Dream Fresh BB Cream
8-in-1 Skin Perfector:
• Blurs imperfections
• Evens skin tone
• Protects with SPF 30
• 0% oils and heavy ingredients
This is by far my favorite bb cream!! It is affordable for almost everyone and the packaging is so adorable! It does not come with a whole lot of product but a little of this goes a long way! It does not have a lot of coverage but you can mix it with a foundation to get more coverage! Leaves a really nice glowing finish
Very low sun protection for a BB.
Okay, here's the thing: All any BB is, at the end of the day, is a tinted moisturizer. That's great, don't get me wrong. I love using multitasking products--who doesn't? But, for a BB to actually be worth it's packaging to me, it needs to be able to both give my skin a little sheer color and an adequate amount of sun protection. Otherwise, I'll still be putting on a separate SPF lotion before I put on the BB, which sort of ruins the entire point of using a BB for me. This product is supposed to save me time and reduce the amount of steps in my beauty routine, not add to them.
Back to this product.
Look on the list of active ingredients and you will find only 1.15% titanium dioxide listed. That's it. End of show.
So, here's my question: How the heck do they justify the 30 SPF rating?
The lowest amount of titanium dioxide in any of my mineral sunscreen products at home is no less than 2.35% when used in combination with other mineral UV blockers, like zinc oxide. From what I've been able to dig-up on the subject, it looks like 1.15% titanium oxide would usually only be enough to give you an effective SPF 10. Sorry, that's just not enough to be giving you effective anti-aging protection.
It's possible the good people at Maybelline really have given this product a true SPF 30 through some other trick of the formulation, but if so, it would be one heck of a trick. Personally, I would never trust my face to this product alone on a sunny day.
Premature wrinkling? No, thank you!
Needs a lighter shade
This is a great BB cream, and I even get it for my teenage stepdaughter. I have combination skin, and it lasts well without looking cakey, a huge problem I struggle with.
It is very frustrating though that the lightest shade looks orange on my skin, unless I want to go all the way down my neck with it. (Which I don't!)
For those in the more common shade range, this is an excellent inexpensive all-in-one for busy days.