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Just few months ago, besides lipsticks, BB creams were the only love in face makeup for me. But, then came the IMBB sponsored Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Instant Perfecting Makeup and it took over the entire BB cream collection, I had.
Yet still, I have some space in my stash to add on to the new ones on trial basis. Besides loving Garnier B-B Cream and Estee Lauder Clear Difference Complexion Perfecting BB Creme SPF 35, I am using Dr.Jart+ Water Fuse Beauty Balm SPF 25 PA++ and have fallen for it. Let us see why this one is worth a purchase.
What are Beauty Balms?
Beauty Balms or BB Creams were originally developed as a perfect post-procedure cream used to treat, hydrate, prime, protect, and camouflage the skin. It is great for all skin types including those with sensitive skin, these versatile “five-in-one” formulas are designed to do it all. They 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.
A one-step skin perfecting balm that minimizes the need of foundation or concealer.
What it is formulated to do?
It is a unique Water Bead Technology that helps to hydrate and maintain healthy moisture for a dewy fresh look with SPF 25 sun protection. It comes in one universal shade.
It is a moisturiser, sunscreen and treatment serum. This all-in-one product also hides imperfections. It is made with 50 percent water and helps hydrate and maintain healthy moisture for a dewy, fresh look. It is like a drink for your skin, once applied, tiny droplets of water appear before being quickly absorbed, generating an instant soothing and cooling effect. This oil-free balm includes sunscreen ingredients that protect the skin from a broad range of UVA and UVB radiation, leaving skin looking smooth, perfect, and natural.
What it is formulated without?
Sulfates and Phthalates.
Octinoxate, Octisalate, and Titanium Dioxide: Provide sunscreen protection.
Hyaluronic Acid and Sea Water Extract: Increase skin’s moisture content.
Aloe and Portulaca Oleracea: Soothe, calm, and treat redness.
Water, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Phenyl Trimethicone, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, SD Alcohol 40-B, Dimethicone, Talc, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Hyaluronate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Sodium Citrate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Citric Acid, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sea Water, Ethyl Menthane Carboxamide, Silica, Hexyl Laurate, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate , Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate,Disodium, EDTA, Methylparaben, Chlorphenesin, Butylparaben, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide.
$34 for 1.7 oz.(50 ml)
My Take on Dr.Jart+ Water Fuse Beauty Balm SPF 25 PA++:
Starting with a quick glimpse over the packaging of Dr.Jart+ Water Fuse Beauty Balm SPF 25 PA++, it comes in a light and dull teal tube, which has a screw cap that closes tight to make it travel friendly. The nozzle dispenses right amount and the packaging is light weight.
I want to write more about the performance as I really like the formula. The texture of Dr.Jart+ Water Fuse Beauty Balm SPF 25 PA++ is ideally thin but not runny, which makes it easy to blend. It can be blended with a brush, a sponge or with fingers to save time. The formula is really very hydrating. The brand’s claims of 50% moisture stand validated here. Once you apply it, you can instantly feel the splash of water and hydration on skin, along with the calming effect due to the presence of aloe vera in the formula.
We are experiencing harsh sunny days here and it soothes my irritated skin. It provides decent amount of moisture to skin as well. It comes in one shade, which is typically an ivory shade with neutral undertones to go with both warm and cool skin tones.
I had a bit of reservation about the shade, when I swatched it first. I thought it will look ashy on me but the brand proved me wrong. Once blended, it resembles skin’s natural tone and adjusts itself. It is quick absorbing and sinks perfectly in skin. It does not induce breakouts or cause irritation. There were no dry patches at all. Rather, Dr.Jart+ Water Fuse Beauty Balm SPF 25 PA++ makes my oily skin look fresh for 4-5 hours even in humid climate (may be due to presence of alcohol in ingredient list).
The formula is extremely light weight on skin. Dr.Jart+ Water Fuse Beauty Balm SPF 25 PA++ wearing time is 4-5 hours on average, which is not bad considering the water based formula. It has SPF 25 that is pretty enough to not add an extra sunscreen. Dry skin beauties will need added moisturiser before application.
P.S: I am NC-25/NC-30 for shade reference.
Pros of Dr.Jart+ Water Fuse Beauty Balm SPF 25 PA++:
- Water based formula that provides great level of hydration to skin.
- Decently moisturising and soothing on skin.
- Blends easily and adjusts to natural skin tone.
- Does not accentuate pores, highlight dry patches or cause breakouts.
- Lightly tinted to hide minor imperfections.
- Good and travel friendly packaging.
- Contains SPF 25.
- Good amount offered for the price.
- Free of Parabens and Sulphates.
Cons of Dr.Jart+ Water Fuse Beauty Balm SPF 25 PA++:
- Only one shade available that will suit lighter-medium complexions of all undertones.
- Presence of alcohol might not be suitable for certain skin types.
- Concealer required for hiding darker spots and imperfections.
Would I Repurchase/ Recommendation of Dr.Jart+ Water Fuse Beauty Balm SPF 25 PA++?
Yes, without any second thoughts.
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