutely none exist based on generally accepted and conservative measures. Toxicological testing is complex and costly, and is not required. It is generally not done for cosmetic products, but we chosen to do it to address inhalation concerns and a commitment to fully ensure that our products are safe. As for sunscreen testing, everyone is different and we understand that you may not find that an SPF 30 provides you with sufficient protection. However, the fact is that each of our sunscreen products, including Powder-Me SPF, undergo a high level of independent testing to ensure that they satisfy the UVB, UVA and water resistant requirements mandated in every country we sell in, including Australia. The only aspect of the Australian sunscreen regulation that is slightly stricter than the U.S. FDA’s is the requirement that a product’s UVA protection be at least one third as strong as its UVB protection. While this requirement was adopted in Australia in 2012, our products have provided this level of protection for many years, since at least 2006, when it was adopted in the EU. Under the Australian sunscreen classification system, Powder-Me SPF would be classified as a drug product and in order to market it in Australia it would have to undergo the drug registration process. This is a significant undertaking and while Powder-Me SPF could certainly be registered, we have chosen not to pursue registration at this time. We hope this provided clarity to your concerns!


I thought I had found the powder of my dreams! this sunblock is the perfect color and looks sooooo good on everyone. It stays perfect all day. I was beginning to stock up on it when I decided to check out its toxic rating on EWG . It was a level 7!!!! 7 out of 10 with a high cancer rating and organ toxicity. DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT!!! I will be spreading he word Ms . Jane. Please reformulate!! woman dont need reproductive challenges from sunblock.

Our Response

Thank you for your review and for the opportunity to discuss your concerns! jane iredale is a long-time supporter of the EWG and one of the original signers of its Compact for Safe Cosmetics. However, while the EWG’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database is a valuable tool, unfortunately it’s not always accurate. Powder-Me SPF is a safe and effective product. Its negative score on the Database is unwarranted. All its individual ingredients score between 0 and 2 (the range 0-2 is “Low Hazard”) except for Titanium Dioxide, which scores a 3 (the range 3-6 is “Moderate Hazard”). Yet the overall product score is a 7. This negative score is also completely out of line with the scoring of other similar products on the Database, including jane iredale’s Amazing Base, where the individual ingredients score the same way they do in Powder-Me SPF, BUT the overall product scores a positive 3. Putting aside the inaccuracy and inconsistency of the Database scoring – there is no scientific justification to support the claim that Powder-Me SPF is unsafe in any way. EWG has indicated that loose mineral sunscreen powders should not be recommended because they contain nano-sized particles and are potentially unsafe due to the possibility of inhalation. However, this does not apply to jane iredale sunscreen powders as none of our powders contain nano sized particles. More importantly, in order to ensure that our powders are safe and do not pose an inhalation risk, we have had our powders professionally tested and analyzed by a toxicologist who has made a definitive safety finding. We go to great lengths to ensure the safety and integrity of our product formulations. We would never incorporate an ingredient into a product that is harmful in any way.

powder lite

At first I loved this product. I have been using Jane Iredale makeup for years and bought the powder-me sunscreen and used it daily. However, two weeks into using the sunscreen the sponge no longer evenly distributed powder and now more than a month later I have to use a powder brush which is quite messy. I loved the idea but I definitely have not enjoyed the packaging.

Our Response

It's nice to hear you've been using jane iredale for years! We're sorry the sponge applicator wore out so quickly and our Personal Shoppers would love to send you a few replacement sponges so you can enjoy your powder without the need for an additional brush. If you're interested, please contact them at 877-869-9420 or personalshoppers@janeiredale.com.

My favorite sunscreen!

I have all three shades, and the only reason I left off a star is because I really need a shade between "translucent" & " tanned." I'm 54 and fair-skinned so I really love something I can trust ( & looks good too). I missed one little round spot on my thigh, and now I have a sunburned circle there, so I know it works when applied thoroughly. The "golden" shade makes me look jaundiced, and I use the "tanned" for outdoor sun exposure. The "translucent" creates a pale, ghostly look, but I have discovered that it's perfect for dabbing on the backs of my red, chapped looking heels, which keeps my feet looking good in sandal weather.

Powder Me SPF 30 Dry Sunscreen Translucent

I recently purchased the Powder-Me SPF Dry Sunscreen (it was highly recommeded). I live in the Caribbean and I'm outdoors (especially in the sea...snorkeling,surfing, body boarding) a lot. I was a bit skeptical of this product at first but so far so good. The sunscreen stays on even after I have been in the water for hours. I am a chocolate brown-skinned woman, however, my skin burns easily and I must wear sunscreen at all times. I would love to have other options aside from the translucent powder. Are there plans to offer darker tints in this product?

Our Response

It sounds like Powder-Me SPF is perfect for your active lifestyle! We are happy to say that we have three shades, from lightest to darkest: Translucent, Golden and Tanned. We recommend you try Tanned next time!

Didn't like...

You have to tap really hard to get the powder through the poof at the top. So I tried it with a brush. Either way, it ended up dry and clumpy in spots. Didn't shimmer at all. Very dull. Made my skin look lifeless. *sigh*

Our Response

We're sorry to hear Powder-Me SPF isn't applying correctly! Once the plastic safety seal (inside) is removed, it’s best to shake the product upside down to get powder into the sponge. We admit, at first, it does take a few extra dabs for the product to start coming out. However, after a good amount of dabs on the skin, the applicator sponge will be saturated with powder, making it easy to pat on! Using a brush is certainly an alternative option. Powder-Me SPF doesn’t have shimmer, and you can always add a touch of your favorite 24-Karat Gold Dust! You mentioned that your skin looked dull, and it's possible you'll need to try either Golden or Tanned since these are tinted. If you’re interested in an exchange, please call our Personal Shoppers at 877-869-9420 or personalshoppers@janeiredale.com.

Love this product!

The golden is the perfect shade for me, I use this over the BB cream. I have very good skin but the combination of these two products helps is amazing! Because I use it over the BB the pad gets gummy. I tried washing it and that was a big mistake because now it won't stay on the container! I bought the translucent and it was far too light, then the golden (perfect) and then thought for summer the tan would be good but it was far too orange for me. I have been trying to mix tan and the translucent so because the product is spendy ... but my results aren't too good. I'm ordering the golden today because I'm tired of trying to blend the colors :(

Our Response

We're glad to hear you're enjoying Powder Me SPF! It sounds like you need a replacement sponge and our Personal Shoppers will be happy to send you one. They can also help you exchange the shades that didn’t work for you. You can contact them at 877-869-9420 or personalshoppers@janeiredale.com.

Amazing Product!

I am a Medical Aesthetician and in my work I have always been trained that you apply a liquid SPF in the morning with your skin care routine, and follow up during the day with a powdered SPF. I would put no other cosmetic on my skin but Jane Iredale. I absolutely am crazy about it and everyone I switch over is too!

Packaging is Awkward

This seems to be a great product I bought it for my chest area so that it does not stain my clothes. It works well but big problem was when I opened the lid for the first time to remove the sponge the packaging is fiddly and lots of it was jammed near the top and I lost half of it!


This sunscreen is so easy to use that even my husband uses it. We both findwe get great sun protection from it.

Powder Me SPF 30 Dry Sunscreen Translucent

I love this product! It is my a wonderful sunscreen. I am very serious about my sunscreens because I have such fair skin and I have had such bad experiences with sunscreens clogging my pores and causing breakouts. I have had to pay a lot of money in dermatologist bills to try to fix this. Thank goodness for your product. It protects my skin and doesn't cause me any breakouts. I use it over the Dream Tint light and my skin is perfect. I will never use another product. Thank you!

Not a sunscreen at all!

This product was recommended to me by a pharmacist for my sensitive skin. I specifically requested something that I could use for activitities at higher altitude. Today I tested the product on a sunny day on Mt Rainier at 8600 feet of elevation while skiing and suffered a serious sun burn. I reapplied this product on my face and neck several times throughout the day (at least 5 times) and both areas are completely burned. I applied it on my arms maybe twice throughout the day and suffered a very, very bad and painful burn. The results of using this product are as if I had used no sunscreen at all. My friends used a regular sunscreen today and got no sunburn or not even redness. This is a horrible, dangerous product that doesn't work as suscreen at all!

Our Response

We are so very sorry this happened to you. Powder-Me SPF has been rigorously tested to ensure that it works. Due to the high altitude and the reflection from the snow, skiing and snowboarding on Mt. Rainier would increase your normal sensitivity to sun, and this may have contributed to the burn. In such extreme conditions, additional protection such as long sleeves, may be necessary. Once again, we are very sorry.

Life saver!

I cannot begin to tell you how obsessed I am with this product! Let me add the disclaimer that I do not use the applicator provided, but rather I unscrew the lid and use the Flocked Sponge. I like to apply this after moisturizing, but before I apply either the Amazing Base or Pure Pressed Foundation. Amazingly enough, the translucent Powder Me SPF provides excellent coverage, complexion-wise, while also giving me the sun protection I so dearly need. I apply Powder Me SPF liberally, spritz, apply my foundation, spritz, and I have a flawless complexion!

Powder-Me-Surprised, Jane

Let me be frank and tell everyone this: you should have this in your purse wherever you go! I am a dark-haired, dark-eyed female with very pale skin, and by using this product (several times a day); I was able to get away with lying in the sun for a week in Mexico with only a hint of color! I did get a sunburned patch on my leg, but Powder-Me-SPF (I use the Translucent shade) did as advertised and soothed the reddened area. I didn't even peel, and my family appreciated the calming effects too! Definitely buying more of these!

good on scalp!

My little girl is a white blonde and her scalp burns right through her hair. She's good at wearing hats but when she gets sweaty the hat "falls off." I can poof this all over her hair and it settles down on her scalp! Reapply if we are out more than 90 minutes. I use it only on her head and face due to the cost. But this is fantastic! I recommend for men who are follically challenged.


How can I replace the applicator. Love the product, but can't continue to use because the applicator has deteriorated. thanks

Our Response

Hi there, We are sorry that your applicator didn't hold up. Please contact a Personal Shopper at personalshoppers@janeiredale.com or 1-877-869-9420 for a replacement applicator free of charge.


I use this sunscreen over Dream Tint. People compliment me on my complexion. That's never happened before but I'm getting used to it!

Great for your kids too

I love this sunscreen for under makeup and the décolleté. It is not greasy or wet and you don't get it all over your hands. It is excellent for running as it's the only sunscreen that doesn't run and burn your eyes when you sweat. Its also great for the kids faces!!

Love it!

This powder is exactly what I was looking for! It perfectly finishes my 'look' when worn over JI 'Dream Tint' tinted moisturizer by adding the tiniest touch of appealing sparkle that doesn't excentuate the fine lines of my 40-something skin. Is now a permanent addition to my daily routine.


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