Yet another BB Cream has been launched in India, and this one is from Nykaa! The new Nykaa SkinGenius All-in-One BB Cream is a cruelty-free, SLS Free and Paraben free BB cream that contains SPF 30 and claims to provide a flawless, soft-focus finish to the skin. Here is what I thought of the product after trying it out a number of times.
The product has a creamy formula that spreads quite easily on the skin but takes some time to settle into the skin. It may look a little streaky with a brush unless you take some time to blend it in. However, once blended nicely and allowed to sink in, the product provides an even finish to the skin without feeling heavy or cakey. Although, the formula does have a slightly sticky feel to it. Upon application, the cream provides a cooling sensation to the skin and also hydrates the skin pretty well. This is because of the presence of ingredients such as Aloe Vera, Cucumber, Jojoba and Vitamin E.
The BB cream is available in 5 shades. I picked the shade 04 – Spiced Cinnamon, which is clearly a bit too dark and orangey for my skin tone, as you can see in the arm swatch. Also, the shade oxidises and darkens a little after application. It seems yellow toned initially, but turns orangeish within a few minutes. The only way it can work for my skin tone is if I use it with a fairly bright concealer. It provides a light coverage and a very natural look to the skin but does a fine job at evening the skin tone, removing any dullness or patchiness. On my skin it stays fairly matte for 4-5 hours and the coverage stays intact too.
Overall, this is a nice BB cream that provides a natural, even skin tone along with hydration and sun protection. The price point of INR 349 is fairly reasonable too. The only con of the product is the fact that the shade I have oxidizes and looks too orangey. If you can find the right shade match in the range then it is an excellent product for daily use if you want a hint of coverage and decent hydration.