Physicians Formula Super BB cream is sadly, simply put, Yuck! One sentence will sum it up. No need for costume AGING makeup, when you can wear Physicians Formula Super BB cream.
I wanted to love this. With the high physical block SPF 30, the thick consistency that covers well enough, and low cost it seemed to have the potential for greatness. However, 20 minutes after application my skin looked like a lady who smokes, drinks and uses hard drugs for the last 30 years. When I have not. NO THANK YOU!
In theory I love the concept of Physician Formula, being that it's made in the USA, specifically packaged in Azusa, CA, which is located in the San Gabriel Valley in Los Angeles County, of all places. They are a company that has been around since I was a child, one that has changed a lot over time with the demanding market place.
Unfortunately, many of their mineral products contain an ingredient called "bismuth oxychloride" which is also in Bare Minerals, Laura Mericer's mineral makeup etc. etc. etc. Bismuth oxychloride is an allergen to some people, myself included. Due to this, I always check the ingredients on my cosmetic boxes.
When I saw that Physicians Formula Super BB cream, as well as the Super BB Powder, did not contain bismuth oxychloride I had to purchase it.
Upon first application I noticed it was a bit orange, not my shade. However, to use as a daily running errands/exercise outside type of product where I don't really care if I look perfect, I could live with it not being the exact shade, and mixed with a lighter color powder over it I could make up the difference.
Sadly, 20 min later, BAM. I looked in the mirror and the day got sad. So so sad. I looked horrible, the makeup sat on my face. It looked like I had just taken it out of the bottle and smeared it on without blending or care. It outlined things that weren't even there to begin with, aka gave me wrinkles, expanded my pores making them look huge, caked up, changed colors aka oxidized, and it was cakey cakey cakey. So gross. Epic fail.
Sinks into pores and makes them appear to expand.
Oxidizes on the skin.
Settles into creases and causes one to look older than they are.
Limited color choices.
Too greasy not to set with powder.
Too greasy even when set with powder.
Color transfers onto everything it comes into contact with.
See the rest above.
It has an SPF of 30 that is a physical SPF and not a chemical one.
The packaging is great.
It's possible that this product could work for you if your skin fits that very limited color range, and some how the product doesn't end up making you look older than you are, along with the rest of the negatives listed above.
Either way, buyer beware. Sadly, this BB cream doesn't quite work. If you must try it, make sure to keep your receipt and purchase from places that are NOT Target, as Target does not allow used cosmetic returns, while Walmart, Drugstors, and Ulta etc. allow returns of used cosmetics with receipts.