Thursday, June 5, 2014

"Maybelline BB CLEARGLOW Bright Benefit Cream Review"

Hi Everybody!!

All are fed up of heavy feeling Foundation Creams and Lotions!!! BB creams have become a hit and are replacing heavy feeling foundation creams which make you look cakey  or sometimes not suitable for particular skin types and especially for people who face breakouts after using foundation.. Like everybody i too was fascinated to use BB creams and after much speculation, bought one for my self.... Let me review "Maybelline CLEARGLOW Bright Benefit Cream" which is most talked about!! Like me, everybody is fascinated what can a BB cream do for my skin??

Price: 199INR for 18ml


Maybelline CLEARGLOW Bright Benefit Cream 

Maybelline CLEARGLOW Bright Benefit Cream 

Maybelline CLEARGLOW Bright Benefit Cream 

Maybelline CLEARGLOW Bright Benefit Cream 



Ingredients:

There is a huge list of ingredients which is not visible so easily even if you have good eye-sight...Will update this section soon.. This product has parabens which is a very cheap preservative used in cosmetics.. They have not mentioned the name of the paraben though...
 Please read my note on parabens in Dermadew Aloe Cream Review ......

What Product Claims:


This cream gives you an even skin tone and does not leave patches on your skin.The active ingredients effectively hydrate your skin, leaving it soft and supple.The rich formulation in this cream beautifully spreads on your skin and gives you that fresh look throughout the day....You can get that clean and clear skin with this BB cream.....
This product is available in 3 shades
  • Natural
  • Nude
  • Radiance


My View:
Let me start with a small piece of information on BB creams...
BB creams are short for beauty balms or blemish balms. They were first developed in Germany by a dermatologist who wanted a single cream that would protect skin and provide coverage after laser treatments.The all-in-one formulation became a sensation in South Korea and then spread throughout Asia...  BB creams started hitting U.S. store shelves in the spring of 2011. Today, almost every major beauty company has a BB cream, from drugstore brands that cost under $10 to high-end department-store lines that may be as costly as $100 or more, as well as lines that are only sold at spas or in doctors' offices. More are on their way.The NPD Group, a market research group, found that although only 2% of beauty shoppers have purchased a BB cream, nearly 4 in 5 of those who have say they'll buy the product again.Many BB creams offer effective sun protection, with broad-spectrum SPF 30 or higher, the American Academy of Dermatology's recommendation for daily use. What's more, BB creams generally contain zinc oxide or titanium oxide, physical sunblocks that have some built-in water-resistant properties, Wu says.
When it comes to skin treatment, you can find BB creams that contain:
  • Anti-aging components, including peptides and antioxidants such as vitamins A, E, and C
  • Moisturizing workhorses like hyaluronic acid and glycerin
  • Ingredients such as licorice and arbutin that help even out skin tone
  • Light-reflecting mica to give skin a luminous finish
  • Silicone-based ingredients, such as dimethicone, that help smooth the skin, acting much like a foundation primer does 
For all its benefits, if you expect a BB cream to be a miracle in a tube, you might be disappointed.

Ok finally my view about this product is,  it does what is claims ie brightens up the face and makes you look like a vampire he he he... I purchased the radiance shade as i thought it would suit my complexion... And i was right...:) Immediately after applying i regretted for purchasing this cream as it really made me appear like a vampire. Seriously speaking you don`t need a face powder if you use this cream, apply it and blend it and you are ready to go!! 

It is light on skin, suitable even for oily skin beauties. I doubt about dry skin beauties as it did not appear to be hydrating as it claims.. It does not conceal dark spots much.. Small scars and dark circles are effectively covered, provided you use a face powder...  It gives a nice matte finish. To test this product i used it on an occasion where i had to be under the sun for sometime and it was just washed out because of sweat! Yes it does not work if your face sweats and it washes out though it claims to be waterproof...One more thing i observed is, it does not look natural after 4-5 hours.. BB creams are meant to make you look natural and perfect even toned but it fails after 4-5 hours(my skin is oily).. May work for normal skin beauties...

Pros:

  1. Brightens up the skin
  2. Gives decent coverage for small scars and dark under eye circles
  3. Gives nice matte finish
  4. Easily available
  5. Is waterproof.
Cons:
  1. Contains Parabens 
  2. May not suitable for daily use if you have dry/oily skin
  3. Lasts for 4-5 hours 
  4. Quantity is very less for the price
  5. May cause breakouts for sensitive skin hence should be cleaned thoroughly to remove every trace of it on face
  6. Does not hydrate the skin as claimed


Recommendation:

I would rate it 3/5 as it does a decent job of concealing small scars and dark circles. I would buy it again but not use it on regular basis as it contains Parabens!!!




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