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The 10 Best Natural Tinted Sunscreens for Every Skin Type

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Alright, skincare squad, let’s dive into the wonderful world of natural tinted sunscreens. Whether you’re battling dry skin or acne or just want a bit of that summer glow without looking like a ghost, I’ve got you covered. Here’s a roundup of the best natural tinted sunscreens, packed with natural ingredients, that cater to various skin types and needs. Because gone are the days of tanning with baby oil in our teens—now we’re all about preventing skin damage and reducing the risk of skin cancer with top-notch sun protection.

Let’s get into it!

Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40 bottle with dropper, shown in light shade.
Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40 – Hydration heroes squalane and sodium hyaluronate make your skin feel like it just had a tall drink of water. With 30 shades, there’s one for every skin tone.

Best for Multiple Skin Tones

Ingredients: Squalane, Sodium Hyaluronate, Zinc Oxide  

Benefits: Hydration, anti-aging, broad-spectrum protection, natural-looking coverage  

Skin Types: Suitable for all skin types, especially those needing extra hydration  

Who Should Avoid: Those sensitive to essential oils as it contains some natural fragrances  

Purchase: $48 Available at Sephora


Ilia’s Super Serum Skin Tint comes in 30 shades. Yes, thirty! So, everyone from the fairest to the deepest skin tones can find their perfect match. This formula is like a drink of water for your face with squalane and sodium hyaluronate—fancy words for hydration heroes. Zinc oxide gives you that broad-spectrum protection without the white cast. It’s like wearing a hydrating veil that protects and perfects.

EltaMD UV Elements Tinted Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 in white tube packaging.
EltaMD UV Elements SPF 46 – Your sensitive skin’s BFF. Packed with hyaluronic acid and vitamin C for that dewy, plumped-up look. Dermatologist-approved and pore-friendly!

Best for Sensitive and Acne-Prone Skin

Ingredients: Zinc Oxide, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C

Benefits: Hydration, non-comedogenic, broad-spectrum protection  

Skin Types: Ideal for sensitive and acne-prone skin  

Who Should Avoid: Rarely any, but always patch test if you have extremely reactive skin  

Purchase: $45 Available at Dermstore


EltaMD’s UV Elements is like the bestie you never knew you needed. It’s packed with zinc oxide for sun protection and hyaluronic acid for that dewy, plumped-up skin. Board-certified dermatologists love it because it won’t clog your pores—perfect for my acne-prone friends out there. Plus, it’s lightweight, so no heavy feeling here!

Supergoop! Protec(tint) Daily SPF Tint SPF 50 Sunscreen Skin Tint tube in clear and yellow packaging.
Supergoop! Protec(tint) Daily SPF Tint SPF 50 Sunscreen Skin Tint – Bye-bye redness and dark spots! This magic eraser is your ticket to even skin tone and hydration, plus it’s reef-safe for our ocean pals.

Best Mineral Tinted Sunscreen

Ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide  

Benefits: Hydration, color correction, good coverage, broad-spectrum protection  

Skin Types: Suitable for all skin types, especially those needing extra hydration  

Who Should Avoid: Those sensitive to zinc oxide or titanium dioxide  

Purchase: $44 Available at Sephora


Supergoop!’s Protec(tint) Daily SPF Tint SPF 50 Sunscreen Skin Tint is like a magic eraser for redness, dark spots, and imperfections. Packed with hyaluronic acid and vitamin E, this sunscreen hydrates like a boss, while zinc oxide and titanium dioxide give you top-notch daily broad spectrum protection and a more even skin tone. With 15 shades, it’s inclusive enough to suit everyone. Plus, it’s reef-safe, so you’re saving the coral reef one sunscreen application at a time. (We absolutely stan a brand that’s all about protecting the marine environment!)

Slip Tint – Lightweight Tinted Moisturizer with Mineral Zinc SPF 35 in sleek gray tube.
Slip Tint – Lightweight Tinted Moisturizer with Mineral Zinc SPF 35 – Hydrate and glow with aloe vera and hyaluronic acid. Comes in zero-waste packaging, so you’re saving the planet while looking fab.

Best for Dry Skin

Ingredients: Aloe Vera, Hyaluronic Acid  

Benefits: Hydration, dewy finish, broad-spectrum protection  

Skin Types: Best for dry skin  

Who Should Avoid: Those with very oily skin as it may enhance shine  

Purchase: $36 Available at Sephora

Saie’s Slip Tint is a dream for dry skin. Imagine aloe vera soothing your skin like a cool drink on a hot day, while hyaluronic acid keeps it hydrated and plump. It comes in zero waste packaging and gives light coverage with a dewy finish—think “I just came from a facial” glow. Perfect for those who want to look fresh and radiant all day long. (I fell in love with this one on my first order.)

Tower 28 SunnyDays SPF 30 Tinted Sunscreen in a vibrant purple tube.
Tower 28 SunnyDays SPF 30 – Buildable coverage that doubles as a foundation, plus blue light protection. Prickly pear and white sage extracts keep your skin calm and collected.

Best Coverage

Ingredients: Zinc Oxide, Prickly Pear Extract, White Sage Extract  

Benefits: Buildable coverage, blue light protection, broad-spectrum protection  

Skin Types: Suitable for sensitive skin  

Who Should Avoid: Those with very dry skin might experience pilling  

Purchase: $32 Available at Sephora

Tower 28’s SunnyDays SPF 30 is like a foundation and sunscreen had a baby. It gives buildable coverage that can take you from sheer to medium without looking cakey. With blue light protection, you can binge-watch Netflix without worrying about your computer screens. Plus, prickly pear and white sage extracts are there to calm and protect your skin. (Also, another daily favorite of mine!)

Sunbetter TONE SMART SPF 75 Sunscreen Lotion in a sleek navy bottle.
Sunbetter TONE SMART SPF 75 – Super high SPF that adapts to your skin tone. With zinc oxide and antioxidants, it’s like wearing a superhero cape for your face.

Ingredients: Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Antioxidants  

Benefits: High SPF protection, universal tint, anti-aging  

Skin Types: Suitable for all skin types  

Who Should Avoid: Those who prefer lower SPF or lighter formulas  

Purchase: $75 Available at Skinbetter Science

Sunbetter TONE SMART SPF 75 is your go-to for high protection. This lotion adapts to your skin tone, providing a smooth, even finish. With zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, you get robust sun protection, while antioxidants help combat free radicals. This is personally one of my favorite daily sunscreen options to replace my foundation and use this most in the summer months.

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Mineral Tinted Sunscreen SPF 50 in a white and orange bottle.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios SPF 50 – Lightweight and non-greasy, perfect for those on-the-go. Water-resistant and absorbs quickly, no sticky mess here.

Best Overall

Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide, Cell-Ox Shield, Thermal Spring Water  

Benefits: Non-greasy, fast-absorbing, broad-spectrum protection  

Skin Types: Suitable for various skin types  

Who Should Avoid: Those who need multiple shade options as it comes in only one shade  

Purchase: $37 Available at Amazon

La Roche-Posay’s Anthelios is a fan favorite for a reason. Lightweight, non-greasy, with no white residue, AND it offers SPF 50. This sunscreen is perfect for active lifestyles. It’s water-resistant and absorbs quickly, so no sticky feeling here. The Cell-Ox Shield technology and thermal spring water keep your skin protected and soothed.

CeraVe Hydrating Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 Sheer Tint in a white and blue tube.
CeraVe Hydrating Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 – Budget-friendly hydration with ceramides and hyaluronic acid. Perfect for daily wear without breaking the bank.

Best Drugstore Option

Ingredients: Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Ceramides, Hyaluronic Acid  

Benefits: Hydration, non-comedogenic, broad-spectrum protection  

Skin Types: Ideal for dry skin  

Who Should Avoid: Those needing higher SPF protection  

Purchase: $15.99 Available at drugstores and Amazon


CeraVe’s Hydrating Mineral Sunscreen is your wallet-friendly friend. It hydrates with ceramides and hyaluronic acid and protects with zinc oxide. Its sheer and lightweight formula is perfect for everyday wear without breaking the bank. And it’s non-comedogenic, so it won’t clog your pores.

Colorescience Sunforgettable Total Protection Face Shield SPF 50 in a sleek bottle.
Colorescience Sunforgettable SPF 50 – Smooth finish with niacinamide and vitamin C. Shields your skin from UVB rays and leaves you with a healthy glow.

Best for Comprehensive Protection


Ingredients: Zinc Oxide, Niacinamide, Vitamin C

Benefits: Antioxidant-rich, broad-spectrum protection, smooth finish

Skin Types: Suitable for all skin types, especially sensitive skin  

Who Should Avoid: Those who prefer a matte finish might find it too glowy  

Purchase: $54 Available at Dermstore

Colorescience’s Face Shield offers a smooth finish with SPF 50 protection. Packed with niacinamide and antioxidants, it nourishes your skin while shielding it from UVB rays. It’s perfect for sensitive skin and leaves you with a healthy glow.

Alastin HydraTint Pro Mineral Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 36 in a white and blue tube.
Alastin HydraTint Pro SPF 36 – Anti-aging superstar with zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, and antioxidants. Perfect for mature skin needing a bit of extra love.

Best for Anti-Aging

Ingredients: Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Antioxidants, Vitamin C

Benefits: Anti-aging, hydrating, broad-spectrum protection  

Skin Types: Ideal for mature skin  

Who Should Avoid: Those needing a higher SPF for extended sun exposure  

Purchase: $76 Available at Alastin Skincare

Alastin’s HydraTint Pro is an anti-aging marvel. With zinc oxide and titanium dioxide for protection, and antioxidants for fighting free radicals, it improves skin texture, fine lines and tone. This broad spectrum SPF is like hitting the skincare jackpot—it’s packed with all the right ingredients for maximum benefits. The hint of tint gives you a natural, youthful look while safeguarding your skin.


There you have it, the crème de la crème of natural tinted sunscreens. Whether you’re looking for hydration, coverage, or serious sun protection, there’s a product here to meet your needs. Remember, the best sunscreen is the one you’ll actually wear, so find your match and keep that skin glowing and protected!

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