When you go out daily and you want to look effortlessly beautiful and presentable, you search for things that don't take much of your time but also gives you atleast 6-7 hours wear off. I like to use BB creams for daily use and they appear more onto natural side and doesn't give you greasy or cakey look.
I have been using Garnier's BB cream from sometime and casually Pond's too, they were working fine for me till I bought the The Body Shop Tea Tree Flawless BB Cream. And YES here I have my new Holy Grail face product.
What is Tea Tree?
The Body Shop has a separate line of "Tea Tree" products which includes concealers, body wash, cleaning wipes, pore minimizer and face mask etc (to see their whole tea tree range click here). The first question that came in mind however was when I saw about range was "What is Tea Tree? Can I drink this Tea also? "(Tea addict spotted) , but on further search I got the answer and that was NO.
Tea tree oil is derived from the leaves of the tea tree. The tea tree was named by eighteenth century sailors, who made tea that smelled like nutmeg from the leaves of the tree growing on the swampy southeast Australian coast. Do not confuse the tea tree with the unrelated common tea plant that is used to make black and green teas.Click here
About the ProductThe Body Shop Tea Tree Flawless BB cream has been described by TBS as:
Perfect your complexion and fight the look of blemishes with our Tea Tree Flawless BB Cream. This dual action cream gives you flawless coverage whilst tackling the appearance of blemishes. Formulated with purifying Community Fair Trade organic tea tree oil from Kenya.
It comes a squeezable small 40 ml green tube with a range of 3 shades i.e 01, 02 and 03. On the front after the name of BB cream "Suitable for Blemished Skin"is written in small font. It has targeted the people with acne prone skin and sensitive skin as it has Tea Tree Oil, a natural acne fighter. The smell is like the strong tea tree and the texture is thicker than usual BB creams but creamy and easily blend-able.
|Left: Before /Right: After (natural light)|
My thoughts:I am using it shade 1 with pale/yellow undertone as 2 was too orangish and dark for me. 3 however is not for Asian skin tones as its darker. I was mainly attracted to this after reading the "Suitable for Blemished Skin"on it as I have really sensitive skin. It has a sheer light to medium buildable coverage, it evens out my skin and gives a matte finish though it won't cover highly pigmented spots. TBS BB cream is my first choice on those mornings when I have only 7-10 minutes to get ready for work. It set so easily with fingers and also minimize the need of deep moisturizing below. I have mix skin so I apply moisturizer on only the dry spots on my cheeks and above lips, on other parts TBS BB cream do the work.I squeeze a little portion on my finger and put spots of it on my face and blend it all together with tip of my fingers.It feels so light on skin and doesnot oxidize at all as it stays on skin for 7-8 hours. The oil-control and staying power of this BB cream is dramatic, it stays on my face for 7-8 hours without any shine and creasing, if there is a some shine a little retouching by setting powder doesn't actually hurt or bother me.
I will highly recommend it as The Body Shop Flawless BB cream definitely keeps your skin healthy and reduce blemishes and redness. I will purchase it again and it will always be part of my makeup bag.
Pros:1. Creamy blend-able texture, which isn't runny.
2. Comes in squeezable tube.
3. Easily available on The Body Shop outlets and large stores.
4. Main ingredient is natural product which reduces the acne.
5.Stays for 7-8 hours easily.
6. Travel friendly.
Cons:1. Strong odor
2. Little pricey than other BB creams available.
3. Ingredients are not written on the tube, except for Tea Tree Oil.
4. Very Limited basic shades.
Availability and Price:I got my BB cream from THE BODY SHOP outlet in Xinhua Mall, Lahore for Rs 1650/- (40 ml.)
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