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ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20

ULTA

BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20

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Item #: 2231731 Size: 1.0 oz

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Sheer cream formula moisturizes and protects while evening out skin tone to provide a natural finish. SPF 20 protection, Oil Free, Fragrance Free, and Hypoallergenic.

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Active Ingredients:Titanium Dioxide 5.0%, Zinc Oxide 5.0%
Inactive Ingredients: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Propylene Glycol, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Dimethicone, Cyclohexasiloxane, Magnesium Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Chloride, Zinc Chloride, Lysine, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Phytantriol, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Boron Nitride, Glycerin, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Palmitic Acid, Dextrin Palmitate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Butylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben. May contain: Mica, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide.

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ULTABB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20
 
4.1

(based on 916 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (697)
  • Easy to apply (390)
  • Easy to use (348)
  • Good value (304)
  • Smooth (303)

Cons

  • Poor coverage (45)
  • Doesn't stay on (41)
  • Not effective (33)
  • Poor texture (30)
  • Doesn't work (26)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (323)
  • Daily use (322)
  • Women (223)
  • On-the-go (177)
  • All skin types (156)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (306), Natural style (253), Classic style (141), Brand buyer (104), Trendy style (38)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (246), 30 minutes (170), 1+ hour (12)

Reviewed by 916 customers

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1.0

I probably won't ever buy this again

By Shantel Carlisle

from Denton, TX

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Clumpy
    • Difficult to Apply
    • Poor Coverage

    Best Uses

      Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

      It's very hard to blend and it's very orangey

       
      2.0

      Not impressed

      By ss

      from san francisco

      About Me Natural Style

      Pros

      • cheap

      Cons

      • Clumpy
      • Heavy

      Best Uses

        Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

        It was pretty heavy for a bb cream and it looked cakey not a natural finish like you'd expect from a bb cream or tinted moisturizer. Looks like a bad quality foundation in all honesty

         
        1.0

        No good

        By cme

        from Grand Forks, ND

        Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

        I bought this item in light and it was tooooo dark and orange. It also oxidized and became patchy during the day. If I wear blush over it the cream fades away. Overall this is nothing good I think to say about this product

         
        5.0

        Light coverage, easy to apply

        By thisspice

        from Asheville, NC

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Easy To Take-off
        • Lightweight
        • Natural Looking
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Everyday

          Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

          I love Urban Decay products but because they're so pricey, I started searching for a less expensive substitute. I stumbled across the Ultra brand BB Illumintating cream by accident in store and have found that although the coverage is lighter than the Urban Decay counterpart, it's still a great product for a fraction of the price and I'm very happy I found it. Definitely an incredible buy whenever the 2 for 2 sales are on.

           
          3.0

          Good product

          By catperson

          from Charlotte

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Doesn't Stay On
          • Poor Coverage

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types

          Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

          Ok product. was part of the buy 2 get 1 free products.

           
          4.0

          Great overall coverage

          By Berecca

          from Traverse City

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Easy To Take-off
          • Good Pigmentation
          • Lightweight
          • Natural Looking

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

            The first day I used this product I was told I was Glowing! That says something in and of itself. After application my face is shiny on my forehead and cheeks which is why I only gave the product 4 stars. It applies smoothly and has enough pigmentation to soften uneven skin tones. It is not highly pigmented so it won't cover dark under eye circles or blemishes but if you only need a little softening this is great. The added sunscreen makes everyday wear wonderful.

             
            5.0

            I have bought this again and again

            By J

            from Canton, CT

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Easy To Take-off
            • Good Pigmentation
            • Lightweight
            • Long Lasting
            • Natural Looking
            • Noncomedogenic
            • Smooth

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

              I love this ULTA product. Lightweight with nice coverage for mature skin. The medium looks fine on my fair to medium skin, gives me a nice healthy look.

               
              1.0

              orange

              By b

              from bako

              Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

              got the illuminating one and it oxidizes so badly.

               
              5.0

              Smooth!

              By Lora

              from Orange City, FL

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Good Pigmentation
              • Lightweight
              • Smooth

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

                Smooth as can be!

                 
                2.0

                Color is darker

                By jcb

                from Alameda, Ca

                About Me Classic Style

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Easy To Take-off
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Ineffective

                Best Uses

                  Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

                  My skin is somewhat fair and I bought the lightest color possible. It was too dark and somewhat orange. I have used many BB creams and the Fair or Light color always works for me.

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                  52 Questions | 52 Answers
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                  • Q:

                    I don't go through this very fast but buy two get two is such a great deal. How long does the product last. Especially unopened.
                    Asked on 12/11/2016 by thisaarongirl from Hot springs, AR

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Unopened and stored at room temperature and out of direct sunlight, most cosmetics last approximately 3 years. :-)

                      Answered on 12/22/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                  • Q:

                    I am seriously pale, like paaaale. Is the Light shade sheer enough to deal with my Scottish ancestry? Is the Illuminating shade tinted enough to even me out?
                    Asked on 10/16/2016 by needlehabit

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      To be on the safe side, we recommend visiting your nearest Ulta Beauty store to test both Illuminating and Light shades to see which you prefer. Illuminating is the safest bet, we'd guess! :-)

                      Answered on 10/25/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                  • Q:

                    I currently wear Almay anti-aging smart shade skin tone matching base in light/medium. Would you recommend light or medium BB cream?
                    Asked on 6/18/2016 by Jes from Apalachicola, FL

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    I have dark and light skin from sun damage. The coverage color that have a yellow base suit the variation of my skin best. Which shade would you recommend? Or perhaps another Ulta foundation product?
                    Asked on 6/3/2016 by pamsta from Park City, Utah

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Please visit your nearest Ulta Beauty store, where one of our beauty associates can assist you in testing the shades to determine your perfect match. :-)

                      http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

                      Answered on 6/8/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                  • Q:

                    Is this product still gluten free?
                    Asked on 5/6/2016 by Ginger from everett wa

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Yes, ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20 is gluten-free.

                      Answered on 5/11/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                  • Q:

                    I'm soft sable in the l'oreal infallible foundation, would I be medium or dark in this BB cream?
                    Asked on 4/27/2016 by Violet from Florida

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    I have been using Merle Norman Alabaster Beige. What color would you suggest for me?
                    Asked on 3/13/2016 by Over forty from Georgia

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    What is the difference between bbcream, cc cream and foundation? For any brand for that matter.
                    Asked on 2/10/2016 by Liz from Bixby knolls

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      BB stands for "beauty balm"; a BB cream is a multi-purpose face product that provides sheer-to-medium coverage, features skin perfecting benefits such as optical blurring pigments and/or skincare ingredients, and hydrates the skin. Many BB's including this one also feature sun protection.

                      CC stands for "color correcting"; a CC cream typically features all the same benefits as a BB, plus provides color correcting benefits/ingredients to minimize the appearance of discoloration and/or uneven skin tone.

                      BB's and CC's typically provide sheerer coverage than a traditional foundation, but many who prefer fuller coverage use BB's and CC's prior to foundation application to provide the benefits detailed above plus prep the skin for makeup application.

                      ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20 provides sheer, natural coverage. It provides SPF 20 sun protection, helps to even out skin tone, and provides lightweight hydration. It is suitable for all skin types and works great as a makeup primer applied under your foundation.

                      We hope this extra info helps! :-)

                      Answered on 2/11/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                  • Q:

                    Does this BB cream, in light, have a shimmering, sparkle additive to represent 'dewy' appearance?
                    Asked on 1/23/2016 by lightweight

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      It does not have a sparkle additive, but it does have a very fine radiant pearl that would leave you with a dewy finish.

                      Answered on 1/29/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                  • Q:

                    Do I apply the bb cream before or after the foundation primer?
                    Asked on 1/17/2016 by Grmasandy from South Carolina

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      No primer is necessary, since ULTA BB Cream features built-in priming benefits! :-) If you prefer to use a primer anyway, apply BB cream after your primer for best results!

                      Answered on 1/19/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
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