Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Face Shop and Skin Food BB Creams

Life has never been the same after I learnt of BB Creams ;P Dramatic huh? hehehe...

Anyway, will like to share about my experiences with 2 BB creams which I've been using regularly in lieu of sunscreen. One thing I do notice: wif the BB cream on, my skin gets less irritated and I don't get the sun-scorched feeling or little angry bumps even after lunch time, when I'm out in the sun around 12 plus. It's a totally different story when I have on sunscreen. Yes, even sunscreen wif SPF 45PA++. Rather incredible, don't you think?

Anyway, these are the 2 sunscreens which I've been using regularly. L to R: Skin Food's Aloe Sun BB Cream SPF20, The Face Shop's The Skin Extra BB Cream SPF20PA++.

The one on the left is the Skin Food cream while right side is The Face Shop.

This is approximately the amount I would use each morning. I usually dot them on my cheeks, chin, forehead and use the leftovers on my nose :) Both are relatively easy to blend, provided my skin's still moist from the moisturiser.

I find that's generally a safe technique for my sensitive skin i.e. I'll gently pat my face dry after cleansing then spritz toner on while my skin is damp. After patting in my toner, I'll warm moisturiser between my palms and spread them evenly over my entire face before gently pressing it into my skin. Then while skin's still moist from all these, I'll put the BB cream on. Seems to work for me ;)

Back to the BB creams. When lightly spread out, the Skin Food Aloe cream has a more pinkish/warm tone while in comparison, The Face Shop's is slightly cooler or whiter in tone.

I find both equally good at oil control and coverage. For someone who doesn't wear makeup much, it's very light on my skin and I don't feel like I've anything on my face at all. As for the finished look on my face, well, it looks like my skin just better. You'll have to take my word for it since I dun have the courage to post any facial photos here! ;P

As mentioned earlier in the post, they do a very good job of shielding my skin from the sun and other irritants. However, I do feel The Face Shop's The Skin is slightly drier on my skin. At the end of some days, I do feel a slight tautness in my cheeks when I leave the office, whereas the Skin Food's BB cream still works fine.

I realised BRTC is on sale at most Guardian Pharmacy outlets. Maybe I'll check it out after I've finished these :)

Listening to: Olivia - Only With You
via FoxyTunes


Yumeko/Bittenbefore said...

i tried those in the store and the smell was too strong
wat do u think

FuN and MakeUp said...

thank you for droppin by my blog! xoxo

Jamilla Camel said...

Thanks for following my blog, and thanks for the BB Cream review!

I always wear at least SPF 50 under my BB cream, just to be sure, but I probably need more protection than you!

pinky"the-middle-name-is-princess"beanie said...

Hi Yumeko, personally, I feel there's something abt the stores for Skin Food and Face Shop - they've a smell in the air. Hee... I'm quite sensitive to fragrances myself.

The Face Shop BB cream tend to smell "oxidised" after a few hours of wear. There's a smell of some greenery thingy for the Skin Food one when I first put it on. It disappears after a while.

Long comment ;) Hope this helps!