Andalou Naturals All-In-One Beauty Balm Sheer Tint SPF 30

Andalou Naturals All-In-One Beauty Balm Sheer Tint SPF 30

4.1

19 reviews

73% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

Not tested on animals

INGREDIENTS

Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 20.0% Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Juice*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) and Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oils*, Sorbitan Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Fruit Stem Cell and BioActive 8 Berry Complex*, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Hyaluronic Acid, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Extract*, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Oil*, Algae and Cucumis Melo (Melon) Extracts, Magnesium Sulfate, Aspalathus Linearis (Rooibos), Hibiscus Rosa-S

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Age: 30-35

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

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

This was a mediocre product for me.
Tint - it does go on slightly orange and so you have to blend into your neck and up on to the ears to avoid discontinued colour. Not hideous.
Was extremely oily on my face and just didn't absorb at all during the day. This is regardless of mid 20 celsius heat vs <10 celsius temp.
Didn't break me out that bad, yes slightly clogging but not the worst. The main reason for not wanting to repurchase and looking for another one is that my face becomes so unbearably greasy after my commute.
I tried it for 1 month and it never improved. Haven't finished the tube but want to try something else.



Age: 30-35

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

HG Love this! Just to be clear I purchased and am reviewing the brightening version. My skin is dry, aging and most of the time looks blah and uneven. I was looking for an easy to apply hydrating, non-toxic daily sunscreen and came across Juice CC. Felt it was waaay overhyped for that price. Returned it and in the same trip picked up this Andalou product (I have always had great luck with their skincare). Purchased for $13 or so with a coupon. No grease, no strong fragrance like Juice and no color oxidation. I have blotchy skin and this light tint evened it out naturally (Iam C3-4 I MAC). The color looks lighter than my C4 but it's neutral does meld into the skin beautifully. The new tube is as horrible as the reviews but With all the complaints I am sure they will repackage it in the near future. I haven't really had an issue but maybe because i knead along the seams it pushes the product to the top? After shaking & kneeding gently it along the side seams I pump 1-2 small pumps into fingers & I sometimes mix a small drop of jojoba oil if I am looking for more moisture. I warm the product and apply with fingers. I mostly pat into my skin. I have used alone but also with makeup. Today I used it with RMS uncover, RMS bronzer & rms living luminizer and my skin looks hydrated, even, natural & gorgeous! Will definitely keep using this with my day makeup!
Warning - This does contain Dimithcone which I was not aware until I read a review after I purchased it since I guess this is part of a new formulation. I never used the old one so cant compare but would prefer it if it did not have that ingredient even tho I don't have reactions to it. Overall This company is really underrated for their skincare. It's affordable and it works.

4 of 4 people found this helpful.


on 8/4/2016 11:45:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm

Hair: Red, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Blue

I think I've been using this as my "foundation" for about a year. As I've gotten older, my complexion has gotten a a bit drier so this seems to work nicely and even though I am fair, I don't have the issues others have mentioned with it oxidizing or turning orange.

I do use a concealer to cover redness and under my eyes first and I follow up with PF powder to set it. Also, I have not experienced breakouts with this which is GREAT NEWS! This is most definitely a keeper if not a grail for me.

7 of 7 people found this helpful.


on 4/8/2017 7:28:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I don't use this as a bb cream necessarily (whatever that means) but as my daily sunscreen. I have dry skin, nc40 skin tone, and this is awesome. Gives me a great glow and has a slightly evening effect. I just set it lightly with powder and apply a concealer over top.

Highly recommended for dry skin.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.


on 9/29/2016 10:11:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I've tried drugstore bb creams, and nothing comes close to the sheer coverage of this bb cream. It smells fantastic, like fresh oranges, and did not turn orange on me like my la Roche posay tinted mineral sunblock. I'm an NC30, and this cream just enhanced my skin. I have extremely dry skin so I would probably use this over a moisturizer in winter. I don't know what's in it, but this is my new hg and ewg rated it a 2 - a baby could use this!

4 of 4 people found this helpful.


on 6/24/2016 12:51:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Grey

So this seems to have an okay finish, not sure how well it would fair throughout the day because it's so orange that I could not wear it. I tried blending it out and lightening it with powder but I just couldn't get the orange to lighten. So disappointed. Would not repurchase.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.


Age: 44-55

Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I am not quite sure I like this product... I think it is a good tinted moisturizer, it may be a little too tan for really fair skin tones, but gives my fair skin a nice glow. It is very shiny and greasy looking and feels gross at first, but after letting it sit for 15-20 minutes, it settles in and I have to reblend it or else it doesn't look right - the reblend also gets rid of most of the shine. After about an hour I forget I have it on and I like what I see in the mirror.
I found it to be a pain if I was in a rush because of the need to reblend it. I also think there is too much orange oil in it - why they put something in a sunscreen that could cause photosensitive reactions I don't know. I think it is a decent, reasonably priced (when found on sale) natural bb cream that has both good points and bad points.
Update: I decided to give this another shot as I am a big fan of the Andalou Naturals brightening line. Again, it takes a few minutes to settle in, and the color works only after I have gotten some sun as it will look orangey on pale skin. So overall this is my preferred summertime BB, when I want something to enhance a summer glow, but won't use it in the winter when I prefer a more matte look.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.


Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I hate sunscreen at best of times. I don't use chemical ss nor do I use ss with titanium dioxide. So I had a very difficult time finding a product with high enough spf and one that didn't turn my face to a sticky, ghostly mess.

This product is great. It's very sheer and lightweight, absorbs quickly and gives me a healthy glow. The colour works for me - I'm pale neutral - but my black friend bought it as well as it doesn't really give much colour; it's just a light tint. We both loved the feel of this on our skin.

I wore this all day yesterday and my skin felt hydrated and protected. I'm so glad I found this. I feel it will become my HG of ss.

6 of 6 people found this helpful.


on 4/26/2015 12:18:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

LOVE! Looking for a natural facial sunscreen, I picked this up at Whole Foods (on sale for $17 CAD). As someone with hyper-pigmentation/rudiness on fair, NC-20 skin, I've been a big fan on BB creams; they never seem to provide enough coverage.

I set with a bit of MUFE HD power and touch up any noticeable blemishes and I'm good to go. It allows my freckles to show through, which makes the look more natural--not to mention breathable. Bonus: No brushes required.

On acne: I have blemish-prone skin and this hasn't caused any issues. I like that the ingredients (aloe, sunflower oil, hyaluronic acid) help my skin to heal itself. YMMV, especially if you're sensitive to sunflower oil and/or new to using facial oils.

The only con is a slight orange tint but it doesn't really bother me unless I'm going for a super pale look. In the summer time it should be totally fine.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I've been using this stuff since last summer when I picked it up as a face sunscreen while at the beach. Wasn't expecting much more than a natural, safe sunscreen but I was soooo surprised at what I found! This stuff is amazing in so many ways. I use it as my foundation under a powdered mineral makeup. It is ultra moisturizing & covers really well when topped with either bare minerals or everyday minerals. Also has the added benefit of sunscreen & is natural. Such an amazing product! Also the price is great too!

3 of 3 people found this helpful.


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