Rated 3.78 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Wow...this product is amazing!
I used to have such a beautiful face, but, it has not aged gracefully and I had large patches of age/sun spots on my cheeks. I hated to look in the mirror and see the woman staring back at me. I tried Skin Renew on a whim, thought, might as well try it, and, I am so very glad I did. Not every product works for everyone, but, this just made my face, my skin, look better and younger. At first I thought I was just imagining it, but, my age/sun spots actually started to fade, almost immediately! I actually get tears of joy when I see my face now. I love this stuff!!!
Most Helpful Critical Review Good formula, Terrible color
I wanted to like this product since it had oil control, coverage, moisture and SPF. I got the fair/medium shade. When I first put it on it had amazing coverage and I was really excited until I got down to my neck and realized that it looked a little darker than my neck and a little orangey. To make matters worse, when it starts drying, it oxidized even darker.
I uploaded a pic of the swatches: top circle is the dried BB cream, bottom circle is just applied BB cream so you can see how dark it dries and how dark it is on pale skin. It also shows the great coverage of the formula. I recommend it for the coverage but be wary of the shades!
Reviewed by 2028 customers I've used this for 8 years
BeeBabs from Antioch, CA
I have combination skin and it doesn't make me oily or dry. It clears most of the red out of my skin and lasts for a good chunk of the day.
So dissapointed they stopped making it in medium/deep
aly from san diego, ca
This was my all time favorite and all I would ever use when they had it in my shade. Doesn't make sense to just have it in one shade as not the whole world has fair skin. So dissapointed
Best all around facial
Particular Paula from PA
I use this product as a cover-up, concealer and moisturizer.
Lu from Ocala FL
I use when I'm getting fully dressed for work or outing. Never when I exercise. It's give very nice sheer coverage.
Low price, high performance.
HH23 from Baltimore, MD
This is an easy quick fix for foundation if I'm in a hurry. It blends well and blurs imperfections. Wears well all day. I still have to use concealer on my problem areas but I really love this product and have been using it for years. It outperforms so many other luxury products that are 2-3x the price. I wish Ulta carried the other darker shade which I need for my summer skin tone. This is my non-summer shade.
Works, with some cons
Michelle L from Walnut Creek, CA
I was worried about how the Skinactive BB would be since people seem to either LOVE or HATE it and apparently there was a formula change that loyal users hated. The formula as purchased in-store this week, is much thinner than the "toothpaste" texture people were describing recently, it definitely feels thinner like a sunscreen or tinted moisturizer consistency. It does seem to turn pretty warm/yellow once it oxidizes but I did not turn orange like some describe. I do have to blend it into my neck pretty good and watch the areas around the nose/mouth as it does make a defined line where you apply it. For combo skin, I was pleased that it dried pretty matte, but I did a face wash and skipped my normal moisturizer - that might be what is separating the formula... I will use it daily this week to see if I have any of the breakout reactions people noted or if the talc bothers me (I am not thrilled there is talc in it, but it's a cheap and effective cosmetic mattifyer so it seems like a lot of products have it).
Great for the summer.
Mel from Clearwater Florida
The color is really light. I use it with Tula perfecting primer and color science new bronzer spf for the perfect summer cocktail. Ive been a full coverage kinda gal my whole life battling acne as a teen and adult. Trying a lighter approach after moving to Florida.
Good coverage, not sure if I got the wrong shade
Sonali from San Diego
I got the light/medium shade and am not sure if I should have gotten the medium/dark shade instead. It does make me look a bit ghostlike but actually looks better as the product wears into the skin somehow. I was going to return and get a new shade but since our local stores aren't open yet I just ended up using it.
I'm also wondering if it would work better if I used another moisturizer underneath since this product seems to catch onto my dry patches.
Yes I would buy this product again
Mary from San Antonio Texas
Very lightweight. Applies easily. No greasy feeling.
Surprisingly good drugstore BB cream
kenzie_hw from Baltimore, MD
I honestly really like this - it has more coverage than other BB creams I've tried (still light, but you could build to the level of a light foundation) and happened to be a pretty good shade for me (I'm fair but not ghostly). It's also more matte than other BB creams I've tried, which helps it last longer and not rub off as much, but if you have drier skin like me it could trend towards looking dry. I think people with combination skin would love this. Also, good value for the price given it's 2oz!
My partner loves this one
Le from Cleveland, Ohio
I got this as a gift and she loves it
Bri from San Diego
Idk why I've waited so long to give this BB cream a try but wow I've wasted a lot of money wearing foundation everyday! This is just the right amount of coverage for light everyday use. I have some hyperpigmentation in my cheeks and this covered it no problem. It's feels very moisturizing and light, almost like a serum. This is perfect for me because I have sensitive acne prone skin. I'm glad I didn't overthink the ingredient list like I usually do. Some people are wary of alcohol being in skincare products but I find it can be beneficial to the absorption and application.
Love it. PLEASE BRING MORE SHADES
Mel from Florida
Best bb cream out there. Wayyy better than it cosmetics. I am in my early 20s with oily skin, but this works great for me. But please bring more shades! Way too dark/ orange even for medium skin. They used to have lighter shades. Let's be inclusive people.
Best BB Cream I've ever tried. We need more shades!
Megan H from Michigan
This is the the best bb I've ever used. It smooths out texture, evens skin tone, and stays matte throughout the day. You can achieve great buildable coverage with this product. The only negative is that it only comes in one shade. It's my perfect summer shade but in the winter I always get disappointed about having to use other bbs/foundation. Garnier, make more shades!!!
Bring back medium/dark shade
Missing my shade from North Carolina
This is a great BB cream but only in light/medium. Please bring back the medium/dark shade.
Lisabuto from Castle Rock, CO
I've used expensive, high end tinted moisturizers but this by far stands side by side with them. I don't want huge, heavy coverage.. Just a nice coverage for everyday. Spot on!!!
LaciR from Charlottesville, VA
I LOVE this BB Cream! I love that it has SPF too. I have replaced my "dewy finish" Too Faced foundation with this. It has the perfect amount of coverage for my skin type (occasional acne, combination) and it leaves my face actually dewy and glowing!
Makes me breakout
Jen from San Francisco, CA
Beautiful coverage and dewy glow, love the way my skin looks as soon as I put it on, but within an hour or two I get at least 4-6 new tiny pus filled pimples from it. They heal faster than hormonal acne breakouts at least. I've been using this product on and off again for 3 months and without fail, every time, I break out. I think it's time to trash it. Too bad, I'd love to use something like this in place of foundation.
Never looked back
BizzyBee from Chandler, AZ
I've been using this for many years now. I've tried all brands and coverage levels but this one is the best balance of coverage with a light feeling finish. I'm always afraid they're going to stop making it so I stockpile!
Liked it enough to repurchase...and that's rare!
April from Dallas,TX
All day shone control, I literally do not have to reapply powder when I use this. A little goes a long ways, when using a brush to apply. The color looks natural and not cakey. I will continue to repurchase!
Erin from Massachusetts
I bought this product with hopes it would work. I liked how lightweight it was and had pretty decent coverage. Unfortunately the cream gave me severe hives burning and swelling so I can no longer use it.
Love it !
Elle from Livonia, Mi
Love this product, I used this everyday. Wish they would bring back the medium/dark shade.
Bring back medium
Ames from CA
I can't find my medium tint. I've benn using this for years. First day I wore this I had people say my skin looked amazing! Sold!!! Bring it back!
Dare I say, perfect?
JCH from Texas
This has foundation-like coverage...and a little goes a long way. The watery texture glides over skin and blends effortlessly with fingertips. I have combo skin and I can get a full day out of this without any separation in my oily zone. If anything, it starts to look a bit dewy by hour 8. I set with a little powder and it blurs pores well.
The color light/medium was made for me...haha. I am white with yellow undertones. I'm naturally quite fair, but will tan fairly easily in the sun.
If I had to choose a flaw, it has a slight alcohol scent. It fades very quickly and doesn't irritate my sensitive skin.
Jenny from Arizona
Bring back the medium/dark!