Even though there has been a recent onslaught of CC/DD/EE/FF creams coming onto the market, I still think that BB creams are having their day. My favourite (and only) BB cream is by GOSH, however I thought I would branch out and see what other brands had to offer.
Yesterday I received as part of an amazing goody bag (given to us by the lovely guys at She Sad Beauty, a big thank you to them and Sophia from TattooedTeaLady
for their amazing event!) the Ginvera BB cream. I was intrigued as I’ve always heard that the South East Asian BB creams are the best. I was a bit dubious as I don’t think the afro/caribbean population is THAT high over there and therefore would assume that they wouldn’t have the cream in my colour, however on the front of the packaging, it says “for all skin tones” so I thought I would give it a go!
Hailing from Singapore, one of the first
nations to adopt the BB phenomenon, this is said to be the original, authentic
Asian BB Cream.
Ginvera Green Tea Nude
Cover BB Cream is a multi-taking wonder with countless benefits to the complexion.
Ginvera has captured and harnessed the antioxidant power of green tea and pooled it
with the principle of blemish balm
Some of the ingredients include ginseng (to tone and revitalize skin), pomelo extract (rich in vitamin C, which protects from free radicals) and Aloe Vera (a strong antioxidant). As stated above, green tea extract is the main ingredient of the cream and has long been used in Asian cosmetics due to its’ ability to help delay the skin’s aging process and to protect the skin from the harmful rays of the sun.
I decided to try the cream on a small area of my face (all while bearing in mind that the tagline read “for ALL skin types). After ripping open the satchet, I wasn’t feeling too confident!
So anyway, I tried it on my face and…these were the results.
HOW DU AH LUK GUISE?!
I look like a crackhead who’s been eating too many powdered doughnuts. Isn’t it sexy? I’m really feeling the ashy vibes ‘ere.
“All skin tones”? I really don’t think so! Skin tone disaster aside, I didn’t find the product to be moisturising at all. I found it hard to rub the cream in and it seemed to drag across my skin and make it even more dry. Based on this product, I can’t see myself purchasing anything else from this brand.
Have you tried this BB cream? Did you achieve different results?
25ml Green Tea – £18 available from here
Also available in Harvey Nichols.