Tinted moisturisers and foundations both have the same primary purpose – to give flawless coverage and improved complexion. However, these products are actually very different and it is these differences that make them ideal for those with certain skin types or if you want to look particularly good for a night out.
Foundations contain around 15% zinc oxide – which pigments the skin – tinted moisturisers however, contain only 3% so it has a smoother, purer look. This means that foundations give more coverage than tinted moisturisers so are ideal for that special occasion. Foundations give a complete and polished coverage that will stay put all night long whereas tinted moisturisers give an overall natural look so they’re great for the day to day.
There is no real downside to using a tinted moisturiser as not only does it give you a great natural look, in terms of a make-up product, it also treats your skin. Rather than clogging your pores it sinks deep and moisturises and conditions the skin. Foundations don’t do this they lay heavy on the surface of the skin and if they’re not washed off can trap dirt and bacteria in the pores causing acne.
Dermalogica offers a great tinted moisturiser – Dermalogica Sheer Moisture SPF 15 – which is light-weight and free from oil. It contains antioxidants to prevent free radical damage and combat premature ageing. Not only is this product a moisturiser and skin coverage it also offers skin protection. They are available in a variety of colours to suit every type of skin.
- Dermalogica Sheer Tint Moisture SPF 15 Light
- Dermalogica Sheer Tint Moisture SPF 15 Medium
- Dermalogica Sheer Tint Moisture SPF 15 Dark