For days when all you have is five minutes-tops-to get your
face ready in the morning, use a tinted moisturizer instead of your regular
foundation to attain a polished look quickly. Combining moisture with sheer
coverage, this multitasking product often also contains SPF (sun protection
factor) for protection from the elements. The best tinted moisturizer for oily
combination skin is one that has a light texture and goes easy on the application
to minimize oiliness.

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20

A universal favorite in the world of tinted moisturizers,
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer has won numerous awards for its highly
wearable formulation. Winner of the Best Beauty Buy for 2011 by “Instyle”
magazine, the product offers sheer to medium coverage with SPF protection.
Available in a range of shades, the oil free product hydrates and adds radiance
to the skin without making it look slick.

Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint SPF 20

For that lit-from-within glow, the editors of “Allure”
magazine rave about Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint SPF 20 and its ability to perk-up
tired looking skin. Winner of the magazine’s Best of Beauty Award for 2011, the
oil-free tinted moisturizer contains light diffusing minerals that impart
radiance to the skin without making it look greasy. The built-in SPF provides
broad spectrum protection and antioxidants like ginseng and gingko biloba leaf
extract in the formula are said to promote a healthier complexion.

Aveeno Positively Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30

Less expensive, but no less impressive, Aveeno Positively
Radiant Tinted Moisturizer gets top grades from the editors of “Elle” magazine
for its ability to add a hint of color to the face while keeping it hydrated
and protected. Potentially beneficial for skin with an uneven skin tone, the
soy-complex in the formula is said to clear up blotchy skin with regular use. Perfect
for daytime use with an SPF of 30, the product is non-comedogenic, meaning that
it doesn’t clog pores that can possibly lead to acne, a boon for oily skin

Jane Iredale Dream Tint Moisture Tint

If your oily skin is red and irritated due to excessive
cleansing and harsh products, a natural moisturizer with soothing botanicals may
bring it back to a balanced state. The beauty editors of “Whole Health”
magazine recommend Jane Iredale Moisture Tint for its synthetic-free calming
mineral blend. The titanium dioxide in the formula provides broad spectrum
protection and the algae extract in it, is said to calm inflammation.


"InStyle"; Best Beauty Buys. (Accessed, Nov 5, 2011)

"Elle"; Editor's Picks: Skin Care Essentials. (Accessed, Nov 6, 2011)

"Whole Living"; Field Guide to Foundations. (Accessed, Nov 6, 2011)