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8 Tinted Moisturizers with SPF to Try in Time for Summer

Protect, perfect, and hydrate with these tinted moisturizer solutions.
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Summer is here, and one of my favorite ways to protect my skin from the sun while covering up imperfections is with SPF-infused tinted moisturizer. I find it to be the perfect way to wear less makeup but still feel like I’m putting my best face forward. As you get ready to enjoy some fun in the sun, here are a few of my favorites.

Ayva Hydroveda Sheer Tinted Moisturizer SPF 40 ($38)

Infused with modern molecular science and ancient Ayurvedic medicine, this multitasking moisturizer protects, hydrates, and perfects skin. The advanced formula defends skin against UV rays, pollution, blue light, and other environmental stressors. Two sheer, universally flattering tints naturally balance all skin tones with a vibrant hint of color and radiance.

Alastin HydraTint Pro Mineral Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 36 ($64)

Lightweight and all-mineral, this broad-spectrum tinted sunscreen hydrates and protects skin from harmful UVA/ UVB rays while providing a soft, glowing appearance. Fragrance free and reef safe, it leaves no white residue and is formulated with powerful antioxidants to help protect skin from pollution, IR rays, and blue light.

Epicuren Defend & Balance Tinted Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 ($97)

This lightweight tinted SPF 50 moisturizer was specifically formulated to be a chemical-free, mineral-based CC cream. The subtle tint auto adjusts to your skin tone for even coverage while protecting against UVA and UVB rays. This sunscreen contains hydrating ingredients and antioxidants such as vitamins C and E, green tea extract, and kukui nut oil. It also includes many other herbal extracts, leaving skin looking and feeling replenished. It is water resistant for up to 40 minutes.

Glo Skin Beauty C-Shield Anti-Pollution Moisture Tint SPF 30 ($50)

Protect, perfect, and hydrate skin with this three-in-one tinted moisturizer. Skincare, sunscreen, and mineral makeup, this flexible tint is powered by reef-safe SPF and natural mineral pigments. It delivers weightless wearability for a sheer, dewy, and radiant finish. SPF 30 plus an extra dose of antioxidants keep skin safe from UV rays while providing free radical defense and blue light protection. Oil-free hydrators, like plant-based squalane, deliver essential daily moisture to skin with a dewy finish. With 10 flexible shades to choose from, there's a perfect match for every skin color.

HydroPeptide Solar Defense Tinted SPF 30 ($49)

This tinted SPF provides broad spectrum protection and radiant, even-looking skin. Solar Defense will protect from UVA, UVB, and infrared rays while enriching the skin with hyaluronic acid to lock in moisture and a blend of calendula, cucumber, and acai extracts to guard against free radicals.

IMAGE Skincare Prevention+ Daily Perfecting Primer with SPF 50 ($54)

This three-in-one product combines sun protection, hydration, and primer. With its silica-enhanced base and lightweight but buildable formula, this primer smoothes the appearance of wrinkles and imperfections, leaving behind a touchable, matte finish on the skin. Its physician-formulated, 100-percent-mineral filters also provide broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection so that you can enjoy the sunshine while keeping your skin safe from its harmful rays

LASPA Tinted Matte Sunscreen ($35)

Water-based and made with certified organic and naturally derived ingredients, this three-in-one lightweight mineral sunscreen offers a base level of sun protection in five moisturizing tints (Deep Umber, Rich Brown, Bronze, Golden, Light) suitable for all skin types and skin tones.

MyChelle Sun Shield Liquid SPF 50 ($27.99)

This sheer tinted, oil-free formula provides 100 percent mineral broad-spectrum protection, blending weightlessly and seamlessly to give a fresh, healthy glow with a smooth, matte finish. It comes in five shades—Non-Tinted, Light, Light/Medium, Medium/Dark, and Dark. It is also free of retinyl palmitate, octinoxate, octisalate, oxybenzone, paba, parabens, petroleum, phthalates, silicones, sulfates, ureas, artificial fragrances, and artificial colors and is reef-save, vegan, and cruelty free.

About The Author

Julie is the co-founder of Well Defined and a longtime influencer and advocate in the wellness world. Along with her work at Well Defined, she is an executive recruiter and marketing specialist for Hutchinson Consulting. She is also a consultant and content strategist for numerous wellness brands. She is the former editor-in-chief and publisher of American Spa and was named a 2019 Folio Top Woman in Media in the Industry Trailblazers category and a 2018 winner of ISPA’s Innovate Award. She is also a seasoned journalist, specializing in spa, travel, health, fitness, wellness, sustainability, and beauty. She has been published in Departures,, E! Online,, Insider’s Guide to Spas, Luxury Travel Advisor, Marin Magazine, Ocean Home, Smart Meetings, Spa Asia, and Travel Agent.