Hope you are enjoying your day! Today, I am reviewing a BB cream from Physicians Formula. This is the Physicians Formula Super BB All-in-1 Beauty Balm Cream.
- All-in-1 Miracle Cream!
- Ultra-blendable and lightweight cream effortlessly glides on, instantly infusing moisture, refining skin’s surface and providing protection from the environment. Skin looks and feels smooth, glowing and naturally flawless.
- Ultra-versatile beauty balm simplifies your morning beauty routine by delivering the benefits of a Moisturizer & Foundation in one easy to use product!
Hypoallergenic. Fragrance-Free. Paraben-Free. Gluten Free. Dermatologist approved. Non-Comedogenic.
CAD $18.49 for 35 ml. Price varies across stores.
My Experience with Physician’s Formula Super Beauty Balm Cream:
The Physician’s Formula Super BB All-in-1 Beauty Balm Cream comes in three shades – Light, Light/Medium, Medium/Deep (as per the Physicians Formula website). I got the one in Light/Medium as that was the only one I could find in the stores! I was a little bit doubtful that it might be too light for me, but it seems to suit me pretty well. I found on the internet that this BB cream runs slightly darker. So, the Light/Medium is actually for “Medium” skin. The Physician’s Formula Super BB All-in-1 BB cream comes in a white squeezy tube with a small transparent window on the front which lets you see the color of the cream. It has a pretty holographic print on the tube!
The BB cream has the consistency of a foundation. It has a creamy texture and applies and spreads easily on the face. You can use it with a brush or just with your fingers. The BB cream does not have any fragrance and is ideal for people with sensitive skin.
This 10-in-1 BB cream claims to address all the following needs:
- Priming + Filling.
I have been using this BB cream for over two months now. I did not like it initially because I felt it did not provide enough moisturization. I have really oily skin but I do have some dry patches once in a while due to some acne medication. This BB cream claims to work as moisturizer, foundation and sunscreen. When I apply this directly on my face with dry patches, it does sufficiently moisturize to cover up the dry patches. It just highlights the dry, flaky skin! So, I used a moisturizer all over my face and then applied this BB cream, but then my face looked really greasy and shiny! So, the compromise was to apply a separate moisturizer only on dry patches and use this BB cream all over the face! This works perfectly for me. I do not get a matte finish, but more of a semi-matte, dewy finish. I top it up with a loose powder and I am good to go!
The best thing about this BB cream is that it contains SPF 30. I can skip using a separate sunscreen. The coverage provided by this BB cream is sheer. You can build it up to medium coverage, which is alright for daily use. I have also used this around my eyes and it works well, as a sheer concealer, without making the skin around my eyes too oily or drying it out.
The BB cream lasts on my skin all day. Since I have over-oily skin, I just retouch the powder after lunch. Other than that, the BB cream lasts till I remove it at the end of the day.
Regarding the other claims made by this moisturizer, I do not think it does any “priming and filling.” I do not see any difference in my pores nor do I see any “firming” after using it for over 2 months. People with very dry skin may need an extra moisturizer, at least for the dry spots.
Like most Physician’s Formula products, this one too is hypoallergenic, Fragrance-Free, Paraben-Free, Gluten Free and Non-Comedogenic. So, it is perfect for people with sensitive skin.
Pros of Physician’s Formula Super Beauty Balm Cream:
- Creamy and easy-to-spread texture.
- Sheer to medium coverage for everyday use.
- Moisturizes well enough that you can skip a separate moisturizer (except for dry spots).
- Contains SPF 30.
- Provides a semi-matte, dewy finish.
- Travel-friendly packaging.
Cons of Physician’s Formula Super Beauty Balm Cream:
- Does not justify the claims of “priming and filling” or “firming.”
- Does not sufficiently moisturize any dry patches on the face.
Would I Recommend Physician’s Formula Super Beauty Balm Cream?
Overall, I really like this BB cream and I would purchase it again. Once I got the hang of how to make it work for my skin, I find it a really quick and easy-to-use one-step product and am quite happy with the results.
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