Finally, a real BB Cream!
I’ve been testing a lot of BB creams lately, but they’ve been more like tinted moisturizers with sunscreen. There’s nothing wrong with that—but when you’re looking for a BB cream, you really expect just that—a BB cream. Well, good news. I found one! Amarté was created in Korea and based in part on centuries old philosophies. Developed at a Bio Regional Innovation Center using leading science, the formula was discovered by American dermatologist, Dr. Kraffert, and introduced to the West.
Amarte Natural Finish BB Cream in Light Tint
Which leads me to introduce you to my new obsession, the Amarté Natural Finish BB Cream. The line is just getting its big break here in the U.S., so I expect to see more from them in the future; I also hear their skincare is phenomenal because it’s based on eastern philosophies, with American technologies to back it.
Amarte Natural Finish BB Cream pump — one pump is all you need!
Amarte Natural Finish BB Cream
In terms of texture, Amarté is fantastic. It’s creamy and has just the right viscosity to blend easily and cover imperfections, without looking too thick or heavy. Ingredient-wise, it contains some notables; argan oil, shea butter, allantoin to soothe, macadamia seed oil, aloe, and peptides—in addition to a titanium dioxide-based SPF 36. It hydrates my skin enough that I can skip a morning moisturizer, but it doesn’t leave me looking like an oil slick either.
For fragrance, it has a slight citrus and sunscreen-like scent, but I find it dissipates rather quickly. I am honestly impressed by Amarté Natural Finish BB Cream, and I rank it very highly! I’m usually an NW20, but the Light Tint is a perfect match for me once it’s all blended. But don’t worry! If you’re a little darker than I am, it also comes in Natural Tint which is darker.
before, after — absolutely no retouching or concealer
This BB cream is the REAL deal. Perfect texture, buildable coverage, moisture, protection, and skincare benefits. I think I just found my new fave!
Price & Availability…
$80 (at original press time), amartecosmetics.com — edited to add 10/2013 — price is now significantly lower at $49 (Thanks to the savvy reader who left a comment to let me know!)