5 Tinted Moisturizers with SPF: Which Should You Slather Up With?

5 Tinted Moisturizers with SPF

5 Tinted Moisturizers with SPF


Article by Heather Jadus
Photo Credit: Mariana Garcia
Magazine: Issue #25

It's that time of year again! School will be letting out, the sun will shine more and stronger than any other part of the year! It's time to slather up with sunscreen and hit the beach!

Last year around this time I wrote an article about sunscreen and the dangers it can have it you are applying brands that have harmful ingredients. Here's a link (SPF: What it Does and Does it Really Protect Me?) for reference.

Now we know that protecting your skin from the sun as well as the ingredients in your sunscreen are both VERY important I did a bit of research,  I chose tinted moisturizers with SPF from 5 self-proclaimed "healthy beauty" brands. I rated them for safety, tested them for performance and compared their cost.


This is the rating scale I used based on the amount of harmful ingredients in each product.

Here's what I found:

1| Juice Beauty - Tinted Moisturizer with 30 SPF (4 Shades)

Safety Rating - 1

Performance - This moisturizer worked well and I was able to match the colors well. What I did not like about it was that it was oil free. I am not a fan of oil free because it dries your skin out. This causes your body to overcompensate by creating more oils and breakouts occur. I did get a breakout after 7 days.

Cost - $29

2| Beautycounter - Dew Skin Moisturizing Coverage SPF 20 (5 shades)

Safety Rating - 1

Performance - This moisturizer is safe and light. I love the way it covers, lasts and makes it look like you have nothing on at all.

Cost - $42

3| Aveeno Positively Radiant 30 SPF

Safety Rating - 10 - I was SHOCKED at this rating!

Performance - This tinted moisturizer covered nicely but he scent was a bit strong. I found a bit of streak after some time in the sun.  

Cost - $14

4| Neutrogena Healthy Defense Daily Moisturizer

Safety Rating - 9 - AGAIN... WOW!

Performance - This tinted moisturizer also had some nice coverage but a bit of a strong scent. I'm not sure why your skin moisturizer has to have "fragrance".... it ads so many unnecessary ingredients to your product.

Cost - $15

5| Physicians Formula

Safety Rating - 3

Performance - I found Physicians Formula to Cover Nicely but it didn't last on a hot day. 

Cost - $17

Bottom line... you get what you pay for. I find that the higher end, higher cost products last longer because you don't need as much.  

Tell me what you think! Do you use any of these brands or other? I can rate them for you!


How do you know if your beauty products are safe?  

There are absolutely no safety regulations on cosmetic ingredients.  Even companies who use words like "organic", "natural" and "pure" have no one but themselves checking to see if those claims are true.

If you are a clean eater and you are slathering toxic chemicals all over your body and hair, then you are doing it wrong. Click here to get my FREE LIST of Ingredients to AVOID!

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