ILIA Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40 Review

Our review of ILIA Super Serum Skin Tint breaks down why this tinted moisturizer is super for dry and mature skin.

This ILIA tinted base provides dewy sun protection.
Shown here is the Kokkini ST12 (Medium with Neutral Warm Undertones) that matches NC40 skin tone.

If you know your MAC shade, see the complete list of MAC to ILIA Shade Conversions to find your ILIA shade.

Pros

  • Excellent mineral SPF 40 and natural finish
  • Lightweight feel that doesn’t feel like makeup
  • Good skincare ingredients like niacinamide, hyaluronic acid and squalane for dry and mature skin
  • Inclusive shade range (30 shades) and plenty of choices for darker skin tones

Cons

  • Light coverage that won’t hide serious blemishes
  • Not for oily skin
  • Pricey

Scorecard

Number of ratings: 1509

Average score: 4.5 stars

Get it from Amazon for $48+ (available in 30 shades).

What reviewers say about ILIA Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40

“I HATE foundation and the feeling of having something on my face, so this is a great option. It’s lightweight, tinted and provides enough coverage to cover redness. Bonus that it has SPF!”Sage

“My over-70 dry skin loves it! I first bought it as an spf after watching Youtuber & dermatologist Dr Dray demo. I wanted that pretty, glowy look and I got it! I quickly quit wearing foundation and added Ilia concealer (website recommended perfect concealer color based on my tinted spf serum color). Enjoying the lighter feel, especially during hot & humid Dallas weather. No scent that I can detect. Great find!” – Suzeanna

Check price on Amazon (available in 30 shades).

Who should buy this

Buy this if you are looking for:

  • A moisturizing base for dry or mature skin
  • Mineral sun protection that looks natural without a white cast
  • A tinted moisturizer with beneficial skincare ingredients
  • A “clean” foundation without chemical sunscreens, silicones, parabens or fragrance

Who should NOT buy this

Don’t buy this if:

  • you need a matte base
  • you need full coverage

Verdict

The ILIA Super Serum Tint is a tinted moisturizer that is best for dry or mature skin. Its mineral-based SPF40 sunscreen is great for sensitive skin.

Ingredients

Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 12.0%

Aqua/Water/Eau, Squalane, Shea Butter Ethyl Esters, Isoamyl Laurate, Polyglyceryl-3 Ricinoleate, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Propanediol, Isopropyl Isostearate, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Methylpropanediol, Niacinamide, Sodium Chloride, Lecithin, Caprylyl Glycol, Silica, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Bisabolol, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Allantoin, Phenylpropanol, Sodium Myristoyl Glutamate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Polyhydroxystearic Acid. May Contain/Peut Contenir (±): CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide).

Mineral SPF40 with beneficial skincare ingredients

ILIA Super Serum Skin Tint is an outstanding tinted moisturizer for dry and mature skin. Its mineral SPF 40 formula contains non-nano zinc oxide that provides broad spectrum sun protection. This is the base I wear on sunny hikes and beach days.

It also contains a slew of good-for-your-skin ingredients like niacinamide, hyaluronic acid and squalane to hydrate and improve skin elasticity.

Clean formula without chemical sunscreens, silicones, parabens and more

As someone who cannot use products with silicones or chemical sunscreen, I was thrilled to find out that the Super Serum Tint did not contain any of these offending ingredients. After testing the product for several months, I’m happy to report that it did not give me any weird skin reactions.

ILIA Super Serum Tint also does not contain parabens, fragrance or oil, all of which can be problematic for sensitive skin.

Great for no-makeup days

Morgat ST11.5 is a match for NC35 skin tone.

The lightweight feel of this base and its undetectable coverage reminded me instantly of MAC’s Face & Body foundation (see our review here), another your-skin-but-better foundation.

This is the product I reach for on “no makeup” days or when I want to look fresh and glowy.

Pair with concealer for more coverage

For skin that requires a bit more coverage, try wearing the ILIA Super Serum Tint with concealer. If you don’t know your concealer shade, use the Find Your Foundation/Concealer shade page to find your correct shade.

Finish with mineral powder sunscreen to reduce shine

Tarte Sea Set & Protect Mineral Powder Sunscreen

On very sunny and humid days, I like to pair it with a mineral powder sunscreen like the Tarte Sea Set & Protect Mineral Powder Sunscreen for extra sun protection and to cut down on excessive shine.

Finding the correct shade is key

Bom Bom ST5 is a match for NW20 skin tone.

The ILIA Super Serum Skin Tint has a sheer, skin-like finish and with the correct shade, you won’t look like you are wearing anything on your skin at all.

If you are not sure which shade to use, use the Find Your Foundation Match page to find the correct shade.

MAC to ILIA Shade Conversions

ILIA Super Serum Skin Tint light shades

The NC25 shade match for ILIA Super Serum Skin Tint is Shela ST8 (neutral warm undertone). Here’s more NC25 shade matches/equivalents.

ILIA Super Serum Skin Tint medium deep shades

The NC40 shade match for ILIA Super Serum Skin Tint is Kokkini ST12 (neutral warm undertone). Here’s more  NC40 shade matches/equivalents.

See complete list of MAC to ILIA Shade Conversions.

See the full list of shade matches/equivalents (includes all brands).

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