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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream SPF 15 UVA/UVB in Medium Deep Review

Posted by Rica Francia at 9:32 AM

Hi lovies! Sorry to keep you waiting for my next blog post.. I had a very busy year last year and been through many ups and downs.

First, it was my first year last year to go back into studying, so yes, I had a lot of term papers and things going on for the last school year. 

Next off, I got married around the month of April, which brings my life even busier. 

Plus of course, with stuffs going on with my daughters, etc. etc.

Anyway! Let's go on to the review.

This month, after choosing Tinted Moisturizer than BB Cream, I decided to splurge myself into the BB craze going on. BB here, BB there. What's BB Cream anyway? My first impression when I heard about BB Cream was that BB stands for "Baby." LOL. Lame, right? Haha. It's just that here, in Hong Kong, they call babies as BB, so... Now you know why. LOL. Anyway, BB stands for Blemish Balm or Beauty Balm or Beblesh Balm. It was originally formulated and made by a German Dermatologist which was meant for people who just had some laser treatments who wanted to use make-ups already to cover their treatments. It was later on developed more in South Korea where the trend started when some Korean actresses proclaimed that they are using BB Creams on everyday usage. And now, it is everything in Asia, and getting even more popular in the Western Market.

The BB Cream that I am going to review today is the Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream with SPF 15 UVA/UVB Sunscreen in Medium/Deep 

Phew!!! That was some name!! It was so long that I can't even remember it without looking at the product's tube! LOL. I have no idea how much does this cost, probably HKD 100+? Because it was actually given to me by my Mom's friend when she went on a vacation here. Yes. Even though Garnier is available here in Hong Kong, my tube of Garnier's BB Cream is fresh from the USA. LOL. It has a messy tube, as you can see, my tip is already messed up, even though I cleaned it a few days ago. So, I tried opening the screw top instead to be more hygienic. It has 75 ml, which is quite generous for the amount that you paid for. 

What it Claims?

All-in-one skin care that gives 5 benefits: Hydrates, corrects wrinkles and imperfections, protects, evens and brightens skin tone.

It has Mineral Pigments which are light and melt instantaneously into skin, which allows to obtain a light and comfortable textured cream that spreads flawlessly over skin and absorbs quickly.

Also, it has Vitamin C which is well known for it's anti-oxidant properties and its anti-free radical effect that brightens and evens skin tone.

 As you can see here, The tube lid is making the opening messy. 

My own Experience?

Being in Asia, I've tried tons of Asian BB Creams already and this one is nothing like them! This does feel more of a Tinted Moisturizer, only thicker, with a scent.

This doesn't really cover at all! Even though as you can see from the swatch, it has some pigment in it, as soon as you rub it into your face, the pigment is gone for some reasons that I don't know of. I am not sure whether it is a good thing or not, but one thing is for sure, it doesn't give me any coverage at all and it just gives me that oily look on my face. Especially, when I am using a moisturizer before applying this on my skin.

Look and Feel on the Skin:

It looks dewy? I guess? Or more to say, oily... It is very very oily to my skin type. Please take note that I have an oily/combination skin type which maybe different to yours. Every skin type as different reactions and opinions that we have to say about each products. I felt very oily indeed, and after wearing it from 7:30-2:30, it gave me small white pimples and I know that it was because of these. Even with my Laneige White Plus Renew Sliding Pact, I still feel oily with this. 

I would not recommend this for people like me who have oily or combination skin. I'm just using this up, because I don't want to waste a product away and would maybe try different sorts of ways to make this work for me? Maybe as a primer before my foundation? Or maybe with a primer prior to application? But one thing is for sure. I am not going to repurchase this product. 

Please stay tune for my collection update! I am going to post all of my collection (The cosmetics that I hauled and collected all over the years... LOL!)


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