Rated 4.02 out of 5 stars
I've found my SPF! After many tries and fails, I found a daily SPF that not only works perfectly for me, it goes beyond. With the added tint, forget white cast, it's become my BB cream/sheer foundation substitute all summer. It gives enough slip that I can put a bit of eyeshadow and blush with this and feel evened-out, like a very sheer makeup.
I have very pale, blue/pink skin, so many tints go to yellow or orange and dark on me. This is just right. Anyone with darker skin may need to adjust it (and Sun Bum could offer more tints), but you will not have the dreaded white cast.
The feel reminds me of a whipped frosting. I have older, drier skin. I put this on after moisturizer. It goes on neither too wet or oily, nor too dry. A tiny pea-sized amount spreads well around my face. So with daily use, a tube is lasting me a few months. For sunny days, I have used SPF 50 and put this over.
After it sets, I've had very little transfer onto my clothes and face mask. It feels like nearly nothing all day—not dry, not sticky. I'm sure this will vary based on skin type and other products you use. But for me, I am stocking up.
It does take a double cleanse to remove it completely. I consider this good as then it hasn't worn off completely all day. I have reapplied midday and it smooths on the same.
Initially I loved this product and was very excited as it had no scent! It was the first product I've used that didn't cause any congestion, headaches, and eye irritation. It blended in evenly, and felt very smooth! I am very fair, and the color looks dark, but once it's on your skin you don't notice it. It felt like I had nothing on my skin, and the finish was very natural and matte. I began to notice my skin was becoming more dry, more blackheads, and flakiness in some areas after using this product for 4 days. Thankfully the skin issues resolved after discontinuing use of the product. It took about a week for the issues to resolve. Such a shame, as this would have been the perfect product for me. I still haven't found an SPF that my body can tolerate.
If you have oily skin and your pores don't clog easily, I'd recommend this.
Carina M from Long Beach
I have a pretty extensive morning skin care routine but even after waiting a half hour, the sunscreen immediately pilled when I put it on. I could use less, but I want to make sure I'm covered. If I need something quick to slap on before a morning walk, this is great. But not for everyday use.
Mabel from Laredo, TX
A lot of the sunscreens I tried made my skin too shiny but this one feels great and doesn't leave me shiny. The tinted color helps with the white cast which goes away within 15ish minutes if it leaves any. My skin absorbs it nicely and doesn't feel heavy.
Jodie from Maryland
This tinted sunscreen is perfect for a hint of color to even out your skin. Love it on the weekends to save my fancier tinted moisturizer for workdays.
jade from washington
best coverage for acne ive ever gotten with a sun screen! if i dont have time to put on foundation i use this on my acne. only problem is that it can cling to dry spots IF u do not do the right skincare prep before applying. will be purchasing again!
Amal from Boulder, CO
This is a very comfortable mineral sunscreen if you have normal skin type. This stuck to my dry patches and gave hardly any tint. I will say that it is comfortable around my eyes though. If you're dry like me, try the Eucerin tinted sunscreen instead of this. Its amazing, offers a strong tint, and does what I wish this product would.
Marie from Milwaukee, WI
I really wanted to love this product because it is very silky and comfortable, and the tint is just enough to disappear on my skin. The only problem is I have quite oily skin and this product never fully sets down on me. It can be hours later and I touch my face and it comes right off. I have tried powdering my face which helped a little, but I think I'm going to use the rest of it as a body SPF. If you are very oily like me, I can't recommend this one but maybe give the Australian Gold tinted SPF50 a try.
Brenda HD from California
I've been on the hunt for a good mineral sunscreen. I tried the CeraVe tinted sunscreen and I liked it a lot (hate the non tinted one, terrible white cast) but I wanted to get another that didn't seem like makeup foundation so my husband could also use it. This tinted sunbum one we both use. I'm light skin but he is dark skin and he does NOT get q white cast so it's a winner since l can't get him to use sunscreen often because of the strong smell or white cast. only reason I lowered a point was because it has very little product for the price.
Amber from Denver, CO
I bought this product because I wanted something with sunscreen in it and I like that it had a tint to it. It works well and looks natural and feels good. I have oily skin but this is actually matte and acts like a primer in my opinion. Easy to use and works great. It does separate with the sunscreen in there so just be sure to mix before squeezing some out.
Jane from Southlake, TX
I have used this only a few times, but so far, so good. I am very sensitive to the chemical suncreens, so I appreciate a mineral sunscreen for the face that is actually useful. This functions as a light foundation for me, as I don't wear much as a rule. There is no eye or skin irritation, it feels light and non-greasy. I haven't been in the sun for extended periods of time with it.
Brown-skinned from Maryland
I've used tinited sunscreen before, but this stuff made me look like a zombie. I looked like the undertaker did my make-up. If I died, this would be the complexion of my skin. If you have pigmentation (read - black / brown skin tone), SAVE your money! I'm definitely returning. No wonder it was by one, get one 40% off … they are trying to give it away!
Carli from Washington, D.C.
I used this entire tube… But I wont be repurchasing. While it didnt leave a cast on my skin and had a nice smoothing quality and tint when applied, it caused me to breakout. It would cause these little whiteheads to form all over my face. They were easy enough to get rid of but such a shame because I think this product has a lot of pros, I just have really sensitive skin and acne so it is not for me.
Jenny from Montana
felt nice when applying, after about an hour my skin was very dry and tight.
The truth is.... from East Coast
I have mature, light-medium, neutral undertone skin with lots of imperfections. I am most comfortable with a tinted moisturizer, primer and blush. Most sunscreens feel heavy on my skin; ditto with foundations. And anything that feels thick or heavy also makes me itch. In an effort to avoid the constant scratching, I decided to use only mineral based sunscreen products. I've tried everything from CeraVe to Drunk Elephant and La Roche Pose to Elta, yet nothing seems to be what I can wear all day comfortably. I tried this for the first time yesterday and I was impressed! I applied a light moisturizer to my clean face, and then, following other's comments, shook the tube really well, and applied the dermatologist-recommended 1/2 teaspoon. Although it felt like a lot, it was lightweight, the color blended in easily, it soaked in quickly, and did a great job of serving as a primer. It is definitely a matte finish. I let it dry, applied concealer and blush over it, and left the house. Sixteen hours later, it was still intact, none had accumulated in my "creases" or under my eyes, and I hadn't scratched my face at all. It came off easily with one shot of my regular salicylic acid face wash and my skin felt fine. I did the whole thing again today, and having just washed it off, there are no signs of irritation, outbreaks, extra dryness, excessive oil, etc. I am purchasing another tube today because I can't believe this is so effective for me and it is at this price point. Tomorrow I will try mixing it with something glowy/shimmery because I need to look a bit less matte, but I am sure I can fix that problem. Neither yesterday nor today were particularly hot so I still need to see how it does in real heat and humidity, but for the moment I am happier with this than with any of the other 30 tubes/bottles in my collection.
Madison from Logan, Utah
I love this product!!!! I am a very plae person who doesnt really love to wear foundation. So this js perfect for me. It gives me just the "tint" that my skin needs to look like im alive. It applies so smoothly and makes my skin feel like velvet. I have very dry skin so i wear lotion underneath it to help my skin not look too matte. Truly though, love this product. It lasts forever!
Cici from Pacific Northwest
I had high hopes for this product, especially the level of tint as I'm a medium skin tone and mineral SPFs leave quite the white cast on my skin. I'm totally disappointed. It's more like an offset for the white cast, not like a tinted moisturizer.
Diana from Connecticut
Please never stop making this. If this is all I wear my skin looks flawless. May also use under regular foundation. The primer power is legit. The sunscreen is perfect. Buy it.
Melody from Detroit, MI
This is so far my go to tinted sunscreen from ULTA, and weirdly it's better and less greasy when you get to the end of squeezing out a tube and have to cut it open to get the rest. it becomes this thick mousse texture that soaks in wonderfully. I am also very very fair skinned and this makes me look pretty orange if I use it on its own, so I mix it with white Biossance sunscreen with no cast and it works great. 4 stars only because of how greasy it is until you get to the end of a tube.
Jan from Corydon, IN
I wear this in place of my foundation. It covers pretty good and has a mat finish. I replaced my foundation with it when Covid hit because it didn't cause any breakouts under my mask and it still keeps my skin clear.
IngStein from Vermont
Loved the texture and color, blends smoothly and provides enough protection until noon if applied in the morning. Didn't notice any rub off my face. I have normal skin and if I didn't clean it, cloughs my pores and I get breakouts. I use it daily so it adds time to my night routine as a must cleanse product.
Maddie from Evansville, IN
I feel like This product does it's job, I just would like something more light weight that applies clear on skin. This can be a little hard to rub in, even when I use just a little bit I feel like I have a white film over my face and feels a bit greasy. Once dry though, it does feel really smooth and moisturizing. Definitely does not irritate the skin! Overall if you don't mind the white tint, then this product does the job! But I prefer something of a lighter consistency.
Madi from Utah
This product is exactly what I was looking for. I don't wear any face/skin make up but I needed a good sunscreen that was mineral. This is perfect with the tint, I am pretty pale but the tint isn't enough to make me look like my early 2000s self. I love the matte finish!! I apply a lotion underneath and this works wonders. And can I point out the price??? You can not find a good sunscreen for this price!!
Kristen from Eugene Oregon
I've tried a bunch of mineral sunscreens, and this is the best by far. I like it even more than my chemical ones. I'm very sensitive and most other (higher end) mineral sunscreens gave me a rash and broke me out, but my skin is so happy with this.
Stephanie from Princeton, NJ
At first this sunscreen is really matte which I liked because I have oil skin but after a while it makes your skin super greasy.
Heather from Los Angeles
This is one of my favorite tinted mineral sunscreens. It has a mousse-like texture which blends easily on the skin. The finish is fairly matte but not a super-dry matte, and it gives a bit of coverage. The color looks nice with my light/medium neutral skin tone.
I wait until it sets up before applying makeup. Once dry it works well underneath foundation. I haven't had problems with pilling or weird flaking like with some other mineral foundations.
It has no scent. It's also affordable!
Juliem1102 from PA
I have oily skin/sensitive skin and this works very well to keep me matte throughout the day. I apply my vitamin C serum first and let fully absorb. I apply this then dry down. Very smooth application. Then I use Bare Minerals original powder and I am good for the day. Wears well, doesn't rub off and keeps me from becoming grease face all day. Very soft and natural finish. Very happy with purchase.