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Kiehls Actively Correcting & Beautifying BB Cream

From getting hold of one of the world’s first, mainstream BB creams by Korean skin care company and BB pioneer, BRTC, to dashing through duty-free to bag myself Clinique’s travel retail exclusive BB. I love them and feel I’m quite the Blemish/Beauty Balm connoisseur.

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Kiehl’s have arrived very late to the BB game and over the last 4 weeks, I’ve been living with their latest creation. Needless to say, it was worth the wait and has obviously been the case for many as it stands at around 10% of the Kiehl’s mix of business (at time of research). My skin is incredible white, almost blue at times, so I’ve been using the ‘fair’ shade. There’s also light and natural, although natural, in all honesty, is relatively dark.

The first thing I love is the broad spectrum sun protectant that’s PA+++, SPF50. This is an incredibly high level of sun protection, particularly when it comes to BB creams, so perfect for anyone with any anti-ageing protection concerns.

The BB cream has a gorgeous smell of SPF and really reminds me of being abroad in hot, sunny weather, with the almost medicated smell in the air of sun protection.

When applying, you need only the tiniest amount, a little goes a long way, the texture is light and the coverage is good, although Kiehl’s say it’s not so much a case of coverage, but more correction, perfection and protection. On the skin, marks, discolouration and unevenness in the skin-tone are completely balanced and erased, but you would never guess in a million years that you have a drop of colour on the skin.

My top tip for application is to add a small amount to your finger ends, gently rub them together and then pat firmly all over the skin; this ensures even application and complete undetectability without a powdery finish.

As well as being a product to hide imperfections, it has also been created to deliver treatment benefits and some of the benefits of a normal moisturiser. It isn’t oil free as many BB creams are, but the composition is perfectly suited for combination / oily skin types and it won’t leave a shine, but more of a natural, dewy finish, again it’s all about being undetectable.

Vitamin C, the feature ingredient, helps to break down hyper-pigmentation on the surface skin cell layers through micro-exfoliation; works as a powerfully protecting anti-oxidant and finally helps to encourage the production of collagen production.

Silica has been added to smooth the skin, refining the appearance and size of pores and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

There are 6 shades available in the US and I’ve been told that these will likely be coming over to the UK, but I wouldn’t be able to tell you when. The packaging is excellent as it’s a handy size and the lid locks in very tightly.

If you want to accompany the Actively Correcting & Beautifying BB Cream and to boost your skincare regime through brightening and skin-tone correction, look at Kiehl’s Powerful Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate, wth a 10.5% concentrate of Vitamin C.

You can pick up the Kiehls Actively Correcting & Beautifying BB Cream here from John Lewis for £23.50. This is a great product for everyday use as you should never be outside without an SPF, but for going abroad this summer, it’s the perfect travel companion.

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Harvey Specter
Posted at 22:49 April 17, 2013
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I’ve got this light but only used a couple of times so far but so far I really like it. I agree it’s a great travel companion, that’s why I’m taking it on holiday with me on Saturay!

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