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What are tinted SPFs and should you use them?

What are tinted SPFs and should you use them?
Holly James
Beauty Writer2 months ago
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If we haven't stressed it enough by now, SPF should be a staple step in your skincare routine all year round and it's advised that we're wearing at least factor 30 on a daily basis! If you're finding that your regime already seems to overwhelmingly long, hybrid products that combine both skin loving ingredients with makeup are a great way to both save time and make sure that your skin is still supported and protected.

Bridging the gap between makeup and sun care, a tinted SPF is ideal for the summer months when you need to shield the skin from UV rays but also want that sheer, lightweight coverage to keep your complexion looking radiant. These one step formulas are often lightweight and breathable for the summer and perfect for packing for a holiday if you're tight on space.

Made up primarily as a sun cream or screen designed for the face, these time saving formulas contain a touch of pigment for a subtle tint that evens out the complexion and masks imperfections. Containing skin benefitting ingredients, they are a great option for anyone with common skin concerns such as blemishes, wrinkles or dryness, with different products designed with targeted ingredients to combat such concerns.

  • 1.La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra-Light Invisible Fluid SPF50+ Tinted

    La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra-Light Invisible Fluid SPF50+ Tinted
    4.17 Stars 23 Reviews
    £17.50
    If you're a fan of the La Roche-Posay Anthelios range (who isn't?), then you're sure to love their Anthelios Ultra-Light Invisible Fluid SPF50+ Tinted. Containing the same lightweight and hydrating formula as the original Anthelios Ultra-Light Invisible Fluid but with a subtle tinting factor that gives the skin an illuminated glow, the cream glides onto the skin, leaving it with a sheer coat of coverage. Sweat and waterproof, the formula keeps the skin looking matte and even throughout the day, perfect for long, hot summer days when you're on the go.
  • 2.bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturizer SPF30

    bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturizer SPF30
    4.38 Stars 79 Reviews
    £25.50
    Blended with skin nourishing marine botanicals and mineral electrolytes, the bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturiser SPF30 is an all in one foundation, moisturiser and SPF. Offering instant hydration, coverage for blemishes and colour correcting benefits, the gel-cream formula glides onto the skin, blending into your natural skin tone and protecting it with SPF30.
  • 3.Avène Very High Protection Cleanance Tinted SPF50+ Sun Cream for Blemish-Prone Skin

    Avène Very High Protection Cleanance Tinted SPF50+ Sun Cream for Blemish-Prone Skin
    4 Stars 4 Reviews
    £18.50
    If you're worried about sun creams or foundations adding to your breakouts this summer, try the Avène Very High Protection Cleanance Tinted SPF50+ Sun Cream for Blemish-Prone Skin. Designed specifically for blemish-prone skin, the lightweight formula won't block the pores and contains a blend of mattifying ingredients that prevent excess oil production. Rich in antioxidants as well as SPF50, the Cream keeps the skin fully protected from all aggressors in the environment, reducing irritation and premature ageing.
  • 4.Ultrasun 30 SPF Tinted Face Cream

    Ultrasun 30 SPF Tinted Face Cream
    5 Stars 3 Reviews
    £26.00
    Perfect for extremely sensitive skin, this 30 SPF Tinted Face Cream by Ultrasun is free from any perfumes, emulsifiers or preservatives that can cause irritation. The water-resistant formula contains hydrating ingredients that keep the skin moisturised and comfortable, as well as helping to plump the complexion and smooth out any fine lines and wrinkles. The touch of colour in the Face Cream add radiance and vitality to the complexion for an even summer glow.
  • 5.Laura Mercier Oil Free Natural Skin Perfector Tinted Moisturiser

    Laura Mercier Oil Free Natural Skin Perfector Tinted Moisturiser
    3.67 Stars 3 Reviews
    £36.00
    Oil-free so suitable for blemish-prone skin, the Laura Mercier Oil Free Natural Skin Perfector Tinted Moisturiser provides sheer and breathable coverage as well as SPF20 protection. The nourishing, moisturising formula blurs imperfections and promotes a flawless base whilst keeping the skin supported and matte.
  • 6.Origins GinZing™ Energy-Boosting Tinted Moisturiser SPF40

    Origins GinZing™ Energy-Boosting Tinted Moisturiser SPF40
    4.51 Stars 39 Reviews
    £28.80
    If your complexion is in need of a brightening boost, try the Origins GinZing™ Energy-Boosting Tinted Moisturiser SPF40. The hydrating moisturiser is blended with energising Coffee Beans and Panax Ginseng that encourage circulation and re-energise the skin to leave it looking brighter and glowing. The lightly coloured Moisturiser covers the skin in a flawless looking finish and protects your natural radiance from sun damage with SPF40.
  • 7.Smashbox Halo Healthy Glow All-in-One SPF25 Tinted Moisturiser

    Smashbox Halo Healthy Glow All-in-One SPF25 Tinted Moisturiser
    5 Stars 3 Reviews
    £25.20
    Created to leave you with a natural, photo-ready finish, the Smashbox Halo Healthy Glow All-in-One SPF25 Tinted Moisturiser is an oil and sweat-resistant formula that offers a weightless layer of coverage across the skin. The skin perfecting Moisturiser hydrates, primes and protects, using ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and Niacinamide to leave you with a brighter, flawless looking complexion. Also working to reduce the visible signs of ageing, the formula smooths the skin's texture and shields against UV damage from the sun.
  • 8.Clinique Moisture Surge SPF25 Sheertint Hydrator - Universal Light Medium

    Clinique Moisture Surge SPF25 Sheertint Hydrator - Universal Light Medium
    4.43 Stars 14 Reviews
    £27.90
    Offering up to 12 hours of hydration, the Clinique Moisture Surge Sheertint Hydrator is the perfect option for anyone who suffers from dry or sensitive skin. Infused with hyaluronic acid and Aloe Water, the cream soothes and moisturises to leave your skin feeling comfortable and looking revitalised. Made with innovative Mimetic-ShadeTM technology, the tinted moisturiser adapts seamlessly to your natural skin tone to leave it looking consistent and clear. The formula is sweat and humidity proof to keep both your complexion covered and your skin protected from the sun for longer.
  • 9.COOLA Mineral Matte Tint SPF30

    COOLA Mineral Matte Tint SPF30
    5 Stars 1 Reviews
    £36.00
    Suitable for all skin types, including oily, the COOLA Mineral Matte Tint SPF30 is a non-greasy, tinted moisturising formula that leaves you with a perfected, matte finish. Guarding against shine throughout the day, the Tint also offers broad spectrum protection from sun damage and contains Rosehip Oil and Shea Butter to keep it hydrated and guarded from environmental aggressors.
Holly James
Beauty Writer
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Working with brands at LOOKFANTASTIC for over two years I have developed my knowledge of all things beauty from key skincare concerns to niche makeup tricks and haircare hacks. I have a major passion for finding effective solutions that are easily accessible to everyone so that we can all achieve our best, glowing complexion.
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