I bought this today and personally I really like it. Yes, I do have oily skin, but I decided to give it a try regardless. So, what I do is my usual cleansing, toning, then use Formula 10.0.6 Seriously Shine Free Mattifying Moisturizer, primer, and finally the BB cream. It doesn't give you a full coverage finish, so I do use concealer and Maybelline Shine Free Oil Control Pressed Powder. I have fair skin with a lot of red scarring from acne and this works well for me and I love that I don't have to wear foundation! Looks natural too.
I think of this product as more as a tinted moisturizer. I would agree with the claims that it is an "all in one skin prefector). I have dry skin and apply lotion prior to application. I have clear skin with minor redness so this I liked the light coverage that Garnier "BB cream" delivers. The price is cheap, i like the squeeze tube, and light coverage
I have pale combination skin.
Iím very surprised at the negative reviews from some with similar skin types and wonder if people maybe have the wrong idea of what this product is supposed to do. It isnít foundation. At least not how I use it. I bought the Light-Medium shade out of the two choices (Medum-dark being the other). I use it like a regular moisturizer. When you do this the tint gives you a nice glow. I think there are limited shades because itís not a foundation, it just gives you an even tone. Itís not going to cover up your acne or blemishes, but it does reduce them. Probably the vit e. And if you rub it in, it doesnít make you greasy at all. My skin looks fresh and lovely. It feels soft all day, and smells amazing. I think this stuff is fantastic. I assume people have been using far too much of this product because I see no issue with shine or oranginess.. The caffeine kicks the bags under my eyes and I think my skin is taking a liking to the vit E. My natural complexionís improving. As a face cream, I think itís outstanding. Maybe not a bb cream, but Iím happy with it, and am going to continue to purchase.
Im not going to beat around the bush here. I absolutely ADORE this product.After watching many makeup tutorials where the girls were wearing BB cream, once Garnier introduced their drugstore BB cream I had to try it. The first day I thought it didn't make any difference, So i wore foundation over it. The second day It looked like it provided loads more coverage, and I didn't have to put any foundation over it! It gives me a natural lovely dewey glow with coverage. It keeps my face moisturized. I have combination/oily skin, and I just set it with powder and it lasts without making me look oily! Love this product to bits! will def buy again!
I think the people on here writing negative reviews are 1) high end snobs and 2) biased about this product without giving it a fair chance. I am...I guess you can consider, a high end makeup snob. I own maybe two items that are drugstore, and this Garnier BB cream is one of them. I have used Garnier skin care products in the past and wasn't too pleased with them. So I was hesitant to buy this, thinking that it would break me out just like their other skin care. Well, it has yet to create a pimple/blemish of any sort on my face. I am a type 3/combination oily skin type with Clinique (Yes, I do work for Clinique). A lot of people have been saying that this isn't for oily skin types...well, it works fabulously for me! It sinks in just fine, not leaving my skin sticky or heavy, and it doesn't make me oily throughout the day. I do set this with a powder, and my skin looks great! Yes, it's not going to cover up acne scars and other heavier flaws, but it really does make my skin look a lot better, healthier, and glowier. I do have natural reddness to my cheeks and nose, and this calms it down enough where my skin looks absolutely amazing! I have this in the light/medium and thought that it may be to dark, but it wasn't! As far as people saying this isn't a "real" BB cream...who cares? Go buy a BB cream from Asia then that costs 2 to 3 times as much and leave Garnier alone about this! I will keep using this product if it doesn't break me out, and I don't suspect it will!
Not for oily girls!!! It never felt like it quite "sank" in. My skin felt moist instead of soft. I am super fair and the light/med. color was very orange on me as well, so I adjusted product amount and realized a little goes a loooong way. I think the coverage is great, but it felt very thick and greasy on my skin. I will be returning this in hopes of finding something else that works.
Wonderful. Now we have BB Cream snobs. *eyeroll* Whether it's a "real" BB Cream or not, if this is the definition:
"A true BB cream is meant to heal, it's meant to protect, it's meant to enhance skin...A true BB cream does not turn your face into an oil slick. A true BB cream does not make your skin worse. A true BB cream does not sit on your face and FEEL like makeup."
This does all this and then some for me. Here's an idea - maybe it depends on your skin?!?!?! *gasp*
I can easily go without makeup with this, but I CHOOSE not to. I also use AmLactin underneath because I CHOOSE to. I like the feel of it. I don't think the fact that I do make it's a "fake" BB Cream. I think it speak to my personal preferences in terms of my beauty routine. *shrug* It's just not that deep. And incidentally - as often as I've heard that BB Cream changed people's skin, I've heard there was no appreciable difference besides a weird color cast. This is true of BB Creams manufactured in Asia and those abroad. I'm happy I followed my own mind and gave this a try. If it's not the real stuff, my skin certainly doesn't know it. It's smoother, less lined, brighter and poreless when I apply it, and is my normal spotty, flaky, splotchy mess when I don't.
It might work for you, and it might not - just like every other skincare product ever made in the entire world.
I got this in Light thinking "yay a BB cream I can wear that's good enough for my skin tone since the Korean ones are too light for me.
I wasn't super impressed with this and I regret purchasing it for the price it was, £7. For that I could have bought a Sleek foundation or saved up to get a Bourjois healthy mix serum.
The product itself smells horrible. The coverage wasn't amazing, I still had to use concealer in some spots where I had red patches because this cream didn't do a lot to cover them up.
I found the cream irritating to my eyes. The first few times I had put this product on my eyelids to even out the darkness on them and around my under eye area which gets very dark. After about 10 minutes my eyes would start stinging pretty badly and watering up for a good 20 minutes.
So I just figured it was the eyelids that were the problem. The next few applications I only applied the product on my under eye area. Again more watery eyes and stinging. The area that I wanted the most coverage with this product is the area that I cannot touch with this product rendering it useless for me.
It was also very drying on my skin, I tried with and also without moisturiser underneath and my skin felt dryer than normal. Using my intensive night cream under this product seem to be the only option for me that wasn't drying my skin out.
The last negative for me was that I felt like the cream faded way too fast. After about 2-3 hours of wear at work, indoors and minimal outdoors, it had faded off my skin.
The only positive I have for this cream is that I found it blended very well.
In a nutshell this is NOT a BB cream. Its a tinted moisturizer. That's pretty much the basic flaw. If what you want is a tinted moisturizer then bobs your uncle this is your item.
I had bought this in Asia before it hit USA shelves. At that same time I have bought various other brands of all prices and origins.
By far this has been the one that I felt did "nothing" of what I expected from a BB cream so I gave it to my aging aunt who wanted a light tint with light SPF.
Wouldn't buy it again although it was cheap
Just needed to add my comments here. BB cream, high end snob? Not really. Skin79 costs $10!!!!! Less than Garnier!!! It's really obnoxious that american companies call something WHAT IT IS NOT. This does not make me a "snob" it makes me knowledgable about products. And clearly the person who said "Go to Asia and buy a BB cream 2 or 3x as much" CLEARLY did not read this review. I know it may be LENGHTY to some, but some people are actually on here looking for honest, comprehensive and informative reviews. A bit into the review I say "It costs virtually the same. And you can buy it on Amazon. So A) You do not have to go to Asia, and B) why NOT have the real thing if the cost is literally quarters difference? There wouldn't be so many "snobs" here if Garnier would just be honest and upfront with this product. It is NOT BB CREAM. So why even pretend that it is? Or market it as such?
Yansa, it seems you are a bit unaware of what a BB cream actually is as well. I did not say because you use moisturizer it makes Garnier a fake BB cream. I'm saying Garnier is NOT BB Cream because of the ingredients within the actual product. At the end of the day this is a tinted moisturizer. Nothing more, nothing less. What annoys me is people falling into the scam of flashy marketing and Garnier using and tainting the name "BB cream" just because they want to have a higher bottom dollar. Chemicals are NEVER good on your skin. Just do the research and compare the two. One heals, one is garbage. Even if you think it works well.
I wish Garnier would get off the Korean bandwagon and just call this product what it is. A heavily fragranced tinted "moisturizer." This is NOT a true BB cream and I hate that western companies are preying on the uneducated folk who don't know the real from the fake. What you buy here in the west, whether it be Garnier, Too Faced, or any other producted labeled, "BB cream," is NOT real BB cream. A true BB cream is meant to heal, it's meant to protect, it's meant to enhance skin, it was created by dermatologists in Asia to aid those who had gone through facial procedures. A true BB cream does not turn your face into an oil slick. A true BB cream does not make your skin worse. A true BB cream does not sit on your face and FEEL like makeup.
Garnier= SPF 15
Skin79= SPF 25
SPF 15 is not nearly enough protection for your face. Not to mention, the Skin79 has an SPF25 AND PA++. It protects against UVA and UVB rays.
All you have to do is compare the ingredients in Garnier, to the ingredients in Skin79 to know that there is a very real difference in the healing properties between the two. Garnier throws in a bunch of chemicals along with some caffeine and calls itself a BB cream?
I'm going to touch on a few of the ingredients in Garnier, certainly not all as it will take all day, but this is something to know:
Limonene: is a colourless liquid hydrocarbon. It possesses a strong smell of oranges. It is used as a renewably-based solvent in cleaning products.
Citral: Should be avoided by people who have perfume allergies. Used in perfumery for it's citrus smell. Insoluble in water. Skin is 70% water.
Linalool: Linalool is used as a scent in 60Ė80% of perfumed hygiene products and cleaning agents including soaps, detergents, shampoos, and lotions. In addition, linalool is used by pest professionals as a flea and cockroach insecticide.
Geraniol: Again, insoluble in water. It has a rose-like odor and is commonly used in perfumes.
Skin79 Beblesh Balm Healing Ingredients: Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Portulaca Oleracea Extract (purslane- green leafy vegetable, antimicrobial and antifungal effects), Piper Methysticum Leaf/Root/Stem Extract (plant, conditioning agent), Citrus Unshiu Fruit Oil (like an orange/mandarin), Cerimide 3 (anti-aging), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (green tea extract), Madecassoside (gota kola- green leafy veggie, anti-inflammatory, wound healing and collagen stimulating effects), Aloe Leaf Juice, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Water, Caviar Extract, Lycium Chinense Fruit Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract, Cornus Officinalis Fruit Extract, Hedera Helix (Ivy) Extract, Schizandra Chinensis Fruit Extract, and Gold.
I think the ingredient list between the two speaks volumes.
I received a small sample of the Garnier and I tried it out, it sank into my facial lines, accentuating them, it also gave a chalky appearance to my skin. It felt like makeup. When I applied Skin79, it literally sank in and melted into my skin, covering imperfections while leaving a dewy flawless finish. I'm not cakey, oily, or overly made up. It costs virtually the same too. If you check out Amazon you can buy the Skin79 Super+ VIP Gold Beblesh Balm for a little over $10 with $5 shipping. I'd rather buy what's been proven real, and effective, rather than some US knock off product full of chemicals. The other thing I find amusing here is that people are saying how wonderful this "BB cream" is meanwhile in the same sentence saying how they also have to use concealer, setting powder, etc etc. A TRUE BB cream works as EVERYTHING. This means, you have a clean face, you apply the BB cream, and you're DONE. It works as a foundation, moisturizer, brightener, and leaves a healthy finish.
Also, with a true BB cream, there is no "awareness" or feeling of makeup. It feels like your face is bare. Right now I feel absolutely nothing on my face. I'm also wearing a white sweater, and a high collared black jacket (which had makeup transfer on the collar from previous foundations... along with my white sweater which would get some tint on the neck line ..ew.) There is nothing on the sweater, nor the coat. Also, if I put my finger on my face, which I do on a normal basis (an itch, or whatever) there is nothing on my finger. No residue, no transfer, no gross stuff whatsoever continued >>