I really hate deception, as I wrote in my other post Companies with Integrity and this is related to that a little. I want to post about a product in particular: Maybelline Dream Fresh 8-in-1 BB cream and a little something that bugged me.
I saw this product at Walmart the other day and since I've never tried a BB cream, I was interested. The price is great at about 10$ or less so I figured it could be a good one to try to begin with as far as BB creams go. I read what was on the packaging. 8-in-1. I thought: 8?! How many different things can one cream do?! Let's see what was written on there:
* Blurs imperfections
* Evens skin-tone
* Protects with SPF 30
Is anyone else seeing how ridiculous some of these claims are?! I see it as a 3-in-1: sun protection, moisturizer and foundation. Basically, it's a tinted moisturizer with SPF, am I right? Maybe it could be a primer, I don't know... So max 4-in-1.
How is "oil-free" something that this cream does?! My moisturizer must be a 5-in-1 then, it hydrates, it's oil-free, it's natural, it's organic, it's got rosehip. What is up with them adding anything to make it a bigger number? That's called deception. And I don't know that much about BB creams but as far as I understand it, this might not even qualify as one under a standard definition. Isn't it missing the "activeness" of a BB cream. Either fighting ageing, blemishes or something like that?
I've heard good things about this cream, but for it's deceptive advertising, I'm personally staying away from it. I'm sure I can find another tinted moisturizer with SPF that will suit me OR flat out a complete BB cream that I like.