If you're a seasoned skincare expert, then you already know that you should be wearing sunscreen 365 days a year. SPF isn't just a summer necessity, it's a non-negotiable step in your skincare routine. Not only does sun protection keep your skin looking healthy and youthful, but it also ensures you won't suffer from a painful sunburn after you head outdoors. By now, you're likely already sold on sunscreen—but if you want to use it in a fresh way, swap your typical foundation and SPF lotion for a tinted sunscreen.
Tinted sunscreen is a skincare-meets-makeup hybrid. It puts in double the work, giving you coverage and sun protection all in one. Using a tinted sunscreens will help you pair down your routine and you might even find you like using a sheer tint SPF versus your foundation.
To help you simplify your routine, we've rounded up the best tinted face sunscreens (from BB creams to CC creams to even full-coverage and glowy formulations) to keep you protected from harmful UV rays and give you a beautiful glow that won't mess with your complexion.
1. LA ROCHE-POSAY Anthelios Mineral Tinted Sunscreen SPF 50
If you're a skincare aficionado like us, you've likely tried LA ROCHE-POSAY formulas. Known for their extremely hydrating and affordable French-inspired skincare, they have one of the very best tinted mineral sunscreens on the market. It's a lightweight SPF that uses titanium dioxide for sun protection. We love this SPF for all skin types but it works especially well for most sensitive skin wearers, giving them a healthy sun-kissed glow without the sun damage.
2. JANE IREDALE Glow Time Pro™ BB Cream SPF 25
Once you've got this product in your kit, it's glow time. This tried-and-true classic covers blemishes and imperfections, minimizes pores, conceals wrinkles, and smooths and brightens your complexion—all while protecting you from the sun. Depending on what shade you reach for, you'll get up to SPF 25 protection. With a finish as flawless as this one, this formula looks like your skin (but better!).
3. TARTE Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20
While we typically trade our go-to winter foundation for a lighter option come summer, there are certain scenarios (like weddings) that call for a full face that won't budge. In those cases, you'll want to grab this best-selling staple. This waterproof formula leaves behind a full-coverage matte finish that promises not to slide off your face, even if you have oily skin or have spent a few hours sweating in the sun.
4. SUPERGOOP! Glowscreen SPF 40
The secret to supple skin? Glowscreen. We love the way this makeup-gripping primer delivers a hefty dose of sunscreen protection and hydration all in one, thanks to a moisturizing combination of two anti-aging powerhouses: hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5. We like to think of it as a tall glass of water for your complexion (and how amazing does that sound for summer?).