Last year Estee Lauder introduced a travel exclusive BB Cream available in various airports in Asia. I believe mine came from Japan Duty Free but don’t quote me could have been Singapore.
From what I understand it was later also available in the UK but I can’t confirm this.
They now have a newer version of the cream available on counters in Japan and a few Asian countries called Estee Lauder CyberWhite Brilliant Cells Extra Intensive BB Cream SPF 35 where as mine is the CyberWhite Ex Extra Intensive Multi-Action Formula BB Cream SPF 35. After reading up on both it seems they are pretty much the same product but I haven’t tried the Brilliant Cells version so I can’t confirm.
This is probably one of the most expensive BB Creams I own. I’m raking my brain as I have 30-40 tubes in rotation and honestly, I can’t think of a BB Cream that cost me this MUCH. It retails for a whooping ¥5,460 (yen), near $60 USD.
Check it out after the jump!
A multi-purpose BB Cream that brightens, perfects protects skin.
I’m sure you already know but for new readers please see my What is a BB Cream? post prior to reading this review to familiarize yourself with BB Creams.
Estee Lauder Cyber White EX Extra Intensive BB Cream Multi-Action Formula promises a formula to brighten, perfect and help protect skin. Like any good BB Cream it promises to be the master of its universe and multitasks it’s way through protecting your skin, healing it, perfecting it, and just making it flawless and beautiful. Of course, it offers many options and benefits but doesn’t master all of them.
The formula is a very lightweight, creamy BB Cream. Compared to BB Creams from Dr. Jart, BRTC, etc…the formula is considerably less thick and much, much lighter. This originated in Japan which could speak for it’s texture and formulation since Japanese BB Creams tend to run lighter and even watery compared to Korean ones.
Estee Lauder does have a warning stating the product was tested on Asian skin and was made for the Asian market so it is one uniform color that they offer for Asian skin however it’s actually a bit too pinky beige to really suit many typical Asian skin tones with a yellow undertone. I’m not sure where it exactly fits on the MAC foundation wheel as I’m not familiar with MAC’s shades so well but I’d say a lighter NC15-25 and maybe pressing to a 30 might be able to use this due to the lack of pigmentation of the product.
The formula is beautifully hydrating and it does indeed even out skin tone but it lacks color pay off in a major way so problem skin might not exactly appreciate the less than fabulous pigmentation for hiding problem areas. I thought it absorbed easily and left behind the barest amount of coverage and acted more like a tinted moisturizer than a BB Cream.
It has a very subtle shimmer to it which is an ode to its name sake, Cyber White. Technically the Cyber White name is not a promise of whitening skin benefits but a nod to the luminous, glow-y finish that the product hopes to provide. I personally do not like glow-y, pearl-y, glossy BB Creams and thankfully this does not suffer the downfall of having a pearl, luminous, or glow-y finish. It merely has a dewy finish with some brightening benefits but nothing dramatic and no shimmery insanity. Coverage for me is very natural without looking ghostly or pasty. I think the improvement here is the peach-y, creamy beige shade with a bit of pink versus the grey tones of other BB Creams (I don’t mind grey BB Creams as they prove great for lightening but this shade is a refreshing change from the norm).
The cream promises to improve the skin over time and prevent future aging and damage. I haven’t personally noticed these benefits but I don’t have problem or aging skin either.
I like the overall finish here and felt like it evened out my skin tone and even eased dullness while brightening but I didn’t really love the formula and really didn’t love the price tag.
I think the lack of pigmentation could sway a few users from bothering as you do need decent skin to take advantage so if you’re using BB Cream to hide flaws this simply lacks color pay off to conceal those problems.
I think the price is absurd. Near $60 bucks? BB Creams are incredibly inexpensive throughout Korea and you can do far better than near $60 bucks for one!
- Those who like lighter coverage that perfects skin but doesn’t offer concealing options for problem areas.
- Those looking for a BB Cream that brightens dullness without whitening.
- Those who want a lighter BB Cream formula that absorbs easily.
- Those with olive or tanned skin.
- Those looking for a pigmented BB Cream to conceal problems.
- Those looking for an inexpensive BB Cream.
Estee Lauder Cyber White Extra Intensive BB Cream is a nice product but I wouldn’t call it a favorite BB Cream of mine. The higher price tag makes me wince in agony particularly because it lacks pigmentation. I will say I like the overall finish and felt like it eased dullness very nicely while brightening my skin without whitening it. It does indeed perfect skin and offers a flawless finish but the effect is only beneficial to those who aren’t suffering from problems such as acne, redness, or other skin problems. At nearly $60 you can find something to do the job better in my opinion…!
Interested in trying it? You can get the Brilliant Cells version of Estee Lauder BB Cream from us.strawberrynet.com