Do you ever see movies that have been super hyped by your friends or other people you know and then you see it and think, “meh, it was okay, but definitely not that amazing.” I often wonder if I would be as excited as my friends were if I had seen it before the hype. Today I bring you a product, that much like the movies I just mentioned, has been quite hyped. Did it live up to that hype?
Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream August 7, 2012
Dr. Jart+ Premium Beauty Balm Review September 20, 2011
Today I bring you another of my staples. I use this product nearly daily. Dr. Jart+ Premium Beauty Balm is a “Multi-Action Skincare + makeup” which includes SPF 45 protection. Many people have jumped on the Beauty Balm or Blemish Balm (BB cream) bandwagon. These products were popularized in various countries in Asia where the Whitening effect was among the most important aspects. Here in the US, whitening is not necessarily so important, here it is “brightening”. Anyway, this product promises to even skin tone, brighten skin, firm, hydrate, and restore skin. I can’t speak to each of those but I will tell you my experience with the product.
This product moisturizes my combination skin and helps stave off my adult acne. It makes my very fine lines disappear (they are tiny to begin with). My face feels nice and soft (I almost want to keep petting my face) when I wear it, and I feel hydrated, but that my oil is also controlled. Over time, I do believe my complexion has improved and evened out, though I don’t have a great point of comparison. This cream gives me a medium amount of cover for any blemishes or odd tones I do have, while giving my skin a beautiful dewey radiance.
A couple weeks ago I was volunteering at the Boeing Classic golf tournament, and I had this on my face. I put regular spf 30 sunscreen on my arms and forgot to do anything with the little triangle of skin left by my polo shirt. I had to re-apply my spf 30 on my arms a couple times and still ended up pink at the end of the day. The triangle burned bad – probably my worst burn ever, but my face – not a sunburn or sunkiss on it! I was super impressed with it.