Finding The Best Tinted Sunscreen Before Summer Starts

I hate to admit this, but it’s true: I have a hard time wearing face sunscreen. I-know, I-know. I know all about the risks of skin cancer and sun damage. I know that the sun speeds up the aging process and gives you wrinkles.

But I’m also from New Jersey. The importance of being tan is embedded in my brain chemistry. My Italian heritage urges me to skip the sunscreen and soak up all the melanin I can get.

However, I’m getting older. My body (and skin) doesn’t bounce back like it used to. And I’m suddenly a bit worried about my health and wellness these days.

There are a few things I learned in my mid-20s so far: no one knows how to do their own taxes, it’s good to have a luggage set, and effective sunscreen is a must. I have a much lower tolerance for inconveniences in my life, which is why I absolutely don’t have time for a sunburn.

The healing process is long and arduous, and there’s truly nothing I hate more than dry skin. And since I’m now on a prescription-grade retinol, SPF is a necessity in my skincare routine.

As the summer approaches, I wanted to find the best tinted sunscreens on the market. One that can double as a light-coverage foundation if I want to add blush or contour. During the summer, I don’t like to wear a lot of makeup…instead, I lean on my natural freckles and tan.

A tinted moisturizer or sunscreen makes for the perfect addition to your makeup bag for many reasons. It’s made with skincare ingredients, so you’re not risking a breakout.

I’ve found a tinted sunscreen for everybody’s skin…here are my findings!

Best Overall Tinted Sunscreen: EltaMD UV Clear Tinted Sunscreen SPF 46

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If Hailey Bieber has it, it must be good. This was the product that ignited the tinted sunscreen craze. Designed to improve acne, discoloration, and rosacea, the EltaMD sunscreen is the finest you can get.

Best For Oily Skin:ILIA Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40

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One of the best clean beauty brands, ILIA’s Super Serum Skin Tint - an ILIA-original viral product - is clinically proven to moisturize and balance oily skin. This lightweight tint covers blemishes and evens out skin tone. Perfection.

Best For Dry Skin: Supergoop! Protec(tint) Daily SPF Tint SPF 50

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Supergoop was one of the first tinted sunscreens, and now they’re here with a daily SPF tint. What I love about this product is that it contains hyaluronic acid and ectoin (a moisture-binding agent), so with this sunscreen you’re giving your skin a huge drink of water.

Best Dermatologist Recommended Tinted Sunscreen: SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50 Mineral Sunscreen

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With its light, fluid texture you’ll barely feel this sunscreen on your face. Good for all skin types, SkinCeuticals is a dermatologist favorite that is guaranteed to protect you from damaging rays.

Best Tinted Sunscreen For Sensitive Skin: Saie Slip Tint Tinted Moisturizer SPF 35

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Another clean beauty brand that truly standout is Saie. With ingredients like hyaluronic acid, licorice root, and pansy flower, this skin tint is formulated with you in mind. Not just any tinted sunscreen, Saie’s will give you the ultimate no-makeup makeup look.

Best Tinted Sunscreen For Acne Prone Skin: Tower 28 Beauty SunnyDays Tinted SPF 30

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Tower 28 designed this SPF foundation with sensitive and acne-prone skin in mind. It’s a mineral sunscreen, which is known to be gentler on skin than chemical sunscreens…plus, it also has the National Eczema Association’s Seal of Acceptance, so you know it’s good.

Best Tinted Sunscreen For Mature Skin: Paula’s Choice Super Light Wrinkle Defense SPF 30

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Targeting dullness, fine lines and wrinkles, uneven tone, oil control, and redness, this sunscreen does it all. If you’re someone with finer-toned skin, this has a subtle fair tint for an airbrushed look.

Best Drugstore Tinted Sunscreen: Sun Bum Mineral Sunscreen Face Tint SPF 30

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Sun Bum is known for its sun protection line. With trendy packaging and effective ingredients, this tinted sunscreen is a solid drugstore pickup.

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