fc lab review: Dr. Jart BB & Origins Vitazing
In this first review of the Sephora Sun Safety kit, introduced on the site last week, we’re putting two products head to head. Both provide coverage, moisture, and sun protection. Both are fragrance free. Both performed well, but I ended up with a favorite (yes, we play favorites here). So let’s meet the contenders:
Let’s start with the Origins Vitazing. SPF is only 15 on this one, so it doesn’t pack the protection punch that the Dr. Jart BB does. Formulated without all those bad chemicals we’ve been hearing about lately. And this moisturizer also contains mangosteen. What the heck in mangosteen? I had to look it up too, but here’s the Wikipedia link. Most of the reviews on this product are positive, but it sounds like perhaps some might be allergic to mangosteen, or something in this product, because one reviewer said she broke out in little red bumps all over her face. Coverage is very sheer, there is just a light tint to it. Moisture level worked well for my face, but some reviews claimed it to feel greasy.
Then we have the Dr. Jart+ Premium Beauty Balm with an SPF of 45. That SPF is more along the lines I like for my face. This product combines sunscreen, moisturizer, treatment serum, and a heavier tint to create a primer or wear alone balm. There is definitely more coverage with this product, but it does lean pinker. A review on the site from a women that is Asian said the tones in this Beauty Balm did not work with her skin tone. But there are several reviews that show much love for Dr. Jart’s. It feels closer to a liquid makeup than the Vitazing, but I didn’t feel like it applied heavily like a liquid makeup will. It blended very easily as well, and left a soft, silky texture behind.
So, who wins the match? For me, it’s the Origins Vitazing. I really liked the way it felt on my skin, and it makes a great primer for mineral makeup, which can boost SPF if wanted. The Vitazing felt much more like a moisturizer, whereas the Beauty Balm felt much more like a makeup. But that being said, if you like heavier coverage, I do recommend the Dr. Jart+ if pinker tones work with your skin. Both products were comfortable to wear.
If you come by a sample of Vitazing, give it a try. If you’re anything like me you’ll be looking forward to your first full size bottle of it.
Have you tried either of these products? Which was your favorite? Or do you have something else you use that you’re in love with? Start a discussion in the comments below!