REVIEW: PETER THOMAS ROTH Instant Mineral Powder SPF 45

What is this Product? (What it claims)
A transparent SPF 45 mineral powder in a convenient brush applicator.

What it is formulated to do:
Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral SPF45 works immediately to block out the sun's harmful UVA, UVB, and infrared rays to help prevent sunburn, skin damage, freckling, and discoloration. The light, matte powder gives the complexion a smooth, radiant, youthful look.

What else you need to know:
This finely milled, talc-free powder leaves a residue-free layer of sun protection to help skin maintain a soft, healthy look and feel. It is the perfect solution for mess-free touchups throughout the day.

Directions of Use
Shake gently. Remove cap and press bristles lightly against skin. If powder does not dispense immediately, tap lightly.
To close, pull bottom down (do not twist) and replace cap.
Use alone, over moisturizer, or over makeup. Apply to face, hands, and décolleté as needed.
Apply evenly before sun exposure. Reapply after swimming, excessive perspiring, or towel drying.

-For external use only.
-Avoid contact with eyes.
-Discontinue if irritation or rash appears.
-Keep out of reach of children.
-Do not use on infants under six months of age.

Main Ingredients
-Titanium Dioxide (20.75%): Provides UVA/UVB protection.
-Zinc Oxide (19.60%): Provides UVA/UVB protection.

Titanium Dioxide (20.75%), Zinc Oxide (19.60%), Silica, Aluminum Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C), Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Water, Butylene Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Potassium Sorbate, Tetrasodium EDTA. May Contain: Mica, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide, Manganese Violet, Bismuth Oxychloride, Chromium Oxide Greens, Chromium Hydroxide Green.

It retails for $30 USD at Sephora. I have yet to find this in any Canadian Sephora stores. I actually purchased it when I went over to Buffalo, NY. You can check out my awesome Sephora shopping experience back in this Haul Post.

As a Anti-Sun freak, I'm obsessed with SPF products. We are told over and over again that we must reapply your sunscreen overtime, depending on the SPF level or sun exposure level. We wear make up, don't lie, I know you do. How the heck am I going to keep reapplying my SPF foundation or SPF Powder foundation over and over? Our face will become super cakey and then we might also have to reapply our blush or bronzers. How gross is that, especially on a hot summer day.

I'm really happy I found this because it really saves me from all the troubles with the above situation. I usually like to use this to set my BB cream or SPF foundation. It's extremely convenient and it's a super fast application. I didn't break out from it and I honestly love how it's transparent. No trace of it at all. Of course, before I reapply, I always blot my grease I guess. (I use a brown tissue like the ones from Starbucks) It makes everything look much better together.

The only downfall to this product is that the brush is very very harsh on the skin. So I usually use it with a light hand and I will also gently shake it a bit before I apply so I'm not stippling directly on my face. Also, another thing is also the brush, because it is built in, I can't clean it. (this probably bothers me the most, I clean all my make up brushes way too frequent). Lastly, the brush also sheds a bit.

Overall, I really really love this product. I cannot go out in the summer without it. On another note, I have yet to find another high SPF translucent powder on the market like this one. If you found one, please let me a comment so I can try it out too! =)

Overall: ♥♥♥♥
Product: 4/5 ♥ Fits with description perfectly except there can be improvement on the brush.
Packaging: 5/5 ♥ Efficient, and easy to use.
Price: 5/5 ♥ I won't use affordable to describe the price but this is such a need to me. I probably will repurchase at this price. I would complain that it's very hard to find. (Only in US)