Clinique has joined the realms of BB Creams being released in North America. Thus far we’ve seen BB Creams from Smashbox, Boscia, Dr. Jart, and MAC.
I’ve noticed a few main differences with BB Creams here in the US versus the many I’ve tried here from Asia, these differences include:
- Lower SPF (15 to 30 but no higher)
- Lack of anti-aging ingredients
- No whitening properties
- No Acne, skin treatment ingredients
- Lack of pigment
Of course, these things are to me what makes up a good Asian BB Cream however, North American standards are somewhat different particularly when addressing whitening ingredients, this is understandable and the lack of such an option in our BB Creams can be overlooked but other things such as anti-aging ingredients, lower SPF, etc…is rather disappointing.
Clinique released it’s BB Cream in Asia several months ago and most recently we are able to purchase it here in the US.
Let’s take a look at Clinique Age Defense BB Cream and see if it lives up to Asian standards.
Clinique Age Defense BB Cream SPF 30 is finally available in North America! Yay! It recently launched at Sephora and hopefully counters will soon it soon as well.
I purchased both shades to swatch and review on Musings but haven’t had a chance to test them out yet but here are swatches for both Shade 1 and Shade 2 to whet your appetite and possibly help you decide the best shade for your skin tone.
Well, it was already in Asia but finally we get to see Clinique BB Cream Age Defense BB Cream SPF 30 right here in the USA.
Today marks a new chapter for BB Creams.
The UK sees its very first BB Cream available within drugstores today. A date to be remembered. This means, if my calculations are right, we should see BB Creams on our side of the pond sometime in December.
Garnier BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector is the first BB Cream available in a drugstore within the UK (not sure if this release extends to the rest of Europe).
Take a look!