Dear reader, most of the things I choose to feature on this blog are positive because I like to share with you the wonderful things that I’ve tried.
Sometimes I try mediocre products, and sometimes I try okay products. I don’t always blog about these ones and so the blog is generally a pretty happy place and I am generally a happy camper – but today, something different happened. I tried a truly abysmal product.
Enter Garnier’s Sensitive Miracle Skin Protector BB Cream. I was sent this by BeautyReview to review on their site and I did so accordingly, but it was just so terribad that I had to have a grump about it here too.
I have many qualms with this product, but first and foremost I’d like to say that I do like their version of this for oily skin, as well as another Garnier one I’ve tried in a skinnier tube that a friend showed me. I found both to be rather agreeable, but a little too orange for me and I’m quite happy plodding along with my Lioele Triple the Solution.
Unfortunately this sensitive version of the BB cream fails on nearly all levels – the only thing I can say that it does do somewhat effectively is combats redness. On the other hand, it irritated my (somewhat) sensitive skin, which is where the grumpiness began.
My skin isn’t extremely sensitive and is doing pretty well lately thanks to my current skincare routine so I was surprised that it reacted in this way. I was frustrated by this particularly because the product claims to be designed for sensitive skin, and also makes claims about being soothing and hydrating.
I did a comparison above by doing half my face with the BB and half without. You can see at the very top right of my forehead that it’s a little too orange for me, and that although it covered a little redness it didn’t do much more than that.
You can see above the minimal difference this stuff made – I know it’s BB cream but if you compare it to the coverage and quality of some of the Korean BB creams it’s totally sub-par. It smells overwhelmingly like sunscreen and feels greasy on my skin. I took it off about five minutes after putting it on because I was so concerned about the burning sensation it caused.
I would not buy this or recommend it to a friend, but I have heard good things about the oily version. I have tried both the Missha and Lioele BB creams and both of them are far superior to this poor excuse for a tinted sunscreen.
I hope you’ll all excuse the grumpier-than-usual review but I was really disappointed with this product as I’ve had some great Garnier products in the past. Step your game up Garnier!
What did you guys think of my grumpy review? Have you tried this Garnier BB cream? Let me know in the comments.