Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Hydroxatone Anti-Aging BB Cream with Broad Spectrum SPF40 Review

It's time for another beauty review with one of the hottest products on the market right now, BB Cream.  iFabbo and Hydroxatone kindly gave me a complimentary sample of the Hydroxatone Anti-Aging BB Cream with Broad Spectrum SPF40 to try out. This was my first time getting my hands on a BB cream so I was eager to give it a test drive.

Let's take a closer look at the product:

Description of the Product:

BB Cream acts as an all-in-one product with cosmetic beauty and skincare benefits. This perfecting multi-functional cream can act as a foundation, concealer, sunblock, and moisturizer all at once BB cream was initially formulated and used by dermatologists to help patients who received laser surgery protect, soothe and refine their sensitive skin while also providing them with a light coverage for post-laser scars, acne, and other skin imperfections.

Key Benefits:
Reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles and overall skin aging as it visibly firms and lifts; make skin instantly look flawless and more youthful
Contains a potent antioxidant to reduce free radical damage in the skin
Evens out skin tone and visibly brightens dullness and discoloration with active Vitamin C and an advanced encapsulated peptide
Contains a special blend of plant extracts to help calm and sooth irritated skin
Shields the skin with powerful broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 40
Hides uneven skin tone and minimizes the appearance of imperfections
A perfecting cream designed to visibly firm and lift the skin, brighten, moisturize and protect
Works perfectly under foundation, or all on its own
Contains a highly effective level of Vitamin C
Vitamin C help stimulate collagen used during the skin's own regenerative process
For a complete 3-step beauty regimen, partner with Hydroxatone Milky Cleanser and Hydroxatone Age-Defying Toner. For best results combine with Hydroxatone Microdermabrasion one to two times per week.

Why is Hydroxatone Anti-Aging BB Cream with Broad Spectrum SPF40 so effective?

Vitamin C:
Support optimal skin health by promoting the skin's own regenerative properties help stimulate collagen used during the skin's own regenerative process
PhytoCellTec™
Formulated with an ingredient that help skin stem cells maintain their natural renewal capacity
PhytoCellTec™ & EMortal™
Formulated with ingredients that increase the vitality of the skins' stem cells.
Contains ingredients that support the natural renewal process of the skin
SPF 40
SPF 40 Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB protects the skin from the elements including harmful UV rays and oxidative stress

Ingredients:

Shade: Medium
Active ingredients Purpose
Titanium Dioxide 12.16% Sunscreen

Inactive ingredients
Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Caprylyl Methicone, Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprate, Glycereth-26, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Dimethicone, Alumina, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Sodium Chloride, Dipropylene Glycol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, PEG/PPG-20/15 Dimethicone, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/PVP Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Alcohol, Acrylates/C12-22 Alkyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Potassium Hydroxide, Boron Nitride, Methicone, Sodium PCA, Propanediol, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Oil, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Tocopheryl Acetate, Allantoin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Urea, Silica, Disodium EDTA, Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture Extract, Triethyoxycaprylylsilane, Adenosine, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Oligopeptide-68, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ceramide 3, Lecithin, Viscum Album (Mistletoe) Leaf Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel) Fruit Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Beta-Glucan, Xanthan Gum, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Sodium Oleate, Sodium Phosphate, Tocopherol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Phytosterols, Squalane, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Hydrolyzed Pea Protein, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, sh-Polypeptide- 7, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Fragrance, Potassium Sorbate, Benzoic Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Methylparaben, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, DMDM Hydantoin, Iron Oxides

Does It Work?:
Hmmm, this was a tricky one to review. The shade they sent me was Medium. It is perfect for this time of year because my freckles start to pop with more sun exposure. It blended well with my skin tone. However, it was so drying that I couldn't use it alone. I had to add a few drops of Vitamin E oil to keep my skin hydrated.  So, that was a big drawback for me.  Someone with combination or oily skin would probably do very well with this product.

Some other good things about this product include the high level of SPF which is perfect for the summer sun. It should give you the coverage you need for the first part of the day.  Despite the dryness on my skin, it did spread evenly to give a smooth look once I added some additional moisture to my face.

One caveat for those that are cautious about ingredients, Hydroxatone does contain Methylparabens. Since many beauty companies are now eliminating this ingredient because of the potential dangers with continued use.  The existence of this ingredient is enough for me to not recommend this product. It's a personal health choice.

Cost:  $39

Where Is It Sold?: You can find it on the ULTA website here.

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See my other reviews for iFabbo here and here.


Disclosure:  I was given a complimentary sample by Hydroxatone and iFabbo in exchange for a review. I was not paid for this post. All opinions are my own.



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