First impressions: Kiehl's Micro-Blur Skin Perfector
Have you guys heard of blur creams? These newfangled products are formulated to soften your imperfections immediately, while also working to fix them in the long run. A lot of brands are getting on board the idea because, well, who doesn't want to look like their face was touched up by a Photoshop blur tool - without any makeup?
That's the promise of blur creams. Honestly I thought they were just beefed-up silicone primers, but I've since learned that they're really meant to be skincare. We're supposed to use them in the morning and at night just like any moisturiser!
One of the well-reviewed ones is the Kiehl's Micro-Blur Skin Perfector (P1,750). It's designed to refine your skin texture immediately due to its main ingredient, dimethicone (a type of silicone), which fills in lines and pores. It also contains salycilic acid, lipo hydroxy acid, bark and lentil extracts to nourish skin with constant use.
I've only used it a couple of times so this is not yet a full review - I have a couple more skincare products lined up before this and as you know, I only have one face haha. What I can offer for now are my first impressions, if you're interested!
The Kiehl's blur cream does what it promises - it makes my skin feel utterly smooth and silky! My skin also looks matte and poreless when I have it on. Obviously it won't cover up any blemishes or redness, but if you're after enhancing your skin's texture, this is great to try.
The texture is very silicone-y. I find I need to use a generous amount to get the blurring effect.
Kiehl's recommends that you use it under your foundation or BB cream, sorta like a primer. It can also be the last step in your skincare routine if you don't like to wear a lot of makeup going out. It does have a leg up your typical primer because of its lightweight texture and supposedly non-comedogenic skin-caring ingredients.
I'd like to use it more to see how it makes my skin better in the long run, but for now it looks okay to me. I'll post a full review if it's awesome. :)
What do you think of blur creams? Would you be getting one in the near future?