L'Oreal Silky Sheer BB Face Lotion | A Product Review

Summer is just around the corner (in 8 days to be exact),
so I thought I would do a post on a product I discovered recently.



This is (as you can see) the L'Oreal Silky Sheer BB Face Lotion with SPF 50+ and water resistance.
I was not looking for a tinted facial sunscreen, but I thought I would give this a try because it looked interesting. They do have a non-tinted option, so feel free to pick that one if you are hesitant about getting the residue on white tops. Another thing that drew me towards it, was the description claiming it to be a"...virtually weightless lotion...".

The only tinted sunscreen I've tried before was Clinique's City Block Sheer in SPF 40. Unfortunately, I hated the formula. It greasy and made me break out after my "8 hour" time frame outside. The formula also looked was heavily tinted that it would look too dark/light if you were not the same shade. Ever since then I've strayed from tinted facial sunscreens.



I picked this sunscreen to try because I was looking for something that was light, and goes on "weightless"(....and it was!)

The bottle is very small, so you can easily bring it with you in your bag or purse.

The box writes and claims 80 minutes of water resistance, but I have not yet gone swimming with this yet.
The box instructs you to "shake to activate" before using, but I find that whenever I shake the bottle up and down, air pressure builds up (or the air goes under the product) thus making the product gush out when I unscrew the lid. I think it helps to gently sway the product side to side instead of up and down.

warning: sorry for having very dry (and scary looking) skin


This is what it looks like on my skin untouched.



After rubbing half of the formula out...



Voila! It's as if you were not wearing anything.
The formula blends into my skin tone very well, and I would assume it blends into most others' suitably as well because if I were to (maybe it is not very apparent in the picture but..) pour the formula on my skin, the shade does not match me 100%.
The sunscreen is weightless, matte, and does absorb quickly. It is not greasy like most other facial sunscreen, and if I could tell you about this sunscreen in one sentence, it would be- rubbing liquid that turns into "powder". I put powder in quotes because it isn't powdery but it ends up feeling like if you dusted a light layer of powder foundation onto your skin.

It cooperates even if you are sweaty. I think that no matter what, a sweaty face will always be a little "non-matte", but this sunscreen won't leave you looking shiny after a long day outside.



What the shade of the tint looks like on a white piece of paper towel.

And the top of the applicator.



I really do recommend this product to anyone that is looking for a face sunscreen. The only con for the product that I can think of is either the gushing after shaking it, or the fact that it isn't anything sweet/fancy smelling...just normal sunscreen scent. But I don't think any of those cons are that big of a deal.
I got this at my local Target for ~$11. I'm sure you can find it in any convenience store that sells extensive beauty products (as in probably not a super market), or Ulta, or Walmart...etc etc.

Tell me what you think if you've tried it before, or if you get it and try it!
I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I did.


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6 comments:

  1. Cool, I've been looking for a sunscreen + foundation combination. :] // itsCarmen.com ☼

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  2. I like your review, it was very informative. I am always on the look out for a great sun screen product! Thanks for the blog visit recently, and I enjoyed reading your blog. I will be following you on bloglovin from now on. Hope you will follow me as well!

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  4. I've seen this at the store and was curious, but ultimately chose to go another route. Thanks for sharing your review! I was curious about it for awhile. If shine control is what you seek, I'd highly recommend Paula's Choice Hydralight SPF 30. It is amazing and very effective at keeping my face matte until I take my makeup off for the night.
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