It’s been a while since I’ve worn a BB cream. Lately, I’ve been mostly wearing stick foundation or CC cream as a fast foundation. But this BB cream is from Mineral Fusion, a natural mineral brand that I like a lot, so I was happy to try it.
Illuminating Mineral Beauty Balm is a multi-tasker: makeup, moisturizer, age-defying treatment, and a light physical sunscreen (broad spectrum SPF 9) all in one. It’s creamy, hydrating with aloe and botanicals. It comes in a handy tube. It’s hypoallergenic and fragrance-free. It applies easily. I often just apply it with my fingers or a blending sponge.
Mineral Fusion calls it “ultra sheer for all skin types”. I have light skin, and I think it’s a bit yellow for my cool-toned pink skin. But it gives me a healthy, slight tan glow. I think it would be perfect for anyone with light-medium tone skin.
I actually wouldn’t call it “ultra sheer”, like it says on the tube. In fact, it does give me some coverage, and it sort of covers or at least lightens my dark spots. My skin looks more even. It gives my skin a luminous, dewy finish.
IMHO, the sunscreen of SPF 9 isn’t enough to provide good outdoor protection. I would need to wear an additional sunscreen with it if I were going to be outside on a sunny day. So I’ve decided that Mineral Fusion Illuminating Mineral Beauty Balm SPF 9 is perfect for days when I’m staying home, hanging out with friends indoors, or running errands in winter when it’s not very sunny. It’s quick and gives me just enough coverage for everyday.
Mineral Fusion Illuminating Mineral Beauty Balm won a Delicious Living Beauty & Body Award in 2016. The tube contains 2.0 fl. oz./60 ml and is priced at $27.99. Gluten Free, 100% Vegan, Cruelty Free, Paragon Free, Artificial Color Free, Fragrance Free, Talc Free, Hypo-allergenic, Phthalate Free. Sold on the Mineral Fusion website and at Whole Foods.
Active Ingredient: Titanium Dioxide 7.4% Sunscreen
Inactive Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Jojoba Esters, Mica, Vegetable Glycerin, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Dimethicone, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Citric Acid, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (Vitamin C), Mineral-Peptide Blend (Magnesium Asparate, Zinc Gluconate, Copper Gluconate, and Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5), Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Rosa Canina (Rose) Flower Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sodium Benzoate, Iron Oxides.