The Best Tinted Sunscreens

The Best Tinted Sunscreens

Being out in the sun can be very dangerous without effective protection against harmful UV rays. There are many different kinds of sunscreen available on the market today and more people than ever before are looking for natural alternatives to chemical sunscreens.

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Sun protection is a must for many outdoor activities. The sunscreen you choose needs to be suited to the activities you will perform when using it. For example, water resistant sunscreen is used by surfers because it won’t wash off from water exposure. Beyond water resistance, these are sunscreens that have a high SPF due to long periods of sun exposure. Many surfers don't realize the importance of sunscreen and end up getting sunburned as a result.

Tinted Sunscreen

There are many different types of sunscreen on the market. One increasingly popular type of sunscreen is tinted sunscreen, which is a kind of sunscreen that provides protection from the sun while also adding color to the skin.  It’s a relatively new trend in the market and has been gaining traction in recent years. It’s applied to the skin like any other kind of sunscreen and usually has an SPF of 30-50 for maximum outdoor protection. It can be applied on top of makeup or alone for a sheer coverage.

Tinted sunscreen has a tint that can change from peach to brown depending on your skin tone and complexion color. This type of sunscreen is a fantastic option for people who have a lighter complexion and want to avoid looking like they have makeup on while outdoors. Many people have started using sunscreen with some kind of tint because it gives them their skin a radiant glow. It’s perfect for those who want to keep their natural beauty while still being safe from UV rays which are well known to cause skin cancer and other health problems. 

The mineral-based tinted sunscreen formulations include an additional color base that can help balance out skin tone while providing skin protection. Additionally, they provide protection against long-term hyperpigmentation (dark spots on the skin) in those with darker skin tones because of their capacity to block visible light. Tinted sunscreen can be applied like any other type of sunscreen, but should be reapplied more often because the lighter pigment in the cream will wash off more easily.

It's also interesting to note that unlike untinted SPF, tinted sunscreens offer both UV and blue light protection, keeping your skin smooth and healthy whether you are outdoors or in front of your computer screen.

Raw Reflection Best Tinted Sunscreen

Raw Botanics Raw Reflection sunscreen is a reef-safe mineral sunscreen with jojoba oil and vitamin E. It’s highly effective against both UVA and UVB rays and is also ideal for popular outdoor activities such as swimming or sweating. It’s unlike any other sunblock on the market because it’s lightweight, certified organic and 100% natural which hydrates and protects the skin while also providing a soft, glowing appearance.

It’s important to note that many people have allergies or sensitivities to certain chemicals in sunscreen and have difficulty finding a sunscreen that doesn’t irritate their skin. Raw Botanics Raw Reflection sunscreen is suitable for all skin types. With that said, it MAY not be a perfect fit for certain darker skin tones. For people of color, the team at Raw Botanics recommends looking into tinted sunsscreens formulated with iron oxide have been shown to aid in the treatment of melasma and prevent hyperpigmentation (dark slots) in people with darker skin tones. 

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To maximize effectiveness, we recommend rubbing this product into your skin in a circular motion as you would a normal lotion – then finishing with a second more visible layer. Zinc is a physical barrier so if you can see it, you will be covered. Sunscreen should be applied 20 minutes before going outside and reapplied every 2 hours or so.