Betcha a million dollars you didn’t know about the Body Shop Vitamin E Cool BB Cream? I didn’t! The Body Shop Vitamin E Cool BB Cream is the brand’s second venture into the BB Cream world!
What’s this one like?
Take a look!
The Body Shop All-In-One BB Cream launched last Summer and this Fall we welcome the new Body Shop Vitamin E Cool BB Cream. Available in a single shade Vitamin E Cool BB Cream is $22 bucks! Ouch! The redeeming factor of the harsh price tag is the fact that the Body Shop has so many damn cool sales every week on their site that you’re bound to get it 50% off or free or something during one of them!
They call it there skincare hero, I call it not a BB Cream but a damn fine tinted moisturizer. This creamy formula is to die for and indeed it does have a cool, fresh feel on skin! It apparently provides moisture up to twelve hours and I beg to agree as my face felt smooth, soft, and supple through the wear. But beware oily folks as it might provide a touch too much moisture for you! It is very sheer with very little pigmentation but it still manages to give me a fresh, natural look. If you already have fairly good skin and just want a little something something to even out your tone and give a tiny smidge of tint this is for you. The texture is very creamy and rich but upon contact with skin it sort of breaks down into a watery cool fresh feel with a soft and semi-dewy finish. It blends in a snap as well! Wear time is iffy due to the moisture it provides you’ll find that the natural look it gives your skin will likely fade away within a three to four hour period and even sooner on a very warm day. However, it’s the gift that keeps on giving because the tint may well wear away but the moisture sticks around and provides your skin with a softness all through the day.
The single cooler shade it’s available in should be suitable for medium, medium fair, and perhaps caramel tones…I think darker and fairer tones won’t fit in here though. Even sheerer it might look a bit beige on fair skin and darker skin won’t benefit at all unfortunately.
It can’t rightfully be called a BB Cream as it lacks the pigment of one and the protection as there is absolutely no SPF in it.
If you can get past the “BB Cream” in the name I actually loved The Body Shop Vitamin E Cool BB Cream. It’s cool, refreshing, provides a perfect natural look and really provides some great moisture to my drier skin. Some SPF would be handy as well as more pigment and perhaps throw in a longer wear and this one would be WINNING!
It’s available now Body Shop locations or online at www.thebodyshop-usa.com