A tinted moisturizer with SPF is essentially the Swiss Army Knife of summer skin care. These multitasking products are exactly what their name suggests: moisturizers with a pop of color and added coverage. While we always encourage our readers to apply traditional sunscreen daily – and not rely on makeup products with an SPF added as your primary source of protection – look at a tinted moisturizer with SPF as the icing on your skin care cake. the skin.
“I am personally obsessed with tinted SPFs because they provide super powerful light coverage (so they can often replace makeup), making the skin look flawless while protecting it from UVA / UVB rays and blue light,” explains New York-based Certified Dermatologist Shari Marchbein.
Many of these skin tones also contain nourishing ingredients you’ll find in uncolored facial creams and serums, like moisturizing hyaluronic acid, soothing aloe vera, and moisturizing glycerin. These lighter bases are a year-round solid alternative to foundation when you need to even out your skin tone or conceal a dark spot. Some even offer the level of coverage of a thicker foundation, but without the sticky, mushy feel that can be miserable on a hot summer day.
Below, we asked dermatologists and makeup artists to share their favorite tinted moisturizers with SPF and they delivered. We’ve compiled their one-stop-shop recommendations for finding your summer face base. Keep scrolling to discover the choices of our experts.
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