I was lucky to receive the Burt Bee’s BB Cream with Noni extract from the gorgeous Lara (@rivetlicker on Instagram). I love BB creams because they feel light on the skin and I don’t tend to use too much make up during the week. I only wear foundation on special occasions.
My usual BB cream that I use is the La Mav BB cream which I love because it’s natural and organic so it’s good for my skin. You can read my review on the La Mav BB Cream here.
What it claims:
The box says the Burt’s Bees BB cream has 9 clinically shown benefits in one easy step:
- Protects with broad spectrum SPF 15
- Visibly firms
- Events tone
- Reduces looks of fine lines and wrinkles; and
- Perfects skin
This BB creams comes in 2 shades: Light/Medium and Medium and retails for AU$29.95. I got the Medium shade.
What I think:
The great thing about this BB cream is that it’s 98.9% natural. It has sun screen protection of SPF 15 with titanium and zinc oxide as the active ingredients. However, I prefer higher sun protection so I still apply my SPF 50+ La Roche Posay sunscreen before applying this BB cream.
I really like this BB cream and I’ve been using it everyday for the past 2 weeks. I like to apply the cream using my fingers. You can use a brush to apply it but I prefer to use my fingers as the warmth from the skin will help it blend in. It gives me a natural lightweight coverage and a dewy finish. It does moisturise my skin as well and does not dry it. If your skin is more on the oily side you may like to apply a bit of powder to set it as it does give a very dewy finish.
The limited shades choice can be a downside. There are only 2 choices: Light/Medium or Medium, so if neither of these suit your skin tone, you won’t be able to use this bb cream. I found the Medium shade just a tad bit light for my skin tone but still wearable. On days where I don’t want to wear too much make up I use this BB cream on its own and some mascara on my lashes. When I want a bit more coverage, I’d set it with my Hourglass Ambient Lighting powder and apply bronzer to add a bit more colour.
As you can see below, just a pea sized amount of the BB cream evens out my skin tone and brightens up my skin a bit.
Overall I really like this BB cream. It gives me a natural coverage and evens out my skin tone. It’s got great benefits for my skin and it’s a natural product. It would be even better if Burt’s Bees release this in more shades and maybe increase the SPF protection too.