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Age Defense BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30

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Age Defense BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30

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1.4 oz Item 2243000

Color:Shade 02

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This instant morning routine gives skin just about everything it needs for a quick start.

What is BB Cream? Age Defense BB (Beauty Balm) Cream offers SPF protection, antioxidants for prevention, plus enough coverage to banish imperfections. The perfect primer, too.

What shade is right for you?
  • For very fair complexions with pink undertones, choose Shade 01
  • For very fair to moderately fair complexions with golden undertones, choose Shade 02
  • For, moderately fair to medium with golden undertones, choose Shade03
Mornings, apply to clean skin after 3-Step Skin Care and treatment serums. Squeeze a small amount of BB Cream onto palm and warm it up with your fingers. Apply sparingly, starting from the center of the face using semi-circular movements. Press gently to even out on skin. For gentle, efficient removal, use any Clinique makeup remover.
Active: Octinoxate 7.50%, Octisalate 4.40%, Titanium Dioxide 3.50%, Zinc Oxide 2.20%.

Inactive: Water / Aqua / Eau, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Propanediol, Glyceryl Stearate, Behenyl Alcohol, PEG-40 Stearate, Polyglyceryl-10 Pentastearate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract / Extrait D'Orge, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Linoleic Acid, Oryzanol, Squalane, Caffeine, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Sucrose, Glycerin, Polyquaternium-51, Lecithin, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate, Sodium PCA, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Trehalose, Urea, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate / VP Copolymer, Xanthan Gum, Glycyrrhetinic Acid, Stearic Acid, Alumina, Silica, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Disodium EDTA, Chlorphenesin, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica.

Please be aware that ingredient lists may change or vary from time to time. Please refer to the ingredient list on the product package you receive for the most up to date list of ingredients.

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CliniqueAge Defense BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30
 
4.2

(based on 99 reviews)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (32)
  • Lightweight (28)
  • Blends well (27)
  • Good pigmentation (24)
  • Natural looking (24)

Cons

  • Difficult to apply (5)
  • Heavy (5)
  • Causes breakouts (3)
  • Poor coverage (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (27)
  • All skin types (14)
  • Sensitive skin (12)
  • Travel (9)
  • Light to medium coverage (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (28), Classic style (6), Brand buyer (4), Budget shopper (3)

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4.0

2nd purchase but not 100% sold

By Ocdoggirl

from Orange County, CA

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Easy To Take-off
  • Smooth

Cons

  • Color match

Best Uses

  • Everyday
  • Travel

Comments about Clinique Age Defense BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

This is my second purchase. I had stopped using it because my skin was breaking out but I coulld't be sure it was from this product. I like it because it is easy to apply and has sunscreen. I rarely wear real foundation as I have found as I get older (I am post menopause) that foundation just does not look good on older skin. Lighter weight BB creams seem to suit it better. I am trying again to see if I like it. Two problems. The color choices aren't great so it looks a bit muddy and is slightly too light for me (but the next shade is too dark) and it is a bit dry.

 
3.0

Very dry - could use some moisture

By Bev

from Weirton, WV

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Good Pigmentation
  • Natural Looking
  • Smooth

Cons

  • Dry

Best Uses

  • Everyday
  • Sensitive Skin

Comments about Clinique Age Defense BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

I like the look, but it goes on really dry even with moisturizer underneath. I'm not sure I would purchase again. I prefer a natural look but I need some moisture.

 
5.0

excellent product

By tallylassie

from North Florida

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Long Lasting
  • Natural Looking

Cons

  • no cons as far as I am concerned

Best Uses

  • All Skin Types
  • Everyday
  • Sensitive Skin

Comments about Clinique Age Defense BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

I have been using this product for years and even recommended it to my dermatologist who is female.

 
5.0

Excellent coverage

By Sandyk

from Coral Springs

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

    • All Skin Types
    • Everyday

    Comments about Clinique Age Defense BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

    Never used a B.B. foundation before but always loved Clinique. Perfect coverage, easy to apply and looks great. I have new bottles of my former foundation i won't use anymore.

     
    4.0

    Yes

    By Pilar

    from New York

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Easy To Take-off
    • Good Pigmentation
    • Natural Looking
    • Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Everyday

      Comments about Clinique Age Defense BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

      To covered the spots and reduce wrinkles

       
      2.0

      Very Difficult to Apply

      By Ely

      from Madison, WI

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Good Pigmentation

      Cons

      • Difficult to Apply
      • Heavy
      • Poor Coverage

      Best Uses

        Comments about Clinique Age Defense BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

        Shopped at Ulta for the first time and this was recommended to me by staff. I bought it and applied it with my fingers, a sponge, with different moisturizers, with/without primer, and each time it left streaks on my face and was VERY difficult to apply. I was very disappointed, especially for the price tag. I will be returning.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Not crazy about this one...

        By Natural girl

        from Tampa, Florida

        About Me Natural Style

        Pros

          Cons

          • Causes Breakouts
          • Heavy

          Best Uses

            Comments about Clinique Age Defense BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

            My style is typically very low-maintenance and natural, so I usually just use a primer or BB cream with some finishing powder. I have used Tarte's tinted primer and liked it, but was looking for something that mattified a bit more. I was recommended this by the rep at Ulta, and luckily I just received a sample to try and didn't purchase it. I have medium, more yellow-based undertones, with combo-oily skin, and the shade 03 was still too pink and not natural-looking on me. I felt it was very heavy even though I applied very little on my face, and I was shiny after a few hours even with a setting powder. Also, I felt that my pores were magnified. My search continues...I plan on trying Korres' pomegranate mattifying primer based on a recommendation from a friend.

             
            5.0

            Good

            By None

            from Palmdale ca

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types
              • Everyday
              • Travel

              Comments about Clinique Age Defense BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

              Daily use when you're casual.

               
              3.0

              It's ok

              By Megan

              from Lewisburg

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Take-off
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Doesn't Stay On

              Best Uses

                Comments about Clinique Age Defense BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

                I got it in shade 2, which happened to be a good match for me. I usually have difficulty finding appropriate shades. I've tried applying this with my fingers, a sponge, and a brush. I've tried it with primers and setting sprays and powders on top. This tends to break down on/around my nose where I tend to get a little oily throughout the day. It also settles into my pores after a couple hours. For that reason, I probably won't buy it again.

                 
                5.0

                Definitely buying it again and again!

                By Laurensuccess

                from Hesperia CA

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday
                  • Going Out
                  • Sensitive Skin
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Clinique Age Defense BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

                  I love this BB cream, is being 3 years using it. Is just my favorite.

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                  • Q:

                    I currently use stay matte Creamwhip (VF-G) Which shade should I use?
                    Asked on 3/26/2018 by Holly from Jackson, MS

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hello. Clinique Age Defense BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 shade 02 is a similar tone to your Clinique Stay Matte Oil-Free Makeup shade Creamwhip. We know you'll love it!

                      Answered on 3/27/2018 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                  • Q:

                    Has Clinique discontinued shade 01 of their BB Cream? I can't find it anywhere! It is a perfect match and I love this BB cream.
                    Asked on 11/3/2017 by Krista from Florida

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hello. Clinique Age Defense BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 shade 01 has been phased out. Try Moisture Surge CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 shade Light Medium for a similar look and tone. We can't wait to hear what you think!

                      Answered on 11/3/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                  • Q:

                    do you need a foundation over this BB cream? I have reddish skin with psoriasis? is 02 good and do I need a foundation over this and powder?
                    Asked on 6/2/2017 by ga Girl from South Carolina

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi. This is a foundation so it is meant to be used alone. If you would like to try it, we offer free color matching and sampling in all Ulta stores that carry a FULL line of Clinique product. We look forward to working with you. Have a great day!

                      Answered on 6/8/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                  • Q:

                    Hello I currently use even better foundation in buff 25. What color should I get in the BB cream?

                    Thank you ��
                    Asked on 5/26/2017 by Teresa from Long Beach, CA

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi! Shade 01 should be most similar for your skin tone. Thank you and enjoy your week!

                      Answered on 5/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                  • Q:

                    I currently use Clinique Even Better makeup in (05) neutral (MF-N). What would be to best shade for me to get in the Clinique Age Defense BB Cream SPF 30?
                    Asked on 3/13/2017 by Pat from Wallingford, CT

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi! Thank you for your loyalty to Clinique and for your question! Shade #2 should be the closest to what you are currently using. Have a great week!

                      Answered on 3/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
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