I’m looking as I write at the Naturisimo, MyPure and Love Lula websites (three big organic beauty online retailers) and I’m not seeing many BB or other letter creams with an SPF, and those that do tend to be around the10-15 mark.
However, as anyone who has ever used products containing either one of these sunblocks will no doubt know, they can feel weird on the face. By nature they are chalky. They can make your face look ghostly white and they can also feel heavy. I suspect this is why not many organic/natural alphabet creams contain these.
But there are exceptions, and one of them is this BB cream from Balance Me which boasts an SPF of 25 (it offers protection against both the skin burning UVB rays, and the deeper prematurely ageing UVA rays).
The sunblock here is Titanium Dioxide. It’s the second ingredient listed and the main one after aqua (water). So, the first question you might want to ask is: how does this formula feel on the skin?
As BB creams are generally tinted moisturisers with a few extras, they tend to provide less coverage than say a CC (Colour Correcting) or DD (Daily Defence). But this Balance Me formula provides enough coverage to even out some of my lighter pigmentation issues - I don’t think I’ll ever get the point where I can dispense with a concealer altogether!
Key IngredientsAside from the sunblock:
- Abyssinian (promotes skin suppleness and softness)
- Rosehip oil (hydrating)
- Blackberry leaf extract (anti-oxidant rich, as well as collagen and elastin boosting)
- Hyaluronic acid (that trusted skin-plumping ingredient we all so love)
- Spruce knot, lotus flower and violet seed extracts (redness calming)
This is a very lovely BB cream with some super natural ingredients (it’s 99% natural). If I had to pick fault (and this is being very picky) I would point to the fragrance. Normally I swoon at the scents of Balance Me’s formulas. This one, though, I’m not terribly struck on. It’s not unpleasant, but it doesn’t have me wanting to waft it repeatedly under my nose as a treat for my senses.
Balance Me’s Colour BB Natural Perfection SPF25 costs £26 for 40ml, and can be bought here.