Clinique Age Defense BB Cream SPF 30/PA+++

What is it? Clinique Age Defense BB Cream SPF 30/PA+++

The Claims: A multi-tasking BB Cream that can help prevent early signs of aging because of its wide spectrum protection against UVA/UVB and environmental damage. At the same time, it provides the benefit of concealing your skin’s imperfections. Your skin will appear more youthful, because it has a soothing ability and hydrates you skin well. Perfect for all skin types.

The Star Ingredients:

A combination of minerals, chemical sunscreens and antioxidant that helps to build up that multitasking benefit this product has got to offer. Here are the complete list of ingredients:

  • Mica, Iron Oxide, Polymethulsilsesquixane and Silica – help to reflect lights, thus concealing the imperfections on our skin, as well giving a healthy glow to it.
  • Octinoxate, Octisalate and Avobenzone – chemical sunscreens that will protect our skin from the harmful UVA/UVB rays.
  • Vitamin E – known for its antioxidant property that will help protect from environmental aggressors that we face every day.
  • Caffeine - soothes the skin from irritation and keeps the skin calm amidst all the daily stress it faces. Also known for its ability to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Glycyrrhetinic Acid – also helps skin against irritations caused by internal and external stress.
  • Trehalose, Carboxylic Acid and Sodium Hyaluronate - provide all-day hydration, which also leads to that glow look from within a healthy skin.
  • Laminaria Saccharina Extract – controls excess production of oil.

Packaging and Formula:

Packaged in a slim screw top plastic tube with a solid pastel green surface. The hole on the tube is not too big so it dispense the product bit by bit, so you can control how much you want from the product.

The formula of the BB Cream is really moist and it has the right mix between being runny like Tinted Moisturizer and enough opacity to cover imperfection. It’s super blendable and leave no white cast unlike any other product that contains this much UVA/UVB protection.

The Verdict:

I’m never been much of a BB Cream fan solely because it’s only available in one shade, and it tends to lean toward beige tone. This product is exactly like that too. But I love using BB Cream as my makeup base because it provide wide spectrum UVA/UVB protection, it’s far more blendable than sunscreens, and it feels really moisturizing. Another thing that I love from BB Cream is that your skin will look so glowing that it makes people in awe of what foundation you’re really using. I tell you, the secret is actually in the BB Cream :)

This BB Cream from Clinique has all the benefit and more. It feels super hydrating, yet doesn’t cause my face to look watery or produce excess sebum. Even though my skin is super-duper dry, if I use extra hydrating product, normall it will produce more sebum than what I would have wanted it to be. Extra production of sebum doesn’t help my skin’s hydration; my skin stays dry on the dermis and epidermis layers.

It can work wonders on people with lighter complexion than mine, like Hanzky who is using this product for a while. It really does covers imperfections without being too opaque and her skin looks really glowing.

For a more medium complexion, try to use it lightly and blend the BB Cream using kabuki brush if you want to use it as a complexion-base, rather than a primer.

How much? IDR 330,000

What can be improved?

Need I say more? More shades please. So that we can use this product alone without the need of mixing it with another foundation. Also, please make it available in two tones: warm and cool, because nobody actually has a beige complexion.