A tinted moisturizer is a type of moisturizer that contains pigments to give your skin a bit of color. It can be used in place of foundation or as a light coverage option for days when you don't want to wear a lot of makeup. Tinted moisturizers can provide light coverage, hydration, and SPF protection all in one product. They tend to be less drying than traditional foundations and can be a good option for people with dry or sensitive skin.
Tinted moisturizers come in both mineral and chemical versions. Mineral-based tinted sunscreens offer physical sun protection by deflecting UV rays, whereas chemical sunscreens work by absorbing UV rays.