7 of Our Favorite Tinted SunscreensApril 07, 2020
Temperatures are rising and summer is (hopefully) right around the corner, which means you’re probably beginning to change your daily skin-care and makeup routine. If you’re looking for an SPF option that isn’t greasy and won’t leave behind a chalky, white film, try a tinted sunscreen. We love tinted formulas for their dual benefits of helping to protect our skin from the sun while offering a healthy looking glow and even skin tone. Ahead, we rounded up some of our editors’ favorite options for you to try.
If you have dry skin and are trying to avoid sunscreens with chalky formulas, this hydrating sheer tint is your best bet. The formula is made with hyaluronic acid to retain moisture, ceramides to lock that moisture in and SPF 30 to protect your skin from UVA/UVB rays. It’s a tint that seamlessly blends into most skin tones, leaving a healthy glow without a white cast.
For oily skin types, try a tinted sunscreen that’s lightweight and leaves a matte finish. It has SPF 50, a subtle tint for a healthy glow and is also formulated with antioxidants to help protect skin’s surface against free radicals.
Help to minimize the tell tale signs of sun damage such as the appearance of dark circles with this option. It’s a mineral sunscreen with SPF 50 that offers a sheer universal tint that enhances the natural skin tone around the eye. The formula is delicate enough to use under the eyes and on the eyelids for maximum protection.
This lightly tinted mineral sunscreen is specifically formulated for sensitive and acne-prone skin. It’s fast-absorbing, leaves a matte finish and is moisturizing with vitamin E.
This daily mineral sunscreen provides broad-spectrum SPF 60 protection with a sheer tint for an illuminating glow. It’s formulated with Vichy Mineralizing Water and 15 skin-benefitting minerals to strengthen the skin barrier and help protect skin’s surface from the sun’s harmful UV rays and negative effects of pollution.
We know that “universal tint” doesn't always mean universal. According to the brand, if you’re having trouble finding a tinted sunscreen that seamlessly blends into your skin, the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Tinted Moisturizer comes in varying shades and offers up to 12 hours of soothing moisture and a naturally radiant finish.
This silky and luxurious-feeling formula seamlessly glides onto your skin while offering sun protection. It’s lightweight, fast-absorbing and applies a subtle tint of color to the skin for a more even and radiant complexion.