Blown away by the new Kiehl’s BB and Blur!
August 20, 2015
New BB’s are ALWAYS on my list to check out since I try not to wear foundation every day and they give me slight coverage, even tone and a all around glow you can pair with makeup or without. KIEHL’S has recently launched a power duo that makes healthy looking skin so easy, I’ve become a little bit addicted. It’s effortless, effective and offers long term correction, especially in the case with the BB. Let’s take a closer look…
ACTIVELY CORRECTING BEAUTIFYING BB CREAM – From their Dermatologist Solutions range, this BB is definitely one that works with my skin like a charm. It has been proven to correct uneven skin tone with prolonged use because it includes a stable and very gentle element of vitamin C which is great to fade marks with time. The formula offers broad spectrum spf50 so skin is protected sufficiently. Being a BB with punch, this product conceals blemishes while working to correct discolorations on the skin, it reduces the look of enlarged pores as well as fine lines, it hydrates like a charm and keeps skin protected all day. The formula is fragrance free, paraben free, mineral oil free, won’t clog pores and is suitable for sensitive skins. I can vouch for this since my skin tends to react quickly especially if there is a vitamin C component involved and I had no reaction whatsoever. This BB comes in 5 shades – light, natural, medium, medium/deep and deep and adapts to skin beautifully. This is honestly one of my top 3 BB’s at the moment because apart from the great coverage that I’ve found I can layer, it is extremely hydrating and the effect lasts all day so skin is completely comfortable. It retails for R535 and just a small amount is needed because it spreads easily and blends like a dream!
The next new launch that works great with the BB is the MICRO BLUR SKIN PERFECTOR. This lightweight satin finish balm is really effective to minimize pores with a long lasting hydrating effect. I use it as the last step in my skin care regime just before I apply my sun protection and makeup. Lipo Hydroxy Acid, Lentil and Bark extracts help smooth the skin surface over time as well as working to reduce pore size. Light reflectors help make skin look perfect and totally selfie ready. I like how I can use this product on it’s own because it really offers instant results when it comes to the blurring factor. The water based formula spreads on skin easily and offers sufficient hydration and I found that it’s better to use a little bit at a time because if you use too much it can ‘roll’ your makeup. It is not oily at all and is honestly one of the nicest blurring products I’ve used so far, especially because it offers long term effects. It retails for R510.
Lastly, in the quest to even skin tone and texture using the above two products, I have been combining them with the CLEARLY CORRECTIVE DARK SPOT SOLUTION. Although this is not a new launch from Kiehl’s, it is a super effective tool in the fight against dark spots. Recently I have noticed along the right side of my face, small darker spots due to the face that that side of my face is exposed when I’m driving. They have become a smidgeon darker over time and in the spirit of testing I have been applying this product to see if those discolorations fade. Well, they are fading and I’m super impressed. Dark spots are not only cause by sun but can develop also due to age or inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Activated Vitamin C (breaks up dark spots), White Birch and Peony extracts penetrates the skin to reduce dark spots and stop them from forming again. The clear formula has a silky feel and spreads easily (which is very important to me personally) and can be used day and night just before you apply your moisturizer and sunscreen. It’s so versatile, you can even use them on spots on your hands and chest – basically anywhere you have skin discolorations due to the above mentioned factors. If you are concerned about discolorations, this is definitely your go-to product. It retails for R655.
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