Acne Solutions BB Cream SPF 40
What It IsA mattifying BB Cream specifically developed for blemish-prone or oily skin.
What Else You Need to KnowThis mattifying BB Cream combines shine control, buildable coverage, and UVA/UVB protection for a protected, matte complexion. Its lightweight, shake-well formula delivers a freshly mixed application every time. It wears beautifully for 12 hours and is oil-free.
Soothing, Hydrating, Fungal Acne
Comedogenic, Fungal Acne
Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Oxidant, Comedogenic
Expert Reviews on Clinique BB creams for oily acne skin
Clinique’s Acne Solutions BB Cream SPF 40 isn’t a cream, but rather a very fluid and lightweight formula. It’s almost a good one, too, but a few qualities hold it back—the most pressing is its high amount of alcohol and its less-than-natural-looking finish. The alcohol is undoubtedly one of the qualities responsible for Acne Solutions BB Cream's sheer texture and pleasing matte dry down. While that feature seems to make this an ideal choice for oily to combination skin, it is also a potentially irritating one. For its impressive broad-spectrum SPF rating, Clinique used a mix of mineral and non-mineral actives. It’s no surprise Clinique avoided using a total mineral sunscreen formula, as these can feel thicker on skin—clearly they were striving for ultra-light here. We should note that the mix of non-mineral actives combined with the iffy amount of alcohol makes this a potentially sensitizing foundation for the eye area, too. Pros: Long-wearing, matte finish. Lightweight, fluid texture. Offers medium coverage. Broad-spectrum SPF 40. Fragrance-free. Cons: Contains a high, potentially irritating amount of alcohol. Finish tends to look unnatural. Feels heavy on skin. More Info: Alcohol-Based Skincare Products: Alcohol helps ingredients like retinol and vitamin C penetrate into the skin more effectively, but it does that by breaking down the skin's barrier—destroying the very substances that keep your skin healthy over the long term. A significant amount of research shows alcohol causes free-radical damage in skin even at low levels. Small amounts of alcohol on skin cells in lab settings (about 3%, but keep in mind skin-care products contain amounts ranging from 5% to 60% or greater) over the course of two days increased cell death by 26%. It also destroyed the substances in cells that reduce inflammation and defend against free radicals—this process actually causes more free-radical damage. If this weren't bad enough, exposure to alcohol actually causes skin cells to self-destruct.
CLINIQUE-Acne Solutions BB Cream SPF 40
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