My One-Step Morning Skincare Routine

As someone who will be spending a lot of time outdoors this summer, finding the right skincare product that offers protection without the white, gloppy mess of traditional sunscreen is crucial. I don’t have time to layer on moisturizers, sunscreen, foundation or the handful of other products seen in the endless “Get Ready with Me” videos that people (including me) love to watch. I have time for one thing: Enter Daybird’s 4-in-1 Serum Skin Tint — a game-changer for anyone looking to simplify their morning routine.

The BIPOC, woman-owned brand has created a go-to product that is a smooth blend of a serum, moisturizer, sheer tint and mineral SPF 50 sunscreen. This multitasker is designed for my hectic mornings when I want to wear less but feel like my skin is protected with clean ingredients.

With my light to light-medium skin tone, I went with their 1.5 light shade, but Daybird offers two other tones for medium to medium-deep skin tones. You can even take a Skin Quiz if you’re unsure which one is right for you. I didn’t have to take a quiz – Casper the Friendly Ghost and I could be twins. The shade blended seamlessly, giving me a natural, slightly dewy finish that wasn’t thick or heavy.

The main ingredients include Niacinamide, Bisabolol and Zinc Oxide, which together provide smoother skin, reduce inflammation, even skin tone and protect against blue light and UVA/UVB rays. Thankfully, this combination lasts all day long (and if you’re a water bug or spend all your time outdoors, it’s recommended you reapply every two hours). 

What I love most about this serum, aside from the convenience, is the quality. Dermatologist-tested and approved? Yes, please. There are so many products out there that I’m hesitant to put on my sensitive skin for the sake of testing. Because Daybird’s products are fragrance-free, vegan and cruelty-free with a Leaping Bunny certification, I felt more at ease with trying it. And I’m so glad I did. It’s made my busy summer mornings that much simpler.