Hi guys, and I think I had mentioned before my quest for the perfect tinted sunscreen for my skin. As much as I love makeup with SPF, when we're in the thick of summer, like we are now, makeup is just not the most comfortable on the skin (and talk about melting down your greasy face--ugh). So I started my search earlier in the year so that I'd have a viable option and out of these three that I've tried there's a clear winner for me.
The first one I tried is this MDSolarScience Mineral Tinted Creme which I found kind of interesting. The first thing I noticed right away was its texture of the cream which came out kind of fluffy (like whipped yogurt) but went on the face kind of greasy. The smell was also kind of weird, but not overpowering and nothing that you really noticed (except maybe the first second you put it on). It seemed like the formula would break me out but it didn't at all. It did an ok job with sun protection but it did go on fairly thin. And the tinted coverage was fairly light (you can't really hide too many imperfections with this one) and it only comes in one color. But I did like that once on the face, it was fairly matte. In the end though I went on to try another one because I was looking for something with a little more coverage to cover discoloration. I use this one as a back-up in my gym bag for days I forget to bring my makeup bag along. At least I can use this one in a pinch.
So the next one I tried was the Suntegrity 5-in-1 Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen in the color Light. Right away I liked that the coverage on this one was a bit thicker (so much so that I didn't really need to use much concealer). It goes on a bit tacky so I use my fingers to dab it on. And once I have my whole face covered, it looks a bit shiny from the tinted sunscreen so I pat down with one of these oil blotting sheets and it's just the right amount of shiny. Since it does go on a bit thick I feel like it does a bit of a better job at keeping me from burning when compared to the MDSolarSciences Creme. And best of all this tinted sunscreen doesn't break me out at all. It's also free of parabens, pthalates, mineral oils, PABA, sulfates, and a whole bunch of other toxic ingredients. This is the one that works best for me, and I'm almost done with my first tube of this stuff. I've already re-purchased it in the same color. I'm somewhere between the light and golden light color, with the golden light being a bit more darker and yellow in tint and thus great for tanned Asian skin.
I also purchased this eltaMD UV Physical broad spectrum tinted sunscreen around the same time. The texture on this one is a bit more like the MDsolarSciences one and it's also a fairly light coverage. But right away the coloring did not match mine at all. It is definitely for people with a pink-ish skin tone, and it did not blend in with my skin at all. So thank you to reader Dawn for taking it off my hands and making sure this product gets used!
Anyway this review was not sponsored and I purchased all items myself to try out. If you guys have any questions about these three tinted sunscreens, just shoot me a comment below. And what do you guys use for your summer makeup/sunscreen?