I've always had a good experience with Physician's Formula products, in fact I've been happily using their bronzers for years. I sort of bought this tinted moisturizer on a whim recently, I wasn't really in the market for one. Two things helped me make my decision buying this much easier (besides the fact that it's Physician's Formula) SPF 50 in big letters and the save $4.99 coupon attached to the box. I am kind of ashamed to say this but I feel like I take my skin for granted, knowing that I should use some kind of protection I still don't! I was actually thinking of getting an all over sun screen for but then I saw this. During summer months, I am not really fond of wearing foundation especially in the day time and especially in Chicago where humidity skyrockets to unbelievable highs. Until now my summer face routine was basically, application of MSFN, bronzer and blush. I have always read and heard about tinted moisturizers but never tried one. Without further blabbing, here is my experience with my first ever tinted moisturizer!
Natural finish and coverage
This tinted moisturizer is from Physician's Formula's "Healthy Wear" collection.This line also includes, power foundation and pressed bronzer, both with SPF 50. There are 4 different shades; Ivory-Fair, Fair-Light, Light-Natural, Natural-Tan. I picked up Natural-Tan (I wear NC40 for reference) because Light-Natural would most likely be too light for my skin tone considering I am even darker during summer. It comes in this cute orange and pink bottle with a pump. Gotta love the pump! My first impression was "wow reminds me a lot of my Revlon PhotoReady foundation"! They do have similarities so chances are if you like PR, you will like this tinted moisturizer vice versa. I figured with this product, I need about a pump for my entire face. It is very light weight and has a creamy consistency.
I have been wearing this daily since I bought it and my skin feels like it's got nothing on it and I love that! It blends easily with finger tips. It has a faint smell to it though it is fragrance free. I would say that it provides medium coverage and dries to a semi-sheer and natural-looking finish, so let's not expect it to cover all of our imperfections. Basically when it dries, it looks just like Photo Ready, in my opinion.
Based on my experience, this moisturizer has pretty good resistance towards humidity. I haven't felt like it's melting off my face like I do with my foundations, and that's a plus for me! I will continue using this throughout summer because it protects with SPF 50, is paraben-free, feels super light and looks natural! What else can I ask for?? I believe you can find this product in your local drugstore/market. I purchased mine from Jewel-Osco with the instant $4.99 coupon (regular retail price is $14.99) I am not sure if they have this offer in other stores though, worth a try if you've been looking for a tinted moisturizer! Honestly, there is nothing I don't like about this product, it's everything I would look for in a tinted moisturizer, yay! One thing I can totally hear people complain about is, and you are totally right, that there are only 4 shades. Hopefully Physician's Formula will bring out more shades to suit many more skin tones!