For those of you who frequently have breakouts (particularly in the summer) but still need to wear some makeup for coverage, CLINIQUE Acne Solutions BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 40 is genius idea from the brand.
The line has 6 shades, and with a summer tan, Deep worked best for me. The finish is "healthy matte" (meaning it did give me a subtle healthy glow, but no added shine) and helped keep my oilies down to a minimum (I only had to blot 1-2x in the late afternoon.
The BB Cream settled in and dried almost immediately after applying it.The texture is a thinner, water-y one, silky and very lightweight. The product is very pigmented as well, so I only needed a small, pea-sized amount for a medium/full coverage. It just felt wonderful on my skin, even on very hot, humid days. I got great results applying it a foundation brush with this product. If you have dark circles or more prominent discoloration, you will need some concealer, but not very much, as this really does have very good coverage overall.
If you have breakouts or just a few pimples, I recommend following your usual acne topical treatment/wash first, and then apply the BB Cream. (If you also like to use a primer, I found that this worked very well with one. I used one with a matte finish and sunscreen for the summer). This has a Broad Spectrum SPF 40 which will take care of most of your average daily needs (especially if you're only spending a minimal amount of time outdoors, for example).
My makeup stayed fresh looking and in place for most of the day, and the BB Cream didn't transfer or smudge even when I was outside in the heat. Most importantly, I did notice that in the 1-2 areas of my face where I occasionally get a pimple, I either did not get any when I used this daily, or if they did appear, it was very minimal and I was able to have it dry down much quicker (Note: I did continue to use my usual topical acne treatment on it at night to help the process).
Without a doubt, if you're very oily and/or acne prone CLINIQUE Acne Solutions BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 40 should be one of your go-to makeup products for summer! - RLB
Purchase Here: CLINIQUE Acne Solutions BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 40 Deep 1 oz