My oh my I do love trying out new makeup/beauty products. I mean I am a beauty blogger after all and that’s pretty much par for the course, isn’t it? I could wax lyrical for hours about makeup and pretty packaging. I absolutely can’t get enough. In case you’re wondering, foundation/BB cream is the number one makeup product I won’t leave the house without. Yes, I admit it. I like to look my best and honestly I prefer not to reveal what I call my “I’m 31 and I don’t get enough beauty sleep” skin to the world. A bit of BB cream hides what needs to be hidden but still lets your skin breathe and showcases the best version of your skin.
I was recently sent a parcel containing this Human + Kind BB cream that we can all agree is housed in the prettiest packaging. I’ve always been fond of their vibrant boxes and every time I spot their products on the shelf in Clicks it’s a visual treat. So, if I’ve noticed these natural skincare tidbits before then why haven’t I purchased one or blogged about the brand? It all comes down to the price. This BB cream goes for about R249,95 and to be honest that’s a little bit out of my budget. But keep in mind this is an award-winning brand. The idea behind Human + Kind is that it was created with the time-pressed woman in mind. Human+Kind focuses on providing simplified, ethical skincare that is chemical-free and environmentally conscious.
I’m going to give this BB cream credit where I think it’s due. The colour (light/medium) is a great match for my pale skin (MAC NW20). It has a lovely, lightweight texture as you apply it to your face. It offers your skin natural coverage. It lasts for most of the day and has this nifty ability of ‘diffusing’ your skin – like a flick of a magic wand tool. In the rather scary and revealing photo below I braved a bare face for the sake of this blog to show you the results I achieve when I wear the Human + Kind BB Cream. As you can see I suffer from a bit of uneven skin tone, redness, fine lines and large pores around my cheek area. All of these are minimized and somewhat blurred by the BB cream. Cue the chorus of angels. Nothing beats the look of a flawless skin without the heavy, weighed down feeling of foundation.
As much as I like the end result It wouldn’t be an honest review if I didn’t point out a few of the not so flattering qualities. If you have dry skin then this BB cream might be a no go. I have combination skin and due to the quick drying phase it can make application a bit tricky. As you apply the product it feels lovely and soft, but it dries very quickly and then blending becomes a difficult task. I would definitely recommend wearing a moisturiser as a base. But with that being said this does a great job at what it promises to do – even out skin tone and conceal imperfections. The best part is that this natural, good-for-your-skin BB cream contains zero, zilch, naught, nil Petrochemicals, Parabens and additives. Also, it’s definitely worth mentioning that this brand is against animal testing. That’s the way it should be! I wish more brands kept to this philosophy.
The Human + Kind BB cream is also available in medium to dark and can be purchased at Clicks, Wellness Warehouse, Stuttafords, Kalahari.com, and at several upmarket pharmacy chains such as Medicare, Fresh Earth, Weleda and Feel Healthy.