Origins BB Cream

The world has gone a bit mental for BB creams in 2012, with brands launching them at the drop of a hat. This year BB cream is definitely taking over from the mineral makeup craze that took over cosmetic counters a few years ago, maybe illustrating our need for something meatier than a powder when it comes to creating a flawless complexion. Origins aren’t known for their makeup, but they are known for their skin and body care products. Their foray into BB cream comes in the form of ‘A Perfect World SPF 15 BB cream’, available in six different shades. Considering most brands only do light, medium or dark shades, the offering more than doubles the variety currently available on the high street. It does have the brilliant addition of SPF 15 though, making it more than suitable for use all year round.

The formula contains Silver Tip White Tea to ‘surround skin in a protective bubble’ while providing hydration and moisture to skin. This is designed specifically for more mature skin, but there’s no reason why anyone of any age can’t use it; I love the light formula and texture of the cream and it sits well on skin. Although it claims to get you from ‘am to pm’ I did notice a lot of movement around my face by late afternoon, feeling the need to touch up or add a powder to remove shine. I’m a big one for the scent of products and I wasn’t a fan of this, feeling it was too ‘raw’ and natural for my liking – I’d have preferred for them to use one of their stunning fragrances to elevate this a little bit.

Although I like this on a very basic level, I didn’t feel it really gave me the coverage I needed. It’s more like a great tinted moisturiser than a BB cream, not really providing a flawless finish or bringing radiance to the skin. It does highlight the skin, but my problem areas weren’t concealed or brightened; I didn’t have the confidence to wear this on days when my skin wasn’t in tip top condition, choosing a heavier foundation in its place. After using this for a couple of weeks I’d recommend it to those of you who just want a brilliant tinted moisturiser, rather than those of us that are looking for a traditionally multi-functional BB cream.

Have you tried this? What did you think? Are you a fan of BB creams?

Available now in 6 shades priced £27.00



  1. Pampered Prince
    June 21, 2012 / 6:04 pm

    I've been meaning to get around to trying this one. I like how there are 6 shades, the problem with most BB's is the colour match as they offer 2-3 shades. Texture looks good too and being only a light coverage will be great one for the guys 🙂

  2. Jenna
    June 21, 2012 / 10:30 pm

    I'm personally a fan of the Smashbox BB Cream; it's on the expensive side but they have a great five shade range. Great coverage but it doesn't feel heavy at all!I can't help but feel like this was intended as simply a tinted moisturiser but Origins decided to release it as a BB Cream. Probably because the only mention of the term "BB" on both the box and tube is a sticker!

  3. London Beauty Queen
    June 22, 2012 / 4:46 pm

    Jenna you have a very good point there! I didn't notice until you said that. There isn't any BB-related benefit that I can see, so I think you're right…

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