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Andalou Naturals Oil Control Beauty Balm Un-Tinted SPF 30 2 fl oz (58 ml)

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Andalou Naturals Oil Control Beauty Balm Un-Tinted SPF 30, 2 fl oz
 
3.4

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • Effective (5)
  • Smells great (4)
  • Good value (3)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Daily use (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (3)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (5), 30 minutes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great daily sunscreen for VERY OILY SKIN

All skin product reviews should be considered in light of the skin type of the person using it. I happen to have the oiliest skin on earth. I am not over-exaggerating. I have...Read complete review

All skin product reviews should be considered in light of the skin type of the person using it. I happen to have the oiliest skin on earth. I am not over-exaggerating. I have had problems controlling both oil over-production and acne on my face for decades, since I was a pre-teen, and I am now close to 30. Even to this day, if I use oil blotting sheets any time of day, even within the first hour after cleansing, I can easily go through 5,6,7 sheets and still have plenty of oil left on my face to turn the sheets clear! Because of my skin type, I have had the hardest, most frustrating time finding a daily use sunscreen product that doesn't make my oily skin worse, and doesn't aggravation my acne condition. Chemical sunscreen ingredients are by nature very oily compounds; I know this because I am a researcher in the cosmetic industry. So I always look for mineral-based sunscreens, that means ones that use Zinc Oxide or Titanium Dioxide as the active ingredients. Zinc also happens to be good for controlling acne. And what is the only active sunscreen ingredient in this beauty balm - Zinc Oxide! Hooray! Very clever on the part of the formulators to choose this sunscreen active in a beauty balm (BB cream) meant for people who need a "clarifying" product (that would be people with ACNE-PRONE SKIN). So I tried it, and have never been more pleased with a sun protection product meant to be applied to the face. Not only does it not aggravate my oily skin or acne, IT ACTUALLY HELPS!!!! This product is a God-send to my daily skin care regime, and I hate seeing other people write negative reviews about it when they are not choosing this product to match their skin type. If you have oily skin, I bet you will not regret trying this product out as a solution to protect your skin from damaging UV radiation while keeping your skin looking and feeling great at the same time.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

doesn't control oil

I was very excited to try this because it is gluten free and for oil control. It smells great, but it is a very thick cream that doesn't absorb into my skin. It...Read complete review

I was very excited to try this because it is gluten free and for oil control. It smells great, but it is a very thick cream that doesn't absorb into my skin. It felt so greasy, I had to blot my face. I tried less the next time and it was better, but I still felt greasy before I even got to work at 7am. Bummed it didn't work for me.

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3.0

Excellent

By 

from Carmel, IN

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Effective
  • Good Value
  • Smells Great

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Andalou Naturals Oil Control Beauty Balm Un-Tinted SPF 30, 2 fl oz:

    Great at protecting your skin from the sun. Did not cause any reaction with my sensitive skin. Unfortunately, it does not go on matte, your skin is rather moist and dewey with use. (Not a bad thing) a little definitely goes a LONG way.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Would buy again

    By 

    from Denver, CO

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Effective
    • Good Value
    • Lightweight
    • Smells Great

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Oily Skin

      Comments about Andalou Naturals Oil Control Beauty Balm Un-Tinted SPF 30, 2 fl oz:

      Since deciding not to use my go-to oil-free SPF 15 moisturizer from Arbonne anymore, I've been struggling with finding one I liked. I got one from Avalon organics that claimed "oil free moisturizer" but it left my skin super greasy and didn't have any SPF, which is so important in order to fight early wrinkles.

      I liked this product, it has everything I need and want wrapped all in one. The primer effect is good for smoothing out fine lines, tiny blackheads and getting make up to stay longer. It does leave a white tint at first but fades, just don't use too much. It left my skin feeling soft, which is helpful because I live in the dry climate of the Rocky Mountains. I have olive skin and suffer from extremely oily T-zone and this mattified that for the first part of the day for sure. I would recommend this and buy again.

      NOTE: A little goes a long way!

      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 30 Minutes
       
      3.0

      Decent

      By 

      from Sierra Nevada Mountains, CA

      describe yourself Budget Buyer

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Andalou Naturals Oil Control Beauty Balm Un-Tinted SPF 30, 2 fl oz:

        Good mineral-based sunblock. I like the fact that it has high zinc oxide and no titanium dioxide in it, plus no artificial anything. It does leave a bit of a whitening cast, but still worth it. Nice product.

        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
        • 10 Minutes

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        2 out of 3 doesn't cut it for me

        By 

        from Dallas, TX

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Smells Great

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • On-the-go

          Comments about Andalou Naturals Oil Control Beauty Balm Un-Tinted SPF 30, 2 fl oz:

          Claims to provide hydration, oil control, and sun protection, hits 2 out of 3.
          Great consistency, not sticky or gummy like other BB creams. I wish there were dosage instructions, a little goes a long way. The moisturizer absorbs quickly but not completely. The 20% Zinc Oxide, while great SPF, does leave a bit of a white shadow on my olive skin. Oil control? Not so much. For a matte finish you need to blot then apply loose powder. Perhaps I'm expecting too much.

          • My Beauty Routine Takes:
          • 10 Minutes

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A new favorite

          By 

          from Stockton, CA

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Effective
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • On-the-go

            Comments about Andalou Naturals Oil Control Beauty Balm Un-Tinted SPF 30, 2 fl oz:

            I just added this item to my drugstore.com list, although my first purchase was at a local boutique. I do not wear foundational make-up, so I find this sunscreen just perfect for facial application. It provides such a smooth and translucent finish, it's hard to believe it contains 20% zinc oxide. Top quality ingredients all the way. For my t-zone skin, it leaves no sticky or white finish at all, but it does keeps my 55-year young skin looking luminous!

            • My Beauty Routine Takes:
            • 30 Minutes

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            updated review

            By 

            from Sacramento, CA

            describe yourself Brand Buyer

            See all my reviews

            Comments about Andalou Naturals Oil Control Beauty Balm Un-Tinted SPF 30, 2 fl oz:

            I wanted to update my review. Turns out that a vitamin C serum from SkinCeuticals that I was using underneath this product was hindering it's absorption. This contains vitamin C, so I don't have to worry about a separate antioxidant serum for day any more. Now that I apply it to completely bare skin, it is much more effective and keeps my skin more matte. I apply my makeup right on top, no primer and it seems to be doing a good job now. I still need to blot my face, but it doesn't look greasy and that's a big plus. I now give this product 5 stars.

            • My Beauty Routine Takes:
            • 10 Minutes

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            doesn't control oil

            By 

            from Sacramento, CA

            describe yourself Brand Buyer

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Smells Great

            Cons

            • Not Effective

            Best Uses

              Comments about Andalou Naturals Oil Control Beauty Balm Un-Tinted SPF 30, 2 fl oz:

              I was very excited to try this because it is gluten free and for oil control. It smells great, but it is a very thick cream that doesn't absorb into my skin. It felt so greasy, I had to blot my face. I tried less the next time and it was better, but I still felt greasy before I even got to work at 7am. Bummed it didn't work for me.

              • My Beauty Routine Takes:
              • 10 Minutes

              (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great daily sunscreen for VERY OILY SKIN

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              By 

              from Cleveland, OH

              See all my reviews

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Absorbs Quickly
              • Doesn't Add Excess Oil
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Long Lasting
              • Moisturizes Well
              • Not Greasy
              • Softens Skin

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily wear
                • Daily Wear Sunscreen
                • Morning application
                • Oil And Acne Control

                Comments about Andalou Naturals Oil Control Beauty Balm Un-Tinted SPF 30, 2 fl oz:

                All skin product reviews should be considered in light of the skin type of the person using it. I happen to have the oiliest skin on earth. I am not over-exaggerating. I have had problems controlling both oil over-production and acne on my face for decades, since I was a pre-teen, and I am now close to 30. Even to this day, if I use oil blotting sheets any time of day, even within the first hour after cleansing, I can easily go through 5,6,7 sheets and still have plenty of oil left on my face to turn the sheets clear! Because of my skin type, I have had the hardest, most frustrating time finding a daily use sunscreen product that doesn't make my oily skin worse, and doesn't aggravation my acne condition. Chemical sunscreen ingredients are by nature very oily compounds; I know this because I am a researcher in the cosmetic industry. So I always look for mineral-based sunscreens, that means ones that use Zinc Oxide or Titanium Dioxide as the active ingredients. Zinc also happens to be good for controlling acne. And what is the only active sunscreen ingredient in this beauty balm - Zinc Oxide! Hooray! Very clever on the part of the formulators to choose this sunscreen active in a beauty balm (BB cream) meant for people who need a "clarifying" product (that would be people with ACNE-PRONE SKIN). So I tried it, and have never been more pleased with a sun protection product meant to be applied to the face. Not only does it not aggravate my oily skin or acne, IT ACTUALLY HELPS!!!! This product is a God-send to my daily skin care regime, and I hate seeing other people write negative reviews about it when they are not choosing this product to match their skin type. If you have oily skin, I bet you will not regret trying this product out as a solution to protect your skin from damaging UV radiation while keeping your skin looking and feeling great at the same time.

                (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Over Drying!

                By 

                from DPO, AE

                describe yourself Budget Buyer

                See all my reviews

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Not Effective
                  • Poor Texture

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Andalou Naturals Oil Control Beauty Balm Un-Tinted SPF 30, 2 fl oz:

                    This cream was hard to spread and it was so over drying that my skin was flaky. It did not absorb. It left a white film on my face. My hands were dried out from applying it. I had to toss it. Skip this.

                    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                    • 10 Minutes

                    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Very effective

                    By 

                    from Harvest, AL

                    describe yourself Brand Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Effective
                    • Good Value
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use
                      • Oily Skin
                      • Sun Protection

                      Comments about Andalou Naturals Oil Control Beauty Balm Un-Tinted SPF 30, 2 fl oz:

                      I'm deeply impressed by the quality, effectiveness, and frugal-friendly price of all of Andalou Natural's products, and this BB cream is no exception. My skin usually starts to shine with oil within 2 hours after cleansing, but this product leaves my skin shine-free all day long, and though I work nights and am not frequently in the sun, the SPF 30 is a definite plus.

                      One drawback, however. I have darker toned skin and this product tends to leave my face a bit ashen, which is pretty disappointing after all this moisturizing. If that's the case for you as well, just use a bit less and you may have to rub it in for a longer period for it to really absorb.

                      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                      • 30 Minutes

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