Tinted moisturizers and BB creams have been on the market several years now, but when they first launched it was a major skincare innovation and for good reason. Tinted moisturizers offer up coverage and moisture without the heaviness of traditional foundations. BB creams give you the same results but with other benefits such as antioxidants and anti-aging ingredients. We also love that many of these products have SPF because protecting your skin from harmful UVB/UVA rays is the number one way to prevent skin cancer as well as wrinkles and discoloration. While you might be hesitant to add further moisture to your skin if you struggle with oily skin, luckily there are many tinted moisturizers that offer mattifying, oil-free formulations. Here are the five most beloved tinted moisturizers formulated for oily skin:
COVERGIRL has been in the beauty business forever and is known for its “clean” line of foundations. It’s no surprise the brand created Clean Matte BB Cream for oily skin. This moisturizer is oil-free, water-based and has enough coverage to hide blemishes without clogging pores. It comes in six shades and blends on smoothly to keep the skin shine-free all day.
Neutrogena is a brand that focuses on innovations for skin and this product is no different. While not a typical tinted moisturizer, its active ingredient is soy extract which helps to even out dark spots, reduce blotchiness and improve skin’s texture. Like all of the Neutrogena products, this tinted moisturizer is fast-absorbing, hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic and with an SPF 30.
The Glo Skin Beauty Moisturizing Tint has a lightweight finish and brings moisture to the skin while also protecting from harmful UVA/UVB rays. The tint is sheer but still provides enough coverage to smooth the texture and tone of the skin. This oil-free formula and contains key ingredients like hyaluronic acid, vitamins C, E and B5 to provide radiance and hydration.
The BB cream from La Roche-Posay utilizes “blur” technology to reduce the visibility of pores while also hiding blemishes. This product provides an all-day matte finish and lightweight feel that absorbs oil without making it feel like you’re wearing foundation. It has a mineral sunscreen if you want to avoid the chemicals of traditional sunscreen.
The beauty brand Purlisse has created a BB cream that’s perfect for oily skin and provides natural-looking coverage. It’s hypoallergenic and contains antioxidants such as chamomile and artemisia to help prevent visible signs of aging and sugar maple to give radiance to the skin. The brand is vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free and comes in eight shades from dark to fair.