Review: Skinfood Aloe Sun BB CreamSaturday, June 18, 2011
My oh my. I'm really a sloppy person. It's sometimes makes me stop and think that maybe I was meant to be a boy. Anyway, some things are better late than never right? Sorry for being such a sloppy blogger. Lol. Anyway, on to the review!
SKINFOOD ALOE SUN BB CREAM SPF 20 PA +
According to the website:
An excellent soothing treatment with UV protection (SPF20 PA++), it especially suits people with sensitive skin. This cream leaves skin feeling moisturized while it corrects skin tone for a naturally air-brushed complexion.
According to me:
The writings on the back of the BB cream states:
Rich with aloe, which possesses excellent hydrating properties and soothing effect, this multi-functional skin care product (UV protector and blemish corrector) provides moisture and nutrition to your skin while providing protection from UV rays.
I can't tell you the ingredients because everything else except that paragraph above is all writen in Korean. And I can't read anything korean. But I wish I knew how.
The product comes in a boring squeeze bottle and it kinda comes out like toothpaste or anything that comes from a boring tube like this. But... I kinda like it because it's green and green is my favorite color. Lol. As if anyone will care what my favorite color is. Right? Haha.
It's 50 grams of product for quite a reasonable price.
My BB Cream is in shade # 1. Shade # 1 is for yellow toned people while shade # 2 is for pink toned people. I also noticed that #1 is lighter than #2. I have redness on most parts of my face and applying pink toned makeup will just make me look like a peach or something not human so to be safe, I chose the yellow toned one.
Here's some swatches:
A blob of BB Cream in natural lighting:
A blob of BB Cream with flash:
The BB Cream blended in natural lighting:
It looks still kind of pink. Or maybe it's just that I'm really yellow? Oh well.
The BB Cream blended but with flash:
In my opinion, it looks better with flash than in natural lighting. Which is weird. I hate taking photos with flash but my hand looks pretty good. Lol.
Here's some swatches on paper so that you'll be able to tell exactly what shade it is. That's the same BB Cream but in the first swatch, I applied a light layer while in the second swatch I applied quite a generous amount. It looks yellow toned if applied scarcely but when you apply a bit of it, it kinda turns pinky. This BB cream is so confusing. Lol.
I have really sensitive skin and it hates fragrance and this BB Cream has a strong scent. Not bad smelling but it's kind of a floraly scent. Nice smelling but still, it's bad for my skin. Ughh, I hate having sensitive skin. I have read in other blogs that the oil control for this BB Cream is amazing but after using it, I was dissapointed. The oil control for this BB Cream and the Lioele Beyond the solution was somewhat similar but the Lioele one has better coverage and smell IMO. And the shade of the Lioele one matches my skin a bit better than this. So if I were to pick between the two, I would likely pick the Lioele over this one. And also, the Aloe BB Cream gave me cystic acne on my cheek. The painful ones. I think it's because of the fragrance or maybe something else in it. :(
The tube is green.
A lot of product for a reasonable price.
Gave me breakouts :(
Heavy on skin and is quite a tad too oily for my liking.
Somewhat sticky when applied to skin without setting powder.
Doesn't dry matte.
Highlights patchy parts of my skin. It settles on lines and pores.
I would rate it: 1.5/5
So.... looking at the list of cons, you can say that I will not buy this product again. Maybe it's just me but I think there are lots of better BB Creams than this. Maybe if this didn't break me out, I'd like it a bit.
So if you don't liking heavy fragrance on your cosmetics I would suggest you would skip this and those who don't like heavy makeup on their face should also skip this. So that's it.
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