Say hello to multi-tasking in a tube…
Earlier in the month, I introduced everyone to the new L’Oréal Paris Youth Code BB Cream Illuminator. This new BB cream promises to be your all-in-one skincare hero by doing several things at once; by evening out your skin tone, providing luminosity and hydration, and correcting your complexion. I gave it a test drive over the past week on top of my daytime skincare regimen, and I’m back to share my thoughts!
L’Oréal Paris Youth Code BB Cream Illuminator
To start off, this is available in two shades; light, and medium. I find both shades to look a little warm once they’ve had a chance to sit on my skin, but they’re still pretty universal shades for fair-to-medium skin tones. I have fair skin with a lot of redness, and I thought light did a nice job of color-correcting some of that. Youth Code BB Cream doesn’t give a lot of coverage, and I find it wears a little more like a tinted moisturizer. So I couldn’t look to it to actually conceal, but the slight tint and luminous finish helped to diffuse my skin imperfections, which made it an easy item to grab in the morning to just rub in and go.
Youth Code BB Cream contains an SPF 15, which is becoming standard in American drugstore products—but I just wish the sun protection factor was a little higher here. I want to mention that I still appreciate there’s even SPF here—I know there have been a few prestige brands that haven’t gone for SPF in their BB cream formulas. So at least there’s some in Youth Code BB!
Let’s take a look at the shades:
(I wear Light, but I happen to have Medium from over the summer, and wanted to share the swatch!)
I LOVE the finish. I have combination skin, and this gives a nice healthy glow without looking sparkly. It’s a very sheer and natural finish, but it doesn’t offer any oil-control properties in my opinion. While it doesn’t promise to, I wanted to mention that in case you were curious, because it’s one of the first things I noticed on day one. If you have breakthrough oil issues, you should still be prepared to blot!
In terms of multi-tasking, let’s recap what Youth Code BB did for me…
- Slightly neutralized some redness in my skin tone
- Provided subtle luminosity
- Provided slight tint
- Delivered daytime moisture
- Protected my skin with SPF 15
In my case, Youth Code BB Cream passed and met my needs!
L’Oréal Paris Youth Code BB Cream Illuminator Shades…
Price & Availability…
L’Oréal Paris Youth Code BB Cream Illuminator is available for $16.99, 2.5 fl oz, at mass, food and drug retailers nationwide.