Top 10 tinted moisturisers with SPF for guaranteed glow and protection
It might be mid-winter but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t protect our skin from the sun and damaging UV rays. Luckily there are several great tinted moisturisers out there containing SPF to not just protect our skin but to also give us a nice even skin tone, reduce redness, nourish the skin and add a dewy glow. However, if you are still on the fence about wearing SPF all year round, read on.
Often people think that clouds protect from UV rays but in reality, clouds block minimal UVA rays (the ones that cause skin ageing and some cancers) and up to 70% of UVB rays also can penetrate clouds. With UVA damage, you may not feel your skin burning as these rays go deeper into your skin, damaging collagen and deeper cells. Altitude and reflective surfaces ( think skiing!) also amplify the UV damage. Sunscreen should be used every day of the year to prevent the cumulative effects of UV damage to your skin.
Sun damage is cumulative and irreversible. Any time the UV index is above 3, sun protection should be used. In winter in most parts of Australia, the UV index hits 3 or above more often than we think it might.
Just like your daily serums, sunscreen earn a place in your all year round skincare regime! It should be worn whenever the UV rating is over 3, and guess what… the UV rating is over 3 in most parts of Australia all year round! The daily use of SPF 50+ sunscreen is the best way to prevent premature ageing of the skin and skin cancer.
Tinted SPF is generally just sunscreen with varying amounts of iron compounds to give a tint. Treat them just like any other sunscreen. Try to get an SPF 50+ and reapply as directed.
In the end, however, the best sunscreen is the one you will wear every day!
We Are Feel Good Sticky Zinc
This product comes in two options, light and medium colour tint, working well as a BB cream or in place of foundation when you want to even out your skin tone. It’s broad-spectrum and up to four hours water-resistant and contains Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), and anti-inflammatory properties of Aloe Vera and Vitamin E. The Australian made formula is also free from PABAs, parabens, oxybenzone and octinoxate.
Trinny London BFF Cream SPF 30
With six sold very minute(!), this crowdpleaser doesn’t just protect your skin from everyday exposure to UV its micro-encapsulated pigments even out your skin tone creating a flawless glow. Enriched with the extract of antioxidant Porcelain Flower Boosts it tones down redness and instantly hydrates and wakes up tired-looking skin.
Lycogel Breathable Tint SPF 30
This tinted moisturisers is perfect for when you need light coverage to keep you looking radiant and glowing throughout the day. With 6.5 % Titanium Dioxide and 8.6 % Zinc Oxide, this light coverage provides UV protection whilst leaving your skin smooth and moisturised. It goes on well and provides a great coverage.
Invisible Zinc Sheer Defence 50+
A lightweight moisturiser and high protection mineral sunscreen with a sheer tint. The formula might be light and easy to apply but that doesn’t mean it’s not powerful. With SPF 50+ it’s the perfect barrier against UV light whilst it helps to nourish, and help prevent the appearance of premature ageing of the skin.
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Natural Skin Protector
A multi-tasking tinted moisturiser providing a sheer hint of coverage and creates a flawless naturally dewy no-makeup look. The formula contains Macadamia & Kukui Seed Oils to support healthy skin function, blended with Tamarind Seed Extract to lock in moisture and give enhanced anti-oxidant protection. The SPF 30 UVB/UVA sunscreen helps protect skin from the damaging effects of the environment.
CLINIQUE Moisture Surge Sheertint Hydrator SPF 25
A tinted hydrator that provides 12 hours of hydration with its powerful hydrating ingredients, including hyaluronic acid and activated aloe water. The oil-free formula provides a sheer tint leaving the skin with a fresh, natural finish all day and the SPF and antioxidants help shielding the skin from the harmful effects of UV and pollution.
Bobbi Brown Nude Finish Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15
This lightweight, creamy moisturiser invisibly covers redness and unevenness as it infuses skin with refreshing, sustained hydration. Available in nine shades for all skin tones it leaves the skin softer, smoother and naturally radiant by reducing redness and even the skin tone whilst the SPF provides everyday protection.
IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream SPF50
This formula delivers seven products, all in one including full-coverage foundation, brightening colour corrector, hydrating and anti-aging serum, poreless finish primer, dark spot concealer and moisturising day cream. Developed with plastic surgeons, it’s infused with hydrolyzed collagen, peptides, niacin, hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and vitamins. This multitasking makeup product is truly your must-have for instant complexion perfection and SPF coverage.e
Jane Iredale Dream Tint Tinted Moisturiser SPF15
Formulated with lightweight minerals, this tinted moisturiser does not only hydrates and provides sheer to medium coverage, but helps prevent trans-epidermal water loss. It provides a soft-focus effect that helps minimise the appearance of fine lines and enlarged pores and the SPF broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) gives sun protection. Use this oil-free formula as a primer to even out skin tone for a light and quick finish.