Last Updated: December 29, 2022

The 5 Best Tinted Sunscreens.

WRITTEN BY Grove Collaborative • 7 min read

Sunscreen, but make it tinted. If you haven't hopped on the tinted sunscreen train yet, now's your big chance. These sunscreens give you the best of both worlds — sun protection for your pretty mug and light coverage so you can smooth out spots, redness, and blemishes in one fell swoop. Because who doesn't love a product that multitasks as hard as you do?

Here's the rub. Picking out the right tinted sunscreen for your skin's needs can be a bit of a pain when there are so many options on the market. That's why we did the dirty work for you and put together a list of the most raved about tinted sunscreens, as rated by Grove members. Got a few burning questions about sun protection? Keep reading 'til the end for a few answers to commonly asked sunscreen queries.

This list of products was determined by ratings and reviews from Grove members.

1. Derma E Sun Protection Mineral Powder SPF 30 Ash Deleon

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DERMA E Sun Protection Mineral Powder SPF 30 in collaboration with Makeup Guru & Instagram Influencer Ash Deleon, @iheartmakeupart! Enriched with: Green Tea: helps to deliver vital antioxidants. Chamomile Flower Extract: helps to soothe skin.
Vitamin E: has antioxidants properties.

.14 Oz
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2. UnSun Mineral Tinted Face Sunscreen - Medium/Dark

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Everyone needs protection from sun exposure, no matter their skin tone; UVA and UVB rays do not discriminate. Unsun Mineral Tinted Face Sunscreen - Medium/Dark provides full-coverage sun protection that’s specially formulated for medium-to-dark skin tones. Achieve a glowing complexion without the ghostly residue that’s common with some other …

1.7 fl oz
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3. UnSun Mineral Tinted Face Sunscreen - Light/Medium

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Unsun Mineral Tinted Face Sunscreen - Light/Medium was made for a range of skin tones, from very light complexions to faces sprinkled with freckles. Formulated with a moisturizing blend of natural fruit extracts plus aloe, olive oil, and shea butter, this SPF 30 sunscreen is water-resistant for up to 40 minutes. Ideal for application under your …

1.7 fl oz
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4. Juice Beauty SPF 30 Tinted Mineral Moisturizer

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4-in-1 multitasking BB cream blends zinc broad spectrum SPF 30 mineral coverage, and powerful antioxidant rich apple, grape and aloe botanical juices for a radiant, protected, even toned complexion. .

Who Should Use It?

Juice Beauty's SPF 30 Tinted Mineral Moisturizers are designed for all skin types and especially beneficial for normal, dry …
2 oz
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5. Coola Tinted Mineral Face Lotion Sheer Matte SPF 30

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A year-round summer dream come true. This soft cloud of protection settles over your skin like a cool morning breeze. The mineral matte sunscreen then quietly disappears, as its sheer, Farm-to-Face® formula blurs imperfections for a line-smoothing matte finish without a greasy feel. This organic, antioxidant-rich formula is free of fragrances and …
1.7 oz
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Is tinted sunscreen like foundation?

Tinted sunscreen is the sweet spot between foundation and sunscreen. That being said, it generally doesn't provide full-coverage, or even medium coverage, like true foundations. Rather, tinted sunscreen is closer to a tinted moisturizer — it blurs blemishes and evens out skin tone, with the added benefit of providing sun protection.

You can wear tinted sunscreen on its own or double up with your favorite foundation for more coverage. If you're going to wear tinted sunscreen with primer or another foundation, slather the tinted sunscreen on after your moisturizer but before other makeup products. For those who are so inclined, you can use regular sunscreen under your tinted sunscreen for an extra layer of sun protection.

When do I use sunscreen in my skincare routine?

Sunscreen is a super important part of your skincare routine. Not only can it help prevent skin cancer, but it can also curb the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles due to sun exposure. What we're saying is, if you haven't already incorporated sunscreen into your skincare routine, it's certainly something to start thinking about!

Okay, lecture over. If you've got your favorite sunscreen on hand or you're thinking about getting one, you might wonder when, exactly, you're supposed to use it. For folks who choose a chemical sunscreen, you'll want to apply it before you use your moisturizer. This is because chemical sunscreens need a lil' time to sink into your skin to be effective. And if you're using a mineral sunscreen, make sure you apply it after your moisturizer — mineral sunscreens work by forming a physical barrier between your skin and the sun, so they'll work best if they sit on top of your other skincare products.

What’s the best sunscreen for my face?

The best sunscreen for your face is one you'll use! Whether that's a chemical or a physical sunscreen is up to you. Chemical sunscreens use ingredients like oxybenzone and avobenzone that sink into your skin and turn the sun's UV rays into heat that gets released from your skin. Physical sunscreens, aka mineral sunscreens, use mineral-based ingredients like zinc oxide or titanium dioxide that sit on top of your skin to form a physical barrier between you and the sun.

As for SPF, try to stick with a sunscreen that has SPF 30 or higher — but the most important part about wearing any type of sunscreen is to reapply it often. Sunscreen should be reapplied every two hours you're outside, so snag an extra bottle that you can keep in your bag for on-the-go application.

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