The absolute worst...greasy and orange...nasty...threw it out
Let me first start this review by saying I am not sure why people use BB creams. I am not sure what they are for? I thought they were in place of a foundation. I assumed (wrongly) I guess that all foundations should be kind, gentle and healthy for our skin. I realize this is wishful thinking on my part. I am still confused about BB creams. Are they for those wanting a foundation with coverage or are they more like Neosporin. A cure all for acne, dry skin and bumps?
My skin is getting drier. I am at my Mid-40s and the elasticity and resilience I once had is gone with the youth of 28. I needed something that is not going to emphasize wrinkles but rather care for them. I thought this Youth Code BB was going to be the answer. Something to nurish, even my skin tone and make my skin feel beautiful. I am not asking for a miracle. I just want moisture added to my face since I am battling drier skin.
This is not it. But, wait! This might be fine for the girl under 35 but not for those who are looking to battle aging with everything we can find. I find the texture to be heavy and I almost fear it would break me out. I did not use this for very long. Less than one week. It goes on nicely has a scent (all L'Oreal products seem too) but does not last the way a foundation might. That again is my second problem with BB creams . Why bother? I want a foundation that is going to last through board meetings and power lunches not disappear before I have my first cup of coffee. Youth code BB did not last for me.
My personal opinion it is too expensive for what you are getting. $18 for a glorified hand cream. Don't waste your money.
I had been using the Youth Code SPF 30 Lotion for a full week, morning and night and absolutely loved it, so I bought the BB cream thinking it would be equally amazing. After applying, my skin looked luminous and smooth. My family members even commented on my glow.
The next morning, I awoke with my facial skin covered in what looked like small, angry cysts, coated in a red, itchy rash. Everywhere that I applied the BB cream, I had the rash, even an uneven swipe under my chin, you could actually see the haphazard application stroke! I used it the first day of an out of town vacation, so I did not have the luxury of being able to visit my derm. One week later, the rash has subsided and I'm left with a crusty complexion where the skin is healing. Horrible. Not sure what the allergen was in the cream, but I've looked at a couple forums where others have experienced similar reactions to the serum. Beware!
I wanted to love this product, and I did - at first. The first few days I used it, I liked the results and it made my skin look dewy and radiant, but then...I broke out. It had to be the product (no other changes to my routine), and I did notice it felt oilier on my skin. Might just be me - I have fairly sensitive skin, but if you're at all prone to breakouts...maybe skip this one.
I use this BB cream alone. It helps provide a luminosity to my skin that has it looking fresh pores are less visible without having to cake makeup on. I recommend it, especially for women in their 40's
Packaging: Shiny, silver squeeze tube. I actually like the squeeze tube, because it's easy to control how much product comes out and it's a lot more sanitary than jars. However the area around the hole that dispenses the product is raised, making it messy because product gets trapped in that area every time you use it.
Smell: Somewhat strong floral scent. It doesn't bug me, but those with sensitive skin might.
Consistency: Extremely lightweight. Feels just like a light lotion, but somewhat greasy.
Coverage: Very very light. Provides extremely little coverage. Perfect for those that have close to perfect skin.
Color: I am around a NC 25 and I got this in light. It's a pretty good match and I didn't notice it oxidizing or turning orange on me.
Finish: Dewy finish. Definitely not matte.
Price: I got mine for around $15, so it's not exactly the cheapest drugstore BB cream around.
Final thoughts: I really enjoyed this product at first, because it was lightweight and didn't feel heavy on my skin. It does make my entire face look oily after a few hours, which is odd, because the only area that has any oil on my face is my nose and the rest is normal/dry. After a week of using this product, my nose started getting red bumps and my cheeks got pimples due to clogged pores. I quit using this product and my skin cleared up and is perfectly fine now so I believe that it was this product that was breaking me out. Keep in mind that not many products break me out, because my skin isn't sensitive. **American BB creams are not real BB creams and more like tinted moisturizers. This is definitely an extremely lightweight, tinted moisturizer.**
Ideal for: Those with extremely dry, non-sensitive and near perfect skin that don't mind fragrances.
I like this bb cream, I like my 2 faced one, more, but u i do like this for a drugstore one. I have tried several now like 3 or 4. I would use this one before any of the other ds ones. this is one that Is an in betweeny for me... its good, but i would not call it amazing yet.
This is my second try at a BB cream, and I like this one better than the Maybelline one I tried. It doesn't provide the coverage of a foundation but its not supposed to. What it does do is hydrate and add a hint of tint. This smells really good and is a pleasure to use. I wouldn't repurchase, though, because I prefer more coverage.
I liked the Youth Code BB cream more than any other drugstore BB cream. The Youth Code L'Oreal version is MUCH better than the regular L'Oreal BB cream. The texture and coverage of the YC BB cream is very similar to the Dr. Jart I have, and a much lower price point. I found that both had just about the same staying power.
I have recently purchased several BB creams from Korea and the Youth Code BB cream is a decent drugstore option.
It is MUCH better than the Garnier BB cream. The Garnier results in a very shiny appearance and did not last as long as the YC BB cream.
DUH. Garnier is OWNED by L'oreal. I should have remembered before I put this crap on my face. I knew there was something so similiar, like I've smelled this cream before...yeah that was the first time, when it was called Garnier skin renew miracle perfecter BB cream. That stuff was so overly fragranced and broke me out...this Loreal stuff is IDENTICAL but different packaging. The medium is ORANGE. Gross. Never ever again! Remember Garnier = L'oreal and vice versa!