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The BB creams of Watsons

Now that the mega drugstore retailer, Watsons, carries BB creams in their shelves as if they were candy, there is no doubt that the Philippines has been converted to the BB cream religion. And why not? BB creams are extremely convenient for the busy career woman - or even man, for that matter - and they usually provide instant sun protection which is a must in the tropics.

I use one or two BB creams on occasion, myself, usually when I step out of the house. These creams are great, but just don't expect them to deliver their promise of being skincare too, because they're not. BB creams are now completely makeup, far from their original lofty ideals of being "blemish balms" for damaged skin.

That said, meet some of Watsons best BB creams! (And don't forget to read my BB cream/ tinted moisturizer battle royale post).

The Gluta & Placenta BB Cream by Glorious Skin (P169) is probably the cheapest one out there. It's perfect for teens who want to try their first foundation, especially since this one provides natural but good coverage at a nice price. It's also one of the few BB creams/TMs that will match morena skin without the white cast. 

Because of the glutathione and the placenta extract, it has some whitening properties. Side note, it has a smell I dislike. It does dissipate quickly though.

The Pure Beauty Soothing BB Cream (P199) is supposedly for those with red and sensitive skin. Its coverage is heavy and the single shade can work for those with medium skin/ neutral undertones. If you're yellow or beige though, you may find that it leaves a grayish cast.

I've already talked about the Purederm 3-in-1 Magic BB Cream (P699) last year so you better just read my review. :D Quick comments: it's a favorite of other bloggers due to the yellow-toned shade, plus it has good coverage. It's a dupe of the considerably more expensive Dr Jart Silver Label BB Cream, which is around P1,800 when it was still being sold here.

The Dream Girl Faith BB Cream has a light, gritty texture that somehow reminds me of powder. It even smells like powder. It offers very little to no coverage. I think this is more appropriate as a makeup base, but in any case, there are better products for that purpose.

Here's the shade comparison:

 Dream Girl Faith BB Cream (yellow), Gluta & Placenta BB Cream by Glorious Skin (pink-beige), Purederm 3-in-1 Magic BB Cream (yellow), Pure Beauty Soothing BB Cream (neutral)

Don't be scared of the shades - the first layer goes on light and blends well!

If you ask me, I would recommend the Pure Beauty and Purederm BB creams - those are your best bets. ;) Anything you're interested to try? Have you tried any of these? What are your thoughts? I'm intrigued!


All the BB creams featured here are exclusively carried by Watsons.

Reader Comments (14)

The Gluta & Placenta BB Cream by Glorious Skin only cost 169php? Wow, Watsons in SM Davao sells it for 300+ something. So far, the only BB cream/Tinted moisturizer I've used is Myra-E. It works well for me, if only they'd get rid of the glitters. =) Thanks for the heads up, I might try the other variants.

P.S: Can The Pure Beauty Soothing BB Cream can cover blemishes?

September 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJulz

I'm actually looking forward to buying Pure Beauty when my Face Shop BB cream's used up. :)

September 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRoan

I have seen Purederm 3-in-1 Magic BB Cream and Pure Beauty Soothing BB Cream at Watsons Ayala Center Cebu last Saturday but wasn't interested at all. I just don't like putting liquid make-up on my face, I have these strange feeling that my face is too thick and heavy. I'm not afraid to give it a try but I just don't like it. I prefer make-up in powder form.

September 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMrs. Brigoli

I tried tinted moisturizer once before, the Myra one, but was really turned off because it left a weird grayish cast on my face. After that, I had no desire to try other tinted moisturizers or BB creams, because I believed they just wouldn't suit my skin. But after reading your of the Purederm Magic BB Cream, I felt it would look ok on me because of its yellow tone. After application, it does look too white on me, but it normalizes and matches my skin tone pretty well after a few minutes. Overall, I really like it. :>

September 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterP.Cruz

I don't use any of these since I really hardly put anything on my face but lately, (since I got it for free in a lootbag) I tried the skin white cream powder and I love it (it's my psuedo BB cream, hahah). When I apply it on my face, it's matte and I don't need to use powder anymore until I needed to retouch na (plus spf too). Have you seen it? What do you think of that?

Melai of Style and Soul

September 7, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermelai

Pure Derm BB Cream has capruted my heart since the very first time I tried it. It's perfect for yellow-toned individuals and does not look grayish. Everytime I use it, I noticed that my skin feels better too. Maybe it's just me. :)

September 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPammy D.

I'm so interested in the pure beauty... will test this out soon as my skin food BB cream is about to run out...

September 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMina

Im a fan of BB creams because the multiple functions help save on time. I'll try the Purederm when I run out of my TonyMoly BB cream. I like the fact that it's yellow-toned.

September 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChrissy

i am considering the purederm bb cream for my next purchase especially for oily skin type girl like me =)

September 7, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterroanne debil

I've never seen these brands before and I thought I was a BB cream queen - lol! Will look into Watson's when I travel to Singapore in a week's time.

September 8, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterastrorainfall @ beauty box

OH! The purederm bb cream looks great! I've been finding a bb cream that will compliment yellow undertones, since most compliment those with pink undertones :D Have you tried Etude House's Precious Mineral All Day Strong BB Cream? IT's awesome! :D :> :>

September 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterErika Jjang

oh! wow! I'm so into kimchi wonderland's BB creams right now, I think the purederm 3 in 1 magic bb cream will best suit my complexion, because of my warm undertone =)

September 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLadyMishel

I want to try the Pure Beauty BB cream. I've never tried all of those BB Creams, But I think they're all good. One thing i want in Pure Beauty is its price. It's very cheap. :)) Nice Blog. Thanks! Keep Blogging.

July 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commentertricia Tayag

haven't tried any BB creams.. hmm.. lucky me, they are available in watsons.. :) will check it later. Thanks you for this <3

December 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCielle

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