Finally, the quest for the ultimate BB cream is over, time to kiss goodbye. This quest has required patience, many misses (wastage), precious money spent, and man, am I glad to declare it over. “We are bringing our boys home,” says The President.
It took me 2 months of waiting to get my hands on this BB Cream, while there are Biotherm counters everywhere, but I had tried, and convinced of this BB Cream at a specific counter in one of my outstation travels. The fact I have been in sales all my life, it’s a matter of principle that I reward the purchase to the one that convinced me.
These principles would soon be the death of me one day, sigh.
What draws me to this BB Cream is its oil-free formula. As most BB creams can definitely punch in day long hydration, sun protection and skin tone evenness, it’s hard to see a BB cream claims itself to be OIL-FREE. This BB Cream’s priced at RM140 for a mere 30ml, price is a lil steep I’d say. Consider the fact that my work requires outdoor fieldwork and that I’d doubt if this RM140 would last over a month.
I had taken an instant liking to this BB cream immediately and reaffirmed after purchasing it. Why? The oil control is amazing and unbelievable! From 9am until 10pm I didn’t have shine on my face, I didn’t have the need the blot, I didn’t feel oily on my face, all under the challenges of hot humid weather. I never had a foundation/face base that ever offers such excellent oil-control. I did powder over it with my Shiseido Translucent Loose Powder but I find this loose powder’s oil-control ability a crying shame so I give the BB cream the full credit to my total shine-free face. I’m sure oily-skin folks know what I’m talking about when throughout mid day you wipe your face with fingers/hands, in the effort of physically removing the layer of oil on the surface of your face.
There is a special technique required to apply this BB cream from Biotherm in order to achieve the most natural effect. As I was taught, you are to pat the BB cream gently across the face. I’ve yet to fully master this technique. With given time… with given time.
The only problem I have is it’s too fair for my skin. After careful examination, I find it carries pink undertone. I experimented with different amounts and resulted the same. It is glaringly obvious my face is a solid shade fairer than my neck, and I am usually light shade. I mean, being the cheapskate that I am, this BB cream is just far too precious and expensive for me to liberally apply over my neck. So yeah, how does a cheapskate do it? I use my ZA True White Liquid Foundation on my neck. Hah! My secret joy of finding a discount!
- Extremely good oil-control
- Pink undertone, may not suit all skin tone despite your shades.
- Pricey for only 30ml content.
This seems to be the conclusion I have for every episode of my reviews. if you don’t have oily-skin issue, you don’t have to resort to this unless you take a fancy in the shade. The world of skincare seems tipped on the side of dry skin people. If you have dry skin, many drug store brands offer fantastic and natural coverage whilst delivering moisture to your skin, e.g. Freshel BB Cream, Kate BB Gel Cream, and what not. World is doing you a favour, dry skin peeps.
**EDIT : I’VE DELETED, TAKEN OFF THE TOP 2 PICTURES AND POST ‘EM UP AGAIN, TOTAL SEQUENCE LAUNCHED @ 2 ATTEMPTS. STILL SAME. APOLOGIZE FOR THE GLITCH THERE.