Continuing the theme of plenty of product reviews (there's just so much newness at bb right now and I know how much you ladies love 'em!) I put the La Roche-Posay Uvidea bb melt-in cream to the test...
What is it?: The La Roche-Posay Uvidea bb melt-in cream has been specially designed for sensitive skin, just like the rest of the La Roche-Posay range. Melting right into the natural skin tone for unified complexion and healthy-looking skin, it's key aims are to cover blemishes, fine lines, brown spots and to hydrate skin. In short, the prevention of premature skin aging and serious moisture replenishment is the aim of the game. Plus, it contains an SPF 50+ which is groundbreaking here is Aus. (Keep an eye out for products containing SPF 50+ this summer - there's a fantastic range hitting the market, at just the right time!)
Packaging: The La Roche-Posay Uvidea bb melt-in cream is 30mls in full-size and comes with a very small funnel tip, which the cream squirts out of. This is really handy for deploying the perfect amount, and of course, for hygiene - you don't have to dip fingers in, or swipe product from a large opening. I trialed it here in the sample size, which should last for at least 5 applications. You don't need lots, and a little goes a long way...
Texture/Application: The La Roche-Posay Uvidea bb melt-in cream has a very smooth consistency. Think of your lightest moisturiser and you'll have an idea of the formulation. This means it blends and buffs into skin very well. I trialed the 01 Light shade, which was pale on application, but once buffed into skin, blended very well.
Another plus to this bb cream is that it's barely fragranced - just a very, very light sunscreen scent that can only really be detected when it's in a blob on the back of your hand. And once rubbed in, it disappears completely.
While it doesn't dry matte, the La Roche-Posay Uvidea bb melt-in cream certainly sinks into the skin and doesn't leave an oily feel behind, despite it's very 'wet' texture. It does leave skin feeling soft and smooth, as well as hydrated. The hydration was actually a very noticable feature, even once blended.
Once fully blended, it is hard to detect on the skin, but does offer just the right touch of coverage to even out your skin tone. It does have a light coverage though, so I would recommend only for day-to-day wear, and not to cover up bad blemishes (if you want to hide these, just use a little concealer on top of your bb cream, rather than covering your whole face in a heavier foundation). The light marks you may have from past blemishes will disappear though, as will dark circles under your eyes. A bonus for using this cream here, is that due to the moisturising properties within, the La Roche-Posay Uvidea bb melt-in cream will help to keep fine lines around the eyes at bay, as well as stop the delicate skin around the eye area from drying up, like heavier concealers can.
Verdict: I really likeLa Roche-Posay Uvidea bb melt-in creamfor three key reasons. 1 - It blends very, very well. 2 - It is light enough to be worn all over the face, and not look OTT. This is very important, as one of the main benefits of this product is that it's SPF 50+, so you want to use it all over your face! And 3 - It helps to achieve a subtle, glowy base for everyday thanks to it's hydration hit. Another huge benefit for those who suffer from sensitive skin, is that this cream won't break you out, or result in redness, just like the rest of the La Roche-Posay range. This brand has been designed for you ladies, so do give it a try, along with their gentle yet effective skincare range.
Have you tried this bb cream? What did you think? Or, perhaps you've sampled other items from the range? Did it help your skin? Let me know! - Lauren