I meant to post a few more UV-related reviews up in the summer but I have completely forgotten about them until recently. The EAUDE MEDICA Medicated Acne White BB Cream SPF36 PA+++ was one of them. I first tried it spring 2013 and it instantly became one of my favourite alphabet creams — I am on tube number 2 at the moment, which might not say much but it is the only base makeup product I’ve repurchased.
BB and CC creams. I’ve said this before but I’ll say again, though: there’re no hard and fast rules apart from the fact that they should have decent coverage and should contain some good-for-skin ingredients. (Operative word here is “should”!) Eaude Medica have formulated this one this with pore-clearing BHA, hydrating hyaluronic acid, antibacterial o-Cymen-5-ol, soothing stearyl glycyrrhetinate, and a good broad spectrum UV protection (zinc oxide and titanium dioxide only). The BB cream is alcohol-free, fragrance-free, oil-free, and has been formulated with sensitive skin in mind. I like that there’s something that’s properly helping with spots, protection, and correction — as well as natural-looking coverage that is water, sweat, and sebum-resistant!
EAUDE MEDICA Medicated Acne White BB Cream is very lightweight, but with enough coverage to properly even out skin tone and cover small blemishes, but the finish looks very real and skin-like — a natural luminous matte-to-touch finish, if you will. Yes, “luminous” and “matte” aren’t words that you normally put together, but in this case… There’s no discernible shimmer or dewiness, but there’s a radiance that dry, matte finish lacks — there’s nothing flat about this BB, and neither does it look cakey. I think for oily or combination skinned people, it’s an absolute dream — it’s very light and comfortable, but still creamy enough that it blends easily into the skin. Those with dry skin will no doubt need something moisturising underneath. It’s not that it’s drying, it’s just that it offers skin no moisture.
When I get random blemishes, I would be terrified to put any makeup on. If you use lots of different things (as I do), it’s really hard to know which makeup items, if any, are exacerbating the situation. So it’s fabulous to find a great BB cream that is actually good for skin with blemishes — like a bit of insurance that makes you feel more confident about getting on with the rest your day.
EAUDE MEDICA Medicated Acne White BB Cream is 35g. Pictured is Light Beige, the lighter of the 2 shades available. I can’t find a Rakuten Global Market link for it yet, but it’s US$22.75+ from Amazon.com HERE (RRP ¥1,300).