Kiehl’s Actively Correcting & Beautifying BB Cream SPF 50 review

First up, Kiehl’s has just launched a BB cream with possibly the longest name in the history of BBs – – Kiehl’s Actively Correcting & Beautifying BB Cream Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50 PA +++. The name’s so bloody long that I couldn’t even bring myself to type it out – cut and paste all the way, darlings!

Kiehl's new BB cream.
Kiehl’s new BB cream.

Still, that aside, I’ve really enjoyed using this. It’s essentially a sheer tinted moisturiser with a gel-cream texture blended with fabulously high SPF sunscreen, something we should all we wearing every day. Often, high SPF’s make my oil-combo skin feel greasy, but this one didn’t. Can we get a ‘yay’?

Also, maybe it’s the silicone content, but something about this really ‘smoothes’ out my skin. After applying it, my pores are immediately less noticeable.

This shade is called 'Light'.
This shade is called ‘Light’.

There’s also a bit of antioxidant, collagen-encouraging vitamin C in the mix that also works towards minimizing the look of pigmentation which justifies the BB claim (a BB has to have a treatment aspect to qualify and many brands don’t get that).

Kiehl’s BB cream is currently available from Edgars Sandton and Rosebank going for R525 a pop and available in five shades that range from light to dark and yep, that’s a dark that’s suited to ethnic skin, so everybody’s covered.

Love, love


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