What Is Tinted Moisturizer? The Upside And Downside Of Using Them

Moisturizer With Tint

Some people have a skin care product for just about every skin care need! A product for their eyes, a product for their wrinkles, a product for their lips, makeup and the list goes on. But, wouldn’t it be easier, even smarter, to use a product that combines makeup and moisturizer? Enter the tinted moisturizer. This type of moisturizer can kill two birds with one stone! Learn what is tinted moisturizer, as well as what it brings to the table.

What is Tinted Moisturizer?

There are so many skin care fads out there that it might be hard to keep up with the latest one. What is tinted moisturizer,and how can it benefit you? Well, tinted moisturizer combines the best of both worlds in one product. Tinted moisturizers will hydrate the skin and will improve your skin tone. If you have an uneven skin tone this is especially desirable! Tinted moisturizers tend to be lightweight in texture and provide coverage like other foundation makeup products. Tinted moisturizers are especially good is you have a dry face, or dry skin type, which is common during winter. Combat dry face problems and give yourself a sun-kissed look when you use tinted moisturizer.


What is tinted moisturizer good for? Here is a run down of its main bragging rights:

  1. Provides luminous skin, even during dry winter months.
  2. Perfect alternative to foundation and blush, which both can make your skin look drier than it really is!
  3.  Helps your skin look breathable and fresh because it allows you to apply less makeup.
  4. Evens out skin tone to give you a dewy complexion.
  5. Will give you a sun-kissed look.
  6. Great for concealing hyper pigmentation, acne and age spots.


What is tinted moisturizer not good for? You may be asking yourself, with so many pros, what are the downsides of using such a product? Here are some downsides you may not like about using a tinted moisturizer.

  1. Some women prefer an all in one moisturizer to make there routine more of a breeze. 
  2. Moisturizer with tint usually contains harmful dyes, which may or may not cause your skin to have a reaction.
  3. Many tinted moisturizers include alcohol which is harmful to the skin.
  4. It is rare to find a tinted moisturizer that is organic and uses natural ingredients.

Types of Tinted Moisturizers

Depending on the type of moisturizer you buy, you can expect to find different tints and intensity. Some products have more pigment than others, while others can have enough to rival foundation. Tinted moisturizers are made for every skin type. You may be able to find ones for anti aging and oily skin. With so many varieties there is sure to be one that suits your needs.

How to Apply Tinted Moisturizer

Tinted moisturizer can be applied with clean hands, but it is best if you apply it with an applicator. Try a makeup brush or a sponge for a cleaner application. If you use foundation primer, it should be applied to the skin before you apply the tinted moisturizer.

Homemade Moisturizer With Tint

You can make your own homemade tinted moisturizer by combining your favorite liquid foundation with a lightweight facial moisturizer, like the oil-free anti aging moisturizer by LifeCell products. Making your homemade tint will offer you more ability to customize the color and face moisturizer that is right for you.

All in all, tinted moisturizers can make your routine simpler. Many women opt to go for all-in-one skin care products to keep their routine a breeze. When you pick out a tinted moisturizer be sure to read the ingredients and make sure it is safe for your skin. Cruelty-free and organic is a plus! If you are having trouble picking out a tint that works for you, consider turning to a makeup salesperson to find help with matching your tone.

Tinted moisturizers can take an extra step out of your routine, but make sure to not sacrifice quality. Do not put your skin in jeopardy to eliminate one step from your routine. If you can not find a tinted moisturizer with safe ingredients then consider making your own homemade tinted moisturizer with products that you can trust. Using a tinted moisturizer does not eliminate the need for sun screen and you can even start mixing sun screen into your homemade tinted moisturizer to give yourself extra protection.

6 comments to What Is Tinted Moisturizer? The Upside And Downside Of Using Them

  • Fiona  says:

    I have yet to try a tinted moisturizer. I am very pale though so I am sure that this would benefit me. My skin is Irish type 1 skin and it is very prone to sun damage so I would love the idea of making my own homemade tinted moisturizer and adding some sunscreen into it.

    • Crysta  says:

      I have very pale Irish skin as well. It does not tan, not even for a second. Just red and then back to pure white haha . I also agree that using a tinted moisturizer could benefit me and give me some lively color .

  • Lizette  says:

    I really like this option of making a homemade tinted moisturizer with your own fave moisturizer :). i’ll just use my LifeCell cream and mix some foundation to get the tint that will look good on me :). sounds like a good plan to me :).

    • Macy  says:

      I agree with you! What is better than making your own homemade tinted moisturizer the way you like it, am i right? I will for sure be using my LifeCell moisturizer to do this, i love how it is natural and i don’t need another moisturizer than this one!

  • Patricia  says:

    I would go with making my own homemade tinted moisturizer. That way i can control the hue, and make sure the moisturizer has good ingredients. It is a great idea to do this on your own and probably way more affordable.

  • Deandra  says:

    I am so glad you included tips on how to make your own homemade moisturizer. I am all about DIY so this really got me interested in making one. I love the idea of picking your own foundation and fave moisturizer to make your own unique moisturizer.

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