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Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF 35

What it is:An all-in-one moisturizer, treatment, and foundation with SPF protection. What it is formulated to do:- This formula combines moisturizer, treatment, broad spectrum SPF, and a lightweight foundation - Features SPF 35 sun protection This multitasking cream moisturizes, perfects, and protects—instantly and over time. Inspired by a skincare/makeup hybrid that’s a cult favorite in Asia, this formula combines water-attracting molecules to boost hydration, light-reflective pearls to brighten dull skin, botanical extracts and caffeine to reduce discoloration and redness, pore-refining peptides such as Argireline Peptide to minimize fine lines and fight wrinkles, and broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection with SPF 35 and antioxidants to fend off future damage. This in-between skin perfecter for normal to oily skin also creates a smooth canvas for flawless foundation application and fights shine to give a natural-looking matte finish. Consider it your skin’s new best friend. 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 Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF 35

Question
Is this oil free? Sales Assistant at BBrown said it was
Just need to ensure it won't cause break outs.
asked 2 years ago
Speedcat
(Sydney, NSW)
on BB Cream SPF 35
3 answers
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answer 1
I did some research on this product before purchasing and a website that analyzes the ingredients in skincare products gave this a great review and said it was safe for acne-prone skin. My experience with it has confirmed this.
answered 8 months ago
bubblewrap77
(AZ)
answer 2
I have been using this for about 1 wk. I have combo skin, with oily tzone, prone to breakouts. So far, no breakouts. Only awesome coverage, with a natural dewy finish. I do use Shiseido Loose Translucent Powder to set this, because my tzone is so bad, and using those two together gives me about 6-8 hrs of being touch up free. Smashbox BB Cream was great for oil control, but made me breakout. No complaints with this one. Highly recommend.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
onehotmutha
(Downey, CA)
answer 3
It is oil free, and it has yet to cause any breakouts on my acne prone, oily, sensitive skin (fingers crossed!).
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
clee87
(New York, NY)
Question
What color I choose
I am a Chinese, I have no idea what color I need to choose so it can match my skin
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
yanyanchen
(Long Island. Ny)
on BB Cream SPF 35
3 answers
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answer 1
i would assume based on your ethnicity that you may want to try Natural, Fair or Medium. All these colors are good for olive/slightly tanned complexions.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
Fiora
(Woodbridge, VA)
answer 2
go to a store, try the BB cream on the skin at your jaw line close to your neck, see which color close to your skine tone. Ask for some sample to take home.
They will be more than happy to help out.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
kikysmith
(Virginia)
answer 3
I'm a light-med and the SA at another store matched me with Med. I have yellow undertones and am Asian too. Your best bet would be to try it on in the store. BB creams to run light.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
yme87
Question
Is there zinc oxide in it?
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
oleo
(Weston, Fl)
on BB Cream SPF 35
3 answers
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answer 1
yes there may be traces here is a full list of ingredients

active ingredients are--
octinoxate 7.50%
octisalate 4.00%
oxybenzone 2.50%
titanium dioxide 1.10%
Inactive ingredients--
water,dimethicone,butylene glycol,phenyl trimethicone, pentylene glycol,glyceryl stearate,behenyl alchohol, trioctyldodecyl citrate, polymenthylsilsesquioxane, octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate,peg-40 stearate, polyglyceryl-10 pentastearate, ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate/vp copolymer, triticum vulgare germ extract, hordeum vulgare extract, cucumis sativus fruit extract, laminaria saccharina extract, pyrus malus fruit extract,scutelaria baicalensis root extract,poluquaternium-51, acetyl hexapeptide-8,trehalose,oryzanol,octyldodecylneopentanoate, urea, polyglyceryl-6 polyricinoleate,propylene glycol laurate, glycrrhetnic acid, tocopheryl acetate, sucrose, glycerine, sodium stearoyl lactylate, cafeine, linoleic acid, cholesterol, lecithin, squalane,sodium pca, isopropyl titanium triisostearate, propylene glycol stearate, stearic acid, polysorbate 20, sorbitan laurate, xanthan gum, aluminum hydroxide, sodium hyaluronate, silica, disodium edta, pentaerythrityl tetra-di-t-butyl hydroxyhydricinnamate, sodium dehydroacetate, chlorphenesin,phenoxyethanol, [+/- mica, titanium dioxide (ci77891) zinc oxide (ci 77891)
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
Fiora
(Woodbridge, VA)
answer 2
Nope...titanium oxide is listed in the active ingredients.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
cocobaby61
(Irving, TX)
answer 3
I wish. It has chemical sunscreens in it :(. Had reaction to it went bk to my clinique tinted moisturizer.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
jeanguru
(Funkytown, TX)
Question
Does this provide a matte or dewey finish?
I am still searching for a bb cream that gives more of a matte finish. I don't have oily skin, but I prefer a matte finish. Thanks!
asked 1 year, 8 months ago
emma9
on BB Cream SPF 35
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes this provides a matte finish specially when coupled with a light dusting of setting powder. This BB cream lasts for a pretty long time and does not oxidize.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
Fiora
(Woodbridge, VA)
answer 2
Inbetween. If you want matte it's one of the better BB creams, but if you just want a great tinted moisturizer then go with Bobbi Brown's oil-free tinted moisturizer.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
candyfloss1
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 3
It is a natural, satin finish. Not matte and not dewy.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
zebraskin
(delaware)
Question
Bobbi Brown BB Cream v. Tarte Smooth Operator Tinted Moisturizer
Does this BB Cream provide better coverage than the Tarte Smooth Operator TM?
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
XxgirligirlxX
(New York, NY)
on BB Cream SPF 35
3 answers
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answer 1
Although I have not tried this product, I do have Tarte tinted moisturizer in Smooth Operator and I am not a huge fan. It makes my combo skin oily. I like the Tarte 12 Hour tinted treatment because it goes on smooth, but I agree with the reviewer above -- the amount of silicone/dimethicone in a product makes it go on much smoother. Also, tarte does not look good on dry patches so make sure you moisturize! Based on the other reviews for this BB cream, it's not very good for dry skin, but it's still worth a shot. Get it now as one of the free offers online!
answered 9 months ago
allnatural3
(socal, CA)
answer 2
The biggest difference to me between this and Tarte's Smooth Operator is the amount of silicone in the products. Tarte's BB Cream feels great going on because of the silicone, but I find it never sets; when I blow my nose 2 hours after putting it on there is product all over the tissue. Bobbi Brown's BB cream does have some silicone in it, but it set almost immediately and didn't rub off at all. For me (combination skin with T-Zone breakout problems), the trade off was that the Bobbi Brown was more difficult to apply. The Tarte feels light and whipped and spreads easily. However, I've been having more breakouts since I started using the Tarte, so I've been looking for something else. I really like that the Bobbi Brown stays put. The colors and coverage seem very similar between the two. I love both brands, so I'd request a sample of this from the store if you're worried about making the full-size plunge. I hope this helps.
answered 10 months ago
sarahmorgen
(Richmond, VA)
answer 3
NO!! much prefer Tarte over this product - this provides very weak/thin coverage - would not recommend to anyone!!
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
summer1957
(Seattle, Wa)
Question
What does this smell like?
I have very pale skin and alot of scents make me sneeze. What does this smell like?
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
Lilacvanilla
on BB Cream SPF 35
3 answers
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answer 1
it smells like sunblock or like eucerine lotion. the scent is faint but still there.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
Fiora
(Woodbridge, VA)
answer 2
I detect no odor in this product.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
hilevine
(Bay Area, California)
answer 3
It doesn't have a smell. However, if you are very pale, this may be too dark for you; even the "extra light" shade is not incredibly fair.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
SeeCreatures
(Denton, TX)
Question
what if too dry for my skin?
I purchased a week ago. I have worn it for three days, but I get started to notice that my skin becomes so dry that my whole face is peeling, particularly chin, fore head and cheeks. BTW, I have put on toner, moisturizer and sunblock beneath it. Looking forward to hearing solution. Thanks!
asked 4 months ago
sherrychen
(MN)
on BB Cream SPF 35
3 answers
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answer 1
I found a solution and I've enjoyed this BB cream so far.
First of all, it works better in summer cause your skin is more oily on average.
Second, I use fairly rich moisturizer and liquid sunblock under the BB cream, which together make a very good compensation for the dryness.
Although this BB Cream is a bit drier than some other BB balms, but it provides very good coverage. So I don't have to wear any liquid foundation nor powder. I'm getting used to it and started love it.
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answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
sherrychen
(MN)
answer 2
RETURN IT while you still can!
answered 2 months, 4 weeks ago
katecreates
(NYC ny)
answer 3
I had the same problem, but I also live in an extremely dry climate most of the year. When I go to Aruba for two months in the winter I find that it works entirely different. I have very oily skin in a hot climate and this corrects it. I see on the description that it's a favorite in Asia ....where it is extremely humid!
answered 4 months ago
happyface67
(Falmouth, Maine)
Question
ingredients
I'm wondering about the ingredients list for this one. I don't see them posted. I want to try one of the BB creams but need one without the silicones.
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
rissbree
on BB Cream SPF 35
2 answers
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answer 1
i was wonderign the same thing, but really? ingredients for bobbi brown products are rarely given/found? correct me if i'm wrong but that's kinda illegal (shame shame bobbi brown). maybe if we want to know the ingredients, we'll have to go to the store and look at the actual tube or the box it comes in or something (I know, right? so much work haha) i hate it when ingredients are listed!
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
lizard1987
(Baton Rouge, LA)
answer 2
You can hardly ever find ingredient lists for Bobbi Brown products... from the finish I'd say it has silicones..
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
leahsierra
(Sanford, NC)
Question
Is the BB cream long lasting and does it make your face shiny?
I'm going to a concert in November and I wanted to buy new makeup for the occasion. I saw that Bobbi Brown had BB Cream and was wondering if this product is good for oily skin as well as sweatproof?? Cause I am sure the concert I'm going to is going to warm with all the people attending and I at least want to look decent there without looking like a blob of makeup has just came off my face.
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
Hayree
(Virginia)
on BB Cream SPF 35
2 answers
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answer 1
This product is definitely not waterproof. When I use it and brush my teeth I can see all of the foundation melting away at my mouth. I also used Urban decay's dew me setting spray on top of this and got spots from where this wasn't waterproof. I recommend something else if you will be sweating/being close to water
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
cm429
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 2
This stuff is awesome. Great coverage, complete with an awesome natural finish. Like you, I have a really oily tzone...and although this is such an amazing product, my tzone is out of control, and need to set it with powder. I use Shiseido Loose Translucent Powder, and the puff it comes with, to set this. This gives me about 8 hrs free of touch ups. My skin looks and feels great. AWESOME DEWY FINISH. I highly recommend using those products together. Note: Don't use moisturizer when using this. It takes the place of it, so more moisturizer, and your face will be very oily. Also, check out Shiseido Translucent powder compact for touch ups. It's awesome for us shiny tzone girls. Hope it works out!! Enjoy the concert :))

Onehotmutha ;)
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
onehotmutha
(Downey, CA)
Question
Does the cream contain parabens or phtalates? It is important for my medical condition.
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
Anonymous
(San Francisco, CA)
on BB Cream SPF 35
2 answers
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answer 1
heres a list of ingredients

active ingredients are--
octinoxate 7.50%
octisalate 4.00%
oxybenzone 2.50%
titanium dioxide 1.10%
Inactive ingredients--
water,dimethicone,butylene glycol,phenyl trimethicone, pentylene glycol,glyceryl stearate,behenyl alchohol, trioctyldodecyl citrate, polymenthylsilsesquioxane, octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate,peg-40 stearate, polyglyceryl-10 pentastearate, ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate/vp copolymer, triticum vulgare germ extract, hordeum vulgare extract, cucumis sativus fruit extract, laminaria saccharina extract, pyrus malus fruit extract,scutelaria baicalensis root extract,poluquaternium-51, acetyl hexapeptide-8,trehalose,oryzanol,octyldodecylneopentanoate, urea, polyglyceryl-6 polyricinoleate,propylene glycol laurate, glycrrhetnic acid, tocopheryl acetate, sucrose, glycerine, sodium stearoyl lactylate, cafeine, linoleic acid, cholesterol, lecithin, squalane,sodium pca, isopropyl titanium triisostearate, propylene glycol stearate, stearic acid, polysorbate 20, sorbitan laurate, xanthan gum, aluminum hydroxide, sodium hyaluronate, silica, disodium edta, pentaerythrityl tetra-di-t-butyl hydroxyhydricinnamate, sodium dehydroacetate, chlorphenesin,phenoxyethanol, [+/- mica], titanium dioxide (ci77891) zinc oxide (ci 77891)
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
Fiora
(Woodbridge, VA)
answer 2
I don't know about phthalates but I don't see parabens in the ingredient list.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
blueraccoon
(Redmond, WA)
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