Ren Satin Perfection BB Cream

Back in 2011, I had to order my BB Cream direct from Korea via eBay. The UK hadn’t even heard the phrase BB Cream but now it seems every grooming and beauty brand out there has brought one to market. So you’re probably wondering why I’m reviewing this? Surely it can’t be anything we haven’t already seen?

Ren Satin Perfection BB Cream

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I have never enjoyed products with supposed ‘colour adaptive’ technology. Every product I’ve tried, including the BB Cream from The Body Shop, leaves me orange, yellow, brown or a variation upon… except this. I’m white, deathly white and despite seeming dark when pumped from the bottle, Ren Satin Perfection BB Cream blends flawlessly.

BB originally stood for Blemish Balms and were developed by Dr. Christine Schremmek to protect, treat and conceal the facial scars of her cosmetic surgery patients. This was then adopted by the booming Korean skincare market and then, the rest of the world. So how does this fare up?

Ren Satin Perfection BB Cream is loaded with a number of Bio Extracts, including collagen protecting Fluorophores, extracted from Noni; a UV protecting seaweed extract; antioxidant powers of cranberry extract and brightening vitamin C. There’s a pleasant, light, non-artificial, citrus fragrance (from Grapefruit I believe) that features through the whole Ren Radiance range.

The SPF is quite low for a BB cream with an SPF15, but that provides protection from both UVA and UVB rays. This will give you 3.5 hours of continual sun exposure, but after that it’s time to go back inside.

For application, pump a small amount of product onto your finger ends and then very gently rub your finger ends together. This warms the product and causes it to become more pliable.


Then from the top of the cheek, start to pat the product into the skin, coming up the cheek to just below the temples and then down to the chin and pat into the jawline. The patting needs to be short, sharp and firm.

For anyone with facial hair or visible stubble, do not apply the product in these areas. Instead, pat the product right up to the facial-hair line and then gentle blend in with warmed fingers.

You’d never guess in a million years that I was wearing any form of cover with this and that’s why it’s perfect for any of you guys (or girls) wanting to balance the colour of the skin without looking like you’re wearing a drop of makeup. Not only that but skin looks smooth and this is achieved without the use of silicone.

So what more can I say? It leaves my skin looking flawless, but a natural and dewy finish. I am very prone to shine and this definitely keeps it at bay but without making me look like a matte, wax-work figurine. My natural skin tone is allowed to come through but it looks more balanced and even in appearance.

Ren Satin Perfection BB Cream is an undoubted hit as the blogosphere has been buzzing with it and Ren have now sold out! You can still pick it up for £26 here at John Lewis. So have you tried BB before and if so, which are you’re favourites?

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