My Updated Thoughts on Purito Cica Clearing BB Cream
I still have Purito Cica Clearing BB Cream in #21 Light Beige. I also picked up another shade as well (#13 Neutral Ivory). #21 Light Beige is a bit too dark for my complexion, so I thought I would try #13 Neutral Ivory.
What do I think about this bb cream now?
Purito Cica Clearing BB Cream is very affordable and lasts for quite some time. If you’re looking for an affordable bb cream, this one looks attractive. So the texture of the bb cream is soft and smooth. It’s very simple to apply and blend into the skin. It doesn’t provide much coverage though. I had to use a concealer to cover up any blemishes and dark under-eye circles. The bb cream does make the skin appear somewhat dewy. I would even say shiny. But not if you have dry skin. This bb cream is terrible on dry skin. Make sure to exfoliate any dead skin off and moisturize for a smooth application. Even after exfoliating and moisturizing, it settles into every little pore. Ugh.
The shade of #21 Light Beige is too dark on my skin as I mentioned. I’m trying to finish up the very last bit of it. It also has greyish undertones too. It makes my skin look dull and lifeless. I won’t purchase it again after I finish it. As for #21 Light Beight, it looks yellowish. It is lighter compared to #21 Light Beige. The color worked better on my complexion. But, unfortunately, it didn’t provide much coverage either. The product wears off on the skin fast. I had the same issues with #13 as I did with #21. It was just a different shade. I wasn’t impressed by this bb cream (even after trying another shade). Like, what’s the point of using this product if it has so many negatives and doesn’t do much for my skin? It’s just taking up space at this point.
Once I finish both tubes, I’m done with Purito Cica Clearing BB Cream. I’m so over it. I’m going to look into other foundations or even another bb cream. I just wasn’t impressed by this brand and their products. Yeah, I’ve tried other products from them, and they didn’t do much for me. Meh, it’s time to move on and try something new.
Tried CeraVe Hydrating Mineral Face Sheer Tint Again & Here’s My Experience
I stopped using CeraVe Hydrating Mineral Face Sheer Tint months ago due to breakouts and whatnot. I can’t believe I’m here talking about CeraVe again. 😑 So once I finished Neutrogena Visibly Even Daily Moisturizer SPF 30. I mainly used it as a moisturizer or as a sunscreen for indoors. Too bad this product has been discontinued after years of being a dedicated user. I only used it because it didn’t cause major breakouts. But, I’m not going to miss it too much. It didn’t really help to protect my skin from intense UV rays. *ahem* I developed freckles while using it. BUT! Here I am with CeraVe Hydrating Mineral Face Sheer Tint! I despised this sunscreen for a while. But why am I thinking about using it again after being traumatized by it? That’s right. I have too many bottles of this sunscreen. I went overboard and purchased them thinking that it was working for my skin! And it’ll be a waste to let them all expire. So let’s use them up.
I’ve used CeraVe for 4 days already. Here are my thoughts on the sunscreen!
1. The shade/color of the tinted sunscreen.
The shade/color of the sunscreen is darker than my natural complexion. In my opinion, this sunscreen will be more suitable for individuals with a medium complexion. I’m on the fair side and noticed my complexion became duller after application. My face looked really orange too. When I reapplied the sunscreen, it made my skin look even more dull and orange. I can’t believe I lasted this long using this sunscreen, lol. It’s so embarrassing thinking about it now, haha. The tint just didn’t work for me. I wish CeraVe had a wider shade range. Also, even when I blend in the sunscreen, it doesn’t provide much coverage but deposited some color in my skin. Hope that makes sense!
2. Burns a little bit.
The first application was odd. My skin burned a little bit. I’m not sure if it’s because I’m using an acne cream, or it’s the sunscreen burning my skin. The burning sensation disappeared after the first day. I noticed some redness in my skin too after removing the sunscreen as well.
3. Greasy on the skin.
The product claims to be lightweight and provides a non-greasy feel. That’s a lie. It’s not lightweight. It’s not non-greasy. The sunscreen is not lightweight unless you are under-applying it. On my skin, it felt pretty greasy, shiny, and felt heavy on the skin. This sunscreen isn’t good for reapplying throughout the day. I can’t imagine reapplying it due to the greasiness of it. Gross.
4. Not sweat-proof.
I didn’t use this sunscreen for outdoor activities. Honestly, I wouldn’t. It’s not meant for intense outdoor activities. I wouldn’t rely on it to protect my skin. Just a heads up that it’s not sweat-proof. If you’re a heavy sweater, it’s best to choose a sunscreen that’s labeled sweat-proof or water-proof.
5. Brightens the skin.
I noticed a brighter complexion after 2 days of using it. My skin tone was more even, and it helped to fade some acne scars just a little bit. I really liked this aspect of the sunscreen. It contains niacinamide to brighten the skin.
So after 4 days of using the sunscreen. I developed a cyst and a tiny little pimple on my face. I’m still trying to get rid of the swollen cyst on my face that developed from using the CeraVe Hydrating Mineral Face Sheer Tint. After my experience using the sunscreen again, it broke me out. I can’t believe I used this sunscreen for months! It was breaking me out the whole time! Ugh! But now I know that it did cause breakouts. I’m currently trying to use the rest of it on my body to get rid of it.
As with all of the other times, CeraVe Hydrating Mineral Face Sheer Tint does not work on my skin. Just like all of the other CeraVe skincare products I have used…
Using Purito Cica Clearing BB Cream & My Thoughts 🤔
I finished my Dr. Jart+ Rejuvenating BB Beauty Balm Silver Label SPF 35 PA++, and I’m so close to being done with Skin79 Super+ Beblesh Balm Orange. But, I’ll talk about that BB Cream some other time. Today, I’m going to talk about Purito Cica Clearing BB Cream. Yes, I started using it again.
You know, I’m trying not to spend so much on skin care products and makeup products. Since I finished what I use most of the time (Dr. Jart+), I decided to give Purito Cica Clearing BB Cream another try. All I remember from using it last time is that it’s inexpensive, soft, smooth, and gave me greyish undertones. It also gave me acne?? I don’t remember. So, this is what happened this time. haha!
The bb cream is soft and smooth in texture. I really liked the texture of this bb cream. It’s very dreamy to touch! It blends into the skin nicely too. It’s much different compared to other bb creams I have tried. This one is just so soft and melts into the skin. Love it! Too bad that it still looks greyish on my complexion. It dulls my skin out and deepens my natural skin color. It makes my skin look dead. Even though it didn’t provide my skin with much coverage, it changed my skin color to a grey color. It didn’t provide much coverage either. I’m pretty acne-free right now so I don’t need much coverage anyways. I would like some since that is one of the reasons I wear makeup. But, it’s OK. I’m not too sad about that.
The burning question is…did it break me out. Sadly, this bb cream can break me out if my skin is really oily. It makes my skin even more oily. It says on the tube that it gives the skin a healthy-looking glow. No, it made my skin look oily and greasy all over. If you have oily skin, be aware that it will increase the oils in the skin. That’s what happened to me. I think that’s what contributed to breakouts. But, I’m not a fan of this bb cream. It’s greasy-looking on my face and doesn’t provide any coverage. I’ll use it whenever until it’s gone. I’ve already decided that I’m not going to purchase it again. Once again, I just didn’t want to purchase any new makeup products right now. I already have the Purito Cica Clearing BB Cream and a few others I have to finish first. I don’t like the shade, and it’s not working for me. I’m still going to stick to my goal of finishing products first before buying.
Those are my updated thoughts on Purito Cica Clearing BB Cream. It might work for someone else. It’s just not working for me. Moving on and can’t wait to finish it soon so I can toss it out!
March & April Skin Care Empties!
I know I’m a little late, but here are my skincare empties for the month of March & April! 🌈
Vanicream Gentle Facial Cleanser:
I finally finished the Vanicream Gentle Facial Cleanser. I used it for a week on my face then I stopped. This facial cleanser is exactly what it is. It’s gentle. I mean, very gentle. I didn’t think it cleaned my skin well. It’s not the type of product for me. The face wash also has some speckles of glitter in it too. Just an observation. I most likely won’t purchase this product again. It’s too gentle on my skin. I love gentle skin care products, but this was just way too gentle. I need a product that removes the excessive amount of grease that I have on my face, lol.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Cleansing Gel with Hyaluronic Acid Fragrance-Free:
I finished my first bottle of the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Cleansing Gel. This is a gentle facial cleanser that’s somewhat moisturizing. It definitely cleans my skin well. It’s a gel. It does what it’s supposed to do. It doesn’t leave any residue behind. It cleanses and doesn’t irritate my skin. I’m on my last bottle. Who knows if I’m going to stick to this face wash or move on to another face wash.
CeraVe Renewing SA Cleanser:
I thought this face wash was working for me in the beginning, but it started to do weird things to my skin such as skin tightness and breakouts. That’s all I remember about it after I stopped using it. My skin went back to normal, and I started using another face wash. I really don’t think my skin likes CeraVe products. None has worked for me so far. This is one of them.
Purito Centella Green Level Buffet Serum:
I still have several bottles of the Purito Centella Green Level Buffet Serum left. I just finished another bottle. I’ve been using it on my body to get rid of it. I can’t use it on my facial skin because it clogs my pores and causes my skin to flare up. Something in this serum just doesn’t work well with my skin. I just wished I had known sooner.
The Ordinary Matrixyl 10% + HA:
I finished my last bottle of The Ordinary Matrixyl 10% + HA. I’m over this serum. I can’t use it on my facial skin, so I used the rest on my body. I haven’t noticed any changes in my skin. The texture of the serum is thick and tacky. I’m not sure how I even put up with the texture of this serum for such a long time. It’s finally done. I threw the bottle out!
Trader Joe’s Daily Facial Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40:
I was able to finish one of the two Trader Joe’s Daily Facial Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40 that I have. At first, I was hesitant on using it daily because I noticed clogged pores while using it. But, everything has been going well since I increased my use of my acne treatment. I’m using the sunscreen almost daily now. Just almost. I’m loving the soft, silky texture of this sunscreen. I hope it keeps on working and doesn’t cause any breakouts! The sunscreen is very easy to use. One of the easiest and fastest sunscreens to use in the morning before I start my day. It works great as well if I miss any spots.
Dr Jart+ Rejuvenating BB Beauty Balm Silver Label SPF 35 PA++:
I’m done with Dr Jart+ Rejuvenating BB Beauty Balm Silver Label SPF 35 PA++. I’m glad I’m done with this bb cream. It’s been a good run, but I won’t repurchase any time soon. I think it’s time to move on to something else after using it for goodness how many years. It’s not as good as it used to be anymore. Also, I wish the SPF was a little higher. I just think I’m over this product. I wasn’t satisfied with the results this time.
Melano CC Vitamin C Essence:
I still have several tubes of the Melano CC Vitamin C Essence left. I haven’t been using this product on my facial skin either. It breaks me out, and I’m not going to take another risk using it on my face. The texture of the product is oily and sits on my skin greasy. Just another product I’m also trying to finish up and throw out. I’m not sure why it’s so raved about. It hasn’t done much for my skin over the years. Too bad I still have plenty of tubes left.
Vanicream Daily Facial Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin:
One more product that I’m done with is the Vanicream Daily Facial Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin. I’m so happy to be done with this moisturizer. I stopped using it on my face also. It’s supposed to be a lightweight and moisturizing product. But, it just didn’t work out for me. It moisturized my skin, but I noticed breakouts after using it. My skin dislikes moisturizers. I stopped using moisturizers on my face, to be honest. It seems like my skin doesn’t need it. Here’s to another product that I won’t purchase again. It’s been a long run. 👋
Those are some of the products that I was able to get rid of. In the next few months…more to come! Stay tuned!
Review: Australian Gold Botanical SPF 50 Tinted Face Sunscreen Lotion (Fair-Light)
I picked up Australian Gold Botanical SPF 50 Tinted Face Sunscreen Lotion in Fair-Light. I’ve been hearing about this sunscreen for so many years. I thought, maybe I should just try it out. What put me off from trying this sunscreen out in the first place is that it contains red algae (Porphyra Umbilicalis Extract). And my experience with algae in general in skin care products have not been good. It clogs my pores. But, anything can clog anyone’s pores. It really depends on how the person’s skin reacts to the ingredients/overall formulation of the product. So, I’ve read so many reviews raving about this product! Am I missing out on something?? Hmmm! Now, here I am, with a tube of this stuff. Here are my thoughts on it!
My Experience with Australian Gold Botanical SPF 50 Tinted Face Sunscreen Lotion!
Texture & Application
The texture of this sunscreen is a mousse-cream. It’s a very different type of texture and consistency that I didn’t expect from a bb cream/tinted lotion. It’s soft, lightweight, and souffle-like. It glides over the skin very easily and smoothly. It was very easy to use this product. Very easy to blend into the skin without tugging at the skin. I didn’t have any problems with application. It was a simple process that didn’t take a lot of time. I loved using it around my eyes. It didn’t burn my eyes. But, the sunscreen looks a little greasy and shiny upon application at first. I used the required amount for sunscreen too, which is a lot of product. After about 30 minutes, the product looked matte on the skin. The next 15 more minutes, my skin looked even more matte. It is truly a matte sunscreen as it states on the bottle (matte finish).
The product is fragrance-free, but it does have smell to it. When I first opened it and sniffed it, I thought it smelled like tanning lotion. After smelling it again just now, it smells like plant extracts. Maybe a combo of both? I’m not too fond of the scent, but it didn’t bother me too much.
Shade (Fair-Light Skin Tones)
I wasn’t impressed with the shade of this product. It says it’s for fair to light skin tones. The color of this product is literally orange when dispensed from the tube. On my skin, it was orange if I used too much. 🍊😂 I didn’t like that at all. 👎🏻 If I use it as a makeup product rather than my main sunscreen, it works out pretty well. It doesn’t turn my skin extremely orange, but there is an orange tint to the skin. That tint eventually fades away a little bit, so it wasn’t too bad. There is no coverage. It seems to work very well as a makeup primer. It seems to coat my eyelashes too. Eyelash primer as well? lol. So this product works out if you’re searching for a mineral sunscreen that is tinted (no white cast). I actually used it on top of my mineral sunscreen (that gives a white cast) to eliminate the white cast. Worked very well. Cast begone! 👋🏻
Great for oily skin!
Since the sunscreen is matte, it works amazingly on oily skin. I have very oily skin, and this sunscreen was perfect on my skin when it comes to taming excess oil. It makes my face appear very clean compared to the dewy, oily look, haha. If you have dry skin, you might want to apply a good moisturizer underneath. This sunscreen is definitely aimed towards people with oily skin. I’m not saying it won’t work for dry skin. It’s truly a matte lotion sunscreen. I didn’t think it was drying at all on my skin.
It stays in place.
Most sunscreens swish around my face when I reapply. That might be the reason why I was developing more freckles! When I went in for a reapplication, I can feel that this sunscreen did not shift at all on my face. It stayed in place. Reapplying was not a pleasant experience since it felt like I was applying on top of more product. The sunscreen feels lightweight when applying, but it leaves a layer, film of product on the skin. I can feel that there’s product sitting on my skin. It’s quite annoying.
Breakouts? Clogged pores?
I was dreading using this sunscreen on my face because of the red algae. The other ingredient, shea butter, is a hit or miss on my skin. I thought this sunscreen was a tad too rich on my skin, which is odd because I thought it would be drying (from the reviews I’ve read). It leaves a sticky residue on my skin and just feels too moisturizing. I noticed closed comedones, some blackheads, and milia in my breakout-prone areas. That’s when I stopped using it. Could it be the red algae? Shea butter? Who knows. My skin didn’t like it. It feels very occlusive on the skin, especially when reapplied. By the way, I started noticing breakouts by day 2, but I didn’t stop by day 3. By day 3, it became more obvious that my pores were getting clogged.
How to remove.
This is one of the most difficult sunscreen products to remove from the skin. It does not come off by simply cleansing with a face wash. To remove this product, oil cleanse (leave on for a few minutes) and wash with a facial cleanser. I do have a facial brush too to help remove the sunscreen off of the skin. If the product does not budge, oil cleanse, oil cleanse, oil cleanse some more. Just make sure the sunscreen is all off. If you do not remove the sunscreen off properly, you’ll in up with residue on your face, which can lead to clogged pores. I removed the sunscreen off properly and made sure my skin was squeaky clean, so my breakouts were from the ingredients in the product. It’s not compatible with my skin type.
I was so excited to try this sunscreen out. It’s affordable, comes in a 3 fl. oz. tube, has SPF 50, and it’s a mineral sunscreen (4% Zinc Oxide, 4% Titanium Dioxide). The smell of the product isn’t too bad. I got used to it after a few uses. The shade of the product could be better. I wish it wasn’t orange. 😂 Fair to light isn’t fair to light. I could see the drastic difference in my skin color when using this sunscreen. Too bad that it clogged my pores too. I wished my skin didn’t react the way it did, but it did. *sigh* I wanted it to work. It would’ve work well for outdoor workouts, hikes, pool days, and going to the beach. It sticks to the skin like crazy. If you want a sunscreen that stays on your skin, this will do it. For everyday use? It’s not for my skin type. Like I said before, it feels too heavy, sticky on the skin. It’s weird because the sunscreen feels lightweight when applied to the skin. After a few hours, it takes on this sticky texture, film that I dislike. I don’t like it and my skin doesn’t like it. It gets in my hair. It’s difficult to remove. The breakouts killed it for me. All in all, I won’t repurchase. This sunscreen has been hyped up so much that I thought it would be amazing. It’s a nope for me.
What Australian Gold Botanical SPF 50 Tinted Face Sunscreen Lotion in Fair-Light looks like:
It looks more orange in person. It has a whipped-mousse texture to it.
This sunscreen was sealed when I purchased it. 👌🏻