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So I’m a bit late on the whole BB cream craze – simply because I found Vichy’s BB cream and fell so in love with it that I didn’t need to search any longer… but now that my beloved Vichy BB cream has run out I decided to try out another one.
The Body Shop’s All-in-one BB cream does come with pretty high standards. Not only am I comparing it to a product that I consider a holy grail – but it also has a big red sticker saying it won for product of the year in 2015. Let’s see how this stacks up, shall we?
A price that’s not over the top compared to the Vichy BB cream… especially considering the amount of product is similar in both tubes. However, compared to other drugstore BB creams it does have a higher price point.
Magically, this white cream turns into yellow when you rub it onto your hand with your fingertips. Therefore it is recommended to use a brush when applying this product. I was amazed at the colour change that came from this – and must admit that the skintone adapting “technology” is pretty nifty.
Sadly – I do not like this product and here are the reasons why:
- It looks greasy – although it provides “moisture” as the description on the Body Shop website says… it also looks very oily on your skin. If you don’t set it with a translucent powder you look sweaty.
- It does not blur pores – In fact, I found that this product actually emphasized my already huge pores.
- It doesn’t even your skin out very well – If you’re like me and have a very pink skintone this seems to do nothing to help it. Sure, the colour adapting technology in it can match your skin… but that literally just leaves it looking greasy and not evened at all.
- The ingredients are not all that good. Most BB/CC creams are not all natural – that’s a sad truth about anything that seems to have “magic powers” but this contains a laundry-list of ingredients that are oil-based as well as a bunch of man-made chemicals. Although I do like most of the Body Shop products, this particular one did not win me over.
With all of the above being said I think that this product would bode very well on skin types which are on the dry-side. I’m going to hold onto this until the winter to see if that would make any difference for the “greasy” feeling. This is something I’d wear on a day that I need to go grocery shopping but definitely not to work – the coverage is very minimal.
Have you tried The Body Shop’s All-in-one BB cream?