Prime Time BB Primer-Cream Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Spf 30 - null
A good product
I am on the hunt for something perfect for my seriously broken out skin. I use Retin-a to combat acne and aging (28 yrs old) so my skin is always very dry to the point of being flaky around my breakouts. I had to stop using B.M. foundation years ago actually because of my flakiness. I had been using too faced BB cream and it was ALRIGHT, but the color was just off. I went into the store expecting to purchase the new B.M. foundation and instead left with the BB primer and pressed mineral veil with SPF 25 instead. It evens out my redness, it is a mineral spf (a BIG plus for me) and it is not making my breakouts worse. That being said, as with all products I have tried, it tends to dry out throughout the day and so by the end of the day I look a little haggard with it on. But, the ingredients are good, the SPF is desirable, and the coverage makes my skin look great (other than the broken out spots, but nothing makes that look better except time) I do wish it had a bit more buildable coverage, but that's not really the point of the product that is just my own wishful thinking. I had not even thought about the packaging until I read other reviews but yes I would agree it does tend to spit out at me from time to time, but by no means is that a deal breaker, just slightly annoying.
This product is wonderful. I use it for on the go skin tone evening. It is the only face makeup I wear on a daily basis and it is so smooth. It barely looks like I have anything on, but somehow it does the trick!
However, the packaging of this product is a huge problem. When the pump does work, it sprays out a liquid version of the product all over the place. I do everything I can to shield it from going everywhere but at least once a week I have to change my outfit because it gets ALL over the place.
Today I opened the cap to see that the substance itself is actually very thick. I think the oils in the product are falling to the bottom, leaving most of the substance behind. Although the bottle does not say to, I often shake it and tap it on the counter to try to get the pump functioning properly. This does not work.
I will be opening up the lid and scooping out the product from now on, but this product desperately needs new packaging. perhaps a tube similar to toothpaste would be more efficient. Please do something about this asap. I love this product but I'm not sure I would buy it again if the packaging does not change.
Awesome and frustrating
I love this primer, and I really appreciate that you created an SPF 30 primer in the light color because the medium from last summer was too dark for my skin tone, even with a suntan. However, this cream really needs a different delivery system. The bottle worked fine for a month or so, but now it sputters and spews primer all over the bathroom when I push down on the pump, and I have to pump it multiple times to get anything out at all. I've gone to opening up the bottle and shaking it upside down to get the product out on my finger. The bottle is still over half full and I'm having this difficulty. Please go to a squeeze tube or something that does not make such a mess, it's really frustrating. Thanks!
Easy and awesome!
I received this new BB primer the other day and I love it so much! Awesome primer, and even looks amazing just putting it on to run a few errands. I am not having trouble with the pump like a lot of other reviewers are. I shake the bottle extremely well, pump and then clean the pump off with a towel, and replace the cap. Haven't had an issue with it spraying everywhere.
Hides rosacea well
I tried the sample in the store yesterday. Was surprised to see that the rosacea on my cheeks and chin nearly disappeared with just the BB Primer and nothing else on my face. I purchased a bottle to try it out.
I don't know if it just covers or clears the redness, but it really helps as a UV primer before putting on my powder foundation instead of just the oil control primer.
Will see over time if it will continue to control the rosacea.
SPF 30. I'm in love!
I've been wearing this daily. At first, in a cold bathroom, the product didn't come out of the pump, but when I smacked the bottom against my hand, problem solved (had been resting on its side in the box). I love the way this product makes my skin feel. I sunburn in 15 minutes, so this level of sunscreen is a must. I use it on my arms, and do touch ups with the powder BE sunscreen that also is SPF 30. If this primer came in a larger size bottle, I'd use it on my whole body.
I use this with or with out
I don't always wear make up, not for 2 Parrots and cats. My husband is gone a lot. I live in a small town, and I own a small business. I use the BB-Primer as a sun screen alone. I love the fact that just like the mineral foundation it is weightless and light. When putting on make up it just seams to help it go on effortlessly. So I think it is great alone or with your make up
Please change the pump bottle packaging
Love the product but have had terrible luck with every primer I've purchased. Product dispenses poorly, if at all. Usually end up unscrewing and using my finger to take primer off the straw. Must be a better way!
Wonderful Product/Packaging Needs Work
I no longer need to use a concealer. The primer evens out my skin imperfections leaving it silky and smooth. I use about half the amount of foundation. I have an oily t-zone however when I use this primer no more mid day shine. It has better oil control than the oil control primer. My makeup lasts 12 hours. I only gave 4 stars because the pump bottle needs work. Sometimes it clogs and other times you get more than you need. I always shake the bottle before I dispense the product.
Love this BB/Primer
I'll have to make sure I shake it better (after reading some other reviews) but even still, I really like this. It's nice to have the primer begin to add some coverage so if I want to just wear the Primer and some eye-liner I can! Or, i can just dust on some mineral powder foundation and go for a touch more coverage. The primer part still works as well as the basic primers. I can put my makeup on first thing in the morning and forget about it!