Tinted Moisturizer with SPF Part II + Ayla Beauty Giveaway


On Tuesday, due to popular demand, I blogged about Clean tinted moisturizers with SPF.   This one product can do so much for our skin.  If it contains Clean, active ingredients, not only will it moisturize the skin, but a tinted moisturizer can create the illusion of an even skin tone.  All the while, it’s protecting us from the sun, and we all know that is the real way to keep our skin looking young and flawless.  Today, I have three more for you to try and they are some of my very favorites.


Luzern Laboratories’ Bio-Suisse BB Cream SPF 20 is amazing.  For you princesses that want fancy ingredients, fancy packaging, and fancy results straight from fancy-pants Switzerland,  this is for you (and I’m with you).  Luzern uses physical sunscreen, Zinc-Oxide, along with complexion-correcting pigments to make skin look flawless now and later.  Active key ingredients include Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin B5 and L-Arginine for firm, supple, hydrated skin, organic licorice extract for a brighter skin tone, and green tea and ginger polyphenols for anti-glycation.  It is offered in “light” and “medium” (which I use).  Note: it does contain Dimethicone, which is not my favorite.  Decide for yourself.  I am hoping that all the other awesome ingredients counter-act it’s presence?  Cost: about $55 for 1.3 oz.  Purchase it here.

Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 3.0%, Zinc Oxide 7.5%Inactive Ingredients: Water (Aqua*†), Cyclomethicone†, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride*†, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate†, Propanediol*†, Algae Extract*†, Methylcellulose*†, Ethylhexyl Isononanoate†, Dimethicone, Steareth-21, Hexyldecanol*†, Cetyl Alcohol*†, Glycerin**†, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract**†, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract**†, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate*†, Sodium Hyaluronate*†, Panthenol*†, Sodium PCA*†, Tocopheryl Acetate*†, Tocophersolan†, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract**†, Buddleja Davidii Extract**†, Leontopdoium Alpinum (Edelweiss) Extract**†, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Extract**†, C14-22 Alcohols*†, Isostearyl Palmitate*†, Steareth-2, C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside*†, L-Arginine*†, Carbomer†, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Oil**†, Citric Acid*†, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate*†, Caprylhydroxamic Acid*†, Glyceryl Caprylate*†, Ethylhexylglycerin*†, Glyceryl Undecylenate*†, Methylpropanediol†, Jojoba Esters*†, Iron Oxides (CI 77492)*†, Iron Oxides (CI 77491)*†, Iron Oxides (CI 77499)*† * NATURAL-DERIVED / DÉRIVÉS DE NATUREL and/or ECOCERT ** CERTIFIED ORGANIC/ CERTIFIÉ ORGANIQUE USDA / ECOCERT / BIO-SWISS † ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING GROUP (EWG) Low Hazard Rating of “Green 0 – 2” (non-toxic, non-irritating)


Suntegrity 5-in-1 Natural Moisturizing Sunscreen SPF 30 is as Clean as it gets.  It contains Zinc-Oxide for sun protection, lightly hydrates (this one is great for more oily skin), evens skin tone, and creates a great base for more makeup if that is your thing.  It also has anti-aging and anti-inflammatory benefits, so it’s great for those with rosacea, hyper pigmentation and acne.  It is offered in “light”, “golden light” (which I use) and “medium”.  Cost: about $45 for 1.7 oz.  Purchase it here.

Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 20%, Water (Aqua), Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Capric Caprylic Triglycerides (Coconut Oil Extract), Sorbitan Stearate (Plant Derived), Glyceryl Stearate (Plant Derived), Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate (Plant Derived), Hexyl Laurate (Plant Derived), Simmondsia Chinensis (Organic Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cetyl Dimethicone (Mineral Derived), Magnesium Sulfate (Epsom Salt), Helianthus Annuus (Organic Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cucumis Sativus (Organic Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Astaxanthin (Algae Source), Hyaluronic Acid (Plant Derived), Chlorella Emersonii (Red Algae) Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Organic Green Tea) Extract, Punica Granatum (Organic Pomegranate) Oil, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Iron Oxide


The Organic Pharmacy’s Sheer Tint must be one of my favorite products ever.  I am a bronzer junkie, but I do not want it to be obvious that I’m trying to look tan.  I just want to glow.  This product does that for me.  It is a creamy liquid bronzer that provides just enough coverage to even skin tone and conceal imperfections.  Because of its mineral pigment content, it has SPF 9.  I know that is minimal, but if you are planning on topping it with an SPF 15 mineral powder, I dare say that is enough when you are just running to and from work.  It makes a great moisturizer for all skin types and it is offered in “rose glow” (which I use) and “bronze glow”.  Cost: about $61 for 40 ml.  Purchase it here.

All of these products are available at Ayla Beauty.  By the way, how would you like to win a FREE Organic Pharmacy Sheer Tint?  I thought so.  Just follow me @barebeautyblog and Ayla Beauty @aylabeauty on Twitter for a chance to win!  US and Canada only.  Winner will be announced on Monday, April 21, 2014.  Good luck, Bare Beauties!