Garnier Skinactive 5-in-1 Skin Perfector BB Cream
Garnier introduces skin renew miracle skin perfector anti-aging* bb cream, which immediately firms, evens and brightens skin for a younger, healthier look. Over time wrinkles and lines are reduced, skin is noticeably smoother and more plump, pores look less visible, and facial contours appear more defined. This multi-benefit formula combines pro-xylane and mineral pigments for anti-aging benefits with an immediate transformation. With broad spectrum spf 15 sunscreen, anti-aging bb cream protects against harmful effects of the sun when used with other sun protection measures. (*use with sun protection measures. See directions.) ...see more...
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- "i really did enjoy this product! for a bb cream, it had a great amount of coverage and i was pleasantly surprised by that. of course, if you have oily skin keep in mind that this will not dry down like a matte foundation would. but if you are someone who has dry skin, this would be perfect. the only reason i didn't give it 5 stars was because the color selection wasn't as great as i would like, i couldn't find a perfect shade because i was too light for medium but too dark for the lighter shade up. it also smells really good and clean! " in 488 reviews
Cons: oxidizes, thick
This is a pretty standard, nice BB Cream. It has a thick texture, but it's easy to be sheered out with a damp beauty blender or your fingers. It has a luminous-natural finish and looks as if you're not wearing makeup. However, it oxidizes pretty badly and there's only a couple shades, so it's hard to find a shade that suits you if you're very pale or very dark.
I have been wearing it for a few days now and here's my opinion: OK, not a life changing "miracle", but I kind of like it. The color (light/medium) is a tad dark and a little too beige for me, so I have to use it sparingly and blend well down my neck. Most BB Creams are supposed to be used very sparingly anyway. It does feel like more of a light coverage foundation. My skin looks very pretty with it on and I did set it lightly with a loose translucent powder. I wore it out one day and got caught in a rainstorm and it seemed to hold up pretty well, my hair was another story. My only note of caution is that some users with very sensitive skin have reported that this product was irritating to them. I haven't experienced any blemishes or itchiness, but it did sting ever-so-slightly around my eyes for a few minutes after application, then it went away with no further stinging for the rest of the day.
The texture is not thick at all, not what I would call a "cream" but more of a liquid. You have to be careful when dispensing it from the bottle, a lot can come out at once. The smell is alright, it doesn't really bother me. After it sets on the skin I can't smell it.
While this product may not be technically a true BB Cream like the real ones sold in Korea, I will continue to use this bottle of Garnier Skin Renew BB Cream for combination/oily skin.
My face is naturally oily, so oil-free is a must. I have been using it for about a week, and it has not caused any breakouts at all. I’m pleasantly surprised by that.
I tried this alone, without putting on concealer or primer first like I usually do, and I wasn’t happy. I tried it like a primer/concealer since it says it’s a skin perfector. It’s not that, for sure. My acne still showed through and I still had dark circles under my eyes. I also tried to put my regular foundation on top of it, and then my powder, and I looked like a carrot. There was just too much going on. And my anti-redness primer was not being used, so it didn’t really correct that either.
So, I tried again the next day with a different approach. I applied my anti-redness primer and concealer as usual. Instead of using my revlon airbrush ready photofinish mousse foundation, I just used the Garnier BB cream instead. It was a noticeable difference. The mousse foundation just coats my face, and you can see the discrepancies and the BB Cream, covers my face… and my issues.. Including my large pores.
I was also thoroughly impressed with how little it takes to do your face. I constantly find myself squirting more to even out my face with my mousse foundation. The BB cream takes a couple of drops. It’s very impressive and in the long run, helps you save money since you can be so conservative with it.
So, Garnier BB cream, you have officially earned your place amoung my daily cosmetics and effectively kicked out my mousse foundation.
The price point is about $12.99 suggested retail and with as little as I have to use, I feel that’s completely fair- price wise.
So, if you’re skeptical about BB Cream, I recommend giving Garnier a try with an open mind.
I stopped using it because they built a Sephora and Ulta eventually where I live.
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