Friday, September 19, 2014

Review - The Body Shop Tea Tree Flawless BB Cream

Hey lovely readers!
Few weeks back I had attended the launch of The Body Shop's new BB cream at their Connaught Place outlet in Delhi. And, finally after having used this cream daily for last 2 weeks, I am here with my review of the BB cream.

The Body Shop's new BB cream is a part of their famous Tea Tree range which is most suitable for oily or blemished skin. I have a combination skin which tends to have acne in the hotter months of the year therefore I was really excited to know that this BB is suitable for blemished skin as I am a fan of BB creams.

I have already used 3 products of the Tea Tree range - Toner, face wash and Tea Tree oil - which are a part of my daily skincare regime as well.

What the brand says about the BB cream - 
"Perfect your complexion and fight the look of blemishes with our Tea Tree Flawless BB Cream. This dual action cream gives you flawless coverage whilst tackling the appearance of blemishes. Formulated with purifying Community Fair Trade organic tea tree oil from Kenya. - Blemishes and imperfections are instantly covered - Lightweight formula gives shine-free complexion - 3 shades blend seamlessly into all skin tones for natural-looking coverage/"



Here's my experience with the cream -

  • I picked the 02 shade of the range as 01 was too light for my complexion. The cream comes in a standard tube packaging of the brand and contains 40ml of the cream.
  • I tried applying the cream with a Beauty Blender I picked from Forever 21 for a few days, but I realized it is best to apply it with fingertips as that way it gets blended easily and evenly. 
  • One has to be really careful while taking out the product as the texture is really runny, and squeezing the tube too hard brings out extra quantity.

  • The cream spreads evenly on the face and gives decent coverage by hiding blemishes and acne spots. 
  • I love the fact that the cream has a lightweight formula which doesn't feel heavy on the face. I have tried many BB creams and all of them have made me sweat a lot in summer months. So, I am glad the Tea Tree BB cream lets my skin breathe. Also, the cream gives a cool sensation after application which settles down after a while.
Applied just the BB cream and a lip balm stain
  • I apply this cream once a day in the morning and the coverage lasts for good 6-7 hours.
The only two things I have disliked about The Body Shop Tea Tree BB cream so far are: 
1. It does not contain an SPF. With a combination skin, I don't prefer applying multiple products on my face, and therefore it would have been better if they added sun protection in the BB cream too.
2. Also, while it does cover blemishes to a level, it doesn't give good coverage for dark spots and for that I have to apply a concealer separately.

But, I would totally recommend this product if you are looking for a natural BB cream which not only gives you a decent coverage but also helps fight blemishes. 
Priced at Rs 1095 and available in 3 shades, you can go for this cream if you already use the Tea Tree range and want a natural-looking coverage.

Have you tried this cream yet? Let me know your views about the same in the Comments below.
Love
Nitika

8 comments:

  1. An SPF and I would have been sold, but Alas!
    Neha was also saying the same thing..

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    1. Firstly, I am really surprised and also glad that you take out time to read my blog :D
      And secondly, yes an SPF is all what this cream lacks or else I would have loved it to the core! :)

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  2. I usually mix sunscreen with my bbm cream. This one sounds nice though.

    Jenny’s Bicycle-Indian Fashion Blog!!

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  3. bodyshop is too expensive :(

    shikha would like you to read…TIPS TO SELECT THE RIGHT SHAPEWEAR

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    1. It is on an expensive side but then it is completely natural and helps heal the skin :)

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  4. Wow ,you look amazing! The Lip Balm Stain have a lovely Shade :)

    kisses

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