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.
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.
Nordies was one of the first counters to get the Clinique Black Honey Collection and for a second there it seemed like it might be exclusive to them but I’m happy to report (after a reader mentioned it in my comment box) that is now up and available online at www.Sephora.com
I suspect you’ll see it from Clinique very soon too if you’re holding out for a GWP.