Dew Skin by Beauty Counter

Beauty Counter Dew Skin tinted moisturizer


I’m packing for a trip to the beach, making my list of what to bring with me. Facial sunblock is high on that list, of course. Slimming down my oils, moisturizers, and makeup is important, too, since I’m only taking a carry-on. Ideally, I’ll bring one product that’s a sunblock, moisturizer and foundation combined. Clean, safe, nontoxic ingredients are the ideal.

What’s that you say? Beauty Counter Dew Skin Moisturizing Coverage is exactly the 3-in-1 product I just described??

But First…

What is Beauty Counter? It’s a fantastic clean-beauty brand that you probably know all about. In case you don’t, check out my reviews on its cream highlighter (here), lipgloss (here), and eye makeup remover (here) to learn more about the company.

The reason I suggest looking at all three reviews is because, somehow, I forgot to include everything the first time around, or the second, or the third. Even now, I realize I didn’t include how Beauty Counter is a B Corporation company. And that just may be the most beautiful thing about this clean-beauty company.

“Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose… The B Corp community works toward reduced inequality, lower levels of poverty, a healthier environment, stronger communities, and the creation of more high quality jobs with dignity and purpose.”

Dew Skin

Tinted SPF 20

So, I’m bringing the Dew Skin to the beach. It’s a perfect product because it’s SPF 20, and I can wear it alone or under makeup. Alone, it’s undetectable on my skin because it’s tinted and doesn’t leave a white cast. It works well under makeup because the texture is smooth, and it works well as a primer.

I do wish the SPF were higher, but I wore Dew Skin as my only facial sun block all through my trip in Nevis, and it worked great. It provided great sun protection, so I have no qualms about using it.


When I wear Dew Skin, I don’t use any other facial oil or moisturizer. I’ll apply a serum and under eye cream, but that’s it. I have normal to dry skin and if I wear moisturizer underneath Dew Skin, my face is too greasy.

Dew Skin applies like a thin, silky moisturizer. It smoothes out beautifully and locks in moisture. This shouldn’t be surprising since, according to Beauty Counter,

“It … includes black currant, peony flower root extract, and vitamin C to enhance skin brightness and sodium hyaluronate to promote firmer, smoother-looking skin.”


Beauty Counter Dew Skin shades

Unlike a lot of tinted moisturizers or tinted sunblocks, Dew Skin comes in different shades. I use a combination of No. 2 and No. 3 to create my color match. Sometimes, I add more of one than the other depending on my tan in the summer or lack there of and winter.

While I can wear foundation over it, I usually don’t (unless I want full coverage or am having a really bad skin day). Dew Skin applies smoothly and rubs out really easily. You can layer it to get more coverage, but it will never be like a full coverage foundation.

I find that Dew Skin does what the name implies, which is to make my skin look dewy while blurring imperfections. When I wear it, I often get compliments on my skin.

Bottom line

I don’t think I’ve come up with a negative for this product – other than the SPF could be higher – so it’s pretty clear how I feel about Dew Skin. It’s a staple for me. Other products may be more glamorous, with some shimmer and such, but this is a great makeup bag staple. It wears well alone or under makeup; It provides sunblock, moisturizer and coverage; And it contains only clean, nontoxic ingredients.

Note: No, I am not a Beauty Counter consultant; this is an honest review.

I would really love to hear how you like Beauty Counter’s Dew Skin, or if you don’t. If you have any questions or comments, please let me know!

As alway, thank you for reading my blog.

~The Pampered Wife

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