Sanctuary BB Cream caught my eye in Boots instead.
Thankfully I was very lucky to win a Dr.Jart+ Water Fuse BB Cream in Nic's (for writes Strawberry Blonde Beauty) giveaway. Out of the 4 Dr.Jart+ BB Creams, the Water Fuse one is definitely the one most suitable for my skin. As it's oil-free and has 'water holding system' to feed the skin water, keeping it hydrated.
Initially I thought this was going to be too pale for me. Which is one of the reasons I chose the Sanctuary BB Cream over this one. When you first apply it, it does look a little off in colour. It appeared a little ashy on me, but after a few seconds of rubbing it in to the skin, it changes and adapts rather well to my skin tone.
It claims to have an 'Advanced Water Bead Technology'. Usually when I read things like this on packaging, I think it's a gimmick, but sure enough as you're rubbing it in, you notice the cream change from rather a thick heavy cream, to something much more fluid in texture. I'm guessing as the 'water beads' are popping on the skin maybe? (You don't actually feel any beads though, it's completely smooth in texture).
I like how it has an SPF 25, so it beats the Sanctuary BB Cream on that, as that only had an SPF 15. I also like how you don't need to choose a colour and it adapts to your skin, it takes the guess work out of choosing the right shade.
The finish is really natural looking, not too dewy, not too matte, which I like. Even though I have an oily T-zone, I don't like looking too matte.
It also conceals rather well too. Most days I just use this and some bronzer to fake a tanned appearance but I only follow up with a concealer if I get a spot.
The downside, which may put some of my readers off, is it contains quite a few different silicones and parabens. It hasn't been an issue for me. I haven't broken out from it or had any adverse reactions but if you're sensitive to those ingredients OR just choose to avoid them, then this probably isn't for you.
It does contains alcohol denat, an ingredient I generally suffer irritation with. Thankfully though it's low enough down the ingredients list that it didn't cause me any issues.
Overall I really like it and would happily use it again. I can definitely see why it's so popular. I'm not sure if it's the best BB Cream I've used, but it's certainly top 3!
Available from Boots and retails at £18 for a 50ml tube.