Last summer I tested over 15 B.B. Creams in the name of research (and a few more since). One of my favorites was and still is boscia’s. It is one of only 3 with a permanent spot on my makeup table. Quite an honor indeed. Well their next generation B.B. Cream or B.B. Cream 2.0 has been unveiled. boscia, the leader in preservative-free skincare, now introduces two variations of its break-through B.B. Cream SPF 27 PA++ formula: NEW boscia B.B. Cream Light Broad Spectrum SPF 27 PA++ and boscia B.B. Cream Bronze Broad Spectrum SPF 27 PA++. I only tried the bronze version so that is the one I will be addressing here. The light version is for lighter skin tones.
B.B. Cream Bronze is just like the original only delivers a sun-kissed complexion with just a hint of shimmer in one universal shade. This one-step wonder creates a lustrous, flawless finish as it hydrates, firms, and soothes the skin. The oil-free botanical formula promotes skin elasticity and reduces the look of fine lines and has SPF 27 sun protection. Perfect for summer.
boscia’s NEW B.B. Cream Bronze Broad Spectrum SPF 27 PA++ utilizes the following powerful ingredients:
Abyssine: a naturally derived survival molecule, that uniquely protects itself in hostile environments, helps reinforce skin’s natural defenses or “reminds” skin how to defend itself against external aggressors and soothes skin.
Arbutin: a powerful antioxidant derived from bearberry, helps brighten hyperpigmentation and reduces fine lines and wrinkles
Beta-Glucan: a natural oat derivative, it supports skin’s natural defense mechanisms by providing a breathable barrier of moisture that protects against free radical damage while encouraging collagen synthesis and healthy skin.
Licorice Root: a soothing and conditioning antioxidant, balances skin pH levels to embrace maximum treatment benefits. Helps reduce the appearance of dark spots.
Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide: provide physical, non-chemical, broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection by scattering UV light.
Beauty Balms or B.B. Creams were originally developed as a perfect post-procedure cream used to treat, hydrate, prime, protect, and camouflage the skin. Great for all skin types including those with sensitive skin, these versatile “five-in-one” formulas are designed to do it all: treat with high levels of active skin care ingredients; moisturize and smooth dehydrated skin; prime and perfect skin’s surface; camouflage and color correct the skin tone; and protect skin from the sun with SPF. They can be used as a last step for their skincare benefits or used on their own as an instant beautifier. boscia B.B. Cream Bronze Broad Spectrum SPF 27 PA++ is formulated without parabens, sulfates and phthalates.
Now be warned, if you are still deathly pale from a long winter like myself, you may find this formula a little dark! I gasped when I first saw my reflection! But luckily it blends down very well. I will continue to use my original boscia until I can realistically pull off a little more color, but then I imagine this formula will be my new BFF.
B.B. Cream Bronze Broad Spectrum SPF 27 PA++, $38
– Lauren Dimet Waters
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