Saturday, May 04, 2013

Review : Kiehl's Actively Correcting & Beautifying BB Cream

Hi Gorgeous!

How's your weekend?
Mine's been productive for I have cleaned and reorganized not just my room but also the entire living room upstairs. It was tiring but looking at how the rooms look like now is so worth it! Extra workout for me too!

Anyway, I would like to share with you a new favorite of mine.
More than a month ago, I received a special gift from Kiehl's which is their...

Kiehl's Actively Correcting & Beautifying BB Cream

I have it in Natural (the darkest shade and warmest tone). It has 2 other shades, Fair and Light.
This is around Php 2k. I believe this is the first BB Cream by Kiehl's.

The packaging is of tube form much like most BB Creams out there. The design and fonts resemble the usual look of most Kiehl's products. A tube carries 30ml of the product.

Here's what the back of the tube looks like:

And the next pictures are descriptions and other details of the product labeled on the box:

I'm glad that it has SPF 50 and PA+++ and Vitamin C. I also like that it is paraben free!

The shade is just right for my skin on my first swatch between my jaw and neck. But since my skin is acidic, it gets a shade darker. Maybe I should head to the beach to get tanner? :P
on paper

on my arm

when blended

my cheek before and after application

It gives a light to medium coverage and it doesn't leave my skin grayish. It looks so natural!
It also gives a somewhat dewy finish too, no extra sparkles and not too matte that my face looks flat. This BB Cream is very lightweight that it is so easy to blend on skin.

I wouldn't wear this alone though. I am used to having more coverage when it comes to my makeup since I have some acne scars that I want to disappear from my sight. I usually use concealer and a light powder foundation on top. Alone, it would only take around 2 hours before my face gets so oily but with powder on, my face gets oily much later. Though it doesn't have oil control, my face doesn't cake when I use this.

Never encountered breakouts nor other irritations with this.

What I LIKE:

SPF50 and PA+++
Contains Vitamin C
Paraben Free
Natural Finish
Near my skin tone
Easy to spread and blend
Covers redness and some skin imperfections
Locally available
Available in 3 shades
No breakouts/irritations

What I don't like:

I prefer more coverage
No oil control

Overall, I like this BB Cream. It gives all you need to put on your face when heading out - moisturizer, sunscreen and some coverage. I recommend this to those who prefer a natural finish on their skin. I would have loved it too if it wasn't for my oily skin and the acne scars that I want to hide so much.

So have you tried Kiehl's Actively Correcting & Beautifying BB Cream yet?
What do you think about it? I'd like to hear your thoughts!



  1. I love how this evens out my skin perfectly.

    What I don't like is the lack of coverage also and the fact that it doesn't seem to last and by the end of the day, it's almost faded away... I haven't tried using it with a setting spray though.

  2. SPF 50+++? Not bad.

    Do you think this will be good as a makeup base, for times when I need more coverage?

  3. Ari - True. It stays on better when you top it off with powder. I'll see if a setting spray can help as well.

    Rae - It is a good makeup base actually. Even if I put on a foundation with high coverage, my face doesn't get cakey... just oily. Lol. :P

  4. This looks interesting to try but it's a bit expensive for the kuripot girl inside me. Will give it more thought pa. Thanks for sharing your review, Dawn! :)


  5. I haven't used mine yet! So lazy :D Haha! I have oily skin too so I need something that gives more oil control.

  6. great post! I've always wanted to try out Kiehl's products

  7. I've tried swatching this in the counter and I am so loving it except for the price =(

  8. Gellie -Trie. 2k for a 30ml is quite expensive nga.

    Helen - Haven't used my sachets as well! Haha!

    Life's a shoe - I only have a few and so far, all the items work great! I love Kiehl's!

    Janet - Agree! :)