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10/10/12

The Body Shop All-In-One BB Cream 01 Review [Edited]

Sorry for posting so late! It's almost quarter past 5 pm over here, and I was hesitating to post this. But.....
Since so many of you were waiting eagerly for this review, I put it it at the top of my to-do list. Also, I want you to read it asap, coz I guess most if you ladies must have just gotten your paychecks a few days back & all ready to pounce on all the new beauties on the block ;)
What it is: A white BB Cream that changes color once it touches your skin, and adapts to your skin tone. A little flag next to it in the stores read "No.1 Selling Product in Indonesia". They mean in The Body Shop store, I'm assuming. 
* BB stands for Blemish/Beauty Balm. Please read more about the purpose of BB Creams here
Shade: I am using 01. I picked 02 the first time, coz in my hurry to buy it I just saw 02 & 03, not knowing there's also a shade #01! I reached home, and googled. Found swatches, and saw 02 looked pinker than 01, so I decided to go exchange it while it's still sealed. Unfortunately, 01 wasn't in stock for weeks (even on the day I bought it), so I got my cash back & returned the BB Cream. Long story short: 01 was finally in stock and....and.... I got it for a little bit cheaper than the first time coz  of some discount. Woohoo! 
*All 3 shades are on the pinker side. No yellow undertones, which I prefer. 
Cream consistency: Thin  & runny. Very unlike other conventionally thick BB Creams like Skin79 & Cathy Doll 
Does it adapt to my skin tone? It blended in like a moisturizer, and tinted my skin just a little bit. But then it turned pinker after 5 minutes or so. Which makes me even more happy that I didn't keep the shade 02.

The Good:
  • It is very hydrating, which is what I need as a base for my foundations coz my skin is becoming dry & patchy because of the radiators here.
  • It's mildly tinted
  • If you want dewy, this could work *
  • I really like the silver tube packaging.

The Bad:
  • Next to nothing coverage.
  • Turns pinker after a while.
  • I find it too oily-looking *
  • My skin doesn't look better with this. 
  • No SPF. [Edit: Which defeats the purpose of a BB cream, which is originally meant for application after laser treatment- when skin is highly sensitive to the sun.]
  • Does not smooth out large pores. 
  • No whitening ingredients.
  • Expensive for what it is. 
So.... it's more of a subtly tinted moisturizer. Had it not turned pinker, I would have liked it a bit more. But really, I'd much rather use an affordable cream like Fair & Lovely, or Maybelline Clear Glow BB Cream.

Price ~ Rs.1395 (UK- £12.00 = Rs.1019). Ooh, finally one thing that's cheaper here =)
My Rating ~ ♥♥♥♥♥ 2.5/5

♥ Cynthia Z *.*

31 comments:

  1. thanks a lot CZ..

    I was actually thinking of getting this. Now, I wont ever... gets pinkier !Oilier ! No ways !

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  2. I agree Cynthia..i did try it at the store n found it sticky on my oily skin..i hated the texture so din buy it..

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  3. I was about to buy this. Thank god I didn't..

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  4. I was waiting for the review! I'm glad i didnt buy this!

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  5. thanks for the info! wont buy it ><

    http://anya-jang.blogspot.com/

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  6. Yuck! I generally like The Body Shop but I won't be getting this, that's for sure.

    Nancy, Denver Roofing Contractors

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  7. Thanks for this CZ! pinkier my god !!
    http://celebratingfeminity.com/

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  8. Very nice review! This is very helpful for me cause i've never bought anything of TBS and I was thinking to start trying this BB cream (cause I'm not very lucky with them) but if it's too dewy... I have too many dewy finish products. And the worst of all... Dont have SPF!... WTF! Looks like this is another BB cream that is not really it. :(

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    1. That's so true! I didn't notice that it has no SPF when I bought it =\

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  9. How disappointing; I would've thought The Body Shop would've come up with something better than this! I have a yellow undertone to my skin too, so I'm definitely steering clear of this. Thanks for such a good and balanced review :)

    Tara xox
    www.headlinebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Tara. I'm so disappointed too!

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  10. it looks lik calamine lotion in d last pic.
    much to the dismay, too pricey for a BB cream
    i was waiting for tis review and very nicely explained CZ..

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    1. It really does!:D Tough it's not as pink as Calamine.

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  11. Pinker? what were they thinking?

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  12. i realized it getting pinker and oily in the store. The price didn't helped either for the product. I am not sure who will prefer this

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    1. I'm not sure either...and yes, the price makes it worse, I guess

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  13. I bought this in shade 02. I agree with you for the price I was very disappointed. No spf! and it tends to be a bit greasy!
    My purse is crying! Have you tried the Garnier bb cream?

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    1. Mine too! Nah, I have not tried it. Seen it in stores...testers always messy-looking, so I never got tempted :D

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  14. Thanks for the review.. me skipping it..

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  15. I tried it at the store..ya no coverage..

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  16. I almost bought this at T3 terminal.But i backed out 'cos it didn't have SPF.Good to know i made a good choice!

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    1. Oh that's good...good for you Kindy :)

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  17. 03 seemed perfect for me - and then it got browner and browner and I looked toasted. A real pity :(

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  18. I THINK IM GOING TO BUY THIS BEACUSE I LOVE BODY SHOP STUFF!!=)

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  19. i bought it, and i'm not so sure! so much money wasted! I hope it doesn't look bad, though!

    prettythings56.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. Good I stumbled upon this post before I went ahead to splurge on this BB cream!

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