Natural Tinted Face Lotion Recipe (Like BB Cream)

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If you’ve been studying Wellness Mama for lengthy, you understand that I’m not a fan of using chemicals that I can’t pronounce to clean my house or rubbing them on my face, the place they are often absorbed in only a few seconds.

The logical extension of avoiding dangerous chemical compounds is discovering pure choices for private care merchandise and make-up. I made my very own shampoo and toothpaste (and began a company to share these recipes with others) however discovering pure (and reasonably priced) make-up choices that I liked was tougher.

I like enjoying with these DIY eye shadow recipes. 

I found out a liquid foundation recipe that gives nice protection for zits and pores and skin discoloration, however since I don’t put on make-up day-after-day. Ultimately I wished a lightweight tinted face lotion that might be used every day for a tiny bit shade, with out wanting like I used to be sporting make-up in any respect.

My resolution? This lighter model of a liquid basis, with additional moisturizing energy.

How to Make Tinted Face Lotion or Moisturizer (Like BB Cream)

As I discussed, this tinted face lotion is just like pure basis however thinner and with much less protection. Many firms name it magnificence balm or BB cream. It doubles as a pure facial moisturizer.

With its slight bronzing impact, I can use it every day however it by no means appears to be like or seems like make-up. It goes on clean and dries to a powdery clean end.

I used a store-bought lotion on this recipe as a result of it’s what I had readily available. If you don’t have already got a great face lotion you should use the selfmade face lotion from this recipe. It’s so simple as altering the powders we’re including to show it right into a tinted lotion, as an alternative of a basis.

Finding Your Perfect Match

For the tint or shade, there are a number of choices. This recipe works rather well with completely different pores and skin tones and is straightforward to regulate so it’s an ideal match. This tinted face lotion recipe makes use of:

  • natural cocoa powder and bronze mica
  • OR pure mineral make-up in your shade

I used a mixture of bronze mica powder and cocoa powder in mine. Note that mica powder does have a very slight shimmer, so in the event you don’t need that, stick with cocoa. You might additionally add in a bit of cinnamon for heat undertones. Just be certain all your components are a really nice powder for clean software.

You’ll need to begin with a small quantity of cocoa powder and mica (if utilizing), including a bit of extra at a time to match your shade. It appears to be like a bit of darker within the jar than it does on pores and skin, so don’t panic if it appears to be like too darkish!

And when you’re at it why not make some dry shampoo with the additional cocoa? 🙂

What Does It Feel Like?

It relies upon considerably on the lotion you employ, however it ought to sink into pores and skin leaving it supple, moisturized, and evenly tinted. I discover this goes on clean and leaves behind a powdery end, like if I’d evenly dusted on sheer basis powder or bronzer.

Note that it’s not heavy and it received’t cowl up zits, scars, or different blemishes.

The excellent news is, this makes use of wholesome elements that feed our pores and skin cells as an alternative of masking the problem and over time can assist enhance pores and skin tone. Cocoa powder is filled with antioxidants and has a bit of caffeine to perk up pores and skin. Plus rubbing chocolate-scented lotion in your face simply feels decadent!

Tinted Face Lotion With SPF?

Unlike my selfmade basis powder, this recipe doesn’t have any solar safety in it. While I attempt to have safe sun exposure day-after-day, there may be such a factor as an excessive amount of. If you wished so as to add a bit of non-nano uncoated zinc oxide powder for SPF you possibly can. It will change the feel considerably although and supply heavier protection the extra you employ.

The Best Moisturizer for the Job

Making that is tremendous straightforward, particularly in the event you’re utilizing pre-made lotion. It might be so simple as two elements (lotion and cocoa powder or mineral make-up), or you may get a bit of fancier with it.

You need to select a lotion that works properly with the fragile pores and skin of the face. Heavier lotions, like physique butter, might be nice for all-over skincare, however are too heavy for facial pores and skin. Choose one which works properly along with your pores and skin sort and isn’t too greasy or dry.

No Time to Make it?

Here are some good store-bought choices which can be non-toxic and rank properly on EWG:


Tinted Face Lotion

This tinted face lotion goes on clean and dries to a powdery end. It’s light-weight sufficient to put on day-after-day for a recent look.

Prep Time5 minutes

Active Time20 minutes

Total Time25 minutes

Yield: 1 ounce

Author: Katie Wells


Homemade Lotion

  • Melt the shea butter, argan, or jojoba oil and emulsifying wax in a double boiler, stirring often.

  • Remove from warmth and add the aloe, witch hazel, and Leucidal if utilizing, whisking vigorously till clean.

  • Let cool fully. The fridge accelerates the method.

Tinting Your Face Lotion

  • Mix the lotion (both selfmade OR retailer purchased) and the colours to get the specified shade. Start with a tiny quantity of every shade powder and slowly work as much as get your required shade. You’ll need to use both cocoa powder and mica OR mineral make-up, not each. I began with ¼ tsp every of cocoa powder and mica, then added 1/8 tsp extra at a time till it matched my pores and skin tone.
  • This will look darker within the jar than it does on pores and skin. To get your good shade add a bit of extra shade at a time and take a look at the colour in your internal arm.

  • Store in an air-tight container and use every day as desired for a smoothing/sprucing, pure tinted lotion.


If utilizing pre-made lotion, this can have the shelf lifetime of the lotion you’re utilizing. If you are utilizing aloe vera with no preservative (the one linked to above is preserved), then this needs to be saved within the fridge and used inside 10 days. 
If you need to add a pure, broad-spectrum preservative it’ll lengthen the shelf life to about 6 months. Be positive to maintain in a cool, dry place, away from extra warmth and moisture for greatest outcomes.

This article was medically reviewed by Jessica Meyers, MPAP, PA-C, RH(AHG), who makes a speciality of natural protocols and practical drugs. You may discover Jessica on Instagram. As at all times, this isn’t private medical recommendation and we advocate that you just speak along with your physician.

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