Sunday, December 18, 2011

Boscia B.B. Cream

I got a free sample of this with a purchase I made at Sephora a while back.

image from Sephora.com

This product only comes in one shade, a light neutral beige. It claims to self-adjust to your skin tone; however, I think they picked a shade that they thought would fit most skin-tones... it does not match my pale skin. It is too dark and would be even at my tannest.

The texture is light and creamy. It provides good coverage, and I didn't need any extra concealer. By starting at the center of my face and blending outwards, I was able to make it work and I wore it a few times. It took too much effort to warrant a re-purchase. Plus, though Boscia is marketed as a natural company, the list of ingredients just doesn't compare to those in my current foundation by Everyday Minerals.

Overall, I think Boscia B.B. Cream SPF 27 PA++ could be a good pick for someone who is just starting a transition to more natural products (it is formulated without: preservatives, parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances and dyes, petrochemicals, phthalates, GMOs and triclosan) AND has a medium to tan skin tone.

Ingredients: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Sodium PCA, Glycereth-26, Dimethicone, Dipropylene Glycol, Arbutin, Beta-Glucan, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, PEG-10 Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Methylsilanol Hydroxyproline Aspartate, Panthenol, Alteromonas Ferment Extract, Phenyl Trimethicone, Acrylates/Dimethicone Coploymer, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Sodium Hyaluronate, Allantoin, Adenosine, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Butylene Glycol, Stearic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, PEG/PPG-20/15 Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Alumina, Mica, Citric Acid, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Anisate, Iron Oxide (CI 77499), Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Iron Oxide (CI 77492)

~ Susan

2 comments:

  1. I want to try BB creams but I haven't seen one yet that has clean enough ingredients. Right now I mix loose mineral foundation with my moisturizer to make my own tinted moisturizer.

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  2. Right,it's hard to find bb creams without glycol or dimethicone in it!I've tried so many bb creams as you can see here,mostly korean products as it's where bb creams craze from:
    http://lovelycosme.blogspot.com/search/label/BB%20creams

    And now that I try covergirl natureluxe foundation(which i haven't reviewed it),well..this covergirl is better than those bb creams i've tried before.Texture is just the same,even better.So,in my conclusion..bb creams is just a lighter foundation.This boscia sounds nice for those who is in transition.There're many bb creams with worse ingredients out there than this:(..As for me,i'll go for more natural one..

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