Powder Sunscreen

Sun protection has finally become trendy, but people still aren’t sold on oily lotions. Instead, interest has turned toward powder sunscreen. Powder sunscreen companies say their products are “skin-friendly”––as they’re designed to sit on top of your skin instead of penetrating your pores.

What’s next: Powder sunscreen isn’t exactly a chemical revolution. In fact, the active ingredients in sunscreen, titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, start as a white powder before they are dispersed into liquid sunscreen. Look out for other novel skin-protection products that rethink the use of these chemicals, ranging from scalp spray to sunscreen sticks.