Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream had been on my wish list ever since it was released a couple of months ago. So imagine my delight when a tube of this new multi-tasking wonder from Jane Iredale landed on my desk for review! I have been happily testing it out over the past two weeks and found it to be really as good as I’d expected! Read on….
From Jane Iredale
Glow Time covers blemishes, minimizes pores, disguises wrinkles and smoothes and brightens skin. Our mineral-based formula nourishes your complexion and helps protect skin from UV and free radical damage.
– Contains a broad spectrum SPF 25 UVA PA++ that is water resistant for up to 40 minutes.
– Available in 6 shades: BB1 (Fair), BB3 (Light), BB5 (Light to Medium), BB7 (Medium), BB9 (Medium-Dark to Dark), BB11 (Very Dark)
– Grapefruit Extract promotes luminosity and skin radiance, minimizes appearance of pores and wrinkles, and may help to fade uneven pigmentation.
– Apple Extract is a skin-smoothing antioxidant that exfoliates, refines and rejuvenates the skin.
– Sunflower Seed Oil is rich in moisturizing vitamin E.
– Aloe Leaf Juice soothes and calms the skin.
– Non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic, sensitivity tested, clinically tested, dermatologist tested.
Active Ingredient: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) 20% Other ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Stearoxymethicone/Dimethicone Copolymer, Maltodextrin, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Fruit Extract, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Glycerin, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Pectin, Chlorella Vulgaris/Lupinus Albus Protein Ferment, Sodium Ascorbate, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Raphanus Sativus (Radish) Root Extract, Lecithin, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract (and) Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Aluminum Hydroxide, Xanthan Gum, May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77489, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288)
The shade range is pretty good as compared to the 2 or 3 options usually available for most of the BB creams out there. I found the closest match for my NC 25-ish skintone in BB7.
The first time I used this, it was on a freshly cleansed and lightly moisturized face using my fingertips. I had no idea how concentrated this BB cream is and applied a bit too much. And since the coverage really is FULL coverage, it ended up looking mask-like that I obviously didn’t like. So, the next time I used a small amount (less than a pea-size) for my face and neck and that worked out well.
The texture is thick and creamy but blends nicely and evenly into the skin as I smooth it out with my fingertips. It sets to a satiny matte, natural-looking finish covering up any dark spots, acne scars or other imperfections and even minimizes the appearance of pores for an even and smooth complexion. The coverage lasts perfectly throughout the day and into the evening, even with the summer heat and humidity. I also find that just a light dab of this product conceals dark circles almost completely without caking so you won’t even need an under-eye concealer after this.
When I use a damp makeup sponge instead, it has more of a medium coverage (which I usually prefer to a higher coverage), so you can choose the best way to apply depending on how much you want to cover. Also, if your skin is dry like me, you’ll find that this BB cream applies best over a lightweight moisturizer or primer, as it tends to enhance even the slightest hint of dry spots otherwise.
Now let’s talk about the ingredients…
The formula offers broad-spectrum SPF 25 with titanium dioxide as the sunscreen active which is a big plus for those like me who strongly prefer mineral sunscreens. Another positive is that it’s also water resistant so it’s not going to sweat off. In addition, the product also boasts of quite a few antioxidants like green tea, white tea, Vitamin C and E that work with the sunscreen to provide anti-aging benefits.
Bottom line – Jane iredale Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream ($48) is truly a fantastic option for anyone looking for a full-coverage product to achieve the look of flawless skin. It really lives upto its name and adapts to your skin tone to create just the right amount of glow! As with all Jane Iredale products, the formula is also infused with a number of skin-benefiting ingredients and is suitable for sensitive skin too… I’m sold!