8 Tinted SPF Moisturizers to Address Every Skin Issue
BB creams. CC creams. Tinted moisturizers. Whatever you want to call them, the new breed of lightweight, multi-functional skin products are the most comfortable option in summer's hot weather (plus, naked-looking skin is sexy skin). But of the approximately 3,567 tinted SPFs on the market, targeting issues from splotchiness to sagging skin, which one is for you? Here's a crib sheet of the best.
LA ROCHE-POSAY EFFACLAR BB BLUR MAKEUP CREAM
Best for: Oily skin
This whipped formula has a mattifying ingredient that soaks up 150 times its weight in oil and has SPF 20. Oh, and it's available at Walgreen's. Score.
La Roche-Posay ($30)
BAREMINERALS COMPLEXION RESCUE
Best for: Evening out your complexion
If you want a bit of coverage but hate that line that's always marking where your made-up face meets your naked neck, this broad spectrum SPF 30 light-to-medium coverage formula comes in 16 shades with both cool and warm undertones.
IT COSMETICS YOUR SKIN BUT BETTER CC CREAM
Best for: Sensitive and blotchy skin
CC stands for "color correcting," and that's what this medium coverage moisturizer does. It covers redness in the short term, and active ingredients like hydrolyzed collagen actually reduce the redness with repeated wear. All this plus SPF 50.
It Cosmetics ($38)
LANIEGE BB CUSHION PORE BLUR
Best for: Visible pores
This Korean beauty brand's cushion compacts are best sellers, and this one contains pine needle extract and mint water to help hydrate, while light-diffusing properties reduce the appearance of pores. Plus, the cushion applicator means no-mess application.
NARS PURE RADIANT TINTED MOISTURIZER
Best for: Dull skin
Ever notice how your skin gets that sallow or grayish tone when you've been working too much and sleeping too little? This lightweight broad spectrum SPF 30 comes in 12 shades accented with warm undertones, ya know, to warm up that tired-looking skin.
DERMADOCTOR DERMATOLOGICALLY DEFINING BB CREAM
Best for: Protecting and firming up skin
This broad-spectrum SPF 30 formula is the MacGyver of tinted moisturizers—it self-adjusts to match your skin tone, brightens and more. Best of all, it includes treatment ingredients that firm your skin with repeated use.
LAURA MERCIER TINTED MOISTURIZER
Best for: Fine lines
You've earned those laugh lines. But maybe you'd like to trade a few back in, so wear this popular formula, which has sodium hyaluronate to soften and ease fine, dry lines and vitamins C and E to protect the skin from future damage.
Laura Mercier ($45)
SHISEIDO SPORTS BB
Best for: Ladies who sweat
This lightweight formula comes in three shades to even out your skin, but not to run down your tennis whites or on that crisp poolside towel, no matter how much you sweat or splash.