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Dr. Brandt Skincare Flexitone™ BB Cream

What it is:A multifunctional cream that provides flawless, natural-looking coverage with antiaging and protective benefits for the skin. What it is formulated to do:- Pearl Powder to increase radiant luminosity and Perilla Oil Complex to increase deep hydration- Features SPF 30 sun protection- Comes in one universal shade made with Flexitone™ Color-blending Complexion Enhancement TechnologyThis cream applies the power of Flexitone™, Dr. Brandt's tone-blending technology, to perfect and correct most skintones, textures, and types. It blends seamlessly, providing an alternative to traditional foundations that helps to conceal flaws and unevenness. The look of lines and wrinkles is smoothed and improved as the overall complexion is perfected, brightened, and imparted with a healthy glow. Its skincare properties provide hydration, smoothing, brightening, and antioxidant protection. Rated at SPF 30 / PA+++, it also provides advanced protection from a broad spectrum of the sun's UVA and UVB rays. 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 skincare 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.
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Questions & Answers for Dr. Brandt Skincare Flexitone™ BB Cream

Question
How do I use BB cream?
Do you wear it as a foundation? Can it also be used with bare minerals?
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
Anonymous
(North Canton OH)
on Flexitone™ BB Cream
10 answers
Answers
answer 1
I use as my everyday work foundation. I do use Bare Minerals as a finishing powder. I am very happy with the results.
answered 9 months ago
rwissiup
(Artesia, NM)
answer 2
Hi! I use bareminerals as well. You can use this cream alone as it acts like sunscreen with foundation and the finish is pretty cool! its very natural looking and hides some blemishes as well.
If you want to go for a more finished look and more matte, add the bare minerals. Either way its very good : )
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
Beatycrush
(Tamarac, FL)
answer 3
I were it instead of a foundation in the summer. It is sheer but gives a bit of color to your skin.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
PopOColor
(Boston, MA)
answer 4
I have used Armani foundation for years, now I PREFER the BB cream. After applying, I add some blush and I am good to go. ENjoy the glow this BB cream creates !
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
ohbella
(Tucson az)
answer 5
I do wear it as a foundation, but I don't put anything but blush over it.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
gotsol1
(St. Louis, MO)
answer 6
I mix it with my day cream
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
aka01
(boston,ma)
answer 7
I use a BB Cream as an all in one facial product to provide SPF and medium natural facial coverage.
On 'natural' days I wear it alone.
On work days I still add under eye concealer or brightener.
On nights out And special occasions I add under eye corrector, concealer and foundation on my nose only, then apply blush and bronzer.

It's easy to apply by hand or with a foundation brush and you can totally wear your bare minerals over it for additional coverage.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
Libbylulubell
(LA, CA)
answer 8
Yes, great foundation, then use bare minerals blush.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
Bbzly
(Houston, Texas)
answer 9
I used it as a foundation. It has a lovely finish. If you use Bare Minerals, you may simply want to use a light dusting of their finishing powder if you think you need it.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
LT1400
(Virginia Beach, VA)
answer 10
I wear it as a foundation and a moisturizer. I wash, then apply a serum, then apply this BB cream. It's better than the other BBs that I've tried (and I've tried a lot). It's not a full coverage foundation, though. If you need more coverage, you certainly can try using mineral powders on top of it. If I need to, I use NARS or Makeup Forever powders on top, and it's great. Go get a sample if you can!
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
KatieKazoo
(Lehi, UT)
Question
Moisturizer?
Would you need to use a moisturizer before this bb cream? Thanks!
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
westyj1
on Flexitone™ BB Cream
9 answers
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answer 1
I put on moisturiser before hand, but I honestly thing you can get away without it.
answered 9 months ago
Dimity
(QLD, Austrlia)
answer 2
I wouldnt recommend it... its already a bit oily and thats why it says to shake the bottle well before squeezing the product out.
You most certainly can im sure, but I havent tried it myself. I have combination skin, mostly dry.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
Beatycrush
(Tamarac, FL)
answer 3
I use a bit of coconut oil , very lightly, before I apply the BB.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
ohbella
(Tucson az)
answer 4
Yes, I would recommend using a moisturizer under this product. I believe this product's highest & best use is as both a primer and foundation.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
LT1400
(Virginia Beach, VA)
answer 5
I always use a sunscreen moisturizer at then brush my teeth while its drying.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
sassy6690
(Cincinnati, Ohio)
answer 6
Yes.
answered 2 years ago
Cyndikins
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 7
This depends on your skin type. I have rather dry skin and do use a moisturizer underneath. My advice is to try it out by itself first and then adjust by adding a light moisturizer if needed. If that is still insufficient, exchange the light moisturizer for a richer one. Hope this helps.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
melusinchen
(Dallas, TX)
answer 8
if you have dry skin, yes. All my dry skinned friends need it. If you have oily skin then no, absolutely not :P I have to wash my face before applying and not put on anything else. I've noticed a huge difference in the beauty of my skin. Its only been a month and its brighter, doesn't break out almost at all, and the tone is completely even and my smile lines are completely gone. I'm only 22 years old and theres a dramatic difference.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
cleobarker
answer 9
Yes I always use a moisturizer with it.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
mich11
(chicago il)
Question
Does this reduce the appearance of pores?
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
learningasigo
(Toronto, ON)
on Flexitone™ BB Cream
7 answers
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answer 1
It does help with the way my pores look.
answered 9 months ago
rwissiup
(Artesia, NM)
answer 2
No it does not reduce the appearance of pores. It's almost too creamy for that.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
jillbo
(Indianapolis, IN)
answer 3
Doesn't reduce the appearance of pores as much as I would like but some.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
nik56
(Albuquerque, NM)
answer 4
Yes, I have large pores and blackheads on my nose, and this covers that up completely without feeling heavy.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
odenise
(Austin, TX)
answer 5
For me, this product did minimize the appearance of my pores.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
LT1400
(Virginia Beach, VA)
answer 6
No. Dr. Brandt's Pores no More takes care of targeting pores and instantly reduces their size, but the BB Cream had absolutely no effect on pore size (on me). It's another reason I'm disappointed in the product overall.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
VLRS
(Seattle)
answer 7
In my experience, yes it does.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
Heidithepandaa
(San Diego, CA)
Question
Would you recommend this for combination skin? I am 43 and still break out, would you recommend using this product?
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
jil34
(Johnston, RI)
on Flexitone™ BB Cream
7 answers
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answer 1
Yes, I have same type of skin and love the way my skin looks.
answered 9 months ago
rwissiup
(Artesia, NM)
answer 2
I have combination skin and it made my skin extremely oily. I wouldn't recommend for combo skin.
answered 1 year ago
cindyinva
(Arlington, VA)
answer 3
I have very sensitive skin and I don't break out.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
ClairS
(Eugene, OR)
answer 4
I'm in my 40's and still break out now and then. My skin has gotten better in just a week from using this. Was using another spf before applying foundation and was breaking out. Not with this!
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
putasmileonit
(Redding,CA)
answer 5
I also break out very easily. I have been using this now for a few weeks with no issues.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
methusila
(Philadelphia,PA)
answer 6
Ask for a sample, use and see how your skin reacts. It works well !! I hope you can use !
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
ohbella
answer 7
Not if you still breakout.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
jillbo
(Indianapolis, IN)
Question
Does this BB have a whitening agent?
I noticed on the tube it says "brightening"
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
GMcDoss
(Los Angeles)
on Flexitone™ BB Cream
6 answers
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answer 1
I didn't notice any brightening effect.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
zipcyn
(Vancouver, BC, Canada)
answer 2
I think it is more of a brightener in that it makes your face have a bit of glow.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
PopOColor
(Boston, MA)
answer 3
It does kind of brighten your skin. I did notice that, but after a while it got a little oily in my T-zone area.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
jillbo
(Indianapolis, IN)
answer 4
Yes, although I haven't noticed any results yet. But, not what I bought this for.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
odenise
(Austin, TX)
answer 5
I don't think it contains a whitener. I've used it for a while and it's not as strong as a real Asian BB. It makes my skin feel great, doesn't clog pores as many do, and my skin does seem brighter, as if I'd used a Vitamin C product, but not pastey as the whiteners make it. Samples of it are fairly easy to come by, so you might want to try before you buy.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
morgaine33
(Eastern, Kentucky)
answer 6
No, this product does not have a whitening agent.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
LT1400
(Virginia Beach, VA)
Question
Shake well??
Instructions say to shake well before applying! How does that happen in a tubed cream? (Not possible at all with the 2 other BB creams I have gotten at Sephora.) If it needs to be regularly re-mixed, this is a product that should not be in a tube but rather in a pump bottle.
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
saguaro
on Flexitone™ BB Cream
6 answers
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answer 1
I do shake a it.
answered 9 months ago
rwissiup
(Artesia, NM)
answer 2
There was enough room in the bottle to shake the product a little, and it's not super-thick so it seems to move around when it is shaken
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
amieef
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 3
You MUST shake it. There's natural ingredients that separate the product. You should always shake it even when you first buy it and using it for the first time. If you do not shake it, it will change the consistancy of the product and may not give you ALL of the benefits it promises. Good luck. I use this and it's an ok product.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
kymmie814
(Placentia, CA)
answer 4
It breaks apart, even in a tube, and ingredients separate. I forgot to shake the first time and I got a blob of product surrounded by what looked like water. Shook it up and next squirt was as it should be.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
jayneintherain
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 5
Well, actually I've never shaken it myself and have never gotten a different result (which is fab btw) I stash it in my makeup drawer and it only stands upright while im using it.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
cleobarker
answer 6
It's new so I didn't have to shake it.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
winingfoodie
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
I have light, oily skin. Would this product work well for my skin type, or would it be too greasy? And how well is the coverage?
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
mooster
(Burlington, VT)
on Flexitone™ BB Cream
6 answers
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answer 1
This product is ok for oily skin. You still should be a translucent powder on top to help with oil control. This is not meant for coverage. It's more for skin care. You should still use a mineral foundation or liquid foundation for coverage. If you have great skin but just have problems with skin tone, this is a great product. Otherwise you may want to try other alternatives.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
kymmie814
(Placentia, CA)
answer 2
No it makes skin very shiny and doesn't blend well. I recommend smashbox camera ready BB cream! it's coverage is amazing, blends well and isn't shiny!
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
swimgirljjs
(Grand Forks, ND)
answer 3
I have non-oily skin, except for my nose, and this stuff was way too greasy on me. Decent coverage though.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
au640
(Ann Arbor, MI)
answer 4
If you are light as in fair skin tone, this color was awful on me. I also thought the coverage was poor for how heavy it felt.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
jayneintherain
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 5
Hey girl, i also have light oily skin. It is amazing, just use a light cleanser on your face, put it on, and then throw on either a mineral veil or a mineral powder. (I prefer either bare minerals original for a dewy look, but i use bare minerals matte on hot days where i will be sweating) I work a 12 hour shift and i only have to blot after about 8-10 hours without having to reapply (boscia blotters pick up the most oil I've been noticing). and it really has flexible color, I can use it on my fair skin and it matches beautifully and i can also use it on my hubbys really dark forearm and it still matches. Even he was impressed. :P
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
cleobarker
(Hawaii)
answer 6
It would probably work if you're light but this provided no coverage for me and was too moisturizing for my oily skin. I'm returning it.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
reginao
(MD)
Question
Can you mix with moisturizer?
I just bought this and it is somewhat hard to blend, making it sort of splotchy and orange on my very pale skin...What about mixing with a lotion then applying to help in go on more smoothly?

Thoughts about this vs. a good spf tinted moisturizer like Josie Maran?
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
eboosf
on Flexitone™ BB Cream
6 answers
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answer 1
I am very fair and it is never orange on my skin. I think you could add moisturizer if needed.
answered 9 months ago
rwissiup
(Artesia, NM)
answer 2
I have very light skin as well and this product did not work well. I would consider in investing in something else
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
beautygirl12
answer 3
I add clinique moisturizer first and then this. It goes on smoother and blends well. I don't need as much product that way. Or sometimes I just spritz a little toner and it works also!
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
putasmileonit
(Redding,CA)
answer 4
Hi! I wouldn't recommend it, this cream does contain moisturizing agents already, depends if your skin is very dry then I would say go for it.
But if you're medium to dry skin then definitely a no.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
Beatycrush
(Tamarac, FL)
answer 5
It tends to be a little dark. Looks more like a tan. Not sure if it will work for lighter skin tones.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
methusila
(Philadelphia,PA)
answer 6
I apply my mosturizer and then put this over it so I don't have any problems getting it to blend.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
PopOColor
(Boston, MA)
Question
is this oil free?
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
mmihm
(chicago)
on Flexitone™ BB Cream
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
No it's not oil free. If it was, my skin wouldn't have broken out with pimples in the creases of my nose.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
jillbo
(Indianapolis, IN)
answer 2
No this is not oil-free. If you have dry skin like me then its for you but if your skin is oily especially I the summer I would not recommend this product.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
jennhg
(Queens, NY)
answer 3
No, it does contain oil but that doesn't mean that it won't work for oily skin.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
RSM12
(Pittsburgh, PA)
Question
Can this be used on black skin tones? How dark can your skin be used to this product? Does it have any color to it?
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
beachgirl13
(East Hartford, CT)
on Flexitone™ BB Cream
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Hello!
Yes this does have tint in it, when you squeeze the product into your hand you will see its a dark brown shade and it adapts to your skin tone very quickly as it dissolves into your face.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
Beatycrush
(Tamarac, FL)
answer 2
I don't think so. I'm Eurasian, and it doesn't really get dark enough for ME (I feel that I look lighter and greyer than I truly am. It's okay, but there are probably better options out there for you.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
KatieKazoo
(Lehi, UT)
answer 3
The shade is a bronze/orange hue, and it stains.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
lager
(San Diego, CA)
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