Garnier Skin Naturals Pure Active BB Cream Review

Garnier Skin Naturals Pure Active BB Cream

Hello everyone,

It’s been long since I wrote a review here, but I have been reading each and every review on IMBB and hats off to Rati maam, who posts even while she is on a vacation. Anyways, today I will be reviewing a BB cream from Garnier that is mainly for oily acne prone skin.


Claims of the product:
Hydrates, evens tone, mattifies, and covers imperfections, anti spots and blackheads.
Immediately skin is beautiful – hydrated and smooth, with an even and luminous complexion: mattifies, reduces the appearance of imperfections, reduces redness, reduces the appearance of blackheads, reduces the size of pores, fresh feeling and light on the skin.


Price and quantity:

KD 2.950 for 50mL (approx INR 600)



My experience with Garnier Skin Naturals Pure Active BB Cream

The cream comes in a tube with a flip-open cap. And I must say that I absolutely hate the packaging because a lot of product is wasted once you take some cream out (hope you can understand what I am saying from the picture).

Garnier Skin Naturals Pure Active BB Cream

(This picture was taken after my first use. Look, how messy it is.)

It comes in two shades: light and medium. I took the one in medium. I don’t expect much shades from BB creams and to be honest BB creams are not meant for me because I do have some acne scaring and blemishes which a BB cream doesn’t hide. But I was attracted to this one because of its claims and also that it has salicylic acid. I have an oily acne prone skin. This shade is a bit light for me however on contouring and adding blush to my face it seems fine.


This BB cream is thick in consistency and gives an amazing coverage. I must say the coverage is medium to medium-high. It did not get that bothering smell like the other products in the pure active range but it does smell funny.It gives a glow to the face and you can powder your face to mattify. Since I have an oily face I saw that my T-zone got oily after 2-3 hours post application but I do not blame the product as I have a super oily face.It did not break me out so I was really happy because the Garnier miracle skin perfector BB cream broke me out and also did not cover any of my blemishes and made my face super oily.It also has SPF15 so you can skip your sunblock while using this.

However, due to the heat and excessive sun exposure here in Kerala I did get tanned and this shade is too light for me now so I handed it over to my mother and this shade seems perfect for her.It also claims to reduce blackheads but I can’t comment on that since I exfoliate my face every 2 days. It also claims to reduce the size of the pores but I did not see any difference in my pore size.


Pros of Garnier Skin Naturals Pure Active BB Cream

• Contains salicylic acid and is apt for oily acne prone skin.
• Provides a medium to semi-full coverage.
• Does not smell awful like the other products in the pure active range.
• Moisturises my face well.
• Face instantly brightens up imparting a glow.
• Staying power is amazing up to 5-6 hours. However I do have a very oily face so I have to blot or powder my T-zone after 2 hours.
• Did not break me out.
• Has SPF 15.


Cons of Garnier Skin Naturals Pure Active BB Cream

• It gives a semi-dewy finish and not a matte finish as it claims.
• Does not reduce the size of my pores as it claimed.
• A bit too pricey for a drugstore BB cream.
• Limited shade selection.
• The flip-open cap makes a mess.

Will I repurchase Garnier Skin Naturals Pure Active BB Cream?

I would repurchase it only if they have a darker shade because this one is a bit too light for me.

Do I recommend Garnier Skin Naturals Pure Active BB Cream?

Yes absolutely. If the shade matches you then you have got a perfect BB cream in your hand that provides amazing coverage which is apt for all skin types.

IMBB Rating: 4/5 (-0.5 for the messy cap and -0.5 for the lack of shade selection)

I really do suggest this BB cream to all skin types moreover it is really difficult to find a BB cream with such amazing coverage. Dry skinned beauties can use this after moisturising your face so as to hydrate the extremely dry patches of your face if you have any. I am really amazed that a drugstore brand has launched this BB cream which fully justifies the caption ‘BB’.

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5 thoughts on “Garnier Skin Naturals Pure Active BB Cream Review

    1. yes jomol di i also had used its older version and it was just nonsense. it didnot give any coverage and moreover it broke me out…. but this one surprised me…. this one is way much much much better than the old one.

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