Boscia BB Cream has always had a Broad Spectrum UV filter through the inclusion of 6.4% Titanium Dioxide. This means it's able to filter a lot of UVA and UVB rays. The "new" thing about Boscia's creams is they now have one for very fair skin (Light) and one for darker skin tones (Bronze). The original is supposedly "medium" but it's definitely on the "light" side of Medium.
The new one is a lot darker than the original. It's too dark for me, but I received a sample and now I just blend a little in with the original and it gives a nice warm glow.
answered 1 year ago
(North Smithfield, RI)
Cosmetically: The new 'broad spectrum' product has more of a bronze tone, and a little bit of shimmer/sheen. I think the idea is a sunkissed glow, but it might show up too brown on people with fair skin.
In terms of the 'broasd-spectrum' sunscreen: The original cream is not broad-spectrum, whereas this one technically is. Both include titanium dioxide, which protects against all UVB (burning) rays, but not all UVA (aging rays)--therefore, titanium dioxide alone isn't broad spectrum. The new formula also adds zinc oxide, which is broad spectrum. HOWEVER, the amount of zinc that they add is TINY by sunscreen standards; most 30 SPF zinc sunscreens have 5% to 20% zinc, and this has less than 1%. Even though it the ingredients are technically 'broad-spectrum,' I doubt that they will provide complete broad-spectrum protection.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago