Garnier Skin Renew BB Cream in Light/Medium
Retail: Around $11.99
I picked this up about a month ago. I had been hearing about this from Australian bloggers that I followed and was wicked excited to try this product.
Unfortunately, it didn't live up to the hype.
This product is supposed to "Renew, brighten, even, hydrate, protect." Lets take a look at the claims.
Renew: I didn't really notice much of a difference after using this product for a month. Yes, I'm only 25 so my skin issues are basically acne and acne scars. But a lot of reviews I read on the Garnier website claimed this product helped erase their acne scarring. I saw no such thing happen in my skin.
Brighten: This product does have a brightening effect...with the use of shimmer. Not great for my oily skin.
Even: This did help even my skin tone. But, this product is extremely think. Thicker than a tinted moisturizer and other BB creams I've used in the past. Its more foundation like, which I didn't like since I felt like I was wearing a mask.
Hydrate: This product does not hydrate AT ALL. I have very oily skin and this product felt dry and mask like after I applied, rubbed in with my fingers, and let it set for a few minutes. It also makes my face feel extremely tight and it would crease and crack around my nose area and little balls of product would fall off my face. I tried putting a powder over this since the shimmer makes my skin look extremely shiny and in some places, the powder just fell right off my face everytime I moved. The only way I can wear this is with a moisturizer underneath, which defeats the purpose since this is supposed to take the place of a moisturizer.
Protect: This product is only an SPF 15. It might be ok for winter, but I would rather an SPF of 30. I don't think I've seen many BB creams with an SPF of less than 25. I don't know why they couldn't have added more SPF.
As you can see, even when completely blended, it still is a little dark for me. I wish there was a Fair/Light option but there is only Light/Medium and Medium/Deep.
This product just doesn't do what it claims. I do not recommend this. I would rather pay more for a BB cream that works.
Have you tried this? What did you think?
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