Here’s What the CeraVe Tinted Sunscreen Looks Like on Light, Medium and Dark Skin Tones

March 08, 2022
Genesis Rivas
By: Genesis Rivas | by L'Oréal
Here’s What the CeraVe Tinted Sunscreen Looks Like on Light, Medium and Dark Skin Tones

It doesn’t matter what your skin type or tone is, applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher every day is imperative. We love applying tinted sunscreen to help protect our skin while also getting lightweight, comfortable coverage. One popular formula is the CeraVe Tinted Sunscreen with SPF 30. To put it to the test, CeraVe provided us with complimentary samples to try and review. Read on for what three editors with varying skin tones thought of the formula. 

Genesis, Medium Skin Tone

My first impression about the CeraVe Tinted Sunscreen with SPF 30 was that it’s super lightweight and leaves a really natural finish. The color was a little light against my medium complexion at first, but once I blended it out, it seamlessly melted into my skin. The tinted coverage helped improve the appearance of the mild redness I have on my cheeks, which I loved. My favorite part about this sunscreen, though, was the dewy finish. It’s nice to know that it protected my skin from harmful UV rays while looking naturally radiant.


Samantha, Fair Skin Tone 

My skin tone is super fair, so when I’m looking for tinted sunscreen, I need something that will both help protect my burn-prone skin from the sun’s harmful rays and come in a shade that doesn’t turn my complexion orange after a few hours. This new CeraVe SPF checked off both boxes. The formula is super lightweight and doesn’t get thick or clumpy when I reapply layers every few hours. The sheer formula blended nicely with my skin tone. Plus, the dewy, hydrating finish is perfect for my low-key summer routine that includes a bright lip, some liquid highlighter and now this tinted sunscreen.



Malaika, Dark Skin Tone

As a woman with dark skin, it's hard to find a sunscreen that doesn’t leave an unsightly white cast on my skin, but I was pleasantly surprised that CeraVe’s Tinted Sunscreen blended seamlessly under my foundation and didn’t leave my skin looking dry or ashy. It’s also non-comedogenic, meaning it won’t clog pores, which is great for my acne-prone skin, and the ceramides in the formula keep my skin feeling smooth and hydrated.



Photos (From Top): Genesis Rivas, Samantha Holender, Malaika Nicholas

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