Hydroxatone Anti-Aging BB Cream ($39) is a surprising launch for me as I’m not familiar with the brand. After browsing, reading, and learning more about Hydroxatone, it seemed logical they would introduce their own BB Cream considering they sell a variety of skincare products that address common anti-aging issues.
I located a tube at Macy’s but the brand is also sold at Ulta.
Here’s a few thoughts…!
Hydroxatone Anti-Aging BB Cream is available in Light, Medium, and Tan and contains SPF 40. SPF 40 is quite good considering many of the BB Creams launched here in the US have had a lower sun protection.
I tried the Light and Medium shades and finally settled on the Medium but I must say both colors seemed very similar. Even the Medium seemed a little too light for me so be careful when selecting your shade. The color is beige with a little gray (although it does look a bit yellow in my swatches) and a bit of a patsy finish. The color does seem like it would embrace a more pinker undertone. Once I applied my makeup and completed my look it seemed like the color did tone down some so I wasn’t left looking to ghostly.
It wasn’t overly pasty since it does sheer out considerably once applied. They get the texture down of a BB Cream wonderfully as this is rich and creamy. However, although it appears pigmented, it actually applies very subtly with a sheerer finish that isn’t very buildable.
The bad news is if you have a ton of issues that need concealing such as acne or acne scarring this won’t work well for you. However, those with redness, dullness, or just in need of coverage to perfect skin but not conceal problems will like this well enough.
Overall, this is quite a nice BB Cream. The texture is beautiful to work with as it blends easily, leaves behind a satiny finish, and hydrates skin delicately without being oily or greasy. It’s lightweight and very breathable coverage as well. It evens out skin tone and brightens skin for a more flawless complexion. However, the sheerness of the product might be a deal breaker for some. I liked it a lot but I’d have liked it even more if the color was better fitted to my skin tone. Sadly, it seemed all the shades run quite light. I was also disappointed with the anti-aging aspect as the ingredients reveal that there isn’t a lot here that will aid with anti-aging benefits.
Hydroxatone Anti-Aging BB Cream is quite an excellent pick for those seeking a BB Cream that’s very close in formulation to Korean BB Creams since it does nail the texture and sun protection down of one. However, a few quirks do prevent me from giving a full recommendation for purchase.
Available at Macy’s, Ulta, and Ulta.com