I'm on the fence about this one. I always look for a more budget-friendly version of my favorite, the BareMinerals gel cream tinted moisturizer. This isn't it. I love that one for its buildable coverage, lack of fragrance and silicones. This doesn't have silicones, so that's good, and it feels wonderfully moisturizing, but I don't really see much coverage at all with this PF formula.
It also is scented. For a brand called Physicians Formula, you'd think they would lean toward unscented products, but this has a pretty strong lavender smell. Fortunately I love the scent of lavender, but for my hand cream or a body wash or a room freshener. In those cases bring it on. For my face, I prefer it dialed back.
That said, there is a lot I like about this. It really does feel like a nice moisturizer. It is soft and makes my skin look moisturized and dewy. I feared the Light to Natural hue might be too dark on my face (PF has some weird offerings in their tinted, BB and CC moisturizers that really only seem to work on people who are pale to medium, and if you're fair or dark-skinned, too bad...) but this blends in well on me and doesn't look fake. That could be that it's not terribly tinted, either, though. Just using this alone isn't enough for me, but with concealer or if I blend it with a pump of my Burt's Bees foundation, I get more the coverage I desire, and I'm happy with that combo.
I also like that it has a bit of SPF to it. More would be better, but I honestly try never to go out into the sun during peak hours, and I hide in the shade or under a hat most other times, so this isn't really an issue for me.
I'm not 100 percent sure I'd repurchase, however. For the feel, yes. For the scent and lack of coverage as a tinted moisturizer, though, it'd be a pass. If it were on sale or in some buy-one-get-one-free promotion, I'd consider picking it up again.
Pros: Nice moisturizing feel, especially forgiving on my 40-something normal-to-dry skin.
Cons: Scented. It may be a nice moisturizer, but cosmetically it doesn't cover much. Only really good if you have skin that has no scars or dark spots, or use with concealer.
Update: I've already purchased my third tube of this, and liked the first one enough that I actually cut it open and scraped out the dregs. I also mixed some with some Burt's Bees foundation, and really like how they work together. But I use this tinted moisturizer quite often. I have been finding it for less than $10 at Meijer, so I tend to pick one up there every few months. It's not full or medium coverage like any foundation would be, but it does make my skin look a bit glowier and more polished. If it's a bad skin day, I add a bit of concealer over this and set with powder. I love it, for the performance and the price. Perfect for days where I just want to look like a better version of myself, with added sun protection.