Garnier BB cream review
Hi today im going to review the much awaited Garnier BB Cream.
I had bought LAKME 9TO5 FOUNDATION (which i have reviewed on my blog earlier) a year back but never used it much.
So it was lying. Also im not much of a regular foundation or makeup person.
Earlier I was using the Garnier light with SPF as sunblock & then bought Lotus SPF 90 sunblock to use in goa.
Its the lotus sunblock that got me obsessed with Tinted creams, foundations, sunblock etc.
I generally use 2 sunblocks on my face
The SPF 90 – if im going to be in the sun for long & since its very costly.
I use a regular sunscreen with lower SPF for daily use when I go to work.
So my daily exposure to sun is just like 15-20 mins.
Lets first have a look at the long list of claims made by the company below:
Is BB cream right for me?
Yes, if you are looking for skin care that instantly and effectively helps make your skin perfect, which is:
• Fairer • Glowing • Smooth• Even• Toned• Moisturized
What is BB cream ?
BB Cream also called blemish balm or beauty balm is a new generation of skin care.
BB cream is an all in one cream.
It combines multiple beauty routine steps in one.
Hence save time – in just one application brighten, smoothen and moisturize your skin.
How does this miracle work?
This all in one high- performance skin care contains vitamin c derivative known to have antioxidant properties.
It helps boost skin glow and brightness.
Enriched with mineral pigments, B-B cream instantly beautifies your skin.
It instantly spreads even for a flawless finish. Its light weight and comfortable texture blends perfectly into the skin.
Lets skin breathe It is an 8H moisturizing formula with almond extract. Its spf24 filter helps protect skin from UV.
Price – Rs. 99 for 18g (I got if at the discounted price of Rs.91 at the beauty centre Khar)
Shelf life – 36 months
Packaging – Beige tube with white screw top & travel friendly.
How to apply
Spread the BB cream like your regular moisturizer.
Apply with light circular strokes from the middle of your face outwards on perfectly cleansed skin.
My earlier Garnier light day cream has SPF 15, but doesn’t state that its Broad-Spectrum (UVA/UVB) or not.
So I got the Garnier BB Cream only for two reasons
Firstly it has a higher UVA/UVB & secondly it’s tinted
This BB Cream smell & texture is just like the Lotus SPF 90 sun block.
The fragnance is totally out of the world
It spreads easily & doesn’t make your skin oily or shiny.
However since I have combination skin I use PONDS OIL CONTROL TALC (which i have reviewed on my blog earlier) over my T-zone, for a matte effect.
This way my face stays matte for at least 5 hours.
Garnier BB Cream can keep your skin sun safe for upto 30 minutes, after which you should re-apply it.
I feel its adequately moisturing for my skin type.
I have dark circles & minor pigmentation.
Garnier BB Cream conceals the pigmentation to give me an even toned look.
However, it does nothing for my dark circles.
Suitable for oily, combination skin & normal skin.
Broad-Spectrum (UVA/UVB) SPF 24
Tinted, so can skip foundation if you don’t have major flaws.
Did not cause breakouts or irritation
Only 1 shade available.
Not very moisturising for dry skin
Light sheer coverage, will not conceal dark circles.
If you’ve used this product, do let me know your experience in the comments section.