today I'm back with a long-overdue review of the new Nivea BB Cream 5in1 Beautifying Moisturizer for blemish prone skin.
I got this in the mail awhile back and I was really excited to try it, since I love my BB & CC creams.
This BB Cream retails for 7,66€ and you get 50ml of product in the tube.
It does promises a lot, including; adapts to all skin tones, it's anti-bacterial, non-greasy, enriched with Magnolia extract and a hint of colour.
It also promises to even out imperfections such as blemishes and rebalance the natural skin tone, help efficiently & long lastingly reduce blemishes, provide fast absorbing 24h moisture, help prevent shine throughout the day and refine the appearance of pores.
Allow me to first say a few words about the packaging; I love it. The squeeze tube is small & compact, and the added hint of blue writing just adds something catchy to it.
It has a lovely floral scent, that actually reminds me of the L'Occitane Pivoine Sublime CC Cream.
The consistency of it is also great; it's not too thick nor too runny, it's just right in the middle which makes it a dream to apply. Once you start rubbing it into your skin with your fingers it actually turns into this lightweight, watery consistency so blending truly is extremely quick and fuss-free.
In the tube it looks extremely dark and way too brownish/orange, so I was extremely sceptical about the ''adapts to all skin tones'' claim, and I still think this isn't completely true as I could definitely see a tiny hint of colour on my skin when I was my usual pale-self, but it wasn't something a bit of light setting powder couldn't solve. But it's actually a great match for my skin now that I got a bit of colour to my face.
I would definitely agree with the claim that this BB Cream minimizes the look of your pores and it also minimizes the redness around the imperfections and on my cheeks, but it doesn't cover any blemishes or other imperfections - like the hyper-pigmentation I tend to get on my chin around that time of the month (I think you'll be able to see that on the photo above). I'm not really bothered by this as I just use concealer to hide those (I didn't use any for the photo & I'm sorry for that as my skin currently isn't looking its best).
It also makes my skin very smooth & soft, and gives it an extremely natural-looking satin finish.
I'm also glad to report that this actually does a great job at keeping oils at bay throughout the day, although I do still like to set it with a powder if I want my face to look matte for a whole day. If not, I usually start to look a bit too shiny for my liking after 5 or 6 hours. But if you like having more glowy skin & you aren't extremely oily, you would probably like that, as this still won't give your skin that greasy feeling and look.
It also didn't break me out, but I can't really say that this helped to reduce any of my blemishes or prevent new ones either. But to be fair, I didn't even expect it to.
Since my Mum is a huge fan of their classic BB Cream 5in1 Beautifying Moisturizer and she has been buying it for years & years, I decided to ask her to wear this one for blemish prone skin for awhile instead.
Funny enough, she actually prefers this one and here are the reasons why: the shade adapts to her skin tone perfectly and is even a better match than the old version in light, it keeps her face shine-free and it feels a lot more lightweight on the skin, which is a big plus, especially now in the Summer.
A long time ago I wrote my first impressions on the Nivea BB Cream 5in1 Beautifying Moisturizer (read it here) and although the packaging is extremely similar (marked with number 2), everything else is much different.
The BB Cream for blemish prone skin comes in only one shade and the ''regular'' BB Cream comes in two shades (light and medium). Although the ''regular'' one comes out looking lighter, it actually looks way darker and orange on my skin (yet it looks fine on my Mum). It also oxidises after a few hours and makes my skin crazily oily. It's also a lot thicker than the one for blemish prone skin, which is also a lot easier to blend in, but it does have a bit more coverage. It also smells more powdery/perfume-y.
So if you're deciding between the two, definitely get the BB Cream for blemish prone skin, even my Mum said that she'll be buying this one from now on.
If you're looking for something that will look extremely natural on your skin, something that will even out your skin tone, help to reduce the unwanted oiliness & feel like you're not wearing anything, than this is definitely for you. But if you're looking for something with a decent coverage, than you'll probably be disappointed.
I think this is actually quite similar to the L'Occitane Pivoine Sublime CC Cream, but that one is bit better at hiding the redness and comes in two different shades. But this one is much cheaper.
My only complain with it is the shade, as I'm very doubtful someone paler than me could pull it off.
Have you tried this yet?
*The product was sent to me to review. I didn't buy it with my money. But that didn't and won't ever affect my opinion about the product in any way. The review is based on my personal experience with the product.*