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Summer Tan Fading?~ Tinted Tonics (creams & powders)

The sun-kissed glow of a summer tan is attractive. I hate to lose it as we tiptoe into the colder months, where the sun hides its smile and our skin lightens a shade (or 3)! If you are like me, you do not like the heaviness of many foundations. So, I steer clear of that option for my skin. I like a natural, light, minimal make-up look. In the winter, I use mineral/antioxidant-infused tinted creams & powders on my face to hold onto that sunny glow! Here is a quick post on the ones I've had a pleasant experience with, using on my sensitive skin. * Note: My skin tans well, so the color tones I gravitate towards are the medium tints. You may be different, so be sure to color match your skin tone. Please read on for 3 suggested tinted facial moisturizers, their benefits, & cost:

1. Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue: This formula has been my running favorite for the past year. The reason being, it has a light, gel-like cream consistency, which I am a fan of. I appreciate any moisturizer that is light like air on my sensitive skin. It hydrates well and mixes effortlessly with my vitamin C serums. I use the ginger tint.

Average cost $32. Find at:


- Clean mineral pigments

- Marine botanicals

- Plant-derived squalane

- Energizing mineral electrolytes

- Non-chemical mineral-based sunscreen

- Free of: Parabens, Phthalates, Fragrance, Chemical sunscreens, Sodium lauryl- sulfate, Mineral oil, Triclosan, Formaldehyde, Talc, Gluten, Animal-derived ingredients

2. Burt's Bees Tinted Moisturizer: If you are looking for something with naturally derived ingredients, but less on the price scale, this moisturizer is a safe bet! I have tried both the BB cream and their new line of Goodness Glows, and both are wonderful. There is a fun tool on their website that helps you match your skin tone with the best moisturizer tint!

I like the honey tint. Average cost $11.99. Find here:


- Lightweight, non-greasy, sheer coverage

- Made with green tea and packed with vitamins and antioxidants

- Lighter-than-foundation coverage that hydrates and protects

- 98.8% Natural Origin

- Affordable

3. Color Science

Even in the winter, we need to protect our skin from UV rays. This company has a smart, beauty supportive way to do that through an all-powerful, all-mineral skin shield that provides complete protection in one convenient, on-the-go application—alone or over makeup.


  • SPF 50

  • Water resistant (up to 80 minutes)

  • Comes in 4 shades for best skin-matching

  • Cruelty-free

  • Easy to use (powder is in the applicator brush)!

What tinted moisturizer or powder do you find nourishing to your skin in the winter months?

In Grace,


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