DERMA-E Sun Protection Mineral Powder SPF 30 Review

I have been skipping sunscreen most of the time because I was not able to find the perfect sunscreen that fit all my criteria as stated in this post. I don't repurchase sunscreen when I finally use up what I have. Instead, I rely on my dedicated makeup cushion containing SPF50 for sun protection coverage. This also means that I actually don't mind all my makeup products to have SPF so that my skin can still be protected from harmful UVA and UVB sun rays, despite not applying a proper sunscreen.

New: DERMA E Sun Protection Mineral Powder SPF30

Recently, I am introduced to a new makeup product with sun protection capabilities— DERMA E Sun Protection Mineral Powder SPF30. I have heard of tinted sunscreen in cream form, but I have never heard about a tinted sunscreen in powder form! This 100% translucent non-nano powder is the latest product that joins the Derma E Essentials Collection, co-created in collaboration with Makeup Guru & Instagram Influencer Ash Deleon, @iheartmakeupart!

Under the scorching Singapore weather of average 31°C, my beautician said SPF30 is the bare minimum protection everyone should have. Having the features of both a sunscreen and a finishing powder, Derma E Sun Protection Mineral Powder is a lifesaver for a lazy person like me. Seriously, I no longer have any excuse to say that I am lazy to apply sunscreen because this product is a non-greasy powder that contains SPF30!

4g Derma E Sun Protection Mineral Powder

The packaging design

Derma E Sun Protection Mineral Powder is designed to carry around conveniently for immediate application throughout the day. There is a self-depositing brush in the middle of a hollow sleeve that can slide up and down. To use, pull down the sleeve to loosen the bristle. To keep, pull up the sleeve to compact the bristles before slipping on the cover. I like the brush design more than my usual round makeup sponge. Thus I am planning to keep this container after using up the product and refill it with other mineral powder that I have.


Derma E Sun Protection Mineral Powder is formulated with 17.29% titanium dioxide and 20% zinc oxide for decent sun protection. Compare to other chemical sunscreens, I feel safer using this product as it is an eco-ethical and 100% vegan sunscreen free from many harmful preservatives— paraben-free, sulfate-free, lanolin-free, soy-free, gluten-free, GMO-free and fragrance-free! Yes, this product still contains silica for oil-control. However, the fact that this powder is enriched with a list of certified organic ingredients (including antioxidants) such as vitamin A, vitamin E, chamomile flower extract and green tea extract, I will let it slide. For a sunscreen, this is really the most natural ingredient list you can get. By the way, Derma E Sun Protection Mineral Powder SPF30 is cruelty-free too!

When to use?

Derma E Sun Protection Mineral Powder provides complimentary sun protection as the final step that completes our beauty routine. It is your choice to wear the powder on its own or over your makeup! On the product packaging, users were instructed to reapply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure and at least every 2 hours.

On weekdays, I use Derma E Sun Protection Mineral Powder SPF30 as a secondary sunscreen to add protection and to set my makeup. Then, I reapply it once a day as a finishing powder to mattify my oily face for a fresher and glowy look. This usually happens after my lunch break where my face is the greasiest and shiniest. Before reapplying, I make sure to dab away any water or sweat droplets from my face to prevent uneven brown patches after application. Then, I sweep the brush over my T-zone area and hair follicles at forehead multiple times to absorb excess oil.

As for no makeup days or busy days, I brush the powders onto my face directly as a sunscreen before heading out from home.

Before application

How to use and My thoughts after using

Personally, I find that the powder is a little thick and does not flow freely each time. The uneven flow causes the product slightly tricky to blend and makes my makeup cakey. But once it is mixed well into my skin, the results are fabulous! Just like any finishing powder, it covers fine lines and enhances my look into a flawless finish.

After some trial and error, I found the solution for a better flow. To apply, I tap the brush on my palm vigorously a few times before swirling the brush around my face in circles repeatedly. Occasionally, I tilt my face upwards so that gravity can do its job in helping the powders flow. When the micro powders do make a mess on my dark outfit, I merely shake my top and my body to let the powders fall. As long as you prevent using your palm to swipe over your attire, this common problem with powder is preventable.

So far, this product has not reacted negatively on my skin. There is no itch and no breakouts (finger-cross) after application.

After application

Who should use?

Using sunscreen helps to decrease the risk of skin cancer and early skin ageing caused by the sun. So, if you wish to have a healthier skin, keep away from the sun especially from 10am to 2pm and try a vegan sunscreen such as Derma E Sun Protection Mineral Powder! I recommend this product for all busy people, all skin types including sensitive skin people and people who prefer vegan product! 

Where to purchase?

Derma E Sun Protection Mineral Powder is now having a 20% discount at OZH Aussie Health Singapore, a distributor of natural health, snacks and skincare product! This product is retailing at $31.92 (usual price: $39.90).

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