In one of my past Sampleroom purchases, I got the other variant of Colour Collection’s BB Cream. I reviewed the first one, Whitening, here. With great regret I did not purchase the Colour Collection exclusive elite box from BDJ, so I wasn’t able to try the second variant, Age Defying. Good thing that Sampleroom offered it (and still does!), for only 130 points, so I immediately grabbed one. This usually goes for Php699 for a 40-ml tube.
The packaging is very similar to the Whitening variant, except this one is a weird chocolate brown color. The size and layout is the same. It has the list of ingredients at the back.
The important thing to note is that the focus of this variant is more towards skin care (as opposed to just pure whitening). It claims to have 8 skin benefits derived from having CoQ10 and green tea extract. What is this CoQ10 wizardry? It’s short for coenzyme Q10, which apparently has something to do with wrinkles (well, it’s Age Defying!). Q10 supposedly reduces UV damage, stimulates collagen production, and repairs damaged skin [source]. Green tea extract on the other hand is a powerful anti-oxidant and has key anti-aging properties as well [source]. Suffice to say, this BB cream is choc-full of anti-aging stuff!
This is very hygenic too, as the tube comes with a spout. No contamination of the product because of this!
As far as I know this only comes in one shade. Here is how it looks like swatched on my arm. It’s pretty close to my skin tone, and that makes me pretty happy!
Here is how it looks like on my face. I applied a very generous amount all over the face, no primer underneath. I only applied Celeteque Tri Benefit Power Cream beforehand.
I’ve been wearing this a lot especially on days where I am in such a hurry. It’s not very difficult to apply, and I usually just use my fingers to spread it all over the face. While I couldn’t really comment on the actual anti-aging factor, I love how this feels on my face. It’s very light and looks quite natural. The coverage is fair – it doesn’t cover really big pimples but it’s adequate for small ones or light blemishes. It definitely reduce the redness on my cheeks, and evens out my skin tone. Oh and it has SPF45 too! I really wish this would be more widely available in malls, instead of having to go through an agent.
Here’s the finished face, with makeup. I used the following products: BYS Brow & Eye Pencil for brows; Saizen Eye Shadow in Brown for eyeshadow and eyeliner; Nichido Final Powder in So Natural for finishing powder; Ever Bilena Shade Lipstick in Flaring Cranberry
I really go around with eyeglasses on, so here’s how my skin looks with them on.
And here’s my dorky smile, which is kind of a mix between Jennifer Lawrence and Mr. Bean.
Pros: reasonably priced; shade matches my skin tone; longwearing; sensitive skin friendly; has many anti-aging factors; has SPF45
Cons: available through dealers only
I have no information on Colour Collection’s animal testing policies. You can get full sized samples from Sampleroom here.