Happy weekend beautiful people of the world!
Guess your week has been fun and productive.
In line with taking myself and appearance more seriously, I decided to try out a BB cream and Regenerating Night cream, both by Nivea. I have been using the two products for about 14 days, let me share how they have worked for me.
Wikipedia defines BB creams as the following:
BB cream stands for blemish balm, blemish base, beblesh balm, and in Western markets, beauty balm. It is a cosmetic item sold mainly in Asian markets, although the majority of larger beauty brands have introduced BB creams to Western markets.
BB cream is promoted as an all-in-one facial cosmetic product to replace serum, moisturiser, primer, foundation and sunblock. It can be worn alone as a tinted moisturiser, over serum and moisturiser as a regular foundation, and under powder, depending on the desired amount of coverage.
After my morning cleansing and toning routine, I use the BB cream as a moisturiser and primer before I put on any make-up. Worthy of mention is the fact that the BB cream has a light brown tint which is way too light for my complexion, even though the label says medium to dark. I apply a pea size on my finger tip, rub against the adjacent finger to warm it up (this increases the temperature of the product which allows for quick absorption into skin) and then spread it across my forehead, T-zone, cheeks and neck area. It evens out dark spots on my face, gives a slight glow, reduces the appearance of skin pores and provides a matte finish.
After my bath at night, my face tends to feel dry and tight. Once I apply the Nivea regenerating night cream, my facial skin instantly feels soft and relaxed without making it too greasy. I massage it into my skin in circular motions. The next morning, I still have that refreshed feeling. The cream has Vitamin E and Hydra IQ which help to promote deep moisture & regeneration.
Personally I think both products are great. The downside is that the BB cream is way too light for my complexion. It gives me an ashy glow if I apply too much. A shade or two darker will be perfect for women of colour especially really dark skin shades.
The night cream on the other hand has been fantastic so far, I definitely recommend it if you’re considering improving your skincare routine. Consider your skin type when buying beauty products. Whether normal, sensitive, dry or combination skin, most beauty companies make a formula for the different skin types.
I’m always looking out for affordable and high quality beauty products, I’d like to know what else is good especially as Winter is approahing. If you have any suggestions or experiences, I’d love for you to share them below.
Until my next post,