Superdrug - £8.99 (available 29/8)
Usually on my blog you'll only see reviews from products i genuinely love or feel the need to voice my opinion on something specific. If i simply don't like a product, i just won't mention it. With that in mind, here's what i think of this product.
If you've been reading my blog for a while now you'll know that i've been trying lots of BB creams from various brands (here, here & here) so when this little one from Sleek popped through my letterbox i was excited to give it a go as i'm a big fan of Sleek and use their blush palette regularly.
I started using it a couple of weeks ago now, during which time i started using some other skin care products too. I naturally have good skin, I'm not sensitive to anything and aside from the humid weather we've been having it's been in quite good condition. So when i started to break out, i mean literally break out to the point where i had 5 separate spots over my face which were very painful and have left marks, i was pretty worried. Now this is so unusual for me, like it's never happened before so i was quite shocked. I stopped trialing the products and stopped wearing make up completely to give my skin a rest and just see what was happening. After a couple of days it had cleared up and although it wasn't great, it wasn't bad either but it also meant i had to work out what was causing it.
On Sunday when i was getting ready to go out i reached for the Sleek BB cream, i don't know what made me pick it up but I'm glad i did. Within minutes of applying it my skin started to feel very irritated and a rash appeared around my mouth, over my chin and down to my jaw line. It was incredibly itchy, became inflamed and little spots (which are still there but better) appeared (to see a pic click here). It calmed down after a while but it i was pretty annoyed I'd had a reaction in the first place, but at least i knew what was causing my skin to hate itself. I have now gone back to using my usual products and trying out new ones and so far it's absolutely fine and got back in to the original condition which I'm really happy about.
If i didn't have a reaction to this product i don't think i would have used a lot anyway. It's a little too thick (will attach a picture later - forgot to upload) for my liking and it doesn't give a decent coverage, for me personally anyway.
Obviously this goes without saying but just because i had a reaction to this it doesn't mean you will too. I know lots of other bloggers who have raved about this and rate it highly. Unfortunately though it's just not the right product for me and i won't be using again.