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.