Friday, May 13, 2011
Skin food's Sun Aloe bb cream
Skin food's is an Asian brand of cosmetics.I got the opportunity to try one of their bb creams recently.Its called the "Sun Aloe bb cream".As you all know,i am a bb cream fanatic.I have been obsessed with this product since i first heard about it.
I am already using the maybelline mineral bb cream (that's what its called i think) so this review will also be a comparison between the two products.Skin food's says:
An excellent soothing treatment with UV protection (SPF20 PA++), it especially suits people with sensitive skin. This cream leaves skin feeling moisturized while it corrects skin tone for a naturally air-brushed complexion.
Packaging: Its ok.I mean, i don't hate it... The Maybelline one has better packaging.
Amount of product: This one is 50g/176oz compared to Maybelline bb cream 18ml. I believe the Maybelline clear smooth minerals instant skin perfecting cream(there! i got the name right) is available in a 30ml tube as well.
Sun Protection: Skin foods = SPF 20 PA ++ , Maybelline = SPF26 PA+++
Color: Skin food's: Two shades i believe.1&2 (I have it in 1,which is the lighter shade) , Maybelline = one color only "Fresh".
Consistency: Skin food's bb cream (sun aloe) has a very runny consistency as compared to the Maybelline one.
Smell: This one,when you initially put it on has a mild odor to it.Smells like anti acne medication.Kinda like it may have salicylic acid in it(which i can not confirm as i cant read the ingredients list,which is not in English)
Good news is that that after a while it goes away,
Blending: I don't have any problems blending either product on my skin.No caking involved.But if you have a slightly darker complexion than the skin food's sun aloe bb cream may not work for you , as the color is too light even shade 2.
Coverage: Medium (for both) Will not hide blemishes , acne or darkly pigmented areas of skin.
Price: I got the Maybelline one from Malaysia for RM 22.The Skin food's one i got here in Karachi for Rs 275.
Skin Foods website : http://www.skinfood.sg/beta/product.php?catid=14
I have been using this for a week now (almost).Its super easy to use.I just use it with my fingers,no brushes involved.Evens out my skin tone.Provides SPF.Is mattifying (for 2hrz at least) which , in this weather and with my skin, is a miracle in it self ;)
I totally recommend it especially to people who are trying bb cream for the first time.Hope this was helpful:)
Till next time....