Easy Cover Up

Back off, sun. We’re armed with a brush. Brush on Block is a mineral sunscreen for the whole family, in powder form. The self-dispensing brush is mess-free and easy to take with you, holding a cartridge of SPF 30 powder inside—a couple of shakes and you’re ready to apply. When you run out, just refill the brush. Naturally occurring minerals like titanium dioxide and zinc oxide protect skin. And botanicals like chamomile and green tea extracts enrich, soothe, and replenish it. Because there’s no tint, you can wear it under makeup or over. Creator Susan Posnick is a beauty and skincare expert—the personal makeup artist to Mary Kay and other celebrities, Susan has her own cosmetic line. But when she was diagnosed with melanoma, she discovered her true calling. Today she’s a skin health advocate making better ways to protect your skin, like Brush on Block. Brush some on the kids before a bike ride (it won't sting their eyes like lotion), or apply it before golfing, skiing, or hiking. No greasiness, and no more sunburnt noses.

Brush On Block

Mineral Powder Sunscreen

Easy Cover Up

Back off, sun. We’re armed with a brush. Brush on Block is a mineral sunscreen for the whole family, in powder form. The self-dispensing brush is mess-free and easy to take with you, holding a cartridge of SPF 30 powder inside—a couple of shakes and you’re ready to apply. When you run out, just refill the brush. Naturally occurring minerals like titanium dioxide and zinc oxide protect skin. And botanicals like chamomile and green tea extracts enrich, soothe, and replenish it. Because there’s no tint, you can wear it under makeup or over. Creator Susan Posnick is a beauty and skincare expert—the personal makeup artist to Mary Kay and other celebrities, Susan has her own cosmetic line. But when she was diagnosed with melanoma, she discovered her true calling. Today she’s a skin health advocate making better ways to protect your skin, like Brush on Block. Brush some on the kids before a bike ride (it won't sting their eyes like lotion), or apply it before golfing, skiing, or hiking. No greasiness, and no more sunburnt noses.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Andrea
    Andrea

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce Brush On Block to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Doris
    Doris
    7/1/2015 12:15 PM

    Any plans for a higher SPF? I usually use 70 - 100 as I'm very pale and tend to burn easily. Love the idea!

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 12:54 PM

    @Doris Thank you for your question. We continue to evaluate higher SPF products but it is difficult to get higher SPF that will work in a powder format.

  • KATHIE
    KATHIE
    7/1/2015 12:55 PM

    @Doris most doctors/experts agree SPF over 50 in very minimally more effective

  • cliff
    cliff
    7/1/2015 12:18 PM

    sweatproof? i use one now that doesn't need reapplying after toweling off but is greasy so wd love to have one that isnt

  • Mary
    Mary
    7/1/2015 12:33 PM

    @cliff

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 12:55 PM

    @Mary Yes - Brush On Block has passed the FDA test water/sweat resistant test for 80 minutes, the highest designation possible.

  • Eddie
    Eddie
    7/1/2015 6:23 PM

    @Andrea So, my kids can apply this and go swimming and still get protection?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/2/2015 10:20 AM

    Hi Eddie, based on Andrea's comments it is just like you would with a normal sunscreen.

  • Nancy
    Nancy
    7/1/2015 12:19 PM

    What are the ingredients in your product - is it ewg approved?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/1/2015 12:46 PM

    Hi Nancy, Brush on block is hypo-allergenic and here are the active ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 15%, Zinc Oxide 12%.

  • Angelysa
    Angelysa
    7/1/2015 12:19 PM

    Do the brushes come in colors- as in cheek blush?

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 12:55 PM

    @Angelysa Thank you for your question. Brush On Block comes in one translucent color designed to go on over or under makeup.

  • Jason
    Jason
    7/1/2015 12:21 PM

    In general sunscreens over 50 SPF don't provide much more protection then 50 SPF sunscreens and no sunscreen is sweat or water proof.

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 12:57 PM

    @Jason Yes, dermatologists recommend SPF 30 as higher designations do not give much more protection. Brush On Block is sweat and water resistant for 80 minutes with moderate activity. You are correct, no sunscreen is sweat or water proof!

  • Nina
    Nina
    7/1/2015 12:22 PM

    Is this formula non-comedogenic?

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 12:58 PM

    @Nina Yes, Brush On Block is non-comodegenic and hypo-allergenic.

  • Kirstin
    Kirstin
    7/1/2015 12:32 PM

    great idea! tested on animals?

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 12:59 PM

    @Kirstin Brush On Block was not tested on animals - thanks for asking!

  • Teresa
    Teresa
    7/1/2015 12:33 PM

    Hi - this is a great idea but I need to see the ingredients as I am sensitive to fragrance and some sunscreen ingredients, please. Also, how do you order refills and how much are they? Thanks.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/1/2015 12:48 PM

    Hi Teresa, the refill is $16 and you should see it on the righthand side under "You Might Also Like." As far as the ingredients, they are: Titanium Dioxide 15%, Zinc Oxide 12%. Brush on Block is also hypo-allergenic.

  • Teresa
    Teresa
    7/1/2015 1:39 PM

    @Mike Those are the only two ingredients? Nothing else, specifically any fragrances or parfum? Thanks.

  • myra
    myra
    7/1/2015 2:26 PM

    @Teresa I agree with you Teresa. I am very allergic to many chemicals and botainicals, anything with lanolin or coconut, etc etc. Without the full ingredient list there is no way I can take a chance and buy the product. It seems rather suspect that they will only list active ingredients . Clearly people are asking for the info, and it will affect their bottom line

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/1/2015 2:32 PM

    Hi Myra and Teresa, what I listed above (Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide) are the active ingredients. For further clarification here are the inactive ingredients:

    Alumina, boron nitride, chamomile flower extract, green tea extract, honeysuckle (locinera caprifolium and lonicera japonica) flower extract, iron oxides, jojona oil, mica, rice lipids, rice starch, safflower oil, silica, stearic acid, and triethoxycaprylylsilane.

    Hope this helps!

  • Donna
    Donna
    7/1/2015 6:30 PM

    @Mike Sounded good until you listed the inactive ingredients. Why would you use aluminum oxide when, clearly, aluminum has been found to shrink the brain and is implicated in Alzheimer's and other brain wasting diseases? Can't you substitute this with something more safe?

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 9:37 PM

    @Donna Thank you for your comment. Alumina, also known as aluminum oxide, is an inorganic compound consisting of oxygen and aluminum. Alumina is chemically inert, meaning there is no chance of the oxygen and aluminum separating and causing harm. As used in Brush On Block, the alumina is also coated with a plant-based stearic acid, which would render it inert, if it was not already so.

  • Ramona
    Ramona
    7/1/2015 12:33 PM

    EWG approved?

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 1:18 PM

    @Ramona Brush On Block has not been evaluated by EWG.

  • Zoe
    Zoe
    7/1/2015 12:36 PM

    It's a great concept and form! I especially hate it when lotion goes into my eyes and clouds my contacts. Plus the brush looks more gentle on your eyelids. However, my concern is that it might be challenging to apply for full coverage. Even with sprays and lotions, I always seem to miss spots on my back, especially those hard-to-reach places. At least with lotion, you can feel the tackiness to assure you of coverage. This powder looks so lightweight and dispenses at the center of the brush, so I worry that I might miss areas. (For your next product extension, a bigger brush head might be more reassuring when looking to cover the body.)

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 1:04 PM

    @Zoe Yes, it is always a challenge for those hard to reach places and thanks for the great idea for a body brush! While Brush On Block is translucent, once you use it, you can quickly learn to tell where it is on. I recommend that customers apply to the back of one hand then compare to the back of their other hand - it is easy to see the difference and to see what it looks like when covered.

  • Helene
    Helene
    7/1/2015 12:36 PM

    Can you use this product and then go swimming?

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 1:05 PM

    @Helene Yes - Brush On Block is sweat and water resistant for 80 minutes. Since is it not a lotion, no need to worry about it running in your eyes.

  • Charlene
    Charlene
    7/1/2015 12:37 PM

    but if I can't see it, how do i know where it has been applied?

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 1:23 PM

    @Charlene While Brush On Block is translucent, you can quickly learn to tell if you have it on. The best way that I demonstrate to users is to get the powder flowing thru the brush (you should see powder on the head of the brush), buff the back of one hand, then hold your hands up together. The results are a very slight matte finish that isn’t noticeable in general, but if you look from one hand to the other, you will see/can tell the difference.

  • Zoe
    Zoe
    7/1/2015 12:43 PM

    Roughly, how many applications to the face and neck should one refill last?

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 1:07 PM

    @Zoe with daily use on the face, neck, arms and hands, one powder cartridge should last about 2 months.

  • Virginia
    Virginia
    7/1/2015 12:45 PM

    Would this make my hair gross if I applied it to the part in my hair? I always burn there if I don't wear a hat.

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 1:09 PM

    @Virginia Great questions! My daughter uses it on her part every day when she is outside, as she also burns easily there. Many of our customers find that it is a great solution for parts, thinning hair and bald spots as it isn't a liquid and won't make your hair greasy.

  • Claudia
    Claudia
    7/1/2015 12:46 PM

    I would like to use this on a week long cycling trip, how well does it apply to sweaty skin? (Cleaning brush during this time may not be possible). Also should family members have their own brush?

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 1:12 PM

    @Claudia Like any sunscreen, it is best applied to dry skin. You can apply to sweaty skin but you will want to make sure you get even coverage. Whether or not family members should have their own brush is a matter of personal preference. I know many customers who share brushes within their family. However, i would recommend regular washing in this case.

  • Patti
    Patti
    7/1/2015 12:50 PM

    How much are refills?

  • Patti
    Patti
    7/1/2015 12:52 PM

    I just saw the cost of refills. Thanks anyway.

  • Helene
    Helene
    7/1/2015 1:07 PM

    How does it look on different skin tones? Is it going to show on a darker skin complexion?

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 1:13 PM

    @Helene Brush On Block was designed to be translucent on all skin tones. We have tested it on very pale skin to very dark skin tones with great results. It you have a darker skin complexion, it won't show up or make your skin look ashen.

  • Terri
    Terri
    7/1/2015 1:24 PM

    Love mineral based products! Has this product been evaluated by EWG (Environmental Working Group)?

    Thanks!

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 1:29 PM

    @Terri So glad that you like mineral products! Brush On Block has not been evaluated by the EWG.

  • LYNNE
    LYNNE
    7/1/2015 1:28 PM

    I have a susan posnick colorflo already... Is there a way I can just get some refill powder???

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 1:38 PM

    @LYNNE The Susan Posnick Colorflo is a makeup foundation product with color. Brush On Block is translucent and designed to be a sunscreen without any color. While you could buy a Brush On Block refill and use it with your Colorflo brush, I would recommend a separate Brush On Block brush so you aren't mixing the two powders. Brush On Block can be used over or under your makeup, or on areas like your neck, arms and hands where you wouldn't typically use your makeup brush. Did i answer your question?

  • suzanne
    suzanne
    7/1/2015 1:29 PM

    Does this sunscreen block both UVA and UVB rays?

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 1:44 PM

    @suzanne Brush On Block has passed the FDA Broad Spectrum test meaning it offers protection from both UVA and UVB rays.

  • Ram
    Ram
    7/1/2015 1:31 PM

    Do the refill containers have recycling labels for HDPE plastic type on both the lid and the container?

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 2:14 PM

    @Ram Thank you for your question. Our components are not made of curbside recycling material. However, I am happy to help you find a specialty recycling center in your area that will accept it.

  • Ram
    Ram
    7/1/2015 5:50 PM

    Hi Andrea , is there a reason that you are not using recyclable plastics or glass? This sounds like a useful product, but that's a big drawback for me.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/1/2015 6:18 PM

    Hi Ram, the materials are able to be recycled, but as with some other products, they aren't your standard blue dispenser recyclables so a specialty center is needed.

  • Ram
    Ram
    7/1/2015 7:31 PM

    Hi Mike, I suppose my question can be answered very simply: do the plastic containers have a recycling symbol on them with a plastics designation of anything in the range of 1 through 7. Thank you.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/2/2015 9:59 AM

    Hi Ram, it does not, but the materials themselves are recyclable. That's why you need to find a specialty recycling center to take care of it.

  • Kim
    Kim
    7/1/2015 1:41 PM

    Hi Andrea!!! Would your product work in the" part" of your hair?

    Oily sprays just don't work!

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 1:59 PM

    @Kim Yes, Brush On Block is perfect for parts. My daughter uses it on her part every day when she is outside, as she burns easily there. Many of our customers find that it is a great solution for parts, thinning hair and bald spots as it isn't a liquid and won't make your hair greasy.

  • laurie
    laurie
    7/1/2015 1:56 PM

    Hi Andrea!

    I'm a big fan of brush-on sunscreens, have come to love them, can't live without them. Can you tell me what makes your product better or different from the "ColoreScience" brand that I currently use? Are there differences? Please share!

    Thank you!

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 2:08 PM

    @laurie Great question! One of the main differences between Colorescience and Brush On Block is the price. Additionally, Colorescience comes in three shades that you must color match to your skin. Brush On Block is translucent - no need to match to your skin tone, as we work on all skin tones. Unlike Colorescience, our brush has an open/close feature so you can stop the flow of powder when you toss it in your handbag or sports bag - that way you don't have a big puff of powder when you take the lid off. Also, because our refill cartridge screws off, you can wash your brush whenever you want - no need to wait until the brush is empty. With Colorescience, because there is no open/close feature and the powder cartridge does not come off, you have to use a wet towel to clean your brush - you can't actually wash the brush until it is empty or the powder will get wet. Hope that answers your question!

  • Grace
    Grace
    7/1/2015 1:58 PM

    How does this product compare with sunforgettable mineral sunscreen brush, other than being more reasonably priced?

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 2:11 PM

    @Grace Great question! As you mentioned, one of the main differences between Colorescience Sunforgettable and Brush On Block is the price. Additionally, Sunforgettable comes in three shades that you must color match to your skin. Brush On Block is translucent - no need to match to your skin tone, as we work on all skin tones. Unlike Colorescience, our brush has an open/close feature so you can stop the flow of powder when you toss it in your handbag or sports bag - that way you don't have a big puff of powder when you take the lid off. Also, because our refill cartridge screws off, you can wash your brush whenever you want - no need to wait until the brush is empty. With Colorescience, because there is no open/close feature and the powder cartridge does not come off, you have to use a wet towel to clean your brush - you can't actually wash the brush until it is empty or the powder will get wet. Hope that answers your question!

  • laurie
    laurie
    7/1/2015 2:18 PM

    @Andrea not sure what you mean about "Colorescience" not having an "open/close" feature. Mine looks exactly like yours but different branding. Am I missing something? The bottom of mine screws off as well. I prefer having a new brush as opposed to cleaning to sterilize my old brush and then wait a day or so to dry completely so the powder doesn't clump. I'm sorry, what am I missing???

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 2:37 PM

    @laurie Sorry to be confusing! On the Colorescience product, you refill the brush by unscrewing the very bottom piece (under the clear part that shows the powder). If you look closely at the photo of our product, you will notice a seam just below the logo, about 2/3 down the brush. This is where our product unscrews - so you can take the entire powder cartridge off for cleaning. Also, by turning that cartridge partially, you can put the brush in a "close" position, so the powder isnt flowing from the powder cartridge to the brush head. That way, if you put it in your purse and it bounces around, you don't have a puff of powder when you next take the lid off. Hope I explained that well - does that make sense?

  • Deborah
    Deborah
    7/1/2015 2:59 PM

    My 5 yr old son hates to have sunscreen on his face. Is this safe for young children?

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 3:04 PM

    @Deborah I understand! One of the reasons I started Brush On Block was because I was tired of fighting the battle to keep sunscreen on my two girls - they hated greasy, messy suncreen on their face. Brush on Block can be used on children 6 months and older.

  • Carol
    Carol
    7/1/2015 3:20 PM

    How long does one refill usually last... I know it's hard to say based on how it's used, but if used on face only, about how many applications does it contain?

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 3:33 PM

    @Carol With daily use on the face, neck, arms and hands, the powder should last about 2 months. If you are using it on your face only, your supply should last much longer - more like 4 months.

  • Cynthia
    Cynthia
    7/1/2015 3:33 PM

    I was wondering whether the zinc oxide used is non-nano?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/1/2015 6:17 PM

    Hi Cynthia, yes it is non-nano. Hope this helps!

  • Barbara
    Barbara
    7/1/2015 3:40 PM

    Are your products vegan and are they cruelty free, not tested on animals, or any ingredient tested on animals?

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 4:04 PM

    @Barbara Brush On Block is vegan and cruelty free. Our brush hairs are synthetic and the powder contains no animal by products. We do not test our product or any of its ingredients on animals.

  • Faith
    Faith
    7/1/2015 4:05 PM

    I watched the video, but I would like confirmation that this product can be used under the eyes and on the eyelids. I have dark puffy circles under my eyes and I'm in the sun a lot.

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 4:28 PM

    @Faith Yes, Brush On Block can be used under the eyes and on the eyelids. When doing so, we recommend sliding the brush sleeve (the translucent sleeve that goes up and down to cover the brush head) up half way for more precise application.

  • Faith
    Faith
    7/1/2015 4:32 PM

    @Andrea Thank you. Will the powder accentuate the creases under my eyes?

  • Mary
    Mary
    7/1/2015 4:16 PM

    How long does it last putting it on say twice a day?

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 4:29 PM

    @Mary With daily use on the face, neck, arms and hands, one brush (or refill) should last about two months. If you are using it twice daily all over, it would be about a month. Longer if you are using it twice daily on just your face.

  • Gail
    Gail
    7/1/2015 4:43 PM

    Wondering what the % of your two ingredients are:....I ask because I wear a powder foundation that has the first two ingredients that you use. It is SPF 20%. And don't know if I need your product in addition. Thanks. Gail

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/1/2015 4:46 PM

    Hi Gail, here they are: Titanium Dioxide 15%, Zinc Oxide 12%. Hope this helps!

  • Lance
    Lance
    7/1/2015 5:16 PM

    Andrea, My wife wants to know how long it lasts?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/1/2015 5:19 PM

    Hi Lance, it will largely depend on how much it is used. The consensus seems to be two months if it is used once daily on your face, shoulders and back and four months if used once per day on just your face.

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 5:19 PM

    @Lance Thank you for the question! With daily use on the face, neck, arms and hands, one brush (or refill cartridge) should last about 2 months. Hope that helps!

  • Cynthia
    Cynthia
    7/1/2015 5:41 PM

    Hello there! Just wondering whether your zinc oxide is non-nano micronized zinc oxide?

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 6:00 PM

    @Cynthia Yes, our zinc oxide is non-nano sized. Thanks for asking!

  • Sharon
    Sharon
    7/1/2015 6:04 PM

    Can you use this product on your head, like on a part of your hair?

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 6:30 PM

    @Sharon Yes, this product is great for parts, areas with thinning hair and bald spots!

  • Melissa
    Melissa
    7/1/2015 7:05 PM

    Love this idea! Wondering what the expiration date (for full protection) is on the sunscreen?

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 7:24 PM

    @Melissa All of our products are marked with an expiration date on the bottom of the brush as well as the outside box. The inventory that we are shipping now has an expiration date of December 2017. Thanks!

  • Nancy
    Nancy
    7/1/2015 8:10 PM

    I have lupus and I am interested in products for sun sensitivity. Has you product been tested on individuals with these issues?

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 9:40 PM

    @Nancy Thank you for your question. While we have done a number of tests on Brush On Block (SPF, broad spectrum, irritancy, stability, etc), I am not aware of a testing methodology particularly for lupus. Great question though - I will ask my testing lab to see if they are aware of any testing that could be done.

  • Fran
    Fran
    7/1/2015 9:00 PM

    Hello I purchased this before you sold it on the grommet - what a great idea for use when you are out in the sun for the day or on a boat, etc. and don't want to use a lotion. I haven't used mine yet but know I will love it!!

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 9:40 PM

    @Fran Hope you love your Brush On Block!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Brush On Block

Mineral Powder Sunscreen

Easy Cover Up

Back off, sun. We’re armed with a brush.

Brush on Block is a mineral sunscreen for the whole family, in powder form. The self-dispensing brush is mess-free and easy to take with you, holding a cartridge of SPF 30 powder inside—a couple of shakes and you’re ready to apply. When you run out, just refill the brush.

Naturally
occurring minerals like titanium dioxide and zinc oxide protect skin. And botanicals like chamomile and green tea extracts enrich, soothe, and replenish it. Because there’s no tint, you can wear it under makeup or over.

Creator Susan Posnick is a beauty and skincare expert—the personal makeup artist to Mary Kay and other celebrities, Susan has her own cosmetic line. But when she was diagnosed with melanoma, she discovered her true calling. Today she’s a skin health advocate making better ways to protect your skin, like Brush on Block.

Brush some on the kids before a bike ride (it won't sting their eyes like lotion), or apply it before golfing, skiing, or hiking. No greasiness, and no more sunburnt noses.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Andrea
    Andrea

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce Brush On Block to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Doris
    Doris
    7/1/2015 12:15 PM

    Any plans for a higher SPF? I usually use 70 - 100 as I'm very pale and tend to burn easily. Love the idea!

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 12:54 PM

    @Doris Thank you for your question. We continue to evaluate higher SPF products but it is difficult to get higher SPF that will work in a powder format.

  • KATHIE
    KATHIE
    7/1/2015 12:55 PM

    @Doris most doctors/experts agree SPF over 50 in very minimally more effective

  • cliff
    cliff
    7/1/2015 12:18 PM

    sweatproof? i use one now that doesn't need reapplying after toweling off but is greasy so wd love to have one that isnt

  • Mary
    Mary
    7/1/2015 12:33 PM

    @cliff

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 12:55 PM

    @Mary Yes - Brush On Block has passed the FDA test water/sweat resistant test for 80 minutes, the highest designation possible.

  • Eddie
    Eddie
    7/1/2015 6:23 PM

    @Andrea So, my kids can apply this and go swimming and still get protection?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/2/2015 10:20 AM

    Hi Eddie, based on Andrea's comments it is just like you would with a normal sunscreen.

  • Nancy
    Nancy
    7/1/2015 12:19 PM

    What are the ingredients in your product - is it ewg approved?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/1/2015 12:46 PM

    Hi Nancy, Brush on block is hypo-allergenic and here are the active ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 15%, Zinc Oxide 12%.

  • Angelysa
    Angelysa
    7/1/2015 12:19 PM

    Do the brushes come in colors- as in cheek blush?

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 12:55 PM

    @Angelysa Thank you for your question. Brush On Block comes in one translucent color designed to go on over or under makeup.

  • Jason
    Jason
    7/1/2015 12:21 PM

    In general sunscreens over 50 SPF don't provide much more protection then 50 SPF sunscreens and no sunscreen is sweat or water proof.

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 12:57 PM

    @Jason Yes, dermatologists recommend SPF 30 as higher designations do not give much more protection. Brush On Block is sweat and water resistant for 80 minutes with moderate activity. You are correct, no sunscreen is sweat or water proof!

  • Nina
    Nina
    7/1/2015 12:22 PM

    Is this formula non-comedogenic?

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 12:58 PM

    @Nina Yes, Brush On Block is non-comodegenic and hypo-allergenic.

  • Kirstin
    Kirstin
    7/1/2015 12:32 PM

    great idea! tested on animals?

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 12:59 PM

    @Kirstin Brush On Block was not tested on animals - thanks for asking!

  • Teresa
    Teresa
    7/1/2015 12:33 PM

    Hi - this is a great idea but I need to see the ingredients as I am sensitive to fragrance and some sunscreen ingredients, please. Also, how do you order refills and how much are they? Thanks.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/1/2015 12:48 PM

    Hi Teresa, the refill is $16 and you should see it on the righthand side under "You Might Also Like." As far as the ingredients, they are: Titanium Dioxide 15%, Zinc Oxide 12%. Brush on Block is also hypo-allergenic.

  • Teresa
    Teresa
    7/1/2015 1:39 PM

    @Mike Those are the only two ingredients? Nothing else, specifically any fragrances or parfum? Thanks.

  • myra
    myra
    7/1/2015 2:26 PM

    @Teresa I agree with you Teresa. I am very allergic to many chemicals and botainicals, anything with lanolin or coconut, etc etc. Without the full ingredient list there is no way I can take a chance and buy the product. It seems rather suspect that they will only list active ingredients . Clearly people are asking for the info, and it will affect their bottom line

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/1/2015 2:32 PM

    Hi Myra and Teresa, what I listed above (Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide) are the active ingredients. For further clarification here are the inactive ingredients:

    Alumina, boron nitride, chamomile flower extract, green tea extract, honeysuckle (locinera caprifolium and lonicera japonica) flower extract, iron oxides, jojona oil, mica, rice lipids, rice starch, safflower oil, silica, stearic acid, and triethoxycaprylylsilane.

    Hope this helps!

  • Donna
    Donna
    7/1/2015 6:30 PM

    @Mike Sounded good until you listed the inactive ingredients. Why would you use aluminum oxide when, clearly, aluminum has been found to shrink the brain and is implicated in Alzheimer's and other brain wasting diseases? Can't you substitute this with something more safe?

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 9:37 PM

    @Donna Thank you for your comment. Alumina, also known as aluminum oxide, is an inorganic compound consisting of oxygen and aluminum. Alumina is chemically inert, meaning there is no chance of the oxygen and aluminum separating and causing harm. As used in Brush On Block, the alumina is also coated with a plant-based stearic acid, which would render it inert, if it was not already so.

  • Ramona
    Ramona
    7/1/2015 12:33 PM

    EWG approved?

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 1:18 PM

    @Ramona Brush On Block has not been evaluated by EWG.

  • Zoe
    Zoe
    7/1/2015 12:36 PM

    It's a great concept and form! I especially hate it when lotion goes into my eyes and clouds my contacts. Plus the brush looks more gentle on your eyelids. However, my concern is that it might be challenging to apply for full coverage. Even with sprays and lotions, I always seem to miss spots on my back, especially those hard-to-reach places. At least with lotion, you can feel the tackiness to assure you of coverage. This powder looks so lightweight and dispenses at the center of the brush, so I worry that I might miss areas. (For your next product extension, a bigger brush head might be more reassuring when looking to cover the body.)

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 1:04 PM

    @Zoe Yes, it is always a challenge for those hard to reach places and thanks for the great idea for a body brush! While Brush On Block is translucent, once you use it, you can quickly learn to tell where it is on. I recommend that customers apply to the back of one hand then compare to the back of their other hand - it is easy to see the difference and to see what it looks like when covered.

  • Helene
    Helene
    7/1/2015 12:36 PM

    Can you use this product and then go swimming?

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 1:05 PM

    @Helene Yes - Brush On Block is sweat and water resistant for 80 minutes. Since is it not a lotion, no need to worry about it running in your eyes.

  • Charlene
    Charlene
    7/1/2015 12:37 PM

    but if I can't see it, how do i know where it has been applied?

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 1:23 PM

    @Charlene While Brush On Block is translucent, you can quickly learn to tell if you have it on. The best way that I demonstrate to users is to get the powder flowing thru the brush (you should see powder on the head of the brush), buff the back of one hand, then hold your hands up together. The results are a very slight matte finish that isn’t noticeable in general, but if you look from one hand to the other, you will see/can tell the difference.

  • Zoe
    Zoe
    7/1/2015 12:43 PM

    Roughly, how many applications to the face and neck should one refill last?

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 1:07 PM

    @Zoe with daily use on the face, neck, arms and hands, one powder cartridge should last about 2 months.

  • Virginia
    Virginia
    7/1/2015 12:45 PM

    Would this make my hair gross if I applied it to the part in my hair? I always burn there if I don't wear a hat.

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 1:09 PM

    @Virginia Great questions! My daughter uses it on her part every day when she is outside, as she also burns easily there. Many of our customers find that it is a great solution for parts, thinning hair and bald spots as it isn't a liquid and won't make your hair greasy.

  • Claudia
    Claudia
    7/1/2015 12:46 PM

    I would like to use this on a week long cycling trip, how well does it apply to sweaty skin? (Cleaning brush during this time may not be possible). Also should family members have their own brush?

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 1:12 PM

    @Claudia Like any sunscreen, it is best applied to dry skin. You can apply to sweaty skin but you will want to make sure you get even coverage. Whether or not family members should have their own brush is a matter of personal preference. I know many customers who share brushes within their family. However, i would recommend regular washing in this case.

  • Patti
    Patti
    7/1/2015 12:50 PM

    How much are refills?

  • Patti
    Patti
    7/1/2015 12:52 PM

    I just saw the cost of refills. Thanks anyway.

  • Helene
    Helene
    7/1/2015 1:07 PM

    How does it look on different skin tones? Is it going to show on a darker skin complexion?

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 1:13 PM

    @Helene Brush On Block was designed to be translucent on all skin tones. We have tested it on very pale skin to very dark skin tones with great results. It you have a darker skin complexion, it won't show up or make your skin look ashen.

  • Terri
    Terri
    7/1/2015 1:24 PM

    Love mineral based products! Has this product been evaluated by EWG (Environmental Working Group)?

    Thanks!

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 1:29 PM

    @Terri So glad that you like mineral products! Brush On Block has not been evaluated by the EWG.

  • LYNNE
    LYNNE
    7/1/2015 1:28 PM

    I have a susan posnick colorflo already... Is there a way I can just get some refill powder???

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 1:38 PM

    @LYNNE The Susan Posnick Colorflo is a makeup foundation product with color. Brush On Block is translucent and designed to be a sunscreen without any color. While you could buy a Brush On Block refill and use it with your Colorflo brush, I would recommend a separate Brush On Block brush so you aren't mixing the two powders. Brush On Block can be used over or under your makeup, or on areas like your neck, arms and hands where you wouldn't typically use your makeup brush. Did i answer your question?

  • suzanne
    suzanne
    7/1/2015 1:29 PM

    Does this sunscreen block both UVA and UVB rays?

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 1:44 PM

    @suzanne Brush On Block has passed the FDA Broad Spectrum test meaning it offers protection from both UVA and UVB rays.

  • Ram
    Ram
    7/1/2015 1:31 PM

    Do the refill containers have recycling labels for HDPE plastic type on both the lid and the container?

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 2:14 PM

    @Ram Thank you for your question. Our components are not made of curbside recycling material. However, I am happy to help you find a specialty recycling center in your area that will accept it.

  • Ram
    Ram
    7/1/2015 5:50 PM

    Hi Andrea , is there a reason that you are not using recyclable plastics or glass? This sounds like a useful product, but that's a big drawback for me.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/1/2015 6:18 PM

    Hi Ram, the materials are able to be recycled, but as with some other products, they aren't your standard blue dispenser recyclables so a specialty center is needed.

  • Ram
    Ram
    7/1/2015 7:31 PM

    Hi Mike, I suppose my question can be answered very simply: do the plastic containers have a recycling symbol on them with a plastics designation of anything in the range of 1 through 7. Thank you.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/2/2015 9:59 AM

    Hi Ram, it does not, but the materials themselves are recyclable. That's why you need to find a specialty recycling center to take care of it.

  • Kim
    Kim
    7/1/2015 1:41 PM

    Hi Andrea!!! Would your product work in the" part" of your hair?

    Oily sprays just don't work!

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 1:59 PM

    @Kim Yes, Brush On Block is perfect for parts. My daughter uses it on her part every day when she is outside, as she burns easily there. Many of our customers find that it is a great solution for parts, thinning hair and bald spots as it isn't a liquid and won't make your hair greasy.

  • laurie
    laurie
    7/1/2015 1:56 PM

    Hi Andrea!

    I'm a big fan of brush-on sunscreens, have come to love them, can't live without them. Can you tell me what makes your product better or different from the "ColoreScience" brand that I currently use? Are there differences? Please share!

    Thank you!

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 2:08 PM

    @laurie Great question! One of the main differences between Colorescience and Brush On Block is the price. Additionally, Colorescience comes in three shades that you must color match to your skin. Brush On Block is translucent - no need to match to your skin tone, as we work on all skin tones. Unlike Colorescience, our brush has an open/close feature so you can stop the flow of powder when you toss it in your handbag or sports bag - that way you don't have a big puff of powder when you take the lid off. Also, because our refill cartridge screws off, you can wash your brush whenever you want - no need to wait until the brush is empty. With Colorescience, because there is no open/close feature and the powder cartridge does not come off, you have to use a wet towel to clean your brush - you can't actually wash the brush until it is empty or the powder will get wet. Hope that answers your question!

  • Grace
    Grace
    7/1/2015 1:58 PM

    How does this product compare with sunforgettable mineral sunscreen brush, other than being more reasonably priced?

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 2:11 PM

    @Grace Great question! As you mentioned, one of the main differences between Colorescience Sunforgettable and Brush On Block is the price. Additionally, Sunforgettable comes in three shades that you must color match to your skin. Brush On Block is translucent - no need to match to your skin tone, as we work on all skin tones. Unlike Colorescience, our brush has an open/close feature so you can stop the flow of powder when you toss it in your handbag or sports bag - that way you don't have a big puff of powder when you take the lid off. Also, because our refill cartridge screws off, you can wash your brush whenever you want - no need to wait until the brush is empty. With Colorescience, because there is no open/close feature and the powder cartridge does not come off, you have to use a wet towel to clean your brush - you can't actually wash the brush until it is empty or the powder will get wet. Hope that answers your question!

  • laurie
    laurie
    7/1/2015 2:18 PM

    @Andrea not sure what you mean about "Colorescience" not having an "open/close" feature. Mine looks exactly like yours but different branding. Am I missing something? The bottom of mine screws off as well. I prefer having a new brush as opposed to cleaning to sterilize my old brush and then wait a day or so to dry completely so the powder doesn't clump. I'm sorry, what am I missing???

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 2:37 PM

    @laurie Sorry to be confusing! On the Colorescience product, you refill the brush by unscrewing the very bottom piece (under the clear part that shows the powder). If you look closely at the photo of our product, you will notice a seam just below the logo, about 2/3 down the brush. This is where our product unscrews - so you can take the entire powder cartridge off for cleaning. Also, by turning that cartridge partially, you can put the brush in a "close" position, so the powder isnt flowing from the powder cartridge to the brush head. That way, if you put it in your purse and it bounces around, you don't have a puff of powder when you next take the lid off. Hope I explained that well - does that make sense?

  • Deborah
    Deborah
    7/1/2015 2:59 PM

    My 5 yr old son hates to have sunscreen on his face. Is this safe for young children?

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 3:04 PM

    @Deborah I understand! One of the reasons I started Brush On Block was because I was tired of fighting the battle to keep sunscreen on my two girls - they hated greasy, messy suncreen on their face. Brush on Block can be used on children 6 months and older.

  • Carol
    Carol
    7/1/2015 3:20 PM

    How long does one refill usually last... I know it's hard to say based on how it's used, but if used on face only, about how many applications does it contain?

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 3:33 PM

    @Carol With daily use on the face, neck, arms and hands, the powder should last about 2 months. If you are using it on your face only, your supply should last much longer - more like 4 months.

  • Cynthia
    Cynthia
    7/1/2015 3:33 PM

    I was wondering whether the zinc oxide used is non-nano?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/1/2015 6:17 PM

    Hi Cynthia, yes it is non-nano. Hope this helps!

  • Barbara
    Barbara
    7/1/2015 3:40 PM

    Are your products vegan and are they cruelty free, not tested on animals, or any ingredient tested on animals?

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 4:04 PM

    @Barbara Brush On Block is vegan and cruelty free. Our brush hairs are synthetic and the powder contains no animal by products. We do not test our product or any of its ingredients on animals.

  • Faith
    Faith
    7/1/2015 4:05 PM

    I watched the video, but I would like confirmation that this product can be used under the eyes and on the eyelids. I have dark puffy circles under my eyes and I'm in the sun a lot.

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 4:28 PM

    @Faith Yes, Brush On Block can be used under the eyes and on the eyelids. When doing so, we recommend sliding the brush sleeve (the translucent sleeve that goes up and down to cover the brush head) up half way for more precise application.

  • Faith
    Faith
    7/1/2015 4:32 PM

    @Andrea Thank you. Will the powder accentuate the creases under my eyes?

  • Mary
    Mary
    7/1/2015 4:16 PM

    How long does it last putting it on say twice a day?

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 4:29 PM

    @Mary With daily use on the face, neck, arms and hands, one brush (or refill) should last about two months. If you are using it twice daily all over, it would be about a month. Longer if you are using it twice daily on just your face.

  • Gail
    Gail
    7/1/2015 4:43 PM

    Wondering what the % of your two ingredients are:....I ask because I wear a powder foundation that has the first two ingredients that you use. It is SPF 20%. And don't know if I need your product in addition. Thanks. Gail

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/1/2015 4:46 PM

    Hi Gail, here they are: Titanium Dioxide 15%, Zinc Oxide 12%. Hope this helps!

  • Lance
    Lance
    7/1/2015 5:16 PM

    Andrea, My wife wants to know how long it lasts?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/1/2015 5:19 PM

    Hi Lance, it will largely depend on how much it is used. The consensus seems to be two months if it is used once daily on your face, shoulders and back and four months if used once per day on just your face.

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 5:19 PM

    @Lance Thank you for the question! With daily use on the face, neck, arms and hands, one brush (or refill cartridge) should last about 2 months. Hope that helps!

  • Cynthia
    Cynthia
    7/1/2015 5:41 PM

    Hello there! Just wondering whether your zinc oxide is non-nano micronized zinc oxide?

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 6:00 PM

    @Cynthia Yes, our zinc oxide is non-nano sized. Thanks for asking!

  • Sharon
    Sharon
    7/1/2015 6:04 PM

    Can you use this product on your head, like on a part of your hair?

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 6:30 PM

    @Sharon Yes, this product is great for parts, areas with thinning hair and bald spots!

  • Melissa
    Melissa
    7/1/2015 7:05 PM

    Love this idea! Wondering what the expiration date (for full protection) is on the sunscreen?

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 7:24 PM

    @Melissa All of our products are marked with an expiration date on the bottom of the brush as well as the outside box. The inventory that we are shipping now has an expiration date of December 2017. Thanks!

  • Nancy
    Nancy
    7/1/2015 8:10 PM

    I have lupus and I am interested in products for sun sensitivity. Has you product been tested on individuals with these issues?

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 9:40 PM

    @Nancy Thank you for your question. While we have done a number of tests on Brush On Block (SPF, broad spectrum, irritancy, stability, etc), I am not aware of a testing methodology particularly for lupus. Great question though - I will ask my testing lab to see if they are aware of any testing that could be done.

  • Fran
    Fran
    7/1/2015 9:00 PM

    Hello I purchased this before you sold it on the grommet - what a great idea for use when you are out in the sun for the day or on a boat, etc. and don't want to use a lotion. I haven't used mine yet but know I will love it!!

  • Andrea
    Andrea – Special Guest
    7/1/2015 9:40 PM

    @Fran Hope you love your Brush On Block!

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