Tested on animals:No
There's no shortage of makeup/skincare combinations promising all kinds of benefits, but in many cases they just can't live up to the hype. We're happy to report that this tinted primer can do what it says, and does it well!
First, a note about the "BB" in the name of this product. Ultimately, it's all about labeling and marketing – getting consumers to buy a product because they think it's something new and different - nothing more. Generally, a BB cream from U.S. cosmetics brands is similar to a tinted moisturizer. BB creams typically provide sun protection, and may or may not include beneficial ingredients like antioxidants or skin-lightening agents. They're not as revolutionary as they are made out to be, and there's certainly no consistency among products from different brands.
Ultimately, this product is a good tinted primer. True to claims, it provides reliable broad spectrum sun protection with the mineral active ingredients titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. That makes it a good option for those with sensitive skin that might not be able to tolerate the so-called "synthetic" sunscreen actives.
This primer has a silky, gel-cream texture that glides easily across skin, and it feels lightweight even if you pile it on. It retains its satiny texture throughout its wear time, though it dries to a natural-looking soft matte finish.
Applied on its own, it provides light coverage of redness and imperfections, creating a more even skin tone overall. It doesn't highlight pores or wrinkles, and is suitable for most skin types (though people with dry to very dry skin should wear a moisturizer underneath, since this doesn't provide much moisture). Worn under foundation, this serves as a good base, making application a bit easier, and its tint is light enough (there are four natural-looking options for fair to medium skin tones) that it won't drastically alter your foundation's color.
Another positive is that there are some beneficial ingredients included in the formula, including antioxidants and anti-irritants that serve to boost this primer's sunscreen protection, and it's packaged in a pump-style container that will keep these ingredients stable. This primer is also fragrance-free.
- Provides reliable broad-spectrum sun protection with titanium dioxide and zinc oxide.
- Silky texture blends easily.
- Provides light, natural-looking coverage of redness and imperfections.
- Doesn't emphasize pores or wrinkles.
- Serves as a good foundation base.
- Contains antioxidants and anti-irritants in packaging that will keep them stable.