I've been using this BB Cream for sometime now. I've been using it on and off for a year, but more daily in the last six months or so. So I figured I would share my thoughts about this BB cream, since there aren't that many reviews (that I can seem to find).
General idea about the product:- Medium to full coverage
- Gray cast and applies pretty light, but oxidizes after a few minutes (5 mins give or take)
- Feels creamy and is pretty easy to work with
- Consistency is thicker than a standard foundation
* I wouldn't know compared to other BB creams, because this is the only one I've tried.
What it states...I don't know why it's so blurry :(
A Brief on my skin:
My skin is oily combination. I'm oily in the T-zone and fairly normal at the cheeks, temples, forehead, and chin. In the winter I tend to dry in those areas, but my T-zone will stay the same. I find this works fine everywhere except the T-zone. More about it following...
What my thoughts are.. if you don't want to read this...skip to the bottom for Pros/Cons.
On oil control: 3.5/5
At first I used it all over my face. I bought it mainly for oil control, so I was applying it in the T-zone area. In the beginning, from AM to PM (roughly 730 am - 5 pm) the oil control would be decent. I wouldn't touch up at all during the day and when checked at home, my skin looked pretty good. There was no excessive shine that needed attention. So the oil control is good, but cleaning this bb cream off is daunting, especially if you have larger pores (like me in the T-zone area). Even though the oil control is good, the end of the day my skin felt suffocated. My pores felt clogged and I couldn't wait to wash my face. I pretty much had to double cleanse to ensure the product was fully removed or else it would result in more black heads/ white heads.
It was easier to remove in the non-oily areas (forehead, temples, cheeks, chin), I guess because those areas the pores are smaller. I put off using it for a month or so, but when I started running low on concealer I picked it up again, only I dont' use it on my T-zone.
On Coverage & Wear: 3.5/5Coverage is medium. I think one layer is good enough. If I go two layers, I think it looks a bit much.
Wear is pretty good. As noted above I barely had to touch up. It applies fairly light so I figured it would be pretty good as a brightener around my eyes and to cover acne scars. So that is now what I use it for.
On Whitening / Healing: 3/5After using this for a while on my acne scars they did tend to lighten up a bit. I think it's a combination of the 'healing' properties and the sunblock that could help aid in the process. This also gives a dewy and awake look. I don't apply it on new acne, only on scars.
Swatched on my Hand
Applied on my temple
Applied around the eye
Good coverage / Don't need alot of product
Brightening / Dewy Look
Good oil control
Easy to use
SPF 35 PA++
Can easily clog pores
Hard to remove (especially if you have larger pores)
Better (imo) to use on normal/ dry skin (less breakouts in my case)
Better as a concealer / brightener rather than a full face product
Can feel thick and suffocating (especially if you have larger pores)
OVERALL: B+I like this product as a brightener or to cover acne scars. I don't like using it on my T-zone because it clogs and causes more blackheads, whiteheads, and breakouts. I haven't had any issues with just using it around my eyes, cheeks, forehead, temples, and chin. I would repurchase this :) It cost me about 20$ CAD, which is cheaper than other BB creams on the market, that I've seen.
Aahhhh..this is a long post..sorry. I hope it was more informative than sleep remedy :S.
Till next time..