Advanced Protection SPF 20 Moisturizer: Combination Skin - null
A must have!
I have used several different products that did not seem to work for me. Other products were either too oily, fragrant was strong, or caused me to break out. A year ago a friend let me try her moisturizer from Bare Essentials and I loved it ever since. The sheer tint brand is what I use and it gives a nice refresh glow look. This is a fantastic product to have!
Side note: Most of the Bare Essential stores in my area in Northern California does not have this product on hand. Only way I can obtain it is online.
A little disappointed...
I bought this SPF moisturizer after using the Purely Nourishing Moisturizer without the SPF protection. I was hoping to love this as much as the PMN, but I was disappointed. The added SPF makes it heavy and difficult to smooth over my skin evenly, which means I have to use more product to get proper coverage. It feels a bit tacky, unlike the PMN, and has an unpleasant scent. I don't like that it leaves me feeling like I'm wearing too much product. I know that SPF protection is important, so I'm glad that my BE foundation and Mineral Veil have SPF to help protect my skin. I'm giving it 3 stars because of its heavy feel and bad scent, but I can say that it didn't make my oily skin more oily, and it didn't make me break out. I don't think it's a bad SPF moisturizing product, I just don't like how it makes my skin feel after applying it.
I love this but...
I do love this moisturizer and it is deff helping my skin however I'm oily and have to sit under the fan after applying till it dries down
Also please come out with lighter and darker shades in the tinted version I would love to be able to use it but I'm fair skin
This is one of my favorite products, I ran out and was very upset that I didn't have anymore! Its soft, smooth, creamy, covers well and is a SPF to boot! And this product does not have a smell! Great stuff!
Good Product - Surprised!
After reading other reviews, just want to say to make the moisturizer go on easier, just lightly spritz your face and neck with water prior to putting it on. I have older skin, both red & yellow tones with freckles & wrinkles, too! The tint is barely noticeable. This product works nicely for me. It was a tad annoying to get used to the shiny skin after applying, but the shine fades within a few minutes. It is a comfortable moisturizer for me even in the summer months. My 33 yo daughter used it when she ran out of hers and she really likes the tint and the way it feels. Guess I'll be ordering multiples next time!
Perfect sunscreen for your face!
My entire life I've had issues with using conventional sunscreen on my face. It feels horrible and I ALWAYS break out afterwards. But those days are over now! I went to the pool for a few hours in direct sun the entire time and never reapplied and my face did not even have a tinge of redness. (Wish I could say the same for the rest of my body) Now I just really wish that BE would make a full body sunscreen in the same style so I can stop putting harsh chemicals on my body when I want to enjoy the sun!
Works well, but has an awful smell!
This product keeps my face moisturized all day and has a nice tint to it, but I can't get over the smell of it! It's a faint odor, but enough that I smell it for a few hours after applying. I have stopped using the product for this reason. Disappointing!
Too Dark to Blend
I was so excited when Bare Escentuals released this product that I ordered it like the second it came out. I am a huge fan of the BE moisturizers and tinted moisturizers are so great for weekends and summer when you want very light coverage. But the color of this makes it absolutely useless for me. My foundation shade is fairly light, so I'm fair but I'm not ghostly pale, but this was way to orangey/ dark for me. No amount of blending with fingers, brushes or sponges could make this look right and not streaky. Also, with a tinted moisturizer, I want to feel like I look really dewey and hydrated, but I didn't feel like this product gave me that. It's definitely not greasy, but as a person with oily/ combo skin, I didn't feel like this gave me the glow I'd like if it was a color that matched. I would so say if this product it going to be useful, BE will have to come out with some more shades so other skin tones can wear it.
Fast and fab
The tinted choice is great for a fast look when paired with glee, true, warmth or any of the all over face products. Provides a very natural , healthy look. Works great with the new creamy concealer. I use the combination variety in the summer and the dry skin formula in the winter. If you like BB creams this would be a perfect product to try.
Day time moisture.
I use the purely nourshing cream at night and this in the tinted version durring the day. My skin is normal but leans more on the dry side. I also tried the normal to dry verson of this because that was what I used as a day time moisturizer before this product came out, but it was too thick and I had trouble smoothing it on without pulling my skin or using a lot of product.
I figure you can never have to may layers of sun protection on your face and I love the way the tint evens out my complexion. It does such a nice job that on casual days I can skip my foundation, and just add mineral veil and blush.
It only comes in one shade and perhaps it may be too dark on someone with fair skin, but I imagine it would blend out well as you rub it in. I really don't think this would work well on dark skin though. I wear medium beige foundation and the shade is perfect for me.