I have always been curious about BB Creams because of the raves I see online and on TV Ads. So, when Sample Room posted on their FB Page that they have stocks of Colour Collection Gluta Whitening BB Cream SPF 30, I did not hesitate one bit to get my sample. One of the best parts is that it's not a sample size, they're offering the full sized (40ml) tube worth Ph599! And I got it for free! Yey! What a steal! Well, not counting the delivery fee of course, but that's okay.
So there, I grabbed one agad agad! Here's my chance to try one and experience first hand what the rave is all about. Been loyal with another face cream from Unilever (not BB Cream) since my college days so I really do not know what to expect with a BB Cream. I was so excited last week. Booked my order on a Friday, got confirmation on Saturday and viola, my order arrived Monday! I didn't expect it to arrive last week Monday as it was a holiday, so I was really surprised!
|My Very First BB Cream! Yey!|
|I opened the tube and tried to get a pea-sized agad agad. Excited lang! :-P|
|Applied some swatches at the back of my hand.|
|Nice! The right side (reader's perpective) was where I applied the BB Cream. Notice at how flawless yet natural it looks. The tone was just right. It just made my skin a little bit lighter but not too white and cakey. Love it!|
Here's the product description from Sample Room's page.
Gluta Whitening BB Cream is a multi-benefit product that not only works externally -- it also penetrates deeper using breakthrough Nanotechnology to deliver 5 wonderful benefits to your skin.
It acts as a whitening cream with its glutathione and papaya extract to even out skin tone and promote healthy cell renewal. It acts as a tinted makeup base or sheer foundation because of its self-adjusting shade that complements all Asian skintones. It doubles as a moisturizer with shea butter and soothing aloe vera, and works as a toner with hazel extracts that treats blemishes. Finally, it protects your skin from harmful UV rays with SPF30.
I have been using it for a week now. And based from my personal experience, here's my review of this product.
What is your initial impression of the product?
My first impression was that it was something similar to a concealer or a cream foundation.
Do you like how it felt on your skin?
Well, yes. Like what I mentioned above, I've been using another brand of face cream (not BB Cream) for more than a decade now and I can actually say that it's in some way comparable. The texture was okay. At first, I found it hard to apply probably because of its thick consistency (or just maybe, I'm just so used to with my previous face cream) but I learned the technique as the days went by. It also feels light on the skin and doesn't make my face itchy.
Did you notice any effects?
Yes, I did. It suits my morena skin. The shade and tone was just right. I also like the fact that it doesn't make my face look white and cakey. As a matter of fact, it just looks natural. It kind of gives that flawless looking skin and at the same time, doesn't make my skin too oily and shiny. Well, honestly after a few hours or so, my face somehow becomes shiny but I couldn't blame it entirely on the BB cream because I have always had oily to combination skin. I just manage the oiliness with face powder. And with this BB Cream and a little dab of face powder makes it a lot looking better.
Did you like the sample that you received?
Yes, I absolutely love it. I got a full size you know, haha! Kidding. But then again, like I said this is my first time to use a BB Cream and unfortunately I couldn't compare it with other BB Creams out in the market. But based on my experience using it, I would have to say that it's worth a try. I'm happy with the result.
Would you purchase a full-sized product after finishing the sample?
I probably would, yes. As long as it's easily available, I don't mind purchasing a tube or two next time.
|Me wearing the Colour Collection BB Cream :-)|