You probably already know but I'll give a short explanation. The words Renée and short don't really match (exept for my height!) but I'll try. In 1960, the German dermatologist Dr. Christine Schrammek discovered a formula for a creme to protect her patients' skin after surgery. Around 1985 Korean actrices and celebrities started using the BB creams. They were seen as their beauty secret and that resulted in a huge BB cream hype. It did take 52 years for it to come to Europe though.
Skin 79 is made by Cosmax Inc which has an Ecocert label. Which means that 95% of the ingredients are natural and 10% is organic. I ordered a 40 ml bottle but I got three 15 ml bottles which is more and easier to hold. I like how the BB cream comes in a bottle instead of a jar because it takes less preservatives to keep it how it needs to be.
The list of ingredients is huge! I was kind of sceptical about how natural this BB cream is despite of the Ecocert label. Is it green washing? I looked up all the ingredients and I spot a lot of plant and herb extracts. It also contains a lot of natural solvents and colouring, softening -and mattifying substances.
ParabensDespite of the fact that the BB cream is in a bottle with a pump there are a couple of parabens in it. Methylparaben and propylbaraben to be exact. This is a cheap preservative of which is said that it carcinogenic, stays in your blood stream for 5 days and can arouse allergic reactions. Both parabens come from fruit, but these parabens are synthetically manufactured so it's still not that natural.
These parabens are at the bottom of the ingredient list so they can barely do any harm, but I still don't like having this on my skin. There are a lot of natural substitutes that can be used so there's no need for parabens. Ecocert claims to not approve of parabens to be in their products so I put on my inspector Gadget glasses and emailed Skin 79 and Ecocert. Apparently Ecocert does work with Skin 79 but thelabel isn't on their BB creams. That wasn't clearly told on their website at all so that is a little misleading. Still most of the ingredients in the BB cream are natural.
If you have a greasy and light skin with a pink undertone this BB cream is the one for you! It costs €20,49 for 40 ml which isn't much if you ask me! The Dutchies kan buy it here. You can also buy it on ebay.
What's your favourite BB cream?