11 Mar 2013
Over the course of my blogging days, I’ve discussed and researched the BB Cream phenomenon which started here in Asia. Mystified by the various formulations, I didn’t quite find a particular brand I liked with the exception of one. As with most skincare trends, all major brands have come up with their own BB creams and I have tried a lot of the Western and Asian ones. With BB cream I think a lot comes down to formulation and the individual skin needs (some like high SPF, some don’t, some color correct, others cover and brighten).
When I received my complimentary Kiehls BB Cream in Natural, I decided to test drive it in the middle of day when it is balmy and very warm here in Singapore. First, I liked the consistency of it, the BB glides on much like a tinted moisturizer and visibly evened out my skin (most of my color correcting happens around the eyes, as for the rest of my face it is not much needed). Another very amazing plus for this formula is the SPF 50++ factor, I love the high factor protection. It didn’t burn or sting at all! This Kiehl’s formula is silicone free, mineral oil free, paraben free and fragrance free, good for sensitive skin types. As the day progressed, I didn’t feel too much oil or shine build up – good effort!
Kiehl’s Actively Correcting & Beautifying BB Cream SPF 50/PA +++ retails for $52 (in SG) and is available in 3 shades – fair, light, natural. This new BB cream contains correction ingredients like Vitamin C and UV filters. I am not huge on BB creams as I am much more of a tinted moisturizer person but this particular one is VERY much worth it for medium coverage and color correcting.