I began looking into BB creams because I kept hearing people rave about them. I was highly interested in a product that could apparently provide some amount of coverage without feeling heavy on my skin like a foundation. I don't mind foundation, but I don't like to wear makeup every single day. Still, when I'm home, I want to have something on my face, just to increase my confidence, minimize my acne a little, and protect my skin from the sun.
I chose this particular BB cream after seeing it mentioned on a number of "Best BB Creams of 2012" lists. There are also a few different beauty vloggers I follow on Youtube that recommended it.
What This Product Claims to Do
The product is supposed to be long-lasting. They claim it can control shine, whiten, improve wrinkles and help acne breakouts.
What This Product Actually Does
Well, I do not believe that this product does anything to help acne, but then again, I clearly have one of the most persistent cases of acne ever (feels like it, anyway). Therefore, I can't really say whether it would help someone with more mild acne. It does helps to control shine, although I don't have very oily skin to begin with, so if you do, your results may vary. I can't really speak on its ability to improve wrinkles either, as I've only been using it a couple of months and I'm also now on a semi-harsh acne medicine that can dry out skin.
Now, the good stuff. This product, while not able to entirely cover acne, does make it look much better. I took a couple pictures so I could show you the results. I'm aware these are terrible pictures, I wasn't wearing any other makeup besides the BB nor was I posing or doing anything else to make myself look cute.
Bare skin (AAHHHHH!)
Skin 79 BB Cream (about 2 hours after application)
What This Product Does NOT Do
This BB doesn't entirely cover acne (I'm not sure anything can hide a big bump). It also doesn't do anything to clear or heal acne, but it doesn't clog pores or cause breakouts, and that is enough for me.
A few other things worth mentioning:
-I love the pump. It's very easy to use and squirts out a perfect amount for each section of my face. I typically start on my forehead and gently spread the cream down my t-zone and outward on my cheeks and then do my chin.
-I love the hot pink bottle. It looks so cute and girly on my bathroom counter.
-Although I would prefer an unscented product, I don't mind the smell. It reminds me of the various sunscreens my mom would slather us in as kids. :)
-I dislike that you can't see through the bottle to know when you're running low. But you can remedy that by purchasing two at once and then always buying a new one with the first one runs out.
-This BB only comes in one shade (that I know of) and is only suitable for those with light skin. You can see how light I am from my pictures, and it perfectly matches me. The tone of the BB is sort of a grayish-beige color, but once blended and soaked in it seems to take on the exact color of my skin. I imagine it would work for any light skin tone, but if you're much darker than myself, you may need another BB. Skin 79 does make other creams, but I haven't looked into them to see if they come in darker shades or not.
I will definitely be buying this BB cream again. It has everything I want and I'm very happy with my purchase.