From the stock photo, the bottle looked quite big. I don't know if you can tell from the picture below, but the first thing I noticed when I held it in my hand was how flat and thin the bottle was. However, don't let the size fool you, because a small amount goes a long way.
So from the back of the bottle, this BB Cream is described as the following:
Rich with aloe, which possesses excellent hydrating properties and soothing effect, this multi-functional skin care product (UV protector & blemish corrector) provides moisture and nutrition to your skin while providing protection from UV rays.I have combination skin and I heard that BB Creams are also moisturizing on top of their other functions, so I thought I was able to apply this directly on my skin without a moisturizer. Not a good idea. Always use moisturizer. The skin on my cheeks are somewhat dry, and if I apply this BB Cream directly on my skin without a moisturizer, I can begin to see some flaking really soon afterward.
In this summer hot weather, my face can also get oily as well when I go outside. Unfortunately, this BB Cream does not have very good oil control either and I find myself needing some oil blotting sheets approximately 3 hours after putting it on. My skin is so hard to please!
Some people have mentioned that this BB Cream has a smell to it. I don't know if I had turned off the function of my nose from working at the hospital (for obvious reasons) or what, but I didn't notice any smell unless I practically stick it up my nose. And when I do that, the smell is actually quite pleasant, so I wasn't bothered by it.
Skinfood BB Creams only comes in two different shades. Shade #1 (radiant) is probably more for people with fair skin whereas Shade #2 (natural) is more for light-medium skin tone. The names are a little misleading since people who have light-medium skin tone can have "radiant" skin too (I got Shade #2). When I first put it on, I was like "oh crap, is this too light for me?" Fortunately, it was easy to blend. It looked like I had a mask on at first because it was so light, but about 5 minutes after applying it, it seemed to adjust to my skin tone.
This BB Cream gives a sheer coverage, but it's definitely buildable. It was able to cover the redness on my cheeks from what I believe to be broken capillaries, so I was very happy about that. My skin tone definitely looks a lot more even and it was able to cover a lot of my older acne scars. As for the newer/darker acne scars, I still require a concealer in order to fully cover it. Although it did not completely hide my enlarged pores on my cheeks or give me that flawless skin look I was looking for, I was still very happy about the results. I'm quite ashamed of my skin because of all its flaws, but I felt that a before and after picture might help, so here it is:
This photo was taken at a close up. It was not edited other than being cropped
Overall, this BB Cream is pretty good, but there are others out there I'd like to try. I might repurchase this one again if I run out of options. I guess that's all I have to share for now. I'm sorry that this review seemed so long, but it's my first BB Cream so I was very excited about it! Thanks for bearing with me!