There’s no doubt about it: Tinted moisturizers with SPF in them are extremely popular these days. Part makeup, part skincare, you get the best of both worlds without cluttering up your makeup bag. But how much do we actually know about their benefits?
A tinted moisturizer with SPF offers light coverage, while providing protection against UBA/UVB rays and blue light. “They are often lightweight, so they layer easily without clogging pores. They also help seal in moisture to keep skin hydrated, while protecting your skin from the effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation, such as sunburn and sun damage,” says Dr. Brendan Camp, a board-certified dermatologist in New York. While you can use a tinted moisturizer all year round, it’s especially nice during the warmer months.