Best Tinted Moisturizer for Black Women in 2020
The best tinted moisturizer for black women is one that’s compatible with various undertones. We found five options for you to look at.
Whether you’re tired of feeling greasy under your foundation in humid weather or you have dry skin, a tinted moisturizer can help.
As a seasonal essential to keep in your makeup bag, tinted moisturizers are fantastic if you just want that dewy glow.
The lightweight formula blends into your skin effortlessly, providing coverage while replenishing. Most also contain SPF, meaning one less product to apply.
Ideally, look for a product that’s compatible with your skin type and shade. Luckily, more choices are available for women of color. So let’s dive into the six best tinted moisturizers for black women.
#1. Best Overall: NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer
We all know NARS for its amazing makeup. But, did you know that it makes a killer tinted moisturizer?
The NARS tinted moisturizer for normal to dry skin provides lightweight coverage and a natural glow. It’s available in 11 shades, six of which are suitable for women of color.
Pure Radiant tinted moisturizer supports your skin’s condition while the broad-spectrum SPF 30 protects from the sun.
It’s free of sulfates, formaldehyde and is vegan. The formula blends effortlessly into the skin and leaves you feeling refreshed rather than weighed down by a heavy foundation.
#2: Best All-in-One: Smashbox Halo Healthy Glow Tinted Moisturizer
Smashbox has smashed tinted moisturizer, primer and SPF into one super product. The Halo Healthy Glow tinted moisturizer is a primer-infused cream, providing coverage for up 24 hours.
Thanks to its lightweight formula, it blends into your skin, creating a natural-looking, glowy finish.
The formula contains a blend of rose extract, goji berries, gold, hyaluronic acid and peptides. It’s 100 percent vegan and oil-free, allowing your skin to breathe naturally.
It’s available in several dark shades to suit various undertones.
#3: Best for Oily Skin: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer - Oil-Free
laura mercierOil Free Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20
The oil-free Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer is a blend of makeup and skincare. Formulated to control oil-breakthrough, it’s perhaps the best tinted moisturizer for oily skin on this list.
This lightweight formula provides a healthy, natural glow with a hint of sheer color. It works to restore moisture into your skin, creating soft lines and a semi-matte finish.
To protect as well as replenish, it includes an antioxidant complex consisting of vitamins C and E. When in contact with your skin, they act as free radicals, protecting it from environmental impacts.
Lastly, it’s dermatologist and allergy-tested, minimizing risks of irritation.
#4: Best Dewy Finish: THEBALM BalmShelter Tinted Moisturizer
the Balm cosmeticsBalmShelter Tinted Moisturizer
This lightweight tinted moisturizer from the balm is superb if you prefer a dewy, fresh look.
This tinted moisturizer works to protect your skin with Paraben-free. It’s suitable for almost all of the skin types, including combination, dry and oily.
It’s a lightweight liquid that applies easily using either your hands or a beauty blender—although for the full dewy effect, use your fingers.
In the formula, we see black currant seed oil, peony root extract, vitamin C and non-nano zinc oxide. Use this for those no-makeup makeup look or those lazy days when you only want a minimal makeup but still come out with glowy skin.
#5: Best for Deep Dark Tones: CLINIQUE Moisture Surge™ Sheertint Hydrator
One of the best tinted moisturizers for black women with deep dark skin is the Moisture Surge Sheertint Hydrator from Clinique.
This moisturizer offers up to 12 hours of hydration and complexion perfection. The tint leaves your skin with a soft natural glow. It’s effortless to apply and blends excellently with different skin tones.
The formula is kind to skin—free of phthalates and parabens—while also being sweat and humidity-resistant.
It contains no oils but is rich in hydrating ingredients, such as activated aloe water and hyaluronic acid.
Why pH of skincare products is important?
The pH is defined as the negative logarithm (base ten) of the concentration of free hydrogen ions in aqueous solution. The pH of skin surface ranges from 4.5 to 6 making it slightly acidic. The acidic nature of the whole skin surface was first claimed by Heuss in 1892; however, the first scientific study was carried out by Schade and Marchionini in 1928, who called it the acid mantle. The “acid mantle” protects the skin by inhibiting the growth of pathogenic organisms, regulating keratinization, desquamation and wound healing. Any disruption in the acid mantle disrupts the activity of enzymes involved in barrier function and anti-microbial protection. The skin pH and the buffering capacity of the skin surface are made up of the components of the stratum corneum as well as the secretions from sebaceous and sweat glands. Sweat is an important contributor towards skin acidity owing to its content of amino acid, lactic acid, and urea, which supplement skin NMF levels. The formation of stratum corneum barrier requires enzymes that are pH dependent. Two lipid-processing enzymes β-glucocerebrosidase and acidic sphingomyelinase require a pH of 5.6 and 4.5, respectively. An increased skin surface pH activates enzyme serine proteases, which causes degradation of corneodesmosomes and affects the skin barrier. pH also has a big impact on the skin microbiome. The bactericidal activity, because of dermicidin and nitrites in sweat, occurs optimally at pH 5.5. The resident bacterial flora changes as pH increases causing increase in population and activity of P. acnes and Staphylococcus aureus which are responsible for acne and eczema. All these result in contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, ichthyosis, acne vulgaris and Candida albicans infections. Products with high pH cause swelling of skin follicles affecting the permeability of the skin making it dry, sensitive, and susceptible. Most of the skincare products are formulated within the pH range of normal healthy skin except the exfoliating products that contain alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA’s), Vitamin C products and chemical peel which work at low pH. Facial oils, cleansing oils, balms are not pH dependent.
A Year in review!
This year has definitely been a wild ride. I’ve learned so much more about my hair and skin in this last year than I ever thought I would or needed to know! All the way from using witch hazel and not paying attention to my curl pattern, to staying completely fragrance free with face products and staying away from harsh toners and paying attention to what my hair was trying to do! Using this app has really opened doors for me that I wouldn’t thought possible for my beauty process! I can’t wait to see what more years bring me, and us! Thank you @cherie!
My AM routine while rocking cherie merch!
@cheriethanks for the cute sweatshirt! I am obsessed. Here is my am routine! sisley - FLORAL TONING LOTION First I tone and prep my skin with this toner. I love this toner so much because it is so hydrating and doesn’t strip the skin. It also moisturizes while helping to clean and prep it to absorb other products. NATURIUM - Hyaluronic Acid Essence 2% Then I use this essence. I love this brand so much and this essence is so hydrating and light. It helps plump and prepares it for the serum. NATURIUM - Niacinamide Serum 12% Plus Zinc 2% Next I use this serum which I have been enjoying. It is super gentle that I can even use it during the day. So far my skin has been tolerating it very well. I also notice my dark spots decreasing much quicker. LORD JONES - Acid Mantle Repair CBD Moisturizer Then I use this moisturizer that I am obsessed with. It so far has been my favorite product of the year. It’s so hydrating and calming. It feels amazing on the skin as well. Last I finish off with a sunscreen. I previously reviewed this before! It’s from Korean brand Corthe. ^^ what do you like to do in your morning routine?
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