Garnier BB Cream Review!

When I was first introduced to online blogs, I couldn't help but be amazed with Asian beauty. I was fascinated with their BB Creams, cute lip balms, face masks, etc. TONS of adorable things that I wish I had access to locally! You can just imagine my excitement when I saw that BB creams were being advertised here.

From what I understand, BB creams were first created for people who had skin ailments. Specifically those that went under skin procedures, who couldn't use regular foundation for risk of infection. (I could be wrong lol, but this is what I gathered from a few online posts.) I was really happy, mostly because I have extremely sensitive skin (Atopic Dermatitis), and it's very difficult to find products that don't irritate and flare up my skin.


It took a few shopping trips before I was able to obtain a bottle. They must've been pretty popular because they were always sold out! Its Garnier brand, and it's called the "B.B Cream, Miracle Skin Perfecter" in medium/deep. (I typically wear light, but since its summer, I figured a darker shade would work fine to match my tan =) )

The bottle itself only lists the active ingredients; "Octinoxate 4%".

The Directions read:

"Gently apply Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfecter to face and neck prior to sun exposure for instant coverage and correction as well as for protection. Reapply as needed."


This is what it looks like on my skin, its a thick consistency (reminded me of a slightly thicker tinted moisturizer.), and it had a strong scent. I don't know if it was just my bottle, but it was strong as that scent you get from self tanning, just more perfume/alcohol.


It blended in very well, but although the color was absorbed- it felt a tad sticky, and still had a very strong scent. I'm not sure if this is with all BB creams, but I was little disappointed! I usually love Garnier hair products! Unfortunately, after a few uses, it flared up my dermatitis, and I had to discontinue use =( I kind of knew it wouldn't work, just by the strong scent of the alcohol. Maybe for someone with normal skin it would work well, but since I have sensitive skin, it did not work for me. 

  • Blends Easily
  • Nice Sleek Container
  • Absorbs well


  • Strong Scent
  • It did not work well with my sensitive skin.

What BB creams have you tried? 


  1. thanks for your advice! i'm a Garnier fan, but this has some strong cons :(

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