29 April 2013

Kiehl’s Actively Correcting and Beautifying BB Cream: Review; Before And After Pictures

Kiehl’s took their sweet time in formulating their first BB cream offering, and thank goodness for that. Two years in development, the result is a cream with an unusually high percentage of skincare ingredients, that provides not only an instant cosmetic effect, but can also correct imperfections over time.

Kiehl's BB Cream

It offers lasting moisture throughout the day, along with broad spectrum SPF50 PA+++ sun protection – the highest SPF I’ve seen in a Western BB cream to date. Suitable for all skin types, this comes in three shades – fair, light and natural – and I have light, which I guess, is medium by any other name. It’s a shame that darker skintypes don’t seem to be catered for.
 
That, however, is where my criticisms end. I really love this cream. I’ve tried so, so many BBs and have been mostly underwhelmed. This one ranks in my top 5 (with, if you’re wondering, Clarins, Estee Lauder and both Dior variants I’ve tried).

Kiehl's BB Cream Before and After - the Before Shot!
Before...
It’s easy to apply, blending easily for a nice, slightly dewy finish - I set it with powder and find that it lasts till the end of the working day. While the coverage is light and natural looking, it’s enough to cover red patches and even out my skintone. The cream itself is quite thick, but it feels lightweight on the skin and isn’t remotely greasy.

Kiehl's BB Cream Before and After - the After Shot!
...and after!
And over time, the Vitamin C in the formula seeks to even out skin tone and minimise dark spots, meaning this product genuinely straddles both the makeup and skincare categories.
Being a Kiehl’s product, it’s also fragrance, paraben and mineral-oil free, as well as dermatologist and allergy tested for sensitive skin, and it’s non-comedogenic, too.

All of which means, in my book, that the €29 pricetag is justifiable, even if that is for a teeny 30ml tube. It’s expensive, yes, but it’s an excellent product, and sometimes you do get what you pay for.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oooh! I like the looks of this one! Is it full of silicones though?

Adele said...

You've totally sold this to me Emma & it's going on my beauty skincare wishlist!
Have a wonderful week Hun xoxo
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The Dainty Dolls House said...

Goodness, this works brilliantly!! Too bad it didn't come darker as I would have bought some for sure!! Really great stuff!! Can really see the difference. Have a great week doll :)

Karen Constantine said...

Ooh this looks gorgeous on you, you're positively glowing!

schoolgatestyle said...

Fab timing - I'm looking for a high SPF BB cream for the summer so this looks like a strong contender. Great review and love the before/after shots. Really helps to get a feel for coverage etc. Avxx

Kim Alston said...

Oh wow Emma! I do see the difference. Kiehls makes wonderful products. Glad they took their time with this. Hope the come out with more shades.

Rachelle said...

you look more glowy than me, and im six months pregnant with no sign of glow in sight :( well jell! I must get some of this shizz

Sam said...

Hi dear, with you mentioning that this BB cream ranks so highly with your personal top 5, It must really be good, pity we don't get the range here. Wishing you a great and productive week ahead hun!

Chantel said...

Wow, I am loving the results.

Girlwiththeskew-earring said...

Holy Moly! I need some of this in my life!

Coco said...

I am impressed. First of all your skin looks great before the application of any makeup. Very smooth and soft. The BB cream evidently evens out the complexion and provides an healthy glow. Another great find!! xoxo
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Laura said...

It looks lovely Emma, so natural! :) xo

little t said...

The result is lovely - and very natural.

I trust pretty much whatever Kiehls does.

Jesss said...

This looks so good on you, your skin looks amazing!!
I wonder how it would fare on my super-oily skin, though?

Jesss xo

fluff and fripperies said...

Tracy, I don't think there's any silicones in the mix here - Kiehl's are great for natural products xo

Heather said...

Sounds like a good product :) x


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