It’s not just me who’s crazy for Garnier’s BB Cream

Nikki ParkinsonBeauty 40 Comments

You’ve got to love it when a survey of 7000 people backs up your vote for beauty product of the year, don’t you?

Yep, according to a survey of 7000 people, Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream is the number one beauty product in the just announced 2012 Product of the Year Awards.

If you’re one of the few people left to try it, get thee to your supermarket and give it a go. I’m not paid to say this stuff (if so, I’d be very rich indeed the number of times I’ve mentioned raved about Garnier’s BB Cream), I’m just obsessed with finding beauty products that I know YOU’LL like and that won’t cost you a bomb to trial.

Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream $13.95

The other 2012 Product of the Year Award winners are definitely worth a trial too. Budget beauty has never looked so good.

Best body lotion: NIVEA Express Hydration Body Lotion

Best body wash: Imperial Leather Foam Burst Shower Gel

Best deodorant: NIVEA Deodorant Invisible For Black & White – men and women

Best female skincare:  OLAY Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution

Best hair care: Dove Damage Therapy Intensive Repair Shampoo and Conditioner

Best hair colour: L’Oreal Paris Sublime Mousse

Best hair styling: TRESemme TRES Two Hairspray

Best male grooming: Schick Hydro range

Best male skin care: NIVEA FOR MEN Sensitive Face Wash (this one got ManLand’s tick too)

Have you tried any of these? Do you agree with the survey? Did you DO the survey?

 

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  1. Thankyou for introducing me to BB cream! I just LOVE it! What should I use at night though? Feels a bit weird to be putting something on that looks like foundation when I go to bed.

  2. Just discovered your blog a little while ago. Courtesy of the Beachcottage blog actually. Your blog is fantastic. I recently saw this post for the bb cream, so i have given it a try. Thank you, thankyou, thankyou. Im about to travel overseas for business and am trying to travel light. You have just reduced my beauty products from 3 to one. This product will replace my primer, foundation and moisturiser. I love it. I will definately be checking out your blog and recommendations on a regular basis. Thanks again.

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      Hi Wendy – lovely to see you here – and boy do I love that Sarah from A Beach Cottage. I’m so glad you’ve found a travelling winner in Garnier BB Cream. It’s exactly those three things for me too.

  3. I’ve been trying the BB cream for awhile, and while it’s nice, sometimes I put some mineral powder over it, I find it doesn’t completely get rid of my occasional blemish or dark patches so I still need to use a coverstick. I also use wipes to remove it before washing and toning. It’s supposed to be a moisteriser but alot comes off on the wipes.

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  4. The problem with a lot of BB creams that i’ve tried is that they have a beige or pink-ish base tone which just makes olive me look very odd 🙁 🙁 my skin looks awesome but colour wise it’s so confusing! might give the garnier one a go just to see but am a teensy bit scared. 🙁

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  5. I tried this cream and although I loved the look and feel on my skin (and the price of course) it caused a terrible red itching reaction with my eyes!! Took me a while to work out it was the cream. I also have that reaction to the Garnier shampoos, so it must be some chemical they have in their products as it doesn’t usually happen otherwise.

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  6. Hi Nikki!

    We met a couple of weeks ago, and I’ve been stalking your blog ever since, quite green with envy. I often choose to unwind by just going into Myer or Priceline and wandering around testing products.

    I admit I haven’t tried BB Cream on a regular basis, but was disappointed when I tested it. I think it was mostly the colour; I’m very pasty white, and even the light shade was too dark for me. It’s a shame because I love products like that – I love buying foundation but actually rarely wear it during the day.

    For the moment, I’ll stick with Covergirl Aqua Smoothers – for my money, the BEST tinted SPF moisturiser around. Beautiful creamy texture and blends in beautifully. Around $17.

    Cheers, Natalie.

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      Hi Natalie! I do love a good stalker – especially when they’re as wonderful as you. Having met you I can imagine it would be too dark. It would be great if they could increase the shade range from just two. Thanks for your recommendation!

  7. I must be in the minority as I hated the BB product. I found that it was way to thick and I hated the feel of it on my skin. I need something much much lighter.

    Will have to look out for the other products thought.

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  8. Re the Awards, I have a couple of questions. I recently hosted an evening for Arbonne cosmetics, which are Swiss based, very gorgeous but definitely at the top end of the price range. The representative was at pains to tell us about all the nasty animal products, mineral oils, fragrances and preservatives that are in the cheaper end productss ie all of thise listed above! So, 1) what do you think about that claim (I think you only have to read the labels to see that a lot of it IS true)and 2)do you think these products only won because they are cheaper and therefore more people buy them and vote for them? SO they may be the most popular, so are not neceassarily the best.Cheers.

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      Yes, if you read above this was based on a survey of 7000 people so they were asked what their “best” beauty product, deodorant etc was. Most people don’t have a budget for more expensive beauty items for everyday.

      In regard’s to Arbonne’s claims, yes that is the case. There are wonderful chemical free skincare and beauty companies out there – Sodashi, Twenty8, Sukin Organics, Kora Organics, Ere Perez just to name a few more. Many people base their skincare and beauty purchases on the decisions and priorities they’ve made in regards to the ingredients in those products and choose brands like this accordingly.

      For most, it’s a question of budget.

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      It stands for Blemish or Beauty Balm – it’s a type of complexion enhancer product that has developed a cult following in Asia and now through products like this is coming to Australia and western countries.

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  9. I have been using this for a few months…. it is brilliant. Even at 34 I was still getting pimples, but I have been virtually clear since using it.
    Nikki – I just wondered which Mineral Powder you are using over the top…. I WAS using Rimmel, and was very happy, but it seems to be discontinued. I am now desperate for a replacement (tried Nude but it just didn’t work for me).

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  10. I think I commented on your original post on BB cream that I’d never heard of it…. Still never seen it so will definitely have to track it down!

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