Tinted Moisturizer – Almond, 1.7 fl. oz by laura mercier

Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturizer is perfect for all skin types & provides ideal protection from both UVA & UVB rays with an SPF 20. 1.5 fl. oz.

Key features

  • The sheer, lightweight moisturizer adds a hint of color that can be used in place of foundation for a natural appearance while adding a healthy glow to your complexion
  • To maintain a dewy finish: set Tinted Moisturizer with a small amount of Translucent Loose Powder using the Powder Brush; For a matte finish: set Tinted Moisturizer with Translucent Loose Powder using the Velour Puff
  • SPF 20 offers protection from the harmful, damaging rays of the sun
  • A Best of Beauty Award Winner from Allure Magazine & an InStyle Magazine “Best Beauty Buy” Award Winner for Tinted Moisturizer in April 2007
  • A favorite of actresses Rosario Dawson and Nia Long

Honest reviews


Seeking Natural but Flawless? You’ve Just Found Your Match

If you only want a hit of color and a natural, lightweight amount of coverage, this is the foundation for you. This tint can be worn alone but it’s best over your existing moisturizer, especially if you have even a tiny bit of dryness (you don’t want your skin to be drinking in makeup, do you?) This moisturizing formula will hydrate, soften, and impart a very healthy looking glow to the skin. Tinted Moisturizer is a great choice for women who want to look natural but still have a few things to cover because the look and feel are sheer and lightweight but it provides light to medium coverage. SPF 20 is a nice addition to help protect the skin from both UVB rays as well as some UVA rays.* On the scale of Laura Mercier’s foundations, Tinted Moisturizer provides the lightest coverage. Yet despite being so lightweight in look and feel, Tinted Moisturizer is extremely long wearing, stays color true all day long (a boon to oily skins) and wears evenly.More than just a makeup product, Laura’s Tinted Moisturizer has a special “antioxidant vitamin complex that acts as a free radical scavenger to protect skin from even the most aggressive effects of the environment.* ” Who hoo! Bonus!Notes on shade choices:Being that it is difficult to render color accurately on a computer for the purpose of color swatches, the following notes should help you select the appropriate shade of Tinted Moisturizer. If you already use one of Laura’s foundations and know the color name, I made note of the approximate color of Tint you would likely use.-VERY FAIR skin tones or those who use Laura’s Foundation in colors Porcelain Ivory or Blush Ivory would use Tinted Moisturizer – PORCELAIN-FAIR TO LIGHT skin tones or those who use Laura’s foundation in the color Warm Ivory would use Tinted Moisturizer – NUDE-LIGHT TO MEDIUM skin tones or those who use Laura’s Foundation in colors Sunny Beige or Vanilla Beige would use Tinted Moisturizer – SAND-MEDIUM skin with PINK TONES or those who use Laura’s Foundation in colors Shell Beige or Vanilla Beige would use Tinted Moisturizer – FAWN (note-this is not super pink)-MEDIUM skin tones or those who use Laura’s Foundation in colors Golden Beige or Honey Beige would use Tinted Moisturizer – ALMOND-MEDIUM to DARK skin tones or those who use Laura’s Foundation in colors Suntan Beige or Sunset Beige would use Tinted Moisturizer – TAN-DARKER skin tones or those who use Laura’s Foundation in colors Toffee Bronze or Deep Bronze would use Tinted Moisturizer – WALNUTIt’s quite normal to fall between two shades due to the infinite variety of skin tones and tan variations throughout the year. If this is the case for you, Laura recommends mixing those two shades together to get the perfect, custom match. Many of her clients do this. You’ll only use about half the amount of each shade when you mix (therefore each tube lasts you twice as long) so over the space of a year you don’t end up spending any more money on foundation than you would if you only purchased one color. Plus you get the bonus of precision matched color. Also, most of us tend to darken a bit in the summer and lighten up a bit in the winter at which point you’ll have just the right shade at your fingertips. Another trick I like with Laura’s Tinted Moisturizer is mixing a little of it with my oil-free foundation to get a slightly more natural looking finish or to slightly lighten or darken the color here as well.Easy to Use:Apply after skincare/moisturizer, using a downward motion with fingertips or a sponge. The downward blending motion helps to keep the foundation from getting under the very tiny, and nearly microscopic hairs we all grow on our faces. A sponge will help you apply the product more evenly than using your fingers. Laura makes a fantastic and machine washable version.Tinted Moisturizer can be worn with or without Laura’s famous, award winning, and best selling Foundation Primer underneath. An application of Foundation Primer first will naturally extend the wear of Tinted Moisturizer especially for oilier skins or all skins in warmer/humid months. If you prefer a soft/slightly moist finish, set the Tint with a small amount of Translucent Loose Powder by lightly tapping with the side of the Powder Brush. For a more matte finish, set Tinted Moisturizer with Translucent Loose Powder or Pressed Setting Powder (which provides more coverage than loose) using the Laura’s wonderful and machine washable Powder Puff.*While being SPF 20 (refers to UVB only), the active ingredients Laura uses in her Tinted Moisturizers do provide a small amount of UVA protection yet are not completely broad spectrum. All of Laura’s daytime Moisturizers provide SPF 15 in the form of avobenzone (listed under the chemical name) which is fully UVB and UVA protective. As a professional, freelance makeup artist, this is my preferred route. UVA/UVB sunscreen in a foundation makes it much thicker and can give the color a slightly `off `or `whitish cast. UVA/UVB sunscreen also reflects light and this shows up in pictures as `ghost face’ — a horror for brides when they get their pictures back. Having sunscreen in your moisturizer won’t have this same effect because you top it with foundation or powder which keeps the reflection at bay.

Caroline Altaville, CA

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer gives a healthy glow

The only shade other than Nude I would attempt to try is the almond. The sand and fawn are too brownish beige. This is also 20 SPF. Tinted moisturizer is like a hint of color added to your moisturizer, which is why I chose Nude and am happy with the overall look to my face and feel on my skin.The Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer is easy to apply, feels soft and silky to the skin. It is applied using fingertips. While I was at the counter at Nordstrom the cosmetician used a brush to apply. I liked this better than a cotton ball used at other counters.A 1.5 ounce tube will last from 4-5 months, probably longer now that fall is here and less coverage is needed for this season. This has an anti-oxidant complex that protects the skin.I have eczema, allergic to lanolin and check ingredients on all cosmetics before buying. The Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer does not contain lanolin, is Dermatologist tested and not tested on animals. I started using the moisturizer in early summer. This survived the brutal temps in Southern California.You do not have the caked on look, this is streak free, did not add much shine to my face, more of a glow. I read somewhere online that Sarah Jessica Parker attributes her healthy glow to the Nude shade of the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer as well.I even used this a few times as an under eye concealer when the skin looked lighter in color and needed a boost. There were no breakouts associated with using the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer. It worked well on keeping my rash area covered up with a more healthy look.The tube is easy to grasp with one hand and remove the twist-off cap in one twist. The contents are squeezed through the opening. Although once you get to the end of the tube you will need to shake it a bit to obtain the remaining droplets. I found that this worked just as well at the bottom of the tube as it did from when first purchased months ago.This is a tinted moisturizer that works on all skin-types and colors. The price is a bit steep, but I used it all compared to tossing out the Mac Face and Body Foundation and using the Serious Skin Care Tinted Moisturizer infrequently.

Doris Glendale, SC

Terrific Tinted Moisturizer

I was a bit skeptical about using this product. For one I thought it would make my skin break out and I also thought it wouldn’t really cover anything. Boy was I wrong. I finally used this when I went on a cruise this winter and I could not believe how well it covered my imperfections yet looked soooo natural and healthy. It also did not make my skin break out and I was in hot, humid weather. I used this in Sand which went well with my tan. I will buy this in Nude for everyday use and when I do not have any tan, real or fake. The SPF 20 is a nice added bonus too. This glides over your skin easily and blends wonderfully. I highly, highly recommend this unless your skin is very oily.

Lauri Ruby, SC
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100% Pure: Fruit Pigmented Tinted Moisturizer With Spf 20: Creme, 1.7 oz, All Natural, Organic Formula, Includes Caffeine Rich Green Tea, Green Coffee and Potent Anti Aging Vitamins

Moisturizing formula colored from fruit and vegetable pigments for a flawless complexion. Organic white tea, acai oil, pomegranate oil, vitamins and antioxidants deliver necessary, skin beneficial nutrients for the most healthy skin.

Key features

  • Moisturizing formula colored from fruit and vegetable pigments for a flawless complexion.
  • Organic white tea, acai oil, pomegranate oil, vitamins and antioxidants deliver necessary, skin beneficial nutrients for the most healthy skin.
  • Dot around face, use fingers to blend outwards really work it into the skin. Or use a brush to buff it all around face. Layer for more coverage.
  • For fair complexions. For those who desire a moisturizing light to medium coverage foundation that also offers sun protection and a dewy finish.
  • Pigments of Peach, Apricot, Carrot, Pomegranate, Cocoa Bean, Goji Berry and Tomato, White Tea, Cucumber Juice, Aloe Juice, Acai Oil and Pomegranate Oil, Vitamin E (a-tocopherol), Vitamin C (ascorbyl palmitate), Rice Starch, Candelilla Wax, Extracts of Rosemary, Oregano, Thyme, Grapefruit Seed, Japanese Honeysuckle, Goldenseal and Cinnamon

Honest reviews


such a great tint!

Im nearly forty, dark blond, pale-ish skin. Ive recently switched all my body/face products over to organic and natural. Natural oils, essential oils , really good smelling stuff, oil cleansers. I just thought to myself, for my skin to look its best surely , pasting on all these chemical filled anti aging creams has got to make it worse in the long run. So now i have all minimal readable ingredients and am very happy with the way my skin is looking. I absolutely love this tinted moisturiser. since Id changed my moisturisers etc, to organic, I didnt want to then put a foundation full of chemicals on top. I was looking for a tint, with just a light coverage but enough to give a smooth look. I picked the white peach online , due to the colour match picture and reviews. Its perfect! best colour match Ive ever had. Its almost just like another layer of my own skin only much smoother! I normally just pick something in the store, painstakingly trying to get the right colour, then i get it home and it looks completely different due to the fluorescant lights. Theyve never been quite right. Anyway …thankyou 100% pure, I feel light and natural using your products. (I also use both cream blushes, the peach pot and baby pink on different areas of my cheeks and the mascara) I feel like im getting that nice glowy look that ive always wanted 🙂 just wish id done all this years ago…could have saved a few lines ;)even if you have different coloured skin to me , pick a colour you think will work….and i bet it will!

Maude Argyle, MO

Doesn’t work for me

I love that these products are 100% pure. I adore their lipsticks, blushes, eye creamsticks and hair products. I thought I’d give the tinted moisturizer a try but the color is too dark-especially considering this is the lightest color (creme). The other issue I had with it is coverage-there is not enough. I actually like the fact that tinted moisturizers have light coverage, but this was so light that it didn’t cover anything, the tint just disappeared into my skin.

Michael Lafayette, LA

Makeup that doesn’t break me out!

Over the years I have developed sensitive skin that would break out at just about any product I used and that was especially true for any kind of foundation or even just tinted moisturizer. So, I’ve been in search for a non-greasy, light to medium coverage tinted moisturizer that didn’t cause me breakouts and through much trial and error I finally found this.I was skeptical of the claims but I can say I’ve been using it now daily for over a month and it has not caused a single breakout. In fact, my skin seems to have improved considerably – it just glows. The coverage is nice, hiding any imperfections reasonably well (after all, its not foundation). It seems to melt into my skin and blends perfectly (I have extremely pale skin, hence the lightest color in their collection).Best part is, it feels good, not greasy. I have combination skin and so I do use a serum underneath for those areas of my skin that are drier as this just doesn’t feel moisturizing enough to wear alone on the driest skin. I’m so glad I decided to give this brand a try. I will be coming back for more and that may be the first time in years I have said that about any tinted moisturizer or foundation!

Janell Jones, AL
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Clearasil Daily Clear Tinted Adult Treatment Cream: 0.65 OZ

Looking awesome is no accident, it’s a science. A science that works with your skin not against it. A science that you’ll find inside every Clearasil product.

Key features

  • * Conceals pimples while it dries them up and helps them heal* Dermatologist-tested acne-fighting formula
  • * Effective medication for less oily, adult skin
  • * Dermatologist-tested acne-fighting formula
  • prevention of acne

Honest reviews


Fairly good!

I bought this at Walgreens.I can see some improvement with my acne after using this. Nothing major, but I’m satisfied.I don’t mind the tint as I feel better looking at my skin in the mirror at home. I personally don’t like moisturizing afterward, but it’s best to do so before putting on makeup to leave for the day.

Shelley Viewtown, VA

Disappointing ingredients!!

Reading the ingredients I found this stuff and the regular Benzoyl peroxide formulas both contain isopropyl myristate!! That is one of the worst pore clogging ingredients around. I found another brand with the same sulfur and resorcinol formulation but without the Comediogenic ingredients, it works much better and I threw out the clearasil forever! Try Acnomel adult acne treatment instead. For anyone like me who is concerned about Comediogenic ingredients Acnomel is better.

Casey Mount Pleasant, MS


Hard to find this particular version of this product on the store shelves. Very effective in getting good results.Will buy again.

Elvia Daufuskie Island, SC
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Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action Vanishing Acne Treatment Cream, 1 Ounce

Looking awesome is no accident, it’s a science. A science that works with your skin not against it. A science that you’ll find inside every Clearasil product.

Key features

  • Visibly Reduces Redness And Pimple Size In As Little As 4 Hours
  • Acceladerm Technology

Honest reviews


Doesn’t work as advertised

I was disappointed because I paid full price in a pharmacy based on the claim that this “visibly reduces spot size and redness in 4 hours”. It doesn’t. I tried it a few times on my face and back and the product is the same as any other Benzoyl Peroxide cream. There are marginal results after a couple days use so I’m not sure if the cream worked or if the zit was going away anyway. But it does not do anything in 4 hours. Maybe for some people but definitely not everyone.

Diane Staunton, IL

It works, but not in 4 hours

This worked just like any other benzyl peroxide cream for me. It definitely reduced the size of a pimple on my face within a day (more or less depending), but definitely not in 4 hours. It works though, and seeing as I bought it to replace my previous benzyl peroxide cream, I’m not completely disappointed. The texture and application of this medication is much better than other ones I have used before.Don’t depend on this if you are 4 hours away from a big event, but works great if you give it time and use as directed.

Geraldine Spokane, WA

I Don’t Know About *4-Hours*

The CLEARASIL ULTRA RAPID ACTION TREATMENT CREAM works well but it doesn’t clear up pimples in 4-hours, at least not mine.I tried it on two small ones that I had on my chest and although it did help with the swelling and tenderness, the pimples were still there a day or two later but they were dried up.Best uses for this cream would be to just use it directly on pimples and not on your whole face because it really dries the skin out.

Cornelia Hancock, IA
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Neutrogena Healthy Skin EnTancer, Medium to Olive 60, 1 Ounce

Healthy Skin Enhancer is an alternative to foundation that provides everything you need for softer, healthier and younger-looking skin in one beautiful step. This dermatologist-developed formula contains a vitamin-rich Retinol treatment to visibly smooth fine lines and reduce signs of aging. It nourishes skin and protects against future sun damage with a weightless SPF 20 moisturizer. Each skin-enhancing shade provides a sheer tint of color for a more even, naturally beautiful look. Available in six sheer shades. Each shade works on multiple skin tones for easier shade selection. Enjoy the power of three daily essentials in one beautiful step.

Key features

  • SPF 20
  • Oil-free
  • Non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores)
  • Available in 6 sheer, skin-enhancing tints
  • 3 Daily essentials in one

Honest reviews


Not Impressed

I purchased this product because of the reviews however I was very disappointed. I used the light to neutral and it went on very chalky, not natural. It settled into the fine lines of my skin and did not retain any moisture but became dried out. I have normal skin, it is not excessively dry or oily. I’m 42, however I look about 32, this product did nothing for me. It did not make my skin look better but worse over time. The coverage was good initially but because I had to keep applying moisturizer the coverage was wiped clean. A tinted moisturizer should moisturize your face, that is one of it’s main functions. Estee Lauder Day Wear is a superior product, giving a natural glow as well as sufficient moisture. It doesn’t offer as much coverage but this coverage is no good if you have to keep applying moisturizer. It defeats the purpose. This will be going straight into the trash.

Dana Tonawanda, NY

Just Not for Hot Weather Use…

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Enhancer, Ivory To Fair, is a light-weight, multi-purpose product which combines moisturizer with a hint of color. I was looking for something that I could use on my more mature skin. I need a moisturizer, but also wanted a product that would provide light coverage to even out my skin tone and minimize pores. Further, I didn’t want to spend a fortune on something. After reading reviews, I decided to give this product a try.Neutrogena Healthy Skin Enhancer, Ivory To Fair, is liquid enough so that no more than two presses of the top are necessary to get enough, but not too much, product for even application. This enhancer is not so fluid that the product runs when being applied. It does a nice job of minimizing pores, but does not give one a mask-like appearance. It can be used without an additional foundation product and does provide enough moisturizing properties to prevent flaking in dry-skin areas.Neutrogena Healthy Skin Enhancer, Ivory To Fair, might not be light enough in color for individuals who have a true ivory skin tone. It has a bit more color than most ivory foundations and tends toward having beige undertones. It is very good for those fair-skinned individuals who may have a bit of a tan or who consider themselves as having light-olive skin.The fragrance of Neutrogena Healthy Skin Enhancer, Ivory To Fair reminds me of suntan lotion. Since it has an SPF of 20, this may account for the light suntan-lotion scent. I did not find it offensive; and, it was not so strong that my sensitive-to-fragrance spouse noticed it.While Neutrogena Healthy Skin Enhancer, Ivory To Fair, has a number of positive attributes, it also has some characteristics that kept me from awarding it a five-star rating. The product dries in the pump opening, even after only 24 hours between uses. If one forgets to clear the opening, the first push on the pump results in a squirt of product ending up several inches from the target. The biggest drawback to Neutrogena Healthy Skin Enhancer, Ivory To Fair, is that it “puddles” in numerous splotches if one sweats at all. Even a light, “dew-producing” moment causes the wearer to appear to break out in light colored “measles.” If you are at an age where you experience your own “personal summer moments” this is not the product for you. You will experience running streaks all over your face. It is because of this characteristic that I gave Neutrogena Healthy Skin Enhancer, Ivory To Fair, a four-star rating. If I lived in a cooler climate or did not experience occasional “warm” moments, it would have received five stars.

Elnora Clarita, OK

So far I like it

Been using for about a week and so far so good, it hasn’t made me break out. I wouldn’t judge color by the pictures because I would have bought the wrong one if I did. The ivory/fair is the lightest color but the picture makes it look a lot more orange than the fair/light one so I was having trouble deciding which color to choose. I decided to buy it at the store nearby to judge colors better. I have a really hard time finding a color match. 90% of foundations are too dark for me, or too pink, or too orange. The ivory/fair was a perfect match. It does add moisture to my dry skin but it is pretty sheer.

Vanessa Montcalm, WV
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