Andalou Naturals BB Skin Perfecting Beauty Balm SPF 30 Natural -- 2 fl oz
Too heavy, yet sheer, super greasy
I can use only zinc/zinc-titanium sunscreens, so I'm used to the heavy feel and the possible (likely) whitening effect. I tested this on the back of my hand from a sample and it seemed like it would work nicely. Unfortunately when I applied this on my face it never absorbed. I looked shiny, and greasy, and my face "rubbed off" on everything. This makes nice leg makeup, so I won't waste the product, but it's not right for my oily/combo skin.
May 5, 2015
Excellent physical sunscreen
My face is very sensitive to sunscreens ( they always feel heavy and my face starts to sweat as soon as I put most on) and this one does not bother me at all. This product is genius because it allows you to use a non-toxic sunscreen (zinc oxide) without the white-out ghost effect. Instead, it is tinted and uses the opacity of the zinc to even your skin tone. It's a pretty genius product.
It has a light citrus scent, which I love, and it gives a gentle glow rather than a matte finish. It does rub off on clothing easily, so I am thinking of beginning to use a setting powder.
I always struggled with getting myself to wear sunscreen every day because every one I tried didn't feel good on my skin. I have worn this or another of the Andalou BB creams pretty much every day for a year. I feel my overall skin has improved and everyone I recommend the product to loves it, too.
It's worth noting that Andalou has these creams in each of their skin type ranges and I have noticed that the pigments are somewhat different in each one, so it may be worth trying in the store to find the best fit for you.
January 3, 2015
I absolutely love this product. The tint is perfect. It is very light. Perfect under my makeup or by itself. Very gentle and beautiful scent. I had tried the Rose one and I love that as well.
It has been working great with my hyper-pigmentation and sensitive skin. Actually I am buy one for my mom and sister.
Great Product. Tatiana
August 28, 2014
Too heavy for my taste
This was my first experience with a BB cream, and I guess I should have looked at the ingredients a little more closely. It uses zinc oxide as the sunscreen ingredient, which sits on top of my skin and feels heavy, greasy. I'll admit that after a couple of months use, my skin feels a bit softer, but the daily feel is just too heavy. I won't be buying it again.
August 26, 2014