I have to admit, when the hole BB cream craze started, I was possibly the only blogger/YouTuber that remained unphased by the hole concept. I found it interesting, but it was not something that I was excited to try and I was more than happy to just sit this one out.. But seen as how I try so many products on a daily basis, I felt it was high time I finally tried a BB cream!
I was very kindly sent the BRTC Jasmine water BB Cream (Available here-http://www.brtcstore.com/brtc/jasmine-bb-cream-spf-30) and as soon as I saw it I was intrigued. It comes in really lovely purple and silver tube and smells AMAZING, really fresh and juicy (Although rather oddly, not at all like jasmine in my opinion). BRTC claim this BB cream is perfect for dry, sensitive skin that is prone to darkness and blemishes and is in need of some brightening. It is meant to provide natural and radiant coverage, mosturise the skin while controlling oils and not clogging up your pores. As for the sun protection this product provides, it's a little controversial in my eyes. It has an SPF of 30 PA++ which stands for the protection grade against UVA rays, but as there is no current uniform measure of UVA absorption, the PA is only a rough indicator as to the amount of UVA protection the sunscreen offers, So I still wore my normal sunscreen underneath it.
The BB cream does give your skin a real glow, and the coverage is surprisingly good (But unless your skin is perfect, you will need some concealer, and if you have oily skin a powder is a must!) but my main issue with this product is the shade. I am fully aware of the fact that i'm not super pale, but i'm not dark at the moment (blame the UK weather) and this product is extremely pale on the skin. This may be down to the fact that it claims to be whitening, or due to it's high SPF content, but it's so pale on my skin tone it makes my skin look like I have applied a really thick sun cream and it's not fully sunkken in to my skin , leaving a white tint on my face. I will say that it does settle in to my skin after a while, but it is still far to pale if you have similar coloring to me, and as far as I can see this only comes in one shade. If you have pale skin, this will be fine for you, but anyone a little darker will struggle to make this work for them, which is a shame because I am starting to come around to the idea of BB creams....
What do you think? have you used this?