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Clinique Age Defense BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30

What it is:A powerful balm to perfect the appearance of skin. What it is formulated to do:- Antioxidants to prevent and banish imperfections - Features SPF 30 sun protection - Comes in four shades This instant morning routine gives skin just about everything it needs for a quick start: SPF protection, antioxidants for prevention, and just enough coverage to banish imperfections. In addition to these beneficial factors, it makes the perfect primer, too. What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates - Phthalates What else you need to know:Beauty Balms or BB Creams were originally developed as a perfect post-procedure cream used to treat, hydrate, prime, protect, and camouflage the skin. Great for all skin types including those with sensitive skin, these versatile “five-in-one” formulas are designed to do it all: treat with high levels of active skin care ingredients moisturize and smooth dehydrated skin prime and perfect skin’s surface camouflage and color correct the skintone and protect skin from the sun with SPF. They can be used as a last step for their skincare benefits or used on their own as an instant beautifier. Complexions with very fair to pink undertones, use Shade 01. Very fair, moderately fair, and golden undertones, use Shade 02. Moderately fair to medium complexions with golden undertones, use Shade 03. Golden to deeper skin tones, use Shade 04.
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Questions & Answers for Clinique Age Defense BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30

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When is this available in store?
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
curios
(VA)
on Age Defense BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30
5 answers
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answer 1
Today is Aug. 18 and my local Sephora store has both shades in stock (the person I spoke w/ on the phone said they got them a week or two ago -- right around the time I rec'd my email from Sephora telling me it was available online). I'm going to check it out today.

I called my two local dept. stores (Belk and Dillard's) yesterday. Neither have ever heard of the product. I did see it on Macy's site, though. I don't know whether it's in their stores yet.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
ellebee1
(New Orleans, LA)
answer 2
I was told by Clinique that this was a Sephora online exclusive. No stores near me have started carrying this, yet.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
forkyfork
answer 3
According to the Clinique rep on "live chat" at Clinique.com, it should be available at Clinique counters in mid August (soon!).
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
ellebee1
(New Orleans, LA)
answer 4
I heard "soon" but I don't know when this is... I am hoping by fall.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
katieqr
(Lenoir, NC)
answer 5
I called my Sephora and they said within the next 2 weeks
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
miki8
(Milwaukee, WI)
Question
OK, product sounds cool...
So what's with the name, BB cream? Before Breakfast?
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
artnouveau
(Ross county, Ohio)
on Age Defense BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30
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answer 1
Blemish Balm (in US Beauty Balm).
BB cream became very popular in South Korea couple years ago.
It was first used by celebrities for natural, make-up free look.
Germany brands, Alex and Schramack, were one of the earlier product. And soon after all major make-up brands came out with their own BBs.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
bijou0914
(NY, NY)
answer 2
Blemish Balm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BB_cream
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
indysteph
(Indianapolis, IN)
answer 3
BB stands for “Blemish Balm", but in the US it has been translated as "Beauty Balm". In Asia they use "Blemish" because, for them, a blemish is any imperfection on the skin, from a brown spot to an acne breakout.
They are thick tinted moisturizer, but they contain additional beneficial ingredients like antioxidants or skin-lightening agents, that usually here in the US we don't find in tinted moisturizers. I believe they cover a bit more and they are less watery and lotion-like, they should be more like a cream consistency. I am very curios to try it out, in Asia women are loving these BB creams.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
miki8
(Milwaukee, WI)
answer 4
Blemish Balm to help protect, heal and prime skin
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
beinghonest
(East coast)
answer 5
BB stands for "Beauty Balm". It's a big hit in Asia since it's a moisturizer, sunscreen, concealer, and primer.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
forkyfork
Question
compare to Dr Jardt?
I loved the Dr. Jardt BB cream- melted right into the skin, took care of my redness, and kept me looking dewy and totally polished even after a 15 hour day. However I returned it in hopes of finding a BB cream that had less pink tones in it. Does this clinque one do all of the above?
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
happycurlz
(Fresh Meadows, NY)
on Age Defense BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30
5 answers
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answer 1
I tried & loved the Dr. Jart BB Cream too, but the universal color was too light for my complexion. So, I tried out a few others and the Clinique BB Cream performed just as well as the Dr. Jart but the color match was better for my complexion and it's also less expensive. An all around win in my book! Shades 02 and 03 have more golden/neutral undertones so one of those may work for you. Shade 01 has pink undertones, which is what you don't want.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
1girliegirl
answer 2
Not pink at all in tone.. I used shade 1, and it totally washed me out (kind of reminded me of someone lying in state, actually). I would have preferred it if it had pink undertones..
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
spinninggirl
(cape cod, ma)
answer 3
I used the Dr. Jart one as well, I love this one so much more! I recommend getting a sample and trying it out, both shades worked well on my skin, I am fairly yellow toned but ended up getting 01.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
elisabeth27
(Piperton, TN)
answer 4
This product does not make me look dewy, but it covers my redness and evens out my skin tone! It also lasts ALL DAY.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
tlkinsley
(Joplin, MO)
answer 5
I think it has a slight gray undertone.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
yengirl
(Troy, NY)
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Set with powder?
Would you set this with a powder if you're oily-skinned? Or would it stay put on its own?
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
IsabellaBeauty
on Age Defense BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30
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answer 1
I use powder, but I live in Texas, so it is likely your makeup will melt off without powder. I think it would be okay without it though.
answered 10 months ago
absfab
(Austin, TX)
answer 2
I have found that if you set this BB cream with Clinique's "Stay Matte Pressed Powder" it stays much longer than if you were to just wear it by itself. My oily skin tends to wash the BB cream off within a few hours but the powder makes it stay on for at least 7 hours. Which, is long enough for me!
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
StacieLee
(Stockton, Ca)
answer 3
Yes, you need to set this with powder especially if you have oily skin as it does not control oil.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
Anonymous
answer 4
I would set with a powder. Then again, I've never not set my foundation with powder.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
thisiscaroline
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 5
I have oily/combo skin and I ALWAYS set my BB cream with powder, just a light dusting. I like the Clinique gentle light powder, or the sheer pressed powder.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
snugglepurr
(Mason, OH)
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How light is light?
I am vary, vary fair with cool undertone skin. So how fair is their fairest BB cream and would you Recommend something Else?
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
annette8
(Delavan,WI)
on Age Defense BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30
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answer 1
I also am very fair with bluer undertones (not really blue, but definitely more blue). This color has worked out great for me!
answered 10 months ago
absfab
(Austin, TX)
answer 2
I wear the lightest shade of Clinique foundation they make, so I am also very fair, and I wear the lightest shade in this BB cream and it looks great
answered 1 year ago
skw1990
(Athens, Georgia)
answer 3
The light is very light. Too light for me. It is also very very thick.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
digimoma
(Iowa)
answer 4
I'm VERY fair with pink undertones and this works very well on me. It's very rare for me to see someone paler than me, haha! If you have neutral or yellow undertones, this may not work.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
Bee85
(Ashburn, VA)
answer 5
My skin is very pale with red undertones, and this BB cream minimizes the redness without turning me orange. It's an excellent match.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
Ekacker
(Houston, TX)
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Will this product work with cool undertones?
I am very fair and have blue/purple undertones. Will this product work well with my skin tone? I have Dr.Jart's BB cream and I like it but it breaks me out and I thought I would see if this would work well with my skin tone. I would have to have shade 1 and I wondered if anyone else has cool undertones and had this product work for them.
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
londonrain
(Southaven,Ms)
on Age Defense BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30
4 answers
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answer 1
I have cool undertones that sound similar to yours and this BB cream has worked really well for my skin. I am extremely prone to breakouts and absolutely nothing from this. In fact, my skin seems to even look better, especially with how drying acne products are this really helps put some moisture back in my skin and give it a really nice color. Highly recommended.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
desertjen
(Albuquerque, New Mexico)
answer 2
Shade 1 should work fine with your skin tone. I am also very pale with blue/purple undertones and it is always hard to find make up that works but shade 1 did.I loved Dr.Jart's BB cream but it broke me out as well. Sadly this BB cream did the same thing so now I am going to try Smashbox's BB cream as it says it is non-acnegenic which is not something the other two stated. Hope this helps.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
londonrain
(Southaven,Ms)
answer 3
Shade 1 should be good for you as it is meant very fair to pink undertones. I tried the darker shade, and still found that one to be on the cooler side. My skin is warm, and I didn't find it matched me very well.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
dflygirl
(CT)
answer 4
I have some blue undertones and it works lovely.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
heraddiction
Question
Does this work for oily skin?
Is this oil free?
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
annafalla
on Age Defense BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30
3 answers
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answer 1
It's absolutely amazing! My skin is super oily and by the end of the day it's still there with minimal oil.
answered 2 years ago
bella490
(Rockville, MD)
answer 2
My skin does tend to get really oily throughout the day. I was surprised that I did not get any oily spots on my face! I also use Urban Decays De-slick. Goes great with this product :)
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
mariiiiii
(Las Vegas)
answer 3
My skin is quite oily and I live in a very humid environment. I've only used this for 2 days, but I've been impressed with this product's staying power (our temps are 90+). The package says it's oil-free and suitable for all skin types.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
ellebee1
(New Orleans, LA)
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Settles in fine lines and wrinkles?
One reviewer mentioned that this product made her fine lines more obvious. I don't have many wrinkles but the ones I have are below my eyes, and unfortunately it seems like a lot of products I've tried settle in and bring more attention to them. Can anyone else that has tried this please respond, maybe I'm not applying it correctly. I have the most sensitive skin in the world, I break out so easily, I have an oil slick reaction to almost every moisturizer I've ever tried. I know I need an SPF everyday (especially now that I'm 34) and I'm trying to find something for this crazy skin of mine. I don't wear makeup during the day (minimal when I go out at night). I don't want to wear foundation, powder settles in my lines. The journey for the perfect product seems endless.....is there something out there that does all of the following: Contains UVA/UVB SPF, antioxidants, lightens age spots, acne scars, is oil free and non comedegenic (doesn't cause breakouts OR make my skin an oil slick), & doesn't settle into fine lines. If anyone has any recommendations, I would be so appreciative!
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
memomuffin
(Sandwich, MA)
on Age Defense BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30
3 answers
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answer 1
I know this was an old post...I'm not sure if you ever found anything that worked for your acne prone skin that needed moisture and spf. I also have many of the same concerns you do and I love DHC skincare products. They are very gentle and use many natural ingredients. I have had great success with so many of their products. I just wanted to share with you in case you were still hunting.
answered 10 months ago
Anonymous
(St. George, UT)
answer 2
I don't feel like this makes my fine lines and wrinkles show up more at all. The main reason I use a primer is to keep my powder on all day AND make me look a little younger under my eyes and this does both really well! I am super oily too, yet while wearing this, I don't see shine for at least three hours...huge for me!
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
lalaf
(Manteca, CA)
answer 3
For me it did not settle into my lines at all. I don't have a lot of them but I have run across several foundations/primers/concealers/powders that show me wrinkles I didn't even know I have. This made my pores, capillaries and redness disappear. It helped with my slight under eye circles and didn't settle into them and make them worse.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
cait23ebeth
(Texas)
Question
dry skin
I have a sample of this and love it ,EXCEPT i am finding it a bit dry feeling on my combination skin.Will applying a moisturizer,probably a somewhat thick one, under prevent or block the skin benefits?
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
(cincinatti ,OH)
on Age Defense BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30
3 answers
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answer 1
With addition of moisturizer, possibly a heavier one or even a slight dab of foundation primer it will apply better and be less drying.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
cait23ebeth
(Texas)
answer 2
I have some very dry patches and with my general cleanse and moisture morning routine, this applies very evenly and doesn't' dry my skin out even with powder to set it. I honestly feel like it improves my skins moisture and texture while controlling my oily areas.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
cait23ebeth
(Texas)
answer 3
I have a bit of dry skin also and do apply a moisturizer in those areas b/4 my BB Cream. Mine is dry around my mouth and nose (age and allergies) so I just put a little on those spots. Hope that helps....
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
mimismom
(Falls of Rough, Ky)
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Clinique VS Boscia BB cream....which is better?
I am considering trying BB cream for the first time and I am debating between Boscia and Clinique brands. Which one works better has anyone tried both?
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
ashe
(Syracuse,NY)
on Age Defense BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30
3 answers
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answer 1
The Boscia BB cream has sparkles (subtle but you see them - I'm not a fan) whereas the Clinique BB cream does not. I have an oily T zone, with Boscia my forehead was shiny after 3 hours. Also, Boscia made the pores on my nose visable once I set with powder. This was not the case with Clinique, my face stayed matte for much longer and my pores weren't noticeable. I'd try to get some samples from Sephora or a dept. store to see which is better for your skin.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
terri4
(Milan, OH)
answer 2
I've only tried the Clinique brand, but I've been very happy with it. More impressed that I thought I would be. The only downside is that the shades are very light. I have light skin so it's a fine color 9 months of the year but in the summer it will probably be a little too light even for me.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
wendycline
(Raleigh, NC)
answer 3
I tried both, and loved the Boscia texture, but it was too dark for my "fairly light" skin. (I wish they had more than one shade!). The Clinique looked better but felt very heavy on my skin, and was hard to spread to get even coverage.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
myd41
(Boston, MA)
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