The Garnier SkinActive BB Cream Classic is a multi-purpose beauty product designed to hydrate the skin, even out its tone, and protect it from the sun. Read More
The BB Cream comes in a big sleek golden tube on which the essential information such as the product properties and application method are embossed. Its packaging makes it practical and easy to use seeing that it was designed for quick beauty routines. We advise you to store this tube horizontally in your drawer or on your make-up vanity in order to prevent any leakage upon opening.
Garnier’s BB Cream gives off a faint, pleasant smell upon application.
This product is available in two different shades only: Light and Medium. Although Medium has a darker shade to it, it is more suitable for tan or moderately brown skin.
Garnier does not make any remarks regarding skin type on the packaging. It is indicated, however, that all their products are dermatologist and ophthalmologist-tested to be suitable for all types of skin, even sensitive.
A light-weight creamy formula that allows it to blend well into the skin.
You can apply this cream using either a foundation sponge or brush as it is quite easy to spread on the face.
We tested the Garnier BB Cream for a month on both normal and oily skin types. It worked better for normal skin as it effectively and naturally concealed all the blemishes and added radiance to it. Our skin tone also seemed evened out, only requiring a touch of concealer around the eyes to complete our daily make-up look. You can also manage without sunscreen if you don’t spend a lot of time exposed to it since this BB Cream already contains a Sun Protection Factor of 15.
As for hydration, this BB Cream cannot completely replace moisturizer, but it certainly does help in limiting skin dryness resulting from the factors it is exposed to throughout the day.
Keep in mind that this BB Cream can get runny in high temperatures, so it’s best that you set it with powder in case you’re exposed to such weather circumstances. If the weather is mild in temperature or you’re staying in an air-conditioned place, the effect of this cream will last you for around 6 hours even though Garnier indicates that it lasts for 12 hours on the package.
On the other hand, this BB Cream didn’t work well on oily skin, as it aggravated the oiliness throughout the day after the cream was applied in the morning. We also noticed that it caused skin irritation in the evening while removing it.
However, Garnier has released another oil-free BB Cream specialized for oily and combination skin, so you can try it instead of Classic one.
The Garnier SkinActive BB Cream Classic retails at 12 USD for a 50 ml capacity in Lebanon. It is similar in price to the Nivea BB Cream, which also retails at 12.8 USD for the same capacity in Lebanon. However, it’s less pricy then other BB Creams such as the L’Oreal Paris Nude Magic BB Cream which is sold for 17.4 USD per 30 ml.