If you only want to read one paragraph, let me just remind you first and foremost that you (everyone) should wear sunscreen on their face every day. And you’ll absolutely love this spf 50 tinted moisturizer in a COMPLETELY recyclable container – it’s the best clean tinted moisturizer. If you need a little more, here is my daybird skincare review…
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Best Clean Tinted Moisturizer
This isn’t the first clean tinted moisturizer I’ve fallen in love with, I’ll be honest, but what I love about this one (besides that it lives up to everything I want in an everyday spf) is that the container is recyclable. Yep, no extra makeup recycling here. Use it all up (and love it), then recycle the container.
Here’s my before/after so you can see the kind of coverage the Daybird spf provides. It isn’t a full blown foundation (see my clean makeup routine if you want clean spf foundation), and that’s great, because most days, I just want an SPF that makes me look a little done up with basically zero work.
Why zero work? Because this tinted spf is actually the final step in my AM skincare routine. Besides serving as my face sunscreen, however, the daybird tinted skincare is actually a lot more.
Best Clean Tinted Moisturizer Shades
I wear a shade 2 in Daybird. They only have four shades currently, but are planning to expand their selection. On the product page, I find the examples of people wearing the shade to be the most helpful.
If you’re still unsure, contact them or send an IG message their way. They’ll get back to you STAT!
Daybird Tinted Skincare
Daybird skincare (and this is the only product they offer at the moment – available in 4 shades) claims to be a 4-in-1 product, serving as a serum, moisturizer, foundation, and sunscreen.
As I mentioned above, it doesn’t really act as a foundation for me (though I don’t want it too). Since Sacramento is a dry environment, I also need to use a different moisturizer (usually one of my favorite face oils in the morning). BUT I do like that it adds even an extra layer of moisture protection.
As for the serum component, it contains two ingredients – niacinamide (a vitamin B3 antioxidant to help with smoother skin) and Bisabolol (a chamomile extract to reduce inflammation and even skin tone).
Recyclable Skincare Packaging
I’m all about sustainable living and I’m a firm believer that clean beauty is part of sustainable living. On a basic level, it gets washed down the drain into our water supply, but it’s also important to look at sourcing and ingredients.
One thing I’ve largely had to overlook when it comes to shopping for clean beauty and non toxic makeup brands, however, is the packaging. Skincare and makeup are usually very difficult to recycle or to recycle en totale. And, if we’re being honest, there’s only so many ways and times you can wash and reuse containers, so the fact that daybird skincare is totally curbside recyclable is AMAZING!
How, you ask? The pump is metal-free, so it’s just a single type of plastic in the container – easily recycled. The pump is great for getting all the product out (and there is A LOT of product in each container since you aren’t losing space with materials), so simply use it all up and then toss in recycling!
Daybird Skincare Cost
At full price, Daybird is just under $40 with free shipping and returns. You can use code LUCI15 for 15% off your first order to get it down to under $35. And man is it worth the cost. I started using this the first week of November. I’ve used it 5 days per week on average since then and JUST ran out of the product last week. So that’s nearly 5 months – even if we round down to 4 months because it wasn’t everyday use, that’s pretty fantastic!
It’s also become an essential in my summer beauty routine!
Clean Beauty Tips
Since clean beauty is an important part of sustainable living (what we wash down the drain matters as much as what we put on our skin), be sure to check out these other clean beauty roundups:
Common questions include do shampoo bars really work and how do you use them? What natural deodorant actually works? What’s the best safety razor for women (and how to use them properly). And the best makeup brush cleaner (on the cheap and easy)!
There are also great clean skin & hair care products for men!
And the real need – natural lip balms and chapsticks!