Physicians Formula Super BB Cream

3.7

160 reviews

68% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide. Inactive Ingredients: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Cetearyl Alcohol, C30-45 Alkyl Cetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Glycerin, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Perilla Ocymoides Seed Oil, Lysolecithin, Polysilicone-11, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Disodium EDTA, Disteardimonium, Hectorite. Glyceryl Stearate, Laureth-12, Magnesium Silicate, Mica, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Polysorbate 60, Propylene Carbonate, Sodium Hydroxide, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Xanthan Gum, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

After reading reviews for this BB cream I decided to pick up a bottle and try it. At first, I thought I liked it. There's no scent, which is a plus for me because scents irritate my eyes, and the coverage was pretty average for a BB Cream. This looks great under foundation, which I cannot say about the Physicians Formula CC cream, but after maybe 2 hours my face became very dry and irritated. I have very dry skin and I use CeraVe PM facial moisturizer under all of my makeup, but even with that my skin became very dry after using this. Might be good for someone with oilier skin, but if you have dry skin like me steer clear!

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.



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Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

EDIT:
This is an edited review (obvs ^). I purchased this product at WalMart and it is a little pricier for a supermarket makeup but all PF products tend to be.
I have the shade Light and originally I was wearing it to lightly conceal redness but not overpower my face like heavier foundations do, etc. Well, for that purpose I must've lost interest because I just found it in my makeup drawer 75% full.

Anyways, I decided to give it a go again as a base for my foundation in place of a primer [currently being Fit Me Matte and Poreless]. As u can tell I've given up on lighter coverage and sauntered back to my old ways but whatever. I apply this with my fingers, I find the texture to be almost mouse-like and rub it all around and it alone provides pretty decent coverage.

I think it smells nice and applies well (not so much with a sponge or brush) and I love the fact that its SPF30.

[btw, another reviewer stated that this product didn't have a label with ingredients or SPF missing but my tube has a sticker on the back stating the 30spf and the active ingredients being titanium dioxide and zinc dioxide]

I find my foundation and face stays in tact longer with this as a base and also the matte and poreless doesn't sit so flat but more dewy and glowy.
Should I ever be especially lazy and not do a full foundation routine, I would certainly wear this solo but I do recall it not lasting that long and thus any product applied on top (blush, bronzer, etc) would disappear as well.

Wouldn't repurchase but am glad to use it until it runs out :)


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

Works well for my skin type. Bit more expensive than usual drug store brands but I find it much better so worth it!


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

There was a sale in my CVS on PF products, and I thought it was the perfect time to try their BB cream. I got the light shade, and I finally found one I like as much as my Rimmel one!

Pros: Overall, it gives very natural-looking coverage--my skin didn't feel sticky, no patchiness on dry areas, and the color wasn't too orange (at least for me). Also, I think there might be some sort of color-blending technology in it (I heard it in a youtube review, but I could be wrong), since this seems to blend into my natural skin color perfectly. It also seems to moisturize well, and contains SPF30, which I think is one of the best features of this BB cream, since most moisturizers/foundations don't have an SPF of higher than 20 if they do include it. I usually just throw this on in the morning instead of my usual moisturizer, sunscreen, then foundation. The consistency is on the liquid-y side, and lightweight.

Cons: The smell isn't too great, but that's typical of any product containing sunscreen. Also, the price is bit too high for drugstore BB cream, so I was glad there was a sale on it. This stuff also seems to separate when sitting in the tube, so make sure to shake well before you use it.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I bought the light/medium version of this BB cream during the summer, and since then I've noticed it becoming SUPER orange on my skin, so I stopped using it. This isn't just because of the tan, it's also sort of oxidizing. :( But it's fine for the summer, so I'll keep it for that. After about two months I bought it in light, and that has been working well. I suggest using mattifying powder on top as it isn't very long lasting and becomes oily after a while. A pro is that a little goes a long way, so the tube lasts FOREVER. Great product overall!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I purchased this BB cream because I was looking for a fragrance- and paraben-free alternative for my sensitive skin. I do like it! It does not irritate my skin. The packaging is a tube with a cap, which I find easiest to deal with. The tube is a bit smaller than I expected, so you don´t get all that much product. The cream itself is light-weight and a bit liquidy, but I happen to like that in a bb cream because it is easy to blend into the skin. I had used Aveeno BB Cream beforehand and it was a thick paste, hard to blend and left streaks on my face. I do not have that problem with this product whatsoever. It blends perfectly. I purchased the light-medium shade and it fits my light but olive-toned skin wonderfully and gives me a slightly tan, fresh look. It may be too dark for fair-skinned ladies. The coverage is really decent and more than I expected from a bb cream. It lasts fairly long, too. The reason why I did not rate it 5 stars is that it seems a bit oily, especially if you forget to shake the tube before use. Also, I get an occasional minor breakout if I wear it several days in a row, but on the other hand, I have yet to find a bb cream or foundation that does not cause any breakouts in my skin. Overall, I think it is a good product for the price.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I used this product when I received a sample from Target. What a mess! This product is very slippery and greasy. I immediately took it off after applying but it broke me out. And this was very weird for me because no product has ever made me break out before. Overall a terrible product. I do not recommend.


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I tried this BB cream when my sister got a sample at Target. I had never used make-up before, but I really wanted to so my sister recommended I start with the sample. I absolutely love this BB cream! It's very lightweight and blends nicely, the packaging is pretty and not tricky at all. It's especially great for people who are just starting with make -up or just want some light coverage. It is a little pricey, but it lasts a long time because you don't need much for good coverage. I would definitely recommend this product.

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Hazel

If you have dry skin at the best of times, and crack and chap-prone skin during the bad times, THIS is for YOU.

This BB cream offers more cover than the average beauty balm, so I can always bet on light to light/medium coverage. It is beautifully creamy, spreads easily and blends without any problems. It goes on very dewy (not oily) and sets to a very attractive semi-matte finish without accentuating my pores. And it covers those pesky red and flaky dry patches nicely during the winter months.

I am actually more of an Estee Lauder kinda girl, but even EL's BB creams (I own both the double wear and the Day Wear) don't protect my skin during the winter. I apply a generous layer of PF super BB cream and follow it with my ELDW concealer on more obvious blemishes, and the result lasts throughout a long work day.

Honestly, if you have very dry skin and you (a) like the idea of trying a BB cream, and (b) can't find a foundation hydrating enough, this is the BB cream to get.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


Age: 36-43

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

With the Healthy Wear being discontinued, I thought I would try this. Bad, bad, bad blackheads on my cheeks within a week. Never again.


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