Friday, 19 April 2013

The Body Shop-All-In-One BB cream ...Review!

The Body Shop All-in-one BB cream, 3 shades, 25ml  £12.00
What they Say:
Our new All-In-One BB cream transforms from a white cream to suit your skin tone. Pigment-filled capsules burst when applied to the skin, releasing the colour inside. Just blend for a perfect match and an even, undetectable finish. It’s make-up and skincare in one.
  • Adapts to your skin tone
  • Light to medium coverage
  • Even finish
  • 24-hour hydration
  • Non-clogging
Ingredients: Aqua (Solvent/Diluent), Isohexadecane (Emollient/Solvent), Hydrogenated Polydecene (Skin Conditioning Agent), Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate (Skin Conditioning Agent/Emollient), Ethylhexyl Palmitate (Skin Conditioning Agent), Glycerin (Humectant), Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil (Skin Conditioning Agent), Hydrogenated Castor Oil (Emollient), Mica (Opacifier), Phenethyl Alcohol (Fragrance Ingredient), Magnesium Sulfate (Absorbent/Bulking Agent), Sodium Chloride (Viscosity Modifier), Glyceryl Caprylate (Skin Conditioning Agent), Tocopheryl Acetate (Antioxidant), Polyester-1 (Film Former), Silica Dimethyl Silylate (Binder/Viscosity Modifier), Triethoxycaprylylsilane (Binder), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Skin Conditioning Agent), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Glycine Soja Oil (Emollient/Skin Conditioner). [+/- CI 77891 (Colour), CI 77492 (Colour), CI 77491 (Colour), CI 77499 (Colour)].

A white cream that contains the pigment.
As it blends out.
What I think:
A lovely moisturising white cream that contains small dots of pigment that disperse into the skin as the product is rubbed in/applied. It gives a fresh/moist finish to the skin, it blends very easily and definitely imparts a warmer and healthy glow. It feels like skincare with pigment and for a skin that is balanced you probably won't need a moisturiser underneath. It gives a lighter coverage so is very much like a 2nd skin. It has a dewy finish. My skin because of (what feels like) the eternal winter of discontent has been definitely drier than normal and in need of extra TLC and this was a lovely finish and texture. Barely there. I would say this was for: Dry/Normal and a very lightly combination skin.

Very much skincare with colour
A fresh/dewy finish
Blends seamlessly into the skin
Evens skintone
Very flattering 
Did not irritate my skin at all
A fab all-in-one base
No flashback
Excellent quality for the price point.

For some a con- not oil free
For some- not a matte finish
Definitely comes up a little *warmer* than expected so look at the shade down as well (in case).
Limited shades for deeper skins
Concealer would be necessary for areas needing a little extra coverage.
No sunscreen

The finished result, healthy glowing skin. Definitely a little *warmer* than other medium shades.
* This was kindly sent for me to test which I did and I genuinely was very impressed. Not an afilliate just a fan.