SPF Tinted Moisturizer—Is it a sunscreen? Is it a moisturizer?

It’s that time of year again - the neverending guessing game of which SPF you should use on yourself and your family. There are so many options (lotions, creams, tinted, sprays) with so much buzz about ingredients that it is difficult to weed through the noise to find the right fit -- and how to get the maximum benefits from the product. We’ll break it down for you!

According to publically available scientific research, the worst of the ingredients in sunscreen is Oxybenzone. Unfortunately, there are many so-called “pure” skincare brands that actually contain trace amounts of this and other harmful ingredients.  

At WildBloom, we want you to know exactly what ingredients are in our products—we put them right on the label. For our Tinted Mineral SPFs that includes: 

  • 25% non-nano zinc oxide
  • Eldorado Springs Artesian Water
  • Certified Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Certified Organic Jojoba Oil
  • Vegetable Glycerine
  • Organic Shea Butter
  • Vegetable Vitamin E (non-GMO from sunflower seeds)
  • Vegetable Emulsifying Wax  (from coconut)
  • Iron Oxides

What you can expect is a formula that will go on smoothly, blend into skin and not clog your pores.  So—how do you use it so that you get the maximum suncare protection?

We recommend using SPF as the last step of your skincare routine. After cleansing, toning and applying serums, layer on tinted SPF for those days you are looking for a finished look. WildBloom SPF can be used for both your face and also the body to give skin an extra tinted glow -- our formulation was designed to NOT drip or goo off. We have experience with other natural products that leave a mess on your clothes and towels—this is not what you will get from this product. You can use it on your shoulders, chest or legs to get a smooth, natural glow. And you won’t find a spray-on here -- not only is it terrible for the environment, but when you use a spray tinted SPF, we find it tends to get runny and you’re more likely to miss a spot, leaving skin unprotected from the sun’s harmful rays.  

SPF should be liberally applied to be sure to cover all areas that you want coverage. The rule of thumb for your body is a shot glass of SPF each time. Dime-sized works for just the face and it will feel like too much -- apply one layer and then apply again. It won’t clog pores and is designed to catch the tonality of your blood vessels to blend in seamlessly so don’t be shy! To get consistent coverage, you need to re-apply a minimum of every 2 hours and every time you get out of water. 

Our un-tinted formulation can be used as daily moisturizer as well, but make sure to blend well to avoid any white residue. To assist with a consistent blend, make sure to apply your serum first.  

As always, WildBloom products are guaranteed so if you don’t love it, you can return it for a refund!