Of course I had to open it and give it a go straight away. The box does explain a bit about how it works, I didn't read that till later. I was too busy getting it out of the box. It boldy states on the front 'Miracle Skin Perfector'. Brave claims indeed.
The first thing you need to know is that it's small. Smaller than I expected it to be for my £9.99. Bear in mind I have very tiny girly hands.
Maybe I'm used to drugstore prices but I like value for money and for some reason I just expected the tube to be bigger - of course I didn't read the size of the tube when I bought it! It was a crazy excited rush!
The cap is a straightforward squeezy bottle cap, like any regular handcream type tube. I just squidged some out and applied with my fingers. Here's a few little swatches on the back of my hand - they're not the greatest - I was too excited!
Bottom: Product squeezed from tube and very slightly blended out
Middle: Less product, blended out
Top: Blended out - can only just see it
Want to see what difference it makes? Well you can! Brace yourself. Here's my freshly cleansed, naked face...
And here's my face covered in Garnier BB cream...
Spot the difference? The light is a little different (it's hard to take pics of your own face with no tripod, etc), but you can see the idea. I got the BB cream in 'Light' and it actually seems to mostly suit my skintone - possibly a teeny bit orange. I think very pale-skinned ladies will be disappointingly orange with this and at the moment there isn't a lighter shade.
Down to what it does: It does reduce the visibility of my pores quite a lot and evens out the tone and blemishes - a lot of what it claims to do, which is great. It does look a lot like a light foundation or a tinted moisturiser though. And I can't vouch for any of the longer term treatment effects it claims to have.
What is says it does:
- Evens tone and boosts glow
- Blurs imperfections
- Smooths fine lines
- 24hr hydration
- SPF 15 UV protection
So I guess this has its pros and cons. It does make skin look pretty amazing while still looking very natural and not obviously covered in foundation. But who knows what effects it can have long term - in terms of the ingredients as well as the skin treatment claims. Time will tell.
These should be available in shops from 3 August from what I can gather.
Will you be trying it out to see for yourselves? Have you got yours already? Tell me what you think and whether you love it or hate it! xx