Finishing up a product can lead to a plethora of feelings, two of which are polar opposites….the “OH NO, I’M OUT, MUST REPURCHASE” (unless you don’t already have a backup) and the “UGH, FINALLY!”
I find that the best way to review a product, be it makeup or skincare, is to reach the end of the bottle/product and question myself whether I’d consider buying it again after weighing the pros and cons. This month, I realised that I had used up the first BB cream I had purchased – the Skin79 Super Plus Beblesh Balm (Gold).
Let’s get to the review 🙂
FYI: I do not remember where I had purchased this baby from…Apologies! And I don’t remember whether I got this in a box with an ingredients list either!
According to Skin79’s website, this Gold BB cream is:
For WHITENING+WRINKLE IMPROVEMENT+UV PROTECTING SPF25 PA++”
This BB cream is recommended for:
- Those with dull and uneven skin tone
- Those who have inelastic skin
- Those with dry and wrinkled skin
- Those with damaged skin
In terms of an ingredients list, I couldn’t find any on the website but there were numerous entries on CosDNA which helped out. The latest one shows that the product does indeed have some properties which offer sun protection (Zinc Oxide), however I would recommend using your own sunscreen too. There were four hits in the ingredients list which could trigger or affect your acne, and two hits which are in the non-safe zone.
The BB cream comes with a pump which is a major score in terms of hygiene. Moreover, the packaging looks so cool and chic! The only downside, in my opinion, is that you can’t really tell for sure how much product you have left. Whilst I found it relatively easy to slide the container which has the product in it out of its chic exterior, I don’t think you should have to stay doing this to check how much product is left.
PSSS…Is this the time to say that the BB cream smells like sunscreen when applied?
I must admit that the first time I swatched this on my hand, I got the fright of my life cause of its colour. BUT, when applied on the face, the BB cream seems to change colour as it oxidises, and then make my face look …
whiter? brighter? Take a look:
P.S. There are so many ways and means of applying this BB cream – patting it on with your fingers, with a brush, with a sponge etc. I used to prefer to do it with my fingers, give it a couple of minutes, and then go over it by patting gently to blend it better. Just see what works for you!
Now I come to the reasons why this product is not one of my Holy Grails Go-To BB creams:
- This is not a foundation, so it will not act as a foundation.
Meaning that it’s like a tinted moisturiser, but better.Meaning, you need to set this with a powder or it will slip right off your face, especially if you have an oily face. Remember that this BB cream is for someone who has a dry face, but I still think that it will not last a lot on one’s face is it’s not set!
- Coverage. For people like me who need to hide redness, the product will cover just enough that you won’t feel overly self conscious of yourself. Of course if a second layer of BB cream is applied, the coverage improves, however I don’t personally reach for a BB cream only to have to apply layers of it. You saw what one layer of bb cream did to my face 🙂
Would I repurchase this BB cream? No. I’m at a stage where I have to put something on my face before going out the door to cover my acne, and this won’t cut it. However, I am looking forward to trying out a different BB cream from Skin79 🙂