|The Body Shop Tea Tree BB Cream Review & Swatch (Click on image to enlarge)|
Just as I was feeling the BB cream hype was slowing fading away, The Body Shop has dived in and launched a brand new one. This is one of their most exciting launch yet as this BB cream has a much different focus than the rest and claims to not only conceal your acne but heal it at the same time. I was really excited to try this as I am a big fan of their tea tree range.
This BB cream incorporates the infamous organic Tea Tree oil, sourced specially from Kenya. You wouldn't believe their belief in Community fair trade unless you see it for yourself. I recently watched this vlog by Fleurdeforce about her trip to Morocco with The Body Shop, and you will see what I am talking about.
I was expecting the consistency of this cream to be like a tinted moisturiser but it is actually quite thick, it is thicker than my Bourjois 123 Perfect CC cream, but still very light weight on the skin. Tea tree oil is essentially antimicrobial, so it is very purifying on the skin and potent in reducing blemishes. I wish it had an SPF in it so that any age-accelerating sun damage and UV exposure could be avoided.
To speak in earnest, I am really impressed with the Tea Tree Flawless BB cream. I was a little worried about only 3 shades available in the range, but the shade No 2 matched my skin perfectly. It is extremely hydrating, blends seamlessly and gives a very natural, almost matte looking finish. The coverage is pretty good actually, it is light enough that you can still see your skin, but thick enough to blur all the imperfections like redness, pigmentation, acne scars, and not so dark circles. Usually BB creams are really thin so I need to use my fingers to apply it, but I think this is thick enough to be applied with a brush or a makeup sponge to give a more fuller coverage. However, I prefer spreading this on my face with my fingers and tap all over to blend it against my skin. The cream sets matte pretty quickly, but doesn't leave your face looking flat, because it has a slight dewy effect too. I have very oily skin, and the dewy-ness soon turns into major shine so I powder my T-Zone, just so that the excess oil is absorbed. The cream smells just like the other Tea tree products and slightly has that tingly/cooling sensation like the others have.
I think this would be a great base for those of you who have very acne prone & sensitive skin. If you have been skeptical, and a little apprehensive about wearing makeup because you are scared that it might break you out more, then I would urge you to try this. But, just like any other makeup, you need to cleanse your face well before you go back to bed. I like using the Chamomile Silky Cleansing oil to remove all my makeup, and if you can see my night time skin care routine here.
The Tea Tree Flawless BB Cream is priced at Rs 1095/- for 40ml, and there are three shades in the range; 01 Light, 02 Medium (my shade), 03 Dark. Make sure that you try all the shades, and choose the one closest to your skin tone to get the best results. Click here if you want it to be delivered to your doorstep.
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|The Body Shop Tea Tree Flawless BB Cream Review|