Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Last Week in BB Cream: Neutragena Fine Fairness BB Cream UV

I've had this bb cream in my stash since July of last year.  I saw this at the watson's at Changi airport.  so it was sorta on sale and kinda duty free so i think i got this at around PhP500 or less.
Now that it finally made its way to the Philippines, i finally decided to give it a review.  a follow up tutorial and video review on this in a few, days LOL.
So here it is.  this is actually made in Korea, so I sorta consider this an Asian brand even though the Neutrogena is HQ-ed in Los Angeles, CA.  It has an spf of 19 and a pa of +++
what it looks like for real.
the ingredient list.  kindly click the image to enlarge it.
a description of its promise.
A pump that works and that dispenses the right amount of product!  and a cap that doesn't slide off!
what it looks like.  it looks like well, talc in cream form.  i must say i was surprised, usually bb creams are dark out of the tube then turns fair or adjusts to your coloring in a few moments.  but this.  this thing is really fair out of the the pump.
and it's fair unblended
but it blends to almost nothing.  at least on my skin.
but it also blends into something that i endearingly call the espasol factor.  that powdery white gunk that makes you look like Wednesday Adams or her mom, Morticia.
na loss na ko.  i forget which of these shots have no flash and with flash
oh, ito ata yun, photo below has the flash turned on.  and yes, i was channeling the ajhuma in personal taste (yeah the main lead)  before she straightened her hair :P
this bb cream gave me the lowest coverage i've ever encountered in a bb cream.  and as you know i've tried loads.  i may not have tried the pioneer bb creams but i've tried more than my fair share of bb creams.  kindly just take a gander on my side bar for popular posts for the bb creams that i've reviewed.  and have a look as well at the labels at the bottom of my page for the bb creams that i have had the opportunity to review on this blog and on my youtube channel.
From sasa.com


description
Neutrogena Fine Fairness BB Cream UV SPF19 PA+++ is fortified with minerals and it can cover up blemish, leaving your skin look flawless and smooth. The Healthy White ComplexTM can whiten your skin, making it look radiant and luminous. It can also protect you from the sunlight. It can block a spectrum of sun rays from hurting your skin which will cause dark spots, wrinkles and lines. Sunscreen is definitely one of the skin products that you cannot miss. It is this little step you take that helps your skin stay healthy and young looking.


how to use it
Apply some after cleansing in the morning.


ingredients
The Healthy White Complex TM: penetrate into your skin, repairing the damaged cells and accelerate the speed of the melanin to peel off, thereby improving your overall complexion.


suitable for
all skin type / all skin type

Likes:

  • the pump
  • the cap, it stays on (ahem shini star bb cream so yeah i had a little bb accident in my bag last week)
  • PhP720 for 30ml of product not bad for a drugstore product price
  • the scent it's not overwhelming and it's very lady like
  • didn't break me out, no additional black heads, no new millia
  • oil control is pretty decent.  i didn't oil up til about mid day 
  • didn't cake up throughout the day
  • easy to apply and spread/blend out
  • easy to remove at the end of the day unlike say my l'egere white multi bb 
  • not reflective on flash photography so i didn't end up looking like toshio with a white floating head when i took a pic of myself with the flash on
  • pa of +++
  • now available locally at the watson's in metro manila
Dislikes:
  • coverage - what coverage?  this thing for all the talc it leaves behind or whatever that espasol powder looking gunk it leaves behind on my fingers, doesn't cover anything.  doesn't cover my under eye circles, doesn't do much in covering my pimple scars, and hardly covers my pores.
  • spf 19 - really, 19? it's usually a 20 even then that's no longer enough, it's now already 30 as adv by the US board that handles these affairs.  at least spf 30 on cosmetics like these and that's just for indoors.
Neutral - the whitening - it claims to have vitamin C which has been found to be very good for your immune system hahaha i mean it has been found to be a good whitening agent.  so apart from perla white, vitamin c when applied topically for say like two years or more consistently and without fail, eventually you will turn white, someday.  since i only used this bb cream for a week and i'm already using other whitening stuff like my tony moly snail serum, i cannot vouch for the efficacy of this bb cream in turning you into snow white.
Do I recommend - not really, no. but hey, this is at least much better than that fake bb cream from Maybelline
Will I repurchase - nope the coverage is too sheer, the spf is too little to go out. nuff said
so of the western bb creams i've tried this is ReviewReview out of 5.  
tadaaaah, imma going back to a Korean and then a Japanese bb cream for next 'this week in bb cream'  til then ;-)

9 comments:

Kathneko said...

We have same experience with this bb cream. Thanks for sharing the review. I'll just use this as moisturizer na lang when I'm at home. hehehe

Marge said...

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Marge said...

true, it's almost a good bb cream except for those two cons. this is a forgettable bb cream but not a despicable one like the maybelline bb is LOL

rhania escueta said...

i like this bb cream too ^_^ and it was my very first bb cream ever ^_^

Marge said...

 though i'm not a big fan of this bb cream, i'm happy that you like it ;-)

Hazel Uri ♛ said...

Haha funny that thing about the vitamin C. Aw gah, it has lots of chemical ingredients that i'm not very fond of. Really, maybe it's supposed to be a moisturizer haha but i don't think using BB cream indoors is a nice choice. I hate the Maybelline bb cream too! So many parabens in it (resulta ng pagtitipid-_-) maybelline now manufactures in china instead of usa and i think they are too nagtitipid already.  The quality of that bb cream is a blah and while it claims that it's supposed to make your skin look nicer, it actually made my pores look larger than they already are <.<

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Marge said...

the fact that the factory is in china is really not a factor for me, maybelline still decides what chemicals to put in their products, the chinese just do what they are told and for a cheaper labor cost, that's about it.  i dislike the maybelline bb because it's not a bb it's a cheap a$$ foundation that doesn't last on my face.  i can't wait to try out the garnier bb to see if it's any better.  so far of the western bb's it's really clinique that i tried and liked that is true to the bb formula.  the same can't be said for the shiso bb cream from the body shop, that is just a not so tinted moisturizer with a hefty price tag.
this one from neutrogena is just as you say a moisturizer, hahaha that isn't even really tinted for that matter :P

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