I have to admit I am not really a fan of BB creams. Its really a tinted moisturiser with an spf added and there is more than a whiff of beauty marketing about them - well that's how it appears to me. In the summer I wear moisturiser and in the winter I wear a foundation... so what's all the noise about BB creams then?
So I haven't really given them much thought since everyone has gone a bit BB cream mad over the last year or so. This week, however, I was sent (unrequested I hasten to add) a tube of Ginvera BB Cream, a brand which hails from Singapore. Ginvera BB cream Green Tea Nude Cover does claim to multi-task using the anti-oxidant power of green tea plus anti-blemish properties while being a primer, foundation, sunblock moisturiser and concealer all-in-one.
So how did I find it? Well at the moment my skin is quite tanned and this did come out rather pale - but it was quickly absorbed and spread evenly allowing my tan to shine through while giving a bit of cover to any redness or blemishes. It also has an SPF of 30 plus so will help with those wrinkles!
It has a fresh fragrance and I must admit after one application (so I don't know about any long term benefits yet) my skin does look fairly awesome today... No shine or grease and just a hint of cover, yes I really rather like this!
Ginvera BB cream contains Green Tea, Ginseng, Chinese Angelica and Hyaluronic Acid, £20 plus p&p for 25ml.