Review: Skinfood Mushroom Multi Care BB Cream SPF 20 PA+
I’ve been makeup-free for a while now after discontinuing Purito Cica Clearing BB Cream, and I rarely (never, lol) use MAC Blot Pressed Powder. Don’t forget to check out my reviews on these products! 😁 As for my skin, it’s been doing so much better without these makeup products. I’m not going to stick to any makeup product. It has to be one that I really like and truly works on my skin. So I’ve been on the search for another makeup foundation. In my case, a bb cream, since I have a preference for bb creams. During my search, I stumbled upon Skinfood Mushroom Multi Care BB Cream SPF 20 PA+. I’ve used this bb cream before, and I have fond memories of it. I’m not sure if it’s still the same. If it still works the same. But, I have good feelings about it. I didn’t think it would still exist today. Some of the other bb creams I’ve used years ago have been discontinued. 😢 Shockingly, Skinfood Mushroom Multi Care BB Cream is still available. This bb cream contains mushroom and chamomile extracts to hydrate the skin. It’s also a wrinkle-care product with firming and whitening properties. Sounds good. Here’s my experience with this bb cream years later after trying it again! I hope this review is helpful! 🙂
This bb cream is soft and creamy. It doesn’t feel like heavy silicones like my previous bb creams. When applied to the skin, it feels more like a thicker lotion yet feels lightweight on the skin at the same time. It’s very easy to blend into the skin. I didn’t have any issues with the application of this bb cream. If you have dry skin, it accentuates fine lines and wrinkles. Settles into those dry patches but also creases. This bb cream isn’t good at smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles if that’s what you’re looking for. I was pretty much turned off by the texture and the way it made my skin looked. My skin’s more on the dry side (oily at times) right now, and it just made my skin look worse. I didn’t like the results at all. I don’t remember this bb cream being this way, but I guess that’s just how it is now. lol. So this bb cream is more drying rather than moisturizing. As for coverage, it provides very light coverage. I thought the coverage was very poor. It didn’t matter how many layers of this bb cream I applied to my skin. It was never enough. Coverage isn’t buildable either.
I have the shade in #02 Natural Skin. The shade of this bb cream is pretty dark on my complexion. It looks like a medium, tan shade. It has neutral-pink undertones. It made my skin appear more dull. Even though it contains whitening ingredients (arbutin, mushroom), I haven’t noticed any brightening effects from it. The sun protection is nice, but it is pretty low compared to other bb creams that are available. It’s also lower compared to the sunscreen I use on a daily basis. I guess a little sun protection is better than nothing. So I had to stop using this bb cream. The reason why is because I started to notice clogged pores on my chin. I didn’t think it was the bb cream at first, so I kept using it. But I realized it was the cause of my new breakouts. I stopped using it, and my breakouts went away. Honestly, I don’t remember breaking out from this bb cream when I tried it the first time. I finished the whole tube of it too. This time, this product seems very different. It’s not the same anymore. Also, I can’t stand the fragrance in this product. It’s too irritating and strong.
Here’s a swatch of #02 Natural Skin. It looks lighter and brighter in the photo. In person, it’s actually much darker.
And the bb cream comes sealed. 😊
Pros & Cons
- Contains arbutin, aloe, chamomile, mushroom (50mg)
- Contains SPF
- Low SPF (SPF 20 PA+)
- Accentuates fine lines and wrinkles
- Gave me chin breakouts
- Shade was too dark on my skin (could work for others)
- Annoying fragrance
- Poor coverage
Here’s another bb cream that I wanted to work but failed on me. I think I’m done searching right now until something good pops up. I don’t want to keep spending on bb creams that don’t work. I really thought this would work again (hoping that it would!), but I guess not. I’m very disappointed in the outcome. I didn’t like this bb cream, so I can’t recommend it. It’s not good.
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Review: Differin Oil Absorbing Moisturizer SPF 30
When I first picked up Differin Oil Absorbing Moisturizer SPF 30, I was searching for a sunscreen that would work on my oily, acne-prone skin. This sunscreen was specifically made for acne-prone skin, so I thought it would be a good sunscreen for my skin type. This sunscreen, as it states on the packaging, provides broad spectrum SPF 30 UVA/UVB protection, hydrates the skin, helps soothe the skin from acne treatments, and leaves the skin matte. Also, it’s lightweight, won’t clog pores (hmmm!), non-greasy, hypoallergenic, and fragrance-free. I’ve used this sunscreen on and off for so many years. I think I’m overdue for a review on it. Here are my thoughts on Differin Oil Absorbing Moisturizer SPF 30! 🙃
Differin Oil Absorbing Moisturizer SPF 30 comes in a 4 fl. oz. pump bottle. The product comes out runny but not too runny. It feels like a facial lotion. Not like a typical sunscreen lotion. Even though it doesn’t feel like a sunscreen lotion, it smells like one. It smells like a bunch of sunscreen filters and other chemicals. The smell is terrible. 🤮 Yes, the product is fragrance-free (as it says it is), but the smell of the product is very strong and bothers me a lot. And I rarely get bothered by the smell of products unless it’s very strong and offensive. This sunscreen was just too much for my nose to handle and eyes (more on this soon). So applying the sunscreen to the skin was very simple. It feels lightweight (like a thin lotion), glides on the skin easily, and blends into the skin well. It absorbs into the skin nicely without leaving any sticky residue behind. Moisturizes the skin. It’s not heavy on the skin either. Works well under makeup too. It doesn’t pill. With this sunscreen, I can use a generous amount of product, since it comes in a 4. fl. oz. bottle. Reapplication isn’t a problem. It’s a very affordable sunscreen and works well with other skin care products.
With the good, there has to be something bad about a product. Well, sometimes. In this case, yes, there is. So I love how this sunscreen contains broad spectrum SPF 30 UVA/UVB (Avobenzone 3%, Octisalate 5%, Octocrylene 7%) for sun protection. It moisturizes the skin. Doesn’t pill. It’s very affordable compared to other facial sunscreens I’ve used. I don’t think it has made me break out yet. I’m really not sure. I haven’t noticed any breakouts from it so far anyways. But I stopped using it for a good reason. It’s due to the strong chemical smell that I talked about earlier. The smell of this sunscreen is so strong that I can’t use it on the skin around my eyes or near my eye area. The fumes seep into my eyes and burn. They get irritated, turn red and teary. 😢 It looks like this sunscreen is too much for my sensitive eyes also. I’ve attempted to use it so many times, but I always ended up with irritated, red eyes. That’s not something I want in a sunscreen. It’s also not something I want to happen on a daily basis or at any time. Who does??!!
The product claims to be oil-absorbing. It’s not. ha! Well, not on my skin anyways. It made my skin more oily and greasy-looking. It didn’t matter if it was summer or winter. Or if it was super hot and humid. My skin looked like an oily mess. There goes the oil-absorbing claim. 👋🏻 I couldn’t deal with the oiliness anymore. And of course, how it burned my eyes. Seems like another sunscreen that’s too good to be true. The price was good for the amount of product. If it worked, that would’ve been awesome, but this sunscreen just isn’t up there (for the facial skin). I can use it on my body at any time without any issues. But the skin on my body isn’t that picky to begin with.
Here’s a swatch of Differin Oil Absorbing Moisturizer SPF 30. Looks like any other lotion. 🙂 I just wished it didn’t burn my eyes or make my skin look more oily than it already is.
Pros & Cons
- Contains SPF 30 UVA/UVB broad spectrum (Avobenzone 3%, Octisalate 5%, Octocrylene 7%)
- Feels very nice on the skin due to the hydration it provides
- Affordable. Comes in a 4 fl. oz. bottle!
- Makes the skin more oily
- Burns the eyes
- Smells like chemicals
- Sunscreen fumes gets into the eyes, burns
This sunscreen would’ve worked if it didn’t burn my eyes or make my skin appear more oily and greasy. I couldn’t believe how oily my skin looked. I used oil-absorbing powders to tame the oilies too, but that didn’t work. My skin still looked gross and greasy whenever I used this sunscreen. It’s advertised as a sunscreen that’s suitable for oily, acne-prone skin too. Since this sunscreen feels too oily on my oily skin and burns my eyes, I couldn’t continue to use it on my skin. The smell and fumes coming from this product is too strong. It gave me headaches, and I couldn’t put up with that during the day. It’s not something anyone should have to put up with when using sunscreen. That just means it’s a poor product. Overall, I didn’t enjoy using this product. It could’ve been a good product, but it’s not quite there yet. And I still can’t believe I kept on trying to make it work. Believing that it may work one day. 😂😂 It’s time to let it go. I can’t recommend it. There are better sunscreens out there for oily skin. This isn’t it.
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