Best Tinted Sunscreens for Keeping Your Skin Safe
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Best Tinted Sunscreens for Keeping Your Face Safe

Whether you’re jetting off to foreign lands or running around your hometown, SPF for the face is an absolute must. We're suckers for a multi-tasker, so we go for an everyday sunscreen that doubles as a light foundation. Tinted moisturizers soften skin, provide light coverage, and deliver major sun protection, giving you the benefit of multiple skin-care steps in one do-it-all item. Here are a few of our favorites to fend off skin-damaging UV rays.

Best All-Around

MURAD City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50 PA++++
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MURAD City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50

This mineral-based SPF 50 doesn’t just block UV rays and call it a day—it shields from skin-damaging pollution, blue light from electronic devices, and infrared radiation. While many tinted products in “universal” shades can leave medium to deep skin tones looking ashy, this sunscreen is undetectable once blended.

$65 at Sephora

Best Matte Finish

Supergoop! Smooth + Poreless 100% Mineral Matte Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40
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Supergoop! Smooth + Poreless 100% Mineral Matte Sunscreen

Supergoop’s latest facial sunscreen is a non-whitening SPF 40 primer that works just as well under makeup as it does as a stand-alone skin-care product. Its argan-oil base blurs pores and imperfections as well as your favorite Instagram filter, and its non-greasy texture keeps your skin shine-free all day.  

$28 at Birchbox

Best Shade Range

LAURA MERCIER Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 - Oil Free
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Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20

Laura Mercier’s best-selling SPF 20 moisturizer is a fan favorite for its extensive shade range, from fair Porcelain to deep Mocha. Perfect for the no-makeup makeup look, this oil-free moisturizer acts as a sheer foundation while delivering broad-spectrum protection.

$46 at Sephora

Most Blendable

Colorescience Daily UV Protector SPF 30
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Colorescience Daily UV Protector SPF 30

Colorescience’s SPF 30 stands out for its airy whipped texture, which glides on evenly and leaves skin velvety soft. The finish is so lightweight, you'll forget you’re wearing zinc oxide.   

$35 at Dermstore

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Best Sport Stick

BARE REPUBLIC Tinted Mineral Sport Stick SPF 50
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Bare Republic Tinted Mineral Sport Stick SPF 50

For tinted sun protection you can pack in your gym bag or stash beneath your bike seat, go for Bare Republic's solid SPF 50 stick. It's water-resistant for up to 80 minutes, and its coconut-y vanilla scent adds a bit of sweetness to a day of adventuring.

$4.99 at Ulta

Best SPF Lip Tint

Coola Liplux
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Coola Liplux

Don't forget your kisser! COOLA’s natural SPF 30 lip tints are made from organic beeswax, shea butter, and coconut oil, so you don't have to worry about ingesting unsafe chemicals. Plus, they come in yummy flavors, like minty rose and honey peach. The line's sheer, nude, pink, and coral hues can double as blush or highlighter in a pinch. (Remember our thing for multi-taskers?)

$18 at Anthropologie

Doctor Recommended

EltaMD UV Daily Tinted Broad-Spectrum SPF 40
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EltaMD UV Daily Tinted Broad-Spectrum SPF 40

A nine-percent zinc oxide formula is one of many reasons why this EltaMD sunscreen is The Skin Cancer Foundation's recommended broad-spectrum SPF 40. In addition to safeguarding skin from UV damage, the anti-ager's hyaluronic acid boosts moisture retention and alpha hydroxy acids fight fine lines.

$29 at Dermstore

Best Luxury Buy

Sisley-Paris Super Soin Solaire Teinte Tinted Sun Care Youth Protector SPF 30
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Sisley-Paris Tinted Sun Care Youth Protector SPF 30

Sisley-Paris’ skin-barrier-strengthening sunscreen cream offers SPF 30 protection that's water-resistant up to 40 minutes. Edelweiss extract, camellia oil, and vitamin E provide antioxidant power, and plant-based glycerin, mango oil, and shea butter oil make skin soft and springy.

$170 at Bloomingdale's

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