7 years ago, in a Skin Food store, I sampled what I now realize is the first BB cream I’ve ever tried. I didn’t like it because there wasn’t a shade that matched me and it was so hard to spread out.
They say BB creams were initially made to protect skin after undergoing a laser procedure. That makes a lot of sense because BB creams, particularly the earlier releases, form a very thick occlusive layer similar to a diaper rash cream.
Since there is no certifying body that qualifies which tinted face cream should or should not be labeled as BB cream, I will stick to what I had always known BB creams to be — broad spectrum SPF face creams that are greyish, and with the consistency, un-spreadability, and finish of a zinc oxide-based sunscreen.
Based on my baseless criteria, I think Avon Skin Goodness BB cream is an impostor.
Apart from having ashy grey tones typical of almost all BB creams, it doesn’t really feel like bb cream to me. It is runny and easy to spread. It doesn’t form a film of grease that sits on top of the skin.
I got anxious about it being grey. Even when it barely had any coverage, a really small tinge of grey can suck the life out of my face.
Once, I tried not powdering over it when I left the house just to see how it would look like meshed with my skin oils. When I reached the office, most of the greyness was gone, BECAUSE THE PRODUCT WAS GONE.
If you have blemishes, post-acne marks, and uneven skin tone, this is not for you.
It has some flashback expected of something with titanium dioxide.
I’m not sure if there’s any other shade because the Avon website is not very informative. Anyway, when I checked their e-brochure, I found out that there’s a whitening variant that has SPF 35 PA+++.
If I consider this as just a tinted sunblock, I would not say it’s bad because it’s not very greasy and it looks ok under powder. But if I would buy it, I would get the whitening variant because it has higher spf, and from reviews, this and the whitening variant have the same finish and consistency.
If you classify this as a bb cream with all its million-in-one claims, you will be disappointed. But if you’re just looking for an affordable sunblock (Php 299), this could work.
Still not jumping on the BB Cream bandwagon.
P.S. This is a review based on 3 consecutive days of use. I got the tube from a sample box.