Today is part 3 and the final part of my review on The Body Shop Moisture White collection, which is on the BB Serum Inside BB cream. I’ve also included my final thoughts and some product recommendations from this collection at the end of this post. Please also check out part 1 (Cleansing Oil and Foaming Facial Wash) and part 2 (Serum and Moisturizer) of my reviews.
This is one another one of my favourites from The Body Shop Moisture White range (the other being the cleansing oil). This has got to be one of the best western BB creams I’ve tried – it applies super smoothly, blends in flawlessly, has great pore coverage, evens out skintones, AND does not oxidize, and controls oil relatively well throughout the day.
I’ve been using this almost every day since I received it, and it feels completely weightless on my skin. It only comes in one shade, but it’s a pretty good match for my MAC NC25 skin. The coverage is medium, although it can be sheered out, it cannot be built to full coverage because then it will get a bit heavy and cakey. I also haven’t found that it disappears off my face during the day so that’s another bonus.
The only thing is I haven’t noticed any brightening effects with this product, although being a makeup product, my expectations were quite low in terms of the skincare benefits.
Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau (Solvent/Diluent), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (Emollient), Dimethicone (Skin Conditioning Agent), Butylene Glycol (Humectant), Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate (Ultraviolet Light Absorber), Hydrogenated Polydecene (Skin Conditioning Agent), Glycerin (Humectant), Hydrogenated Poly(C6-14 Olefin) (Skin-Conditioning Agent – Occlusive), Hydrogenated Polyisobutene (Emollient), Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Antioxidant), Titanium Dioxide[NANO] (Sunscreen), Disteardimonium Hectorite (Suspending Agent), Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone (Emulsifier), Polybutene (Binder), Silica (Absorbent), C30-45 Alkyl Methicone (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Isopropyl Myristate (Emollient), Sodium Citrate (pH Adjuster), Aluminum Hydroxide (Opacifier), Stearic Acid (Emulsifier), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Chlorphenesin (Cosmetic Biocide), Perilla Ocymoides Seed Oil (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Dimethicone/Methicone Copolymer (Anticaking Agent), Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract/Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract (Conditioning Agent, Humectant), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Skin Conditioning Agent), Propylene Glycol (Humectant), Methicone (Skin Conditioning Agent), Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-t-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate (Antioxidant), CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide (Colorant), CI 77492/Iron Oxides (Colour), CI 77499/Iron Oxides (Colour), CI 77491/Iron Oxides (Colour).
Overall: My thoughts of this collection are overall on the mixed side. On one hand, I have absolutely enjoyed using the cleansing oil and the BB cream, on the other hand I don’t find that the serum and moisturizer are effective brightening products. That’s completely fine though, since it’s not always possible to love every single item in a collection. Below are my recommendations…
Buy: Cleansing Oil, BB Cream
Maybe check out: Foaming Facial Wash
Ditch: Serum, Moisturizer