Say Goodbye to Foundation and Hello to Tinted SPF

Did you know that many makeup foundations with sunscreen in them do not provide enough coverage to properly protect your skin? You would have to CAKE on your foundation to achieve the SPF coverage that is marketed on the bottle. The best way to protect your skin from sun damage and further aging is wearing a medical-grade SPF! Most of our patients who enjoy a “makeup, no makeup look”, will only wear a tinted medical-grade SPF instead of foundation altogether. If you still enjoy wearing foundation, you may put it on top of the medical-grade SPF. Let’s discuss some of our patient’s favorite tinted sunscreens we offer at Citrine Medspa! 


SkinBetter Science ToneSmart Lotion/Compact:

This is one of our top-selling sunscreens at Citrine! This mineral-based tinted sunscreen provides coverage of SPF 75 and has a creamy lotion consistency. Tonesmart gets its name from its “tone-adapting” abilities to match your skin tone. It has a slight hint of color and gives a dewy look to the skin. It protects against UVA/UVB rays, blue light, IRA, and pollution. The lotion also provides skin barrier support and hydration. 


SkinBetter Science created this same ToneSmart technology in a compact form for on-the-go use. The ToneSmart compact is an SPF 68 and comes with a mirror and anti-microbial pad to touch up throughout the day. 


Alastin Hydratint Pro Mineral:

This is another favorite mineral sunscreen that provides an SPF of 36. Patients who have more of a natural tan may enjoy this tinted sunscreen more. It provides excellent moisture, is very lightweight, and feels buttery soft on the skin! It is not a matte or a dewy look, but an excellent in-between to give a nice glow. It protects the skin against UVA/UVB rays, blue light, IRA, and pollution. 


Revision Intellishade TruPhysical and Matte:

Intellishade TruPhysical is a tinted mineral sunscreen that provides an SPF of 45. It is also very moisturizing to the skin and enhances the skin’s natural moisture barrier. It protects against UVA/UVB rays and has vitamin C to help brighten the skin.   


Intellishade Matte is a tinted mineral/chemical sunscreen that provides an SPF of 45. This is perfect for a patient who is not interested in a dewy look and enjoys more of a matte foundation previously. This sunscreen is very hydrating and moisturizes the skin. It protects against UVA/UVB and has vitamin C to help brighten the skin. 


ZO Smart Tone:

This sunscreen is extremely lightweight and will match your skin tone when blended into the skin. It is a chemical sunscreen that provides an SPF coverage of 50. It protects the skin against UVA/UVB, HEV, and IRA. 


We also carry non-tinted sunscreens for patients who prefer a smoother and clearer look! These include Alastin SilkSHIELD SPF 30, ZO Sheer Fluid SPF 50, and ZO Gel Sunscreen SPF 50. We have samples of these medical-grade sunscreens in our office, so you can find the perfect one for you! We always say the best sunscreen is the one you love to wear. Ditch your foundation and switch to a tinted sunscreen lotion today.