- 1 MURAD City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50
- 2 Supergoop! Smooth + Poreless 100% Mineral Matte Sunscreen
- 3 Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20
- 4 Colorescience Daily UV Protector SPF 30
- 5 Bare Republic Tinted Mineral Sport Stick SPF 50
- 6 Coola Liplux
- 7 EltaMD UV Daily Tinted Broad-Spectrum SPF 40
- 8 Sisley-Paris Tinted Sun Care Youth Protector SPF 30
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.
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.
Best Matte Finish
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.
Best Shade Range
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.
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.
Best Sport Stick
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.
Best SPF Lip Tint
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?)
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.
Best Luxury Buy
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.