I have been thoroughly enjoying La Mer The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 for a few years now, and the fact that La Mer renewed The Radiant SkinTint Broad Spectrum SPF 30 got me quite excited as I always wished that the texture of their The Reparative SkinTint would be more like their foundation that I love.
- La Mer The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 (Swatches/ Shade 220 Neutral & 250 Sand)
- La Mer The Reparative SkinTint Broad Spectrum SPF 30 (Shade 03 Light Medium)
Previously, the Light Medium shade was a little dark for my skin stone, so this time, I got Shade Light 22 in The Radiant SkinTint SPF 30 (new formula) instead.
Scent & Consistency
The Radiant SkinTint Broad Spectrum SPF 30 carries La Mer's signature soothing hue just like their The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation, which I really love. My sensitive nose and eyes don't get irritated by the scent, and it's always good as I don't need to deal with a runny nose or watery eyes.
The texture of their new tinted moisturiser reminded me of La Prairie's long discontinued Anti-Aging Hydra Tint Sunscreen SPF 20, which brought me back to some pleasant memories I had using it about a decade ago. The closest one that I could find so far has been La Mer The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 that I've been using regularly, and I'm very glad to tell you that the new SkinTint has a bit of their foundation feel to it.
It's just that the tinted moisturiser has a bit of density to the texture with less coverage. It goes on smooth and creamy, but it sets pretty fast even compared to their foundation, so you need quick hands to apply.
Octinoxate 7.5%, Octisalate 2.0%, Titanium Dioxide 5.3% Water\Aqua\Eau, Butylene Glycol, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Cetyl Alcohol, Laureth-4, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Algae (Seaweed) Extract, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Seed Powder, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seedcake, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Seed Meal, Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Leaf Oil, Sodium Gluconate, Copper Gluconate, Calcium Gluconate, Magnesium Gluconate, Zinc Gluconate, Tocopheryl Succinate, Niacin, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Powder, Polyethylene, Helichrysum Arenarium (Everlasting) Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Magnolia Officinalis Bark Extract, Peg-100 Stearate, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Morus Nigra (Mulberry) Root Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Gelidium Cartilagineum Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Saccharomyces Lysate Extract, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint), Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Methyldihydrojasmonate, Sigesbeckia Orientalis (St. Paul'S Wort) Extract, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Sucrose, Glycerin, Glycyrrhetinic Acid, Caffeine, Propylene Glycol Diethylhexanoate, Lecithin, Isohexadecane, Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax, Whey Protein\Lactis Protein\Proteine Du Petit-Lait, Dimethoxytolyl Propylresorcinol, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Peel Extract, Acetyl Glucosamine, Pvp/Hexadecene Copolymer, Tourmaline, Yeast Polysaccharides, Caprylyl Glycol, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Oil, Yeast Extract\Faex\Extrait De Levure, Isostearic Acid, Propylene Glycol Dicaprate, Stearic Acid, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract
Verdict / Application tips
If you were to use La Mer The Radiant SkinTint Broad Spectrum SPF 30 as a replacement of your daytime moisturiser, you may not like the result as much. As I mentioned above, it sets pretty fast onto skin and you can get unwanted strokes here and there on your face. Fixing it may not be that easy as it could come off as you rub in too much. So the less rubbing, the better.
Accordingly, I noticed that the result can vary depending on what you put underneath the SkinTint. I would avoid anything mattifying underneath as skin looks quite dull and looks a bit tacky after the application. I noticed that using a creamy lotion or cream before the application works the best as the fingers glides through and you get enough time to perfect your complexion with your finger tips. And it give quite a luminous natural glow, which enhances the look and tone of skin.
The tinted moisturiser by itself doesn't provide much deep hydration, it's better to see it as a tinted sunscreen. I didn't see much smoothing or plumping action through the SkinTint other than evening out skin tone and bringing out some glow to skin. As a reference, I'm usually in between shades 30 and 40 in Chanel foundations in Summer, which is about light to light medium with olive skin tone.
With the first application, you will get that natural glow without much coverage other than tone enhancement. If you put second layer, which I did 2 hours later after my initial application before gardening, you will notice that I definitely look like I put something on my face (ie. sunscreen).
I didn't notice much greying or darkening effects over time, but I noticed that it doesn't control sebum production, so you might need some blotting papers throughout the day. If you need some buildable coverage, I'd rather suggest La Mer The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 over The Radiant SkinTint Broad Spectrum SPF 30.
Where to buy
- La Mer The Renewal Oil
- Chantecaille Gold Recovery Mask (Revitalising Treatment)
- Chanel Hydra Beauty Camellia Water Cream (Illuminating hydrating fluid)
- Chanel LES BEIGES Sheer Healthy Glow Moisturizing Tint SPF 30
- Omorovicza Illuminating Moisturiser