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Your Guide to Tinted Moisturizers

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Combining the best that skincare and makeup have to offer, tinted moisturizers are becoming increasingly popular – particularly for mature skin, as they provide a more natural-looking, lighter finish. Keep reading to discover exactly what tinted moisturizer is, how it benefits the skin, and where to find the best tinted moisturizer for you.

What is tinted moisturizer?

A cross between foundation and day cream, a tinted moisturizer is a lightweight hydrator infused with pigments that provides light coverage while also hydrating the skin.

Designed to match your skin tone, the pigments help to lightly blur the appearance of blemishes and imperfections, while the moisturizing ingredients help to draw and lock in moisture. If infused with SPF, tinted moisturizers can also provide UV protection.

How to use tinted moisturizer

Tinted moisturizer should be used to supplement an existing skincare routine rather than replace your face cream. Its lightweight formula can be layered over regular moisturizer, helping skin to retain even more moisture, while creating a smoother and more even-looking appearance.

Tinted moisturizers are ideal for lighter coverage. If extra coverage is required, a concealer can be applied over the tinted moisturizer.

How to apply tinted moisturizer

Step 1: Cleanse and tone

Cleansing and toning the skin helps to remove dirt and impurities, while tightening the appearance of pores to create smoother-looking skin.

No7 Restore and Renew Cleansing Lotion is supercharged with antioxidants and AHAs and helps to dissolve makeup, impurities and pollutants. Its gentle formula doesn’t strip away essential moisture, instead leaving skin feeling revived and energized.

Step 2: Apply serum and moisturizer

It’s important to apply your regular serum and day cream, even when using tinted moisturizer. Serums help to target the appearance of damage in the skin’s surface, while moisturizers create a protective barrier over the skin.

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Step 3: Apply the tinted moisturizer

Dot a pea-sized amount of tinted moisturizer onto the face. Use a dry makeup brush to blend into the skin using upward motions, traveling across the forehead, the bridge of the nose and the cheeks, gradually working towards the chin, jawline and neck.

The best tinted moisturizer for your skin tone

When looking for the best tinted moisturizer, opt for a formula that not only helps to protect the skin from environmental stressors but also matches your skin tone seamlessly.

No7 City Light Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 comes in 3 skin-flattering shades (light, medium and dark) to suit a wide range of skin tones. Formulated with Broad Spectrum SPF 15, it also helps to protect skin from the aging effects of sun damage.

Tinted moisturizers can also help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. No7 Airbrush Away Tinted Skin Perfector is formulated with hyaluronic acid to soften the appearance of fine lines, leaving skin looking velvety-smooth and photo-ready.



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