I recently reviewed Aveeno’s Tinted Moisturizer in the hopes of comparing it to the new Aveeno Clear Complexion BB Cream which just recently released at drugstores.
I’m almost always disappointed with drugstore BB Creams launched here in the US but I’m kinda hopeful I’ll find a gem one day.
Let’s take a look!
Although Aveeno’s Positively Radiant Tinted Moisturizer is available in a light and a medium shade selection sadly the BB Cream is only available in Fair to Light. The color is so sheer that it’ll probably work on fair to medium skin tones.
This was $16.99 but ranges at around $14.99-$16.99 mark at drugstores depending where you purchase. Glancing at the ingredients it appears many are the same included with the Tinted Moisturizer with a few extras. If you didn’t like the Tinted Moisturizer chances are you won’t like the BB Cream either as the texture is very similiar.
Aveeno Tinted Moisturizer Ingredients on Top, Aveeno BB Cream Ingredients On Bottom
This comes in a pump style jar with dispenses just the right amount of product. It has a fresh floral scent that quite reminds me of shampoo. I find it pleasant but I think if you’re sensitive to fragrance in your skin care it might prove irritating.
The texture kinda has a whipped up consistency with a thicker cream texture. It’s quite similiar to the Tinted Moisturizer formula in many ways with a slightly nicer texture. I wouldn’t recommend this for those with oily skin as it has a hydrating formula that feels a bit greasy on my drier skin with a dewy finish. It absorbs easily but has very little pigment. Unfortunately it didn’t really address the issues I want a BB Cream to address such as easing dullness and evening out skin tone. It’ll be a poor choice for those who want a fuller coverage BB Cream experience to hide acne scarring, redness, dark spots, etc…as the product is simply to sheer to conceal this problems. It does have a very faint glow but this doesn’t seem to be shimmery or glittery.
It applies and blends easily and the texture truly is nice but I find it starts out a bit too hydrating and proceeded to get oilier throughout the day. It’s unusual for me to shine but this definitely adds some unwelcome oil to my face. Wear time is kinda iffy…it seems to fade away within an hour at best perhaps two if I’m lucky. But since coverage wasn’t really there to begin with it is hard to tell when it fades as you can’t see much on my face anyway.
Overall, Aveeno Clear Complexion BB Cream is a nicely textured product but isn’t a real BB Cream in the least. Coverage is poor, the formula seems to be a little too like a lightweight moisturizer versus a creamy BB Cream, and the coverage seems to go oily on me. Unfortunately, I didn’t love this one. If you enjoyed the Tinted Moisturizer chances are you’ll like the BB Cream and if you disliked it you’ll likely dislike the BB Cream. They seem very similiar to me with very little differences. I’m really puzzled why US brands can’t get a good BB Cream to us!
Tried Aveeno’s new BB Cream?
What did you think?
Available at drugstores.