Garnier Skin Renew BB Cream

Retailing at Walmart for $17.  This BB cream promises a light tinted coverage that will also control oiliness, even out skin tone, hydrate and obliterate the appearance of pores.  It even offers sun protection.

There are multiple different versions of this product on the market, and they all offer different things.  For dry skin, oily skin, sun protection, etc.  and I will be the first to admit that perhaps, I did not get the perfect product for my skin needs.

BB creams, or Beauty Balm creams had a meteoric rise in the last few years as a way to streamline the daily beauty routine.  The lure of eliminating several steps in favor of 10 extra minutes of sleep is very tempting to many.  This gave rise to CC creams (color correcting) and was touted to ‘replace’ foundation.  This didn’t happen, but BB cream’s do have a place in everyone’s routine. garnier bb2

BB creams would work best for beach days, no makeup- makeup days, running to get the groceries or going to the dentist days.  A tinted moisturizer with very sheer coverage.  This cream, in particular, has a beautiful Green tea scent.  The coverage is very sheer, my skin was hydrated and dewy.  Which is was a good thing.

The downside is that for me the coverage was too sheer.  You could see every pore, every dark spot, every imperfection.  I found myself longing for a fuller foundation coverage. Does this cream work?  Yes, and I may have had more success if I had chosen a different type out of the available range.  It is worth trying if you are looking for something very lightweight.

As described on the Garnier website:

This oil-free formula with Mineral Perline, Antioxidant Wild Berry and tinted mineral pigments is specifically designed for oily to combo skin to give five skin-perfecting benefits: controls shine, minimizes pores, evens skin tone, hydrates and helps prevent sunburn. Now it’s quick and easy to get a shine-free, more even-toned complexion.


Active Ingredients: Octinoxate 3%, Titanium Dioxide 4.7%. Inactive Ingredients: Water, Isononyl Isononanoate, Isohexadecane, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Peg-20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Cetyl Palmitate, Nylon-12, Cyclohexasiloxane, Propylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Stearyl Alcohol, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Lithium Magnesium Sodium Silicate, Disodium EDTA, Linalool, Benzyl Salicylate, Limonene, Caffeine, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Benzyl Alcohol, Geraniol, Cellulose Acetate Butyrate, Polyphosphorylcholine Glycol Acrylate, Citral, Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Sodium Chloride, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Fragrance; May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides.

You may wish to give this product a pass if:

  • You are allergic to Fragrance
  • You want a Cruelty-free company
  • You want a Vegan company

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