Saturday, December 11, 2010

Sustainable Beauty: Bare Naturals BB Cream

More than a make-up junkie, I believe I'm more of a skin care junkie. I love hoarding make-up loots, will probably use it for a week, then I'm back to using baby powder again. I'm kind of lazy when it comes to applying make-up. I'm usually okay with an eyeliner, sometimes a gloss and I'm all set. But now, I can't. I need to conceal whatever needs to be concealed. 
Time consuming, I know, but I can't stop my freckles from peeking!

I'm an avid user of organic skin care products and I'm a bit paranoid over drugstore MU because I have very sensitive skin. One reason why I love to blog-hop every once in a while so I could check out what's the latest on skin care, plus, I get to see locally produced organic goodies! I stumbled upon the Bare Naturals Site, and my heart was jumping for joy when I saw that they have a BB cream- it's natural, paraben-free and has SPF30. Plus, it's reasonably priced for PHP398 (30ml). How good is that? :)

BB cream or more commonly known as the "blemish balm" cream is said to be used by patients who have undergone laser skin surgery for its soothing and skin-regenerating properties. It is widely used by Korean celebrities and make-up gurus. 

So I bought and I was able to "road test" yesterday
 and boy, was I impressed by it! :)


6 Functions
1. Makeup base
2. Skin moisturizer
3. Sun protection
4. Skin Lightener
5. Anti-wrinkle
6. Over-all skin brightening

5 healthy minerals
 Titanium dioxide
 Magnesium Stearate
 3 iron oxides

Water, Glycol Stearate, Polydecene, Titanium Dioxide, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Dimethicone, Emilsifying Wax NF, Steareth-21, Gigawhite [Glycerine, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow Extract), Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Primula Veris Extract, Alchemilla Vulgaris Extract, Veronica Officinalis Extract, Melissa Officinalis LE, Achillea Milefolium Extract], Imazolidinyl Urea, Cyclomethicone (and camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract, Leontopodium Alpinum CassiaAsteraceae, Alpha Arbutin, Butylatedhydroxytoluene

It has no sting, no oil. It's creamy but light and enough to conceal my freckles. Nice, eh?? I've been out the whole day running errands but I still looked fresh after Polie's check-up, groceries and a late lunch out without any touch-ups.


after blending. voila! freckles be gone! :)

I've used this product only once so the skin lightener, anti-wrinkle and over-all skin brightening effects would have to take a backseat for the meantime as it would take several usage to see if it really "does" wonder for my skin. But we'll see. :)

Care to give it a try? You may go to: Bare Naturals Site to order one.

How about you? Are you a make-up or more of a skin care junkie?


  1. I am neither. Guess that's the hippieness in me. I'm too lazy for beauty rituals, but I know I'm not getting any younger and I should take good care of my skin. Your post actually made me think, but not acting on it yet. Haha! Good diet, lots of water, sleep (will try), and sunblock for now :)

  2. Thank you for dropping by, Ms. Gay! :)

    I'm naturally fair and I have a love affair with the beach, so just imagine what it did to my skin. Need to conceal what needs to be concealed, LOL. But I agree with you! Good diet, lots of water, sleep and SUNBLOCK-- best thing you could do for your skin. ;)

    All the best!

    ♥ Juana

  3. Gosh, I am missing the bare naturals girl big time - rish ♥

    Oh, but i love bb creams too and ive used a couple of them pero mostly korean brands and too lazy to write a review plus dont have a decent camera blah. poor me. Im such a s*cker for beauty products, hoping I can be naturally as pretty as you.

  4. DUH. Look who's talking? You've always had a picture perfect skin. I miss you too, darling! ♥

  5. I've been eyeing this too! How is the oil control and coverage? How long before it fades? :)

    - Kira
    Elegantly Wasted

  6. Hi, Kira! Thanks for visiting my blog and I'm so sorry if it took me forever to reply.

    It has a light-medium coverage. Conceals minor blemishes like small freckles and facial veins (provided you top it off with a finishing powder). I'm not really sure regarding staying power/oil control. My skin's kinda dry so I still have to use moisturizer prior to applying the BB cream, but staying power for me is A-OK. It's good for everyday usage. SPF efficiency's not that good when used in high altitude places like Baguio/Tagaytay and especially a frolic in the summer sun. It's still best to use traditional sunblock.

    Let me know if it works for you! :)


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