PRICE DETAILS: $135 for 1.7 fl.oz. ($79/oz) (♦♦♦♦♦)
PRESENTATION: Frosted glass bottle with pump
TEXTURE & SCENT: Smooth, hydrating, non-greasy texture with very light orange blossom scent.
SHADES: One neutral shade that will match up to a light/medium skin tone.
SKIN TYPE: All Skin Types
KEY FEATURES: Hyaluronic Acid microspheres penetrate the epidermis and release hyaluronic acid gradually over time for enduring plumping and resurfacing of fine lines and wrinkles. A potent form of Vitamin C, boosts the production of collagen and elastin, reduces free radical damage and boosts cell turnover. White lupin energises and revitalises. Ruby crystal minimises the appearance of fine lines and imperfections. Mineral CosmetologyTM, a patented mineral delivery system, leaves skin firmer, more supple and younger-looking
QUICK REVIEW: Imparts a believable and natural glow to most skin tones. The absence of silicone makes this smoothing, nourishing BB Cream unique – and at the top of my list.
Omorovicza Complexion Perfector BB SPF 20 is a remarkable, silicone-free (hooray!) skin enhancing tinted treatment with an SPF 20 that qualifies it as a BB Cream – although its effects are quite unique.
A BIT O’ BB HISTORY: BB Creams are easily the most exciting product to invade the cosmetic market since alpha hydroxy acids. Nearly every respectable skin care and cosmetic brand, regardless of price, has introduced their version of Blemish Balm, Beauty Balm or Beblesh Balm. Originating in Germany in the 1950s, Dr. Christine Schrammek introduced the first Blemish Balm which was developed to protect skin after cosmetic procedures. What qualifies a product as a BB Cream is the ability to multi-task, delivering various benefits like heavier coverage (vs. a tinted moisturizer), hydration, brightening, sun protection, oil control and functioning like a foundation/concealer in one tube.
Lightweight & best for light/medium skin tones. Complexion Perfector BB SPF 20 has a lightweight texture that will effectively match most light-medium skin tones and has a neutral undertone. Its a bit too light for my medium/tan skin and would have an ashy cast on darker skins. I’m hoping Omorovicza will add a medium shade with a yellow undertone to accommodate medium/tan skins.
Silicone free formula & long lasting glow. The formulation itself is magnificent. It adds just the right amount of coverage to camouflage minor imperfections while imparting a realistic “glow” that gives the skin surface the illusion of being incredibly smooth. The silicone free formula doesn’t clog the pores or emphasize lines and when used alone or as a primer under foundation, the perfecting finish lasts up to 8 hours. Complexion Perfector uses titanium dioxide and zinc oxide as physical sunscreen – which was a plus for me since most chemical sunscreen gives me a rash. No irritation here!
Omorovicza Complexion Perfector BB SPF 20 also has a good dose of skin treatment ingredients like Sodium Hyaluronate, anti-oxidants and ruby crystals that lend the incredible glow.
A sheer foundation/concealer for “good” skin. For those of us with more prominent skin tone or blemish issues, Complexion Perfector may not offer enough coverage to satisfy. However, when used in tandem with foundation, it clearly adds a smoothing base that made my skin (which is recovering from the worst hormonal breakout I’ve ever had) look monumentally more even both in texture and tone. If you have relatively “good” skin with little issues, this will take it to the next level, giving skin a baby like glow without looking greasy or feeling heavy.
Images (L-R): Powder foundation only, Complexion Perfector only, Complexion Perfector & Powder foundation.
Omorovicza Complexion Perfector BB SPF 20 has become one of my favorite complexion products for its ability to even out skin texture and tone without leaving skin greasy or ashy. I’m really hoping for a few additional shade options for medium – dark skins, but the sheer quality of this BB Cream simply requires a little creativity in application which allows it to be used on most skin tones. Through the Fall and cooler months ahead, Complexion Perfector will easily add a transparent layer of protection and moisture while boosting dull skin conditions. Omorovicza Complexion Perfector BB SPF 20 is a sound investment and will undoubtedly become your go-to for glowing skin year round.
OMOROVICZA COMPLEXION PERFECTOR BB SPF 20 PRODUCT INFORMATION
Hailed as the “Swiss army knife of the beauty industry”, our new Complexion Perfector BB SPF 20 is a moisturiser, foundation, sunscreen, concealer and anti-aging cream all-in-one! This BB cream leaves skin flawless, sheer and even, whilst hydrating and protecting it from UVA/B rays.
Unlike other BB (or Blemish Balm) creams, it does not contain any silicone, an ingredient that coats the skin, trapping dirt and bacteria beneath it.
Hyaluronic Acid microspheres penetrate the epidermis and release hyaluronic acid gradually over time for enduring plumping and resurfacing of fine lines and wrinkles.
A potent form of Vitamin C, boosts the production of collagen and elastin, reduces free radical damage and boosts cell turnover.
White lupin energises and revitalises.
Ruby crystal minimises the appearance of fine lines and imperfections.