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The Best BB Creams for Dry Skin – My Picks

Surprisingly enough I get a LOT of requests about my recommendations as to what is the best BB creams for dry skin. My skin is combination-oily meaning I have an oily t-zone and ‘normal’ skin on my chin, cheeks, and forehead. But I constantly get asked about BB creams for dry skin so I thought I’d mention some. These are products I have tried-some of them worked for me even though I have oily skin and some were definitely for people with dry skin. Read below for my top recommendations for BB cream for dry skin.  Let me know if you have tried any of these or have additional suggestions.

The Best BB Creams for Dry Skin

Looking for a BB cream you can find everywhere? Try Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector Bb Cream, Normal To Dry Skin

This cream’s lightweight, comfortable texture blends perfectly into skin for a sheer flawless finish. This multi-benefit product boasts 5 results with every application: renewed radiance, brightened complexion, evened skin and blurred imperfections, 24 hour hydration, and broad spectrum SPF 15 sunscreen protection against the harmful effects of the sun.

Love South Korean BB creams? Try It’S SKIN Babyface BB Cream #1 Moisture This medium coverage cream leaves skin feeling hydrated and silky smooth. It does an amazing job concealing uneven skin tone and has a brightening effect.

 

High end gal? Try Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35

Wear alone, or under your favorite foundation to create a smooth canvas. It’s tinted formula evens out skin for a flawless finish, while the SPF 35 guards against UVA/UVB rays.

Looking for something with a bit more oomph? Try Nature Bound BB Cream

This product contains moisturizers to sooth dry patches, and vitamin E to improve moisture retention so your skin remains soft all day long. This Beauty Balm has a proprietary mixture of fruit extracts and antioxidants to create a skin care solution that works.

The Body Shop all in one BB cream. It’s ‘almost’ everything I ever wanted!

*I was sent these products for review-my thoughts are my own! Please be wary when reading blogger reviews-it is NOT a requirement to disclose whether one has received a product for review or not in Canada, but it IS good manners and ethics 🙂 *

Catch your interest?  I won’t make this post long and fluffy.  Basically, I adore this BB cream for more than one reason.

 

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Details:

All-In-One BB cream transforms from a white cream to suit your skin tone. Pigment-filled capsules burst when applied to the skin, releasing the colour inside. Just blend for a perfect match and an even, undetectable finish. It’s make-up and skincare in one.

  • Adapts to your skin tone
  • Light to medium coverage
  • Even finish
  • 24-hour hydration
  • Non-clogging

It also smells terrific-I get honey when I sniff it.

So yeah, I do like it-it’s a good match for me (even now when I have ‘summer color’).  Here’s how it blends out:

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Okay so overall do I recommend this product? Sure….but here’s what it’s lacking:

-SPF!  WHY BODY SHOP WHY? I need the SPF!!!!  Great coverage, more ‘natural’ then the average drugstore or prestige brand BB, but no SPF!!! WAH.

Eh, it’s not the end of the world-I use this AFTER applying sunscreen to my face.  I suppose adding the SPF would make the product less ‘natural.’  I still wish it was in there though.  It would be ‘HG’ worthy (Holy grail).

 

 

New products from Vichy! Idealia Eye contour and Idealia BB cream!

 

*I was sent these products for review-my thoughts are my own! Please be wary when reading blogger reviews-it is NOT a requirement to disclose whether one has received a product for review or not in Canada, but it IS good manners and ethics 🙂 *

 I’ve raved about the Idealia serum way back when….and for good reason! It’s amazing! So check out these new products from Vichy (well one is the serum 🙂 ).

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Idealia Eyes

-Corrects dark circles

-Smooths fine lines

-Reduces shadows

This product is a ‘hybrid’ product for the eye area.  The eye contour idealizer merges both eye care and make up (read: it’s tinted) with technology using ‘Double Correction’-both optical and biological.   It is a fast absorbed, light texture that is rich and hydrating with no oily residue.

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Idealia BB cream

-Illuminates

-Evens the complexion

-Moisturizes

-Smooths fine lines

-Refines skin texture

-Protects

This BB cream is formulated with  pink corrective mineral pigments to instantly extinguish the grey tone.  This conceals imperfections, evens and illuminates the complexion, and erases blemishes.  This product is enriched with Kombucha, which is an active ingredient that reduces grey tones in the complexion.

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Idealia serum

Paraben-free

-Fragrance free

-Allergy tested

-Formulated for sensitive skin

-Dermatologist tested

Refines skin texture, visibly reduces the appearance of pores, and illuminates complexion for more youthful-looking skin.
Featuring Vichy’s first behavioral molecule association, LR2412 + LHA. Inspired by the skin’s natural rejuvenation process, LR2412 accelerates skin’s repair and boosts its resistance to external aggressors. Micro-exfoliating LHA helps to stimulate renewal and reduce the appearance of surface pigmentation.

 

I’ve already had great results with the Vichy Idealia Serum, so I envision even better results with the Eye contour and BB cream!

 

weekly recap!

Here’s what’s been rocking my world this past week!

 

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The Body Shop All in one BB cream: Wow, did they change the formula on this product. I had used it long ago, and it certainly wasn’t THIS good. This is a skin adapting formula, it dispenses white, and then changes color to suit skin tone.  It provides light-medium coverage, is SO light feeling and feels so wonderful on the skin.  It’s made with natural ingredients, and the first scent I get when applying is honey.

marcelletwistupMarcelle Twist Push-Up mascara: I’ve got major love for Marcelle mascaras but this this one holds a special place in my <3.  I selected this photo so you could see that the brush contracts.  The brush in extended position is for length and in the contracted position, provides volume. The formulas on Marcelle mascaras are AMAZING and I highly recommend you get your hands on some or make friends with someone in Canada (me) that can send you some.

diorespiegleDior addict lipstick in Espiegle: I sure can’t pronounce the name of this lipstick but I do love it.  It’s such a great shade of pink, sheer on the lips and hydrating.  The only ‘down’ side is that you WILL be reapplying and reapplying this lippie.

poppy citrine blossomCoach Poppy Citrine Blossom perfume is just about the perfect blend of florals for spring transitioning into summer.  I love that it’s a light fragrance but still lasts all day. It’s heavy on the floral upon application but has a crisp finish which I adore.

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I am so thankful for people like @jillojello who gift me fabulous items like the Crimson Amulet collection palette by NYX.  The shadows worked extremely well (with primer) but I fell hard for the blush (2nd from top).  It was just amazing!  I’m happy to have this palette and I”ll be even happier to have it for travel.  I could take this on my next trip and only need to bring a foundation! YES!

 

So what was rocking YOUR world this past week? Tell me in the comments below!

B. Kamin’s best-a kit you may want to check out!

*I received this kit for review-opinions are my own, thanks*

Raise your hand if you’ve heard of B. Kamins……if you’re like me, I didn’t know anything.  Granted, I’ve seen the brand ‘around’ but never tried it or knew much about it-VERY unlike me!

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Just to fill you in (and if you know this part, skip it, I won’t be upset, offended). This information is from B. Kamins’ website:

Our Mission:  The Fusion of Science and Spa.

To offer the most advanced technology and formulations in skincare with the latest, cutting-edge ingredients.

To provide the most indulgent, stress relieving spa experience with “can’t live without them” products and treatments.

To continue as the forerunner in introducing intelligent and effective solutions to problematic skin conditions not yet available in the marketplace.

B. Kamins ‘best’ kit helps to brighten and even skin tone while reducing fine lines and wrinkles, resulting in hydrated, supple skin.

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Let’s dive right in, shall we?

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Vegetable Cleanser:

-Fragrance free, oil free, made for all skin

A vegetable based cleanser and makeup remover that dissolves and removes impurities from the face and delicate eye area.  Clarifying, soothing, and moisturizing ingredients help improve skin smootheness, elasticity and radiance.  Oil, fragrance and color free, this gentle formula is ideal for cleansing sensitive skin types, especially post-microdermabrasion and laser-treated skin. 

Used! My thoughts: 

-This cleanser does not foam much so if you like bubbles, skip it

-I still use a makeup remover for my eye makeup

-This cleanser really does NOT have a fragrance, making it ideal for those who are sensitive!

-This cleanser is decent, and leaves your skin clean but not itchy and tight.

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AHA+BHA Daily Peel Pads Step 1 & 2

AHA+BHA Daily Peel Pads:

-With alpha and beta hydroxy acids

A sophisticated 2-step daily peel formulated with alpha and beta hydroxy acids to exfoliate skin cells and help increase cellular turnover.

Step 1:  cleanses skin and better prepares it for…

Step 2:  the peel!   This advanced formula helps to minimize the apprearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots, create a more even skin tone and increase skin brightness and clarity.  Skin feels revitalized and fresh, and stays moisturized thanks to hydrating ingredients that help prevent skin from over drying.

Brightening Mask

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Brightening Mask

-With BMC Oligopeptide Anti-Aging Complex, made for all skin types, paraben-free

A unique, hydrating, brightening mask which revitalizes, nourishes and conditions skin, while helping to fight the look of wrinkles, and mottled yellowish skin.  The formula contains vitamin C and Bio-Maple which helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and improve skin tone and elasticity.  It also helps to brighten skin tone, refine its texture and promote its natural appearance, revealing a fresher complexion. 

Used! My thoughts:

-This mask has what I’d call a ‘clinical’ smell so if you are sensitive to fragrance or don’t like clinics (har har har), then I’d really think twice.

-This is one of my favorite products so far.  It truly does brighten my skin after I use it and I LOVE that.

Diatomamaus Earth Mask

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Diatomamaus Earth Mask

-Dry to normal skin

Formulated with diatomamus earth rich in natural minerals including magnesium, iron, calcium and sodium that help retain moisture while absorbing excess sebum.  A blend of unique moisturizers, botanical extracts and vitamins enrich the skin, retain moisture while absorbing excess sebum.

Used! My thoughts:

-I used this when my skin was acting out, around “that time” of the month.  It absorbs excess oil for sure and you will see that on your skin when you apply the mask.

-I thought for sure this one was going to dry my skin or leave patches but it sure didn’t and I like that.

-If I had to pick between the 2 masks, I would still reach for the brightening more BUT this mask is good for those ‘disgruntled skin’ phases.

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-beauty balm

This 8 in 1 multi-tasking beauty balm will provide all day hydration, provide sheer, natural looking coverage, while helping to firm the look of skin and wrinkles with hyaluronic acid.  Can be used alone or as a primer before foundation. 

Used! My thoughts:

-Reminds me of Asian BB creams, thicker texture (but no grey cast)

-finish is sheer but coverage is light/medium, to be expected

-plays well with others-meaning I can use the product with a powder and blush with no reaction or irritation

Find B. Kamins:

-on the web

-on facebook

-on twitter

 

 

 

 

 

My favorites from…… Marcelle!

Marcelle was one of the very first Canadian cosmetics brands I was introduced to.  I’ve been using it for almost the entire time I’ve been in Canada (just over 5 years). Marcelle also offers skin care but I am out of most of that at the moment so I’ll have to save it for another post.

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I’ll have to start with my Marcelle BB, CC, and now DD creams which I’m in love with!  I had heard of BB creams before because I was stationed in South Korea for 2 years while serving in the U.S. Army.  When Marcelle revealed their BB cream, I was definitely impressed.  It had the coverage of an “Asian” BB, without the typical grey cast.

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I have a review posted (or will have one shortly posted) about this CC cream so I won’t go into too much detail here only to say that I am enjoying using this product.  It’s infused with 24k gold and glides on the skin.  It’s also supposed to reduce the appearance of dark spots, a big selling point with me due to my hyperpigmentation.

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Imagine my surprise when I walked into my local rexall and saw this on the Marcelle display.  Had no idea it was coming out, didn’t know what to think of it.  So I tried it out at the store and was immediately sold.  Great coverage, with broad spectrum protection from UVB rays? Sold! Look for an upcoming blog post on this product.

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Just the color of this pencil made my mouth water….and I was even more pleased with the creamy application.  This is a waterproof pencil however, it is so easy to blend and is so intensely pigmented.  What more could a girl ask for?  Oh how about 16 different shades?

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You know how I feel about the twisty Dalton cosmetics mascara…..well, this version from Marcelle (Twist-push-up) is quite a bit different.  This wand was designed to literally ‘push-up’ your lashes.  Don’t believe me? Give it a try…then twist the brush to pull the bristles together, and apply a 2nd coat for volume.  It’s really not too good to be true….it works.  Brilliant!

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Not sure if this is available (yet) as it was sent to me for review but boy oh boy, ladies-get your hands on one of these crayons as soon as your can.  This is also a twist up and the color you see in the photo is what you are going to get on your lips.  If you like high pigment/color payoff and easy, hydrating application, this ones for you. I love a good red lip but hate the process with the lip liner, the color, the powder blot.  This is a product that will go easily into any handbag, even the smallest clutch so touch-ups aren’t so tedious.

If you haven’t tried Marcelle, you should! Enough said!

 

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New Series! My favorites from……L’Oréal Paris!

I’ve decided to really look ‘within’ …….my stash that is.  I’m going to be attempting a new series on my blog with the above title.  Hopefully, I’ll be able to post once a week with favorites from a particular brand.  That’s certainly the idea anyway.  I thought I would kick things off with L’Oréal Paris since I have tried a wide range of their products and skin care.

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