What Sets These Tinted Moisturizers Apart From The Competition?


As consumers of beauty products, we are overwhelmed with choice. Name a category and there will be dozens of different brands trying to get our attention and our money. What sets one apart from another? We admit that trial and error can sometimes be the only way to know for certain if a product is right for you, but we’ve sifted through the new launches and old standbys to try and help you narrow things down. Whether you have oily or sensitive skin, want a product with natural ingredients or the latest anti-aging technology, there is a tinted moisturizer out there for you.

If You Struggle With Acne Or Oil: 

Neutrogena Visibly Even Daily Facial Moisturizer with Sunscreen

Neutrogena is a brand that focuses on innovations for skin and skin health, and this product is no different. While not a typical tinted moisturizer, Visibly Even is designed for problem skin. Its active ingredient is soy extract which helps to brighten skin, even out dark spots, reduce blotchiness and improve texture. Like all of the Neutrogena family, this product is fast-absorbing, hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic and with an SPF 30. It’s also free of hydroquinone, which can irritate acne-prone skin.

COVERGIRL Clean Matte BB Cream 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.

If You Have Sensitive Skin: 

Purlisse Perfect Glow BB Cream SPF 30

The beauty brand Purlisse has created a BB cream for sensitive skin which makes it perfect for all skin types; normal, combination, oily, acne-prone or mature skin and even those suffering from rosacea. Not only is the cream hypoallergenic, but it also contains antioxidants such as chamomile and artemisia to help prevent visible signs of aging plus sugar maple to ensure you get a gorgeous glow on. The brand is vegan, cruelty and paraben-free and comes in eight shades from dark to fair.

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20

The tinted moisturizer line from Laura Mercier has a cult following and for good reason. It has an oil-free formulation that is perfect for those with sensitive skin to avoid breakouts and irritation. This formula is non-comedogenic and provides a semi-matte finish. It also contains a hydrating complex made up of macadamia, kukui seed oils and vitamin E which helps to nourish sensitive skin in a gentle way.

If You Want Natural or Organic Ingredients:

Physicians Formula Organic Wear Tinted Moisturizer

For those of you who want organic beauty and all-natural ingredients, this tinted moisturizer by Physicians Formula has it. Formulated with 80% certified organic ingredients it is loaded with natural oils including jojoba seed oil, sunflower seed oil, avocado oil as well as shea butter. If you have dry or mature skin this tinted moisturizer will ensure your face stays hydrated all day with SPF 15.

BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream with SPF 30

This BareMinerals tinted moisturizer is another great option if you want natural and organic ingredients. It’s perfect for sensitive skin because it’s formulated without parabens, talc, gluten, and synthetic-fragrance. It also contains a non-chemical mineral-based sunscreen along with plant-derived squalane which hydrates the skin in a gentle way.

If You Want Anti-Aging Ingredients:

Revision Skincare Intellishade Matte Anti-Aging Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 45 

This award-winning formula from Revlon is formulated with five anti-aging products in one to correct, protect, conceal, brighten and hydrate the skin. Clinical tests showed 97% improvement in smoothness, 94% brighter and even-toned skin and 91% improvement in fine lines and wrinkles. The product uses 20 plus anti-aging ingredients including three different peptides, vitamin C, and various natural extracts such as yeast and plankton. A broad-spectrum SPF 45 offers protection from harmful UVA/UVB rays.

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Enhancer 

Like many anti-aging products, this Neutrogena tinted moisturizer is formulated with retinol, which targets fine lines and overall skin texture and dullness. We selected this one because it’s non-comedogenic, meaning it won’t clog pores making it a good choice for women who want anti-aging benefits but who also still experience hormonal acne breakouts. It also protects against sun damage with SPF 20.

Paula’s Choice Resist Super-Light Wrinkle Defence SPF 30 

This tinted moisturizer from Paula’s Choice is packed with antioxidants and offers UVA & UVB protection. Some of the antioxidants include resveratrol, a plant-derived polyphenolic antioxidant that’s found in red grapes, red wine, nuts, and fruits such as blueberries and cranberries. It is thought to protect the skin’s surface while brightening the complexion and has skin-calming effects that reduce redness. It’s a mattifying mineral-based formula that will leave skin hydrated by not greasy.

If You Want Extra-Hydration: 

It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream With SPF 50

The It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream was formulated by plastic surgeons and is one of the best-selling tinted moisturizer variations. It’s multi-purpose by offering buildable coverage, hydrating anti-aging properties, and SPF 50+. It’s infused with hydrolyzed collagen, peptides, niacin, hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and vitamins which gives the skin a luminous, supple appearance.

PUR 4-in-1 Tinted Moisturizer

The luxury brand PÜR has a line of 4 in-1 products to simplify your morning skincare and makeup routine. Their 4-in-1 tinted moisturizer gives you hydration, a primer, a foundation and SPF 20 all in one tube. Formulated with hydrators such as shea butter and correctives to hide imperfections, including the brand’s exclusive Ceretin Complex that promises to renew the skin without causing irritation. It is also vegan, gluten, paraben, and BPA free.


Kim Izzo