As we all know, the face make up has evolved from foundation to BB cream and CC cream and DD cream is already in US and some other country. So I was as confused as you on what are the functions of these cream and how different are they??? until I do a study over the google and here are my findings on these creams…
Today, I am not going to talk more about the DD cream but instead the BB cream that are in the market for quite some time. I attended the BB Cream & Cica Expert official launch event by Payot recently and had learn so much things about BB cream.
Bloggers adjourned for a morning tea before we kick off the event!
Let’s begin with Payot BB cream introduction first!
It take Payot a long time to research and come out with this BB Cream. Why? because they want to ensure that this BB cream deliver results and can be widely used by everyone across the globe.
Why Payot Hydra24 Perfection BB cream and not Foundation?
So what are the ingredients that make this BB cream so good?
Hydrating Antioxidant B.B. cream in Light Shade 01
I love how the texture turn out to be not so thick and it’s really easy to blend evenly on my face. It does not leave a cakey finish after hours of wear and it’s non sticky too. It’s like my second skin and it does help even out my skin redness and dark eye circle.
This BB cream does give a lighter tone to my face but it does not over brighten my face as some BB cream I tried where it make my face look like ghost. However, it does not give a full coverage like foundation does. Like what I mentioned earlier, BB cream are like primer or make up base which can be used underneath foundation (some say it’s too thick to be used along with foundation, I recommend mixing it with foundation).
How Do I use this BB cream??
As for me, if I am having a date or event then I will use this BB cream as a base or primer for better coverage, then a thin layer of foundation and finish it with a face powder. BB cream does give better finishing in term of skin tone than primer but my primer gives smoother effect so I might still lay primer on my face before the BB cream if i intend to do a super intense make up look. If I am going for work, most probably I will only wear this BB cream alone. Do note this way of application might not work for you as we have different skin tone. I have read over the net and I found there is so many ways of using the BB cream. It really depends on you on how you want to wear it. Keep experimenting till you get the results you want.
I really love this BB cream because it’s really light and it does not give me the greasy feeling after hours of application. Do check it out at any of Dr Payot salon. Salon listing is listed at the bottom of this post.
We shall now proceed to Cica Expert Cicagel Scar Treatment . I was really new on this Cica Expert Cicagel Scar Treatment and my initial thought is this gel is meant for healing scars like pimple scars, cellulite or any scars caused by operations or falls. I want totally wrong. Let me summarize what does this Cicagel do:
Recreates the ideal cell environment to enable skin to regain it’s original biological functions.
The formula, enriched with cell growth factors, encourages the skin-restructuring process by stimulating the production of new cells.
Increases and accelerates the natural healing process.
Soothes & releases sensations of discomfort and irritations.
It is claimed that by applying Cicagel Scar Treatment for one day, the results will be visible the day after. It will have improved results in a week. This Cicagel are mainly for scar caused by the following factors:
Punctual trauma, pains of everyday life, after drying of the wound (lacerations, abrasions)
External irritants (cold, drought,…)
After surgery (post-operation, post-suturing, biopsies,…)
Cica Expert is using a high-tech formula with cell growth factors, new generation active ingredients which is fragrance and paraben free. The texture is light but it’s a little bit greasy when first applied and when it absorb to my skin it’s not oily after that. This product is not suitable for scars cause by acne and it does not help on cellulite either.
Cica Expert texture
Cicagel is used on altered skin, and it is proven that Cica Expert is effective on healing the skin where the skin is soothed, protected and stimulated. The epidermis layer is also rapidly rebuild which it helps the skin to regains comfort and well being.
If you have just undergo a Aesthetic treatment, I recommend you to get this Cica Expert Cicagel Scar Treatment to help speed up the healing process.
Thanks to Lilac Box & Payot for inviting me to this event. I learned a lot of new things in this event. A big group picture to end my post!
Picture Courtesy of https://www.facebook.com/thelilacbox/photos_stream
Dr Payot HYDRA24 PERFECTION: Hydrating Antioxidant B.B. cream
Retail Price: 50 ml tube: RM148
Dr Payot Cica Expert
Retail Price: 40 ml tube: RM 155
Available at all PAYOT beauty salons
Payot (Ekonoven Beauty Centre)
Ekonoven Beauty Centre, No. 57-1, Jalan Radin Bagus, Bandar Baru Sri Petaling, 57000 Kuala Lumpur.
Phone: 016-607 7119
Payot (my BEAUTY Hub)
my BEAUTY hub, No. 51-53C, Jalan SS 22/19, Damansara Jaya, 47400 Petaling Jaya.
Phone: 03-7727 8633
Payot (Estee Dermal Beauty Saloon)
Estee Dermal Beauty Saloon, No. 41, 1st Floor, Jalan SS 2/55, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Phone: 03-7877 7997
Payot (Cosmolady Skin Care & Slimfit Salon Plaza Armada)
Cosmolady Skin Care & Slimfit Salon, Lot G5, Ground Floor, Plaza Armada, Lorong Utara C, Section 52, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Phone: 03 – 6257 8569
Payot (Cosmolady Skin Care & Slimfit Salon Taman Sri Sinar)
Lot B-1-7, M Avenue, Jalan 1/ 38A, Taman Sri Sinar, Segambut, 51200 Kuala Lumpur
Phone: 03 – 6257 8569
For more salon listing, please contact Adrian Chee at 03-7725 2332