June 28, 2013

Urban Decay B6 Vitamin-Infused Complexion Prep Spray Review

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

Urban Decay Fall 2013

Urban Decay B6 Vitamin-Infused Complexion Prep Spray ($33) was just recently launched as part of an early preview of the Urban Decay Fall 2013 Collection. I told you about it earlier this week and have been testing it out all this week to see what I think.

Urban Decay has introduced makeup setting sprays in the past but the B6 Vitamin-Infused Complexion Prep Spray is actually the first prep spray the brand has done. Being a rather fond fan of facial mists I was curious about this formula but unfortunately it addresses issues I don’t really have a problem with such as redness, larger pores, and oil.

Let’s take a look!

Urban Decay B6 Vitamin-Infused Complexion Prep Spray

Urban Decay B6 Vitamin-Infused Complexion Prep Spray is formulated to be used prior to your skincare as a prepping mist or you can use it throughout the day if you like. Personally it is probably best suited to AM or PM use prior to applying any other skincare. Sprtiz it on, allow it to set, and follow up with other products you typically use in your skincare regime.

The formula contains what Urban Decay dubs the first stabilized form of Vitamin B6. B6 is excellent for stressed out skin as it delivers better levels of oxygen to your skin which helps to reduce stress damage and prevents skin from producing oil which causes less breakout issues. There’s also Vitamin E in this and willow bark (natural form of salicylic acid). Unfortunately many of these ingredients aren’t really for my blemish-free, drier skin. The formula seems to address a more sensitive, oil-prone easy to break out skin type.

It’s difficult to review something like this when it isn’t quite for my skin type so I’ll give you the basics of what I experienced using it.

It has a fresh green scent that’s very pleasant. Once misted on it left my skin a tad tacky to the touch but not really hydrated. The tackiness disappears after several minutes and my skin felt a little tighter at the set. It does feel like it tingles slightly when I mist it on like I spritz something on my face that contained mint. One thing I do think deserves an important mention is you need to be sure to close your eyes very tightly when misting this on and also hold the bottle at least 8 or 10 inches away from your face. I suggest closing your eyes tight because it does cause a burning sensation even if you get a small amount in your eyes. This isn’t a fine mist so holding the bottle away from your face you’ll find that the mist is finer when applying plus you’re less likely to get much in your eyes this way.

Unfortunately, I don’t have a ton to say outside of this about the spray. It didn’t really do much for me as I have drier, duller skin that’s not inclined to break out and my pores are not visible. I will say I thought the tingling/burning in my eyes was a bit unpleasant which made me dislike the product.

This might be worth trying for those with larger pores and stressed skin that is prone to breakouts, redness, or has certain sensitivities. I wish I could tell you if it works on such a skin type but I only tested on myself and none of these issues are my own.

If you’d like to try B6 Vitamin-Infused Complexion Prep Spray it is available now at UrbanDecay.com

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this mist if you have tried it!

Urban Decay B6 Vitamin-Infused Complexion Prep Spray Fall 2013

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

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  • MK

    I do have redness and get acne sporadically so I want to try this! You would think they would make it a fine mist though, seeing as it is for your face!

    • the Muse

      it comes out a little strong…if you hold it away from your face, about eight inches, you should be ok, it gives a finer misting this way 🙂

  • Robin

    I think it’s a great addition. Makes me wonder if it’s a first step to a possible skin care line. If you like hydrating mists i really love Juice Beauty. I only use their skincare and i have combo skin that some times gets flaky and even the heavy moisturizers don’t break out my skin. The spray makes a nice toner and a great mist too.

    • the Muse

      I didn’t know they had a mist thanks robin ;-D must try it!

  • Kathy

    I have all the issues this product is supposed to address, so I’ll probably give it a whirl. I may try pouring a little out and applying it with a cotton pad though to avoid the eye irritation you mentioned. Thanks for the review.

    • the Muse

      my pleasure kathy and great tip about the cotton pad 😀

  • Christine

    Hmm. I’m intrigued as this prep spray does address skin issues I have. Buuuuuuuuuut – I don’t know if I can get pass the burning eyeballs thing after you spray it. I have sensitive eyes and watery eyes = no bueno for using eyeliner.

  • Quinctia

    Yeah, the second ingredient is denatured alcohol. That doesn’t look very hydrating, and no wonder it made your eyes sting!

  • Maggie

    Honestly, judging by the inclusion of cornstarch, I’d guess this could be used as a setting spray as well. I’m definitely staying away bc there is fragrance.

  • Shadia L.

    Dammit. I was excited about this, but after seeing those ingredients, I’ll pass.

  • rose

    Tacky to help makeup stay on- it’s a stay on primer mainly for extending wear, not for skincare just skin healthy features

    • the Muse

      ah interesting as Urban Decay doesn’t market it as a primer for extending makeup.

  • Kelly

    I’ve got some of these issues (redness, oily t-zone) so I wouldn’t mind trying this one out. I wonder if this is a Skindinavia product like their finishing sprays are. I got a sample size of De-Slick and when I bought the full size I noticed that the sample size bottle had a much finer mist. So I just use that bottle and fill it with the big one.

  • Tania

    So I got the B6 Spray and have had no issues with burning eyes. Actually most of the time I can’t even feel it the mist is so fine that I have to recheck that I’m spraying it the right way! It’s way finer than my All Nighter!

  • Marja Wouters


    Given the INCI list and alcohol being the SECOND listed ingredient I am staying away from this one. Can only do harm to your skin.

  • Alison M

    I know this is last years item but I’ve been using it since it came out and here are my thoughts. At first I wasn’t sure what to expect if anything. In my experience a lot of skin care products make a lot of promises and do very little. This is one that is worth the price and repurchasing if you have oily/red/acne prone skin/enlarged pores or any combination of those.

    While I wasn’t expecting much I did notice a huge difference in my skin tone. It was much less red and even. After I’d used it for a month or so straight (morning and evening) I noticed a very noticeable difference in my pore sizes. I used to have large pores all over my face. Now most of them are not at all noticeable. I still have visible pores on my cheeks right near my nose. However, the size of these are much reduced. They are small enough that a primer is not needed under my foundation anymore. There has also been a massive improvement in my skins oil production. I used to look like I doused my face in oil within an hour of leaving the house. Now I can go most of a day without any problems at all. If I use the deslick setting spray I’ll get even more time shine free. After I finished my first bottle I didn’t repurchase right away I figured I’d save my money and get it later. Within a week to a week and a half I noticed a definite increase in my skins oil production though the skin tone was still even and my pores were still much reduced. When the oil kicked up again I ran out to my ulta to snag another bottle.

    Other than the week and a few days I didn’t use it I’ve used it 2-3 sprays on my face morning and night since it was released. I’ve only gone through a bottle and a half so far. Considering the benefits (if you have problem skin like mine!) along with how easy and fast it is to use and how long one bottle lasts it really is a great product and a great value. I’ve used other skin care products that did a lot less and lasted me a few weeks to a month at best. For me at this this is a home run winner.