Thursday, July 11, 2013

touch in SOL In the Skin Renovation BB Cream

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Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post is given to me to review. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise the product. This post is written with my honest opinion.

I was fortunate to receive a sample kit from touch in SOL. I already reviewed their Feel Like Honey Moon Skin Base and Solid Duo Gel Eye Liner. I highly recommend both!
There were couple of sample products including the one I will review in this post, In the Skin Renovation BB Cream.

Where to purchase:
Price: $24 (not the sample)

Made in Korea

Description from the website:
* Covers & Repairs
* Prevents Damage
* Blocks UV A/B Rays
* SPF 36

Safe to use on sensitive and troubled skin our formula protects and defends skin with broad-spectrum SPF 36. The custom formulation gives complete blemish coverage and helps control oil by prevents shine throughout the day. Safe to use on sensitive skin, wear alone or use as the perfect foundation for any look.
Thoughts: When it comes to BB Creams, I'm all Asian. I strongly believe the American brands are not comparable to Asian or at least from my experience. They just don't work that well in coverage and improving the skin. So when I saw the BB Cream sample in the kit, I was stoked to try it out. I put the BB Cream I was using to the side for this sample.
Here's the back of the sample. I love that the BB Cream has SPF.
Here's the full-size product taken from the website. It comes with a pump which makes it sanitary safe.
Here's a swatch of the BB Cream. If you're looking for heavy coverage, this isn't it. If you're looking for light coverage, this also isn't it. This is in-between medium to heavy depending on how much you apply. Let me show you what I mean...
I applied a brown eyeliner on my hand.
Once it dried, I patted the BB Cream on top of it. I did not rub the BB Cream in fear that it will wipe the eyeliner. I patted it to be safe and to show you how much the BB Cream covers. I was pretty impressed I must say!

Now for how it looks on me...
All I applied was the face primer and BB Cream. I also have eye makeup on so I don't completely look awful. :X The BB Cream is light for my natural skin tone. By the way, this BB Cream only comes in one color. You can tell in certain areas it's darker than others. It also doesn't completely oxide to my skin tone. It gets sort of close but not completely.
Here's how I look with the full set of makeup. I tend to darken the BB Cream with powder, as well as, to set it.

Now for my overall opinion... First of all, I love that the BB Cream comes with SPF. It can be a pro or con depending on what you want to use it for. If you want to use it in daily basis, it will protect both UVA and UVB. One thing I like about Asian products is that it really helps both inner and outer layers of your skin I also love that they don't use any of the benzone family, oxybenzone and avobenzone, in their SPF. I'm allergic to those ingredients. Not only that, their not 100% scientific proven but those ingredients can be cancer causing or at least from what I have read. The bad side of the BB Cream having SPF is that it can whiten your skin both in person and camera (not permanent). I highly do not recommend taking pictures with this BB Cream.

Secondly, it goes on smoothly and covers as much imperfection as you wish. If you want full coverage, this isn't the product. I love how smooth the product applies. By the way, I do not use a sponge with this product. I actually use my fingers. It's not the most sanitary safe, but make sure you use clean fingers. You don't want to clog up your pores with dirty fingers. It also layers on top of my huge pores on my nose. I love that it doesn't sink in, but it can be a combination of primer and BB Cream.

Lastly, it lasts all day on me. On the website, they recommend this product for people with trouble and sensitive skin. I am neither and I recommend this for anyone who wants a decent amount of coverage.

* Comes with a pump; sanitary safe.
* Comes with SPF; protects both UVA and UVB.
* Does not have the ingredients oxybenzone and avobenzone.
* Applies smoothly.
* Easy to apply.
* Covers as much imperfection as possible.
* Does not sink into pores.
* Good for all skin types.
* Long lasting power.

* Hard to find in stores.
* Cannot test out before purchasing.
* Comes only in one color.

Would repurchase: Yes.
Rating:  4/5 Tobey's Paws

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post is given to me to review. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise the product. This post is written with my honest opinion.


YomiC said...

It looks like something nice... there are so many good bb cream reviews... now I am really confused which one I should get next lol

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