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Dr Jart+ Water Fuse Beauty Balm SPF 25 - reader reviewed

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September 26, 2011 Reviewed by TIA Community Member 0 Comments
Reviewed by Suely

I was very pleased to be chosen to test the Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse Beauty Balm SPF 25 PA++ BB cream.

I am not a make up user; I have more of a natural style. But when you are in your 40's, if you want to look at least presentable to go anywhere, nothing is more necessary than some foundation to cover imperfections and spots. So for my need, this product sounded very appealing - a foundation light enough not to feel full of make up and that promises to deliver all the hydration my skin so needs, living in the Colorado Mountains.

Lets start with the texture/consistency; I wish it was smoother and could spread easier. It has a thicker consistency and is harder on face skin to spread, considering that in my age the skin lacks elasticity. Especially around the eyes. Not sure how bad all the “exercise” of spreading the product is for skin...

My skin color, even though I am in the blondish range (lighter brown hair and green eyes), has some green undertones, and tans easily. I wish the color of the foundation was a little warmer, or maybe they can come up with a warmer version of it. It is a really, really fair color and it needs to be very well spread over the face so it does not leave any streaks/lighter areas.

But once it is well-spread over skin, then it seems like it works for a wide range of skin tones. My daughter has a much darker, very tan skin tone and it worked for her face, as well.

A little tiny bit really goes a long way, so if it is your first time using it, be careful. I had so much extra product left over on my fingers when I first used it. Then when you spread really well in your whole face, the color does not bother so much anymore...

It seems like the "very fair" tone kind of gets even and blended with your skin color no matter what your undertone. It really covers imperfections and spots well and does not leaving the face "caked up".

I have dark under eye circles and it helps disguise them, but again the consistency is harder than ideal for eye area. I mean harder in the eye area skin to spread the product. If the consistency of the product were smoother and easier on skin to spread, I 'd surely purchase another once this one ends. But I am afraid long-term use around my eyes, and working on skin to have it spread would be literally too "pushy" for my skin...but it works well as foundation.

My skin does not dry out in this Colorado mountains weather while using the BB cream. It feels hydrated without get any oily, either. I didn’t get acne or any type of problem from it. Also, I can live with the very fair color since once it is spread it blends with the skin tone.

The only down for me is the consistency of the product.

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Ingredients: Water, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Phenyl Trimethicone, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, SD Alcohol 40-B, Dimethicone, Talc, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Hyaluronate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Sodium Citrate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Citric Acid, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sea Water, Ethyl Menthane Carboxamide, Silica, Hexyl Laurate, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate , Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate,Disodium, EDTA, Methylparaben, Chlorphenesin, Butylparaben, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide.

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