This is not the first moisturizer with a tonal effect, which I acquired. Before that, I had a remedy for Garnier, but it turned out so awful that I don’t even want to recall. I decided that the reason for its relatively low price, which, as it turned out, is quite consistent with the quality.
I treat Vichy cosmetics quite well, I can’t say that the products have a wonderful effect, but they deserve a solid number four in my personal five-point rating.
A few years ago, the company discontinued the production of Oligo 25 cream, which contained fruit acids, due to which the product visibly removed traces of fatigue and actually improved the complexion in several applications.
After that came a similar product, but under a different name – the Idealia series. Unfortunately, the cream was slightly worse than its predecessor. And when BB cream appeared in the summer, I decided to try it too. Moreover, in the hot season this type of tool is very convenient.
BB Cream (Blemish Balm Cream) – It is a cream that has many functions:
– gives shine
– moisturizes 24 hours
– smooths the first wrinkles
– smooths the skin surface
– improves complexion
– protects against UVA / UVB best (SPF 25)
Many companies have such funds – from budget Garnier, Maybelline, Avon to more expensive Lancome, Clinic, Chanel, etc.
In general, the very idea of the cream is a great option for the summer when you do not want to weight the skin with several means – moisturizing, sunscreen and tonal. In our country, the promotion of BB creams on the market began several years ago, while in Europe and the USA they have been using these creams for a long time.
Idealia BB is available in 40ml containers, in two shades – light and dark. We sell Vichy cosmetics only in pharmacies, consultants usually willingly help with the choice of color, there are always tube testers in stock. The cost of about 1000r. (240 UAH).
As part of the declared thermal water, which provides long-lasting hydration and regenerates the skin. Also, the manufacturer focuses on the fact that the product is also suitable for owners of sensitive skin, like other Vichy products. The cream does not contain parabens. A component of combucha (also known as Kombucha) gives the skin a glow at the cellular level.
The consistency of the tool is loose, rather liquid, which makes the application of the cream a pleasant process. It does not need to be rubbed, as is often the case with low-quality tonal resources or moisturizers.
The covering ability is average, the cream well hides minor skin defects, but it cannot cope with serious problems, it does not mask under eye circles, the matting effect is present only for the first 2-3 hours after application.
What I did not like is that the cream leaves traces. Of course, they are not the same as those of Garnier (then the impression was created that the cream was squeezed out of a tube directly onto the shirt collar), but I had to wipe the phone repeatedly with a napkin.
In general, the tool is good, indeed, the skin color evens out, there is no feeling of tightness and dryness even in the hot season. There is no sensation of a mask (in case the shade is chosen correctly).
Due to the fact that the cream is not declared as super-resistant, the fact that it leaves slight marks on clothes cannot be considered a serious drawback, most likely, it’s me too picky;)
As for the 24-hour moisturizing, I can’t say anything, because, in the evening I took off the remnants of the cream and applied the usual moisturizer. Honestly, I just did not want to dirty bed linen.
Have you used BB creams? I am pleased to read your reviews.