I don't need to take you back to sunscreen school, because you're a smart human who is well-aware of how crucial is it to apply sunscreen every single day. No, you don't have the liberty to decide when your skin needs to be protected or not—Mother Nature just isn't set up that way. You're in the midst of May, which is officially Skincare Awareness month, and daily sunscreen protection is the number one prevention method. Applying sunscreen every day is way too serious of a step to skip out on. And thankfully, beauty makes it easy for us with tinted moisturizers made with SPF.
Tinted moisturizers spoil your skin with a natural, no-makeup makeup glow that's working twice as hard to cover imperfections and keep your skin protected from harmful UV rays. Imagine if sunscreen and lightweight foundation had a baby, that's tinted moisturizer. They're ideal if you're into the effortless approach to the whole makeup thing, and really care about your skin's health. Here, the 12 best tinted moisturizers with SPF for all skin types at every price point.
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20, $46
The beloved Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer is the OG of all tinted moisturizers. This SPF 20-infused moisturizer cloaks your complexion with a glowy, sheer tint and a healthy dose of hydration. Lots of sodium hyaluronate is floating around in this formula, which will keep rough patches away and smooth fine, dry lines.
Drunk Elephant Umbra Tinte Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30, $36
Piling thick, goopy sunscreen on top of your already oily t-zone is counterintuitive af. Instead, try this lightweight tinted moisturizer that won't leave behind a greasy mess or white residue. It's packed with powerful antioxidants and SPF 30, and it's made without chemical screens or silicones, which can harm sensitive skin.
Tarte BB Tinted Treatment 12-Hour Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen, $37
Secure the ultimate no-makeup makeup glow with this in-between lightweight to medium coverage BB cream. While it protects your skin with SPF 30, it also will blur your pores, cover imperfections, and boost your skin's radiance thanks to its brightening effect. Bonus: it doubles as a primer if you're looking to double-up on SPF underneath your foundation.
e.l.f. Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20, $3
This $3 (!!!) tinted moisturizer has a very appetizing ingredient list: aloe, cucumber, and vitamins A, C, and E, which will give your skin that well-nourished, hydrated, I-woke-up-like-this finish. Plus, it's silky texture is so breathable you'll forget it's there, which is ideal for warmer temperatures to come.
Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30, $45
Another oldie but goodie coming at ya thirsty skin with some much-needed moisture. Thanks to its mineral rich sea water and kopara combo, your skin will feel softer and smoother than a baby's bottom. If you have a few dark spots or discoloration, you'll also be happy to know that it's powered by vitamin C, which help to brighten those spots overtime.
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Aging Perfector, $13
Oh, retinol, and all of the powerful things it can do for skin. This $9 drugstore gem's formulation is no f-ing joke: retinol, SPF 20, and a sheer veil of coverage, which is clinically proven to erase the look of fine lines and keep the texture of your skin in tip-top shape.
bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30, $32
The texture of this oil-free tinted gel cream feels super-soothing to the skin, which is deal for a two-in-one that offers skincare and makeup benefits. Plus, it's extra creamy and blendable, so it won't take much work at all to apply. Just think about how hydrated your skin will feel thanks to squalene and mineral electrolytes, which are two star ingredients in the moisture category.
IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream with SPF 50+, $39
If you want no-BS coverage that will camouflage all of your problem areas like a magic marker, this is for you. Offering major sun protection with SPF 50, this stuff is also made with a special anti-aging serum full of hydrolyzed collagen, peptides, niacin, hyaluronic acid, vitamins, and antioxidants, to shrink your pores and reduce signs of aging.
Supergoop! CC Cream Daily Correct Broad Spectrum SPF 35+ Sunscreen, $34
Meant to replace your foundation, this all-mineral, color-correcting cream will even out your complexion with a light-as-air finish. Apply this on mornings when you need to wake up your face—the apple extract gives your skin a supple, firmer, more lifted look.
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair® Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30, $28
Douse your skin in 12 hours worth of hydration found in this formula thanks to hyaluronic acid, which is my all-time favorite moisture-boosting ingredient. If you're dealing with a sunburn or a painful breakout, the natural antioxidants and oatmeal, which is safe for sensitive skin, will calm inflammation.
Winky Lux White Tea Tinted Veil Moisturizer, $28
Winky Lux's line features a gorgeous collection of diverse shades that are fit for all skin tones, which is sadly still a rarity in the market of tinted moisturizers. Thoughtfully made with SPF 30, white tea and pomegranate extract, along with vitamins A and E, this will do the skin right.
Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream, $8
You won't find any oils or heavy ingredients in this water-gel formula. It will freshen-up your face with a photogenic, SPF-protected glow you can build-up with depending on how much coverage you're looking for.
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