Tried and Tested: 7 Best Tinted SPF Moisturisers

Tinted moisturisers are a staple in the arsenals of many a beauty professional, and for good reason.

What makes tinted moisturisers universally appealing is their lightweight texture, making them an ideal alternative to heavier foundations. Many tinted moisturisers are formulated in a single shade that effortlessly adapts to the wearer’s skin tone.

For those tinted moisturisers that incorporate an SPF, they offer an added advantage by reducing the time spent on a morning skincare routine. These products minimise the need for a separate sunscreen application.

Tinted moisturisers can serve as an excellent final touch after some facials and aesthetic treatments. They effectively conceal any redness that may occur following procedures like facial waxing or active peels, where not ablative.

Moreover, tinted moisturisers present a fantastic opportunity for retail upselling. Given their daily usage, they require regular replenishment. Often available at a more affordable price compared to other skincare products, they cater to users of all ages and various skin types.

Here are the 7 best tinted moisturisers used by professionals, tried and tested by PB’s Online Editor, Hannah Gay:

1. Aspect Sun Physical Sunscreen Tinted SPF 50+ 

“A recent launch for skin therapist favourite Aspect, this SPF combines argan oil and Centella designed to strengthen the overall health of the skin.”

2. Douglas Pereira Skin Fluid Tint SPF 30+

This SKU by Sydney-based dermal therapist, Douglas Pereira has beauty editors talking. It carries the consistency of a foundation with the weight of silk, all while boasting a slew of skin-loving actives.”

Read our interview with Douglas Pereira talking about the power of peptides here.

3. Lira ElioDrops SPF 30 Glow

“As its name suggests, this near-sheer, vitamin C-infused tint provides a light glow to the skin without the greasy feel of some of its competitors.”

4. mesoestetic Mesoprotech Melan 130 Pigment Control SPF 50+

“mesoestetic is renowned for their focus on treating pigmentation, so it’s no wonder their line of SPF products are considered top of the range globally. This tint is no exception.”

5. The Secret Solar Serum SPF50

“If you’re after a super-dewy, hydrated skin finish, The Secret’s latest release is one to watch. It combines physical and chemical ingredients for a 360-degree approach to protection from the sun.”

6. Ultraceuticals Ultra UV Protective Daily Moisturiser SPF 30 Sheer Tint

“I’m a long-time lover of Ultraceuticals’ SPF range, and will happily recommend their tinted version to anyone. Silica in this formula helps to create a blurred effect on the skin – perfect for those last-minute Zoom meetings.”

7. Ultraderm Daily Protector Tinted Base + Moisturiser SPF 30

“Ultraderm’s much-loved tinted SPF heroes zinc oxide for powerful protection from the sun. It’s now housed in a new-look tube, providing an elevated look to the Australian brand.”

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