- Estee Lauder
Estee Lauder Cyber White EX Extra Intensive BB Cream Multi-Action Formula SPF 35 PA+++ – brighten, perfect and help protect skin instantly with our all-in-one Extra Intensive BB Cream. This Estee Lauder innovation combines a high level SPF with advanced brightening effects and natural-looking coverage. Minimizes the appearance of imperfections and evens skin tone. This gentle, lightweight cream leaves skin feeling comfortable. Keeps skin looking fresh all day by helping inhibit surface oil and shine. Creates a smooth base for makeup to glide on. Dermatologist tested. Non-acnegenic. For all skin types.
- Gives a natural-looking coverage & a radiant look
- Corrects skin’s condition & prevents future damage over time
- Uniforms skin tone & reduces presence of flaws
- Provides SPF35 protection from harmful UV effects
- Great for use when travelling
In 2008, Estée Lauder elevated brightening to a whole new level with CyberWhite EX, a regimen built with over 20 years of proven brightening expertise. Today, Estée Lauder further strengthens its unique position as a brightening specialist with NEW CyberWhite EX Extra Intensive BB Creme Multi-Action Formula SPF 35/PA +++, the all-in-one BB Creme that provides both outstanding skincare and makeup benefits. Instantly, it provides skin with a brightened, luminous appearance and natural-looking coverage, while helping to improve skin’s condition and help prevent future damage over time. Working in synergy with the CyberWhite Ex skincare regimen, this multi-action BB Creme delivers advanced SPF 35 PA +++ protection and creates a flawless complexion by helping to even out skin tone and minimize the appearance of imperfections.
Multi-Action All-in-One BB Creme with Both Skincare and Makeup Benefits:
NEW CyberWhite EX Extra Intensive BB Creme Multi-Action Formula SPF 35/PA +++ provides skin with advanced, yet gentle skincare and immediate makeup brightening benefits to deliver natural-looking coverage and help create a flawless, luminous complexion:
Delivers powerful protection with broad-spectrum sunscreen and enhanced UVA protection. It forms an invisible defense to help protect against the damaging rays of the sun, pollution and other external aggressors to help skin maintain its porcelain look longer.
Helps inhibit surface oil and shine to keep skin feeling comfortable and looking fresh all day long.
Delivers immediate brightening effects with special polarized, light reflective pearls to brighten and enhance skin instantly.
Minimizes the appearance of imperfections with just the right amount of sheer to medium, buildable coverage so that imperfections seem to vanish.
Evens skintone with special color-correcting pigments to provide skin with a flawless look.
Creates a flawless base and perfect canvas for foundation to glide on and stay on – hour after hour.
Provides skin with a fresh, natural look and glow of perfection.
Creamy, yet lightweight, this unique formula glides easily onto skin providing cushiony comfort
Subtly enhanced with the fresh, clean fragrance of CyberWhite EX
Perfect and protect your skin with Clinique’s new Age Defense BB Cream SPF 30/PA+++. This multi-tasking BB (Blemish Balm) Cream helps prevent the premature signs of aging with UVA/UVB and environmental protection while immediately concealing imperfections. Fine lines and wrinkles are visibly reduced and skin is soothed and hydrated for a more youthful look. Additionally, this perfecting cream helps balance skin and provides oil and shine control to extend the life of foundation all day long.
The Look and Feel
Appropriate for all skin types, including delicate skins, this lightweight formula contains multipolarized pigments to enhance skin’s complexion. It provides medium to full coverage to blur imperfections without being too heavy for a naturally flawless look. Skin looks brighter, more perfected and even-toned. Skin texture feels smoother and softer.
Developed exclusively for the Asia Travel Retail market, Age Defense BB Cream SPF 30/PA+++ is a multi-tasking essential perfect for travelers on the go with numerous benefits, including:
• Multi-polarized pigments including Polymethylsilsesquixane, Silica and Mica reflect light multi-dimensionally to conceal and correct imperfections. Provides colour correcting benefits for a brighter and more even skin tone. Additionally, the combination of pigments absorbs excess oil to ensure longwear and oil control, providing better adherence of foundation.
• A combination of chemical sunscreens (Octinoxate, Octisalate, Abovenzone) absorb
harmful UV rays and provide SPF 30 PA+++ broad spectrum protection. Physical
sunscreens (Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide) provide broad spectrum protection by
deflecting UVA and UVB rays. To prevent penetration and irritation, the sunscreens are
encapsulated in a floating matrix so they are not in direct contact with the skin.
• Potent antioxidant Vitamin E helps protect skin from environmental aggressors which can trigger the breakdown of collagen as a result from sun and environmental exposure.
• Caffeine helps reduce the appearance of irritation while helping stimulate skin and visibly reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
• Glycyrrhetinic Acid helps reduce skin irritation associated with internal and external stress.
• A hydration complex of Trehalose, Carboxylic Acid and Sodium Hyarulonate enhances hydration, balances moisture and provides skin with comfort throughout the day.
• Laminaria Saccharina Extract, derived from seaweed, helps reduce the excess production of oil.
What age great skin?
Clinique believes that when you take good care of your skin, the numbers don’t count.
Whats so different about the Age Defense BB Cream SPF 30 / PA +++ ?
It’s got EVERYTHING. This skin perfecting cream conceals in an insgtant, and works to help precvent premature signs of aging. A unique complex of potics helps reduce ther appearance of lines and winkles o contact. Antioxidants help defeng against enviromental aggresions. Anti – irritants instantly help sooth while moisture conforts skin.
Result : Skin feels soft, smooth. Looks brighter, perfected and stays looking younger, longer.
Who should use?
Long wearing and oil control formula is appropriate for all skin types and tones.
Both have great packaging. Probably the best BB Packaging in a tube form !
I wish all BB Creams that are in a tube are packaged this way. The tubes are extremely solid and sturdy, flat and compact, therefore making it very convenient to carry around.
Also, because of it’s very solid and compact packaging, it allows us to control the cream’s dispense. Unlike most of the BB Creams which comes in a normal tube which deflates quickly once squeeze and hard to control the amount of BB Cream that comes out, the Clinique and Estee Lauder BB Cream are the opposite!
The cover isn’t also the typical screw cover that comes with most normal BB Cream tube packaging. For both of these BB Creams, all you need to do is rotate the cover by 90 degrees and it’s good, and to close it , you do the same, and you’ll hear a ‘Click’ which means it’s closed properly. How convenient. Don’t need to waste time de-screwing and turning the cover around and around to use a product!
We prefer Clinique’s tube because it was smaller in size, but we prefer Estee Lauder’s elegant girlish colour palette ( white and baby blue! ).
Here are what the packaging of the boxes look like :
Left : Estee Lauder
Right : Clinique
As seen above, the Clinique ( on the right ) has a thicker texture therefore once pressed it comes out uniformly. It has the typical texture of the Asian BB Creams like BRTC which has a slightly thicker texture . However it is easier to spread on the skin compared to the BRTC BB Creams.
We preferred the Estee Lauder’s texture. Unlike the Clinique BB Cream, the Estee Lauder has a very light moist texture and it spreads super easily on the skin.
Result? Both give you soft smooth skin. The Clinique has a ‘heavier’ feeling to it though but it doesn’t give a greasy feel. Did we mention that the Clinique BB Cream is oil-free formulated?
Oh, you can see that the Estee Lauder has a lighter, brighter tone than the Clinique in the photo above. More details below..
Shade / Colour
Overall, both BB Creams have a very light pinkish colour to it. It will be extremely suitable for Caucasian skin and for Asians with fairy rosy skin. It has a very pinkish undertone, which we did not have a problem with ( we prefer a pinkish undertone to a grey one anyway ), but however i’ve read many complains on it being too pink and fair since Asians have a more yellow tone to their skin.
The pink undertone was not a problem for those of us who were Asian in Hope In A Blog too. They suited our Caucasian counterparts more but it wasn’t a problem for the Asians as once the colour adjusts to the skin, the pinky-ness blends and settle into our skin tone.
While the colour between the two BB Creams are rather similar, there is a slight difference. The Estee Lauder’s shade is a little lighter and pinkier/orangey than the Clinique’s. Clinique’s has a more natural colour tone while Estee has a brighter , more radiant tone to it.
Also , both BB Creams do contain some shimmer and glitter, but do not worry! They don’t give a disco-ball effect. Infact, the shimmer was SOOO discreet that we only discovered it on our 5th application. And also in the reviews of the other Clinique BB Cream reviews, none of the reviews have mentioned this fact ( or did they not notice this? ) The Estee Lauder’s shimmering effect was more obvious than the Clinique’s, but it is still very discreet and not noticeable unless you take a realllly good look at it. ( we couldn’t capture that shimmer on Camera either ).
These ‘shimmers’ from the BB Creams comes from a special combination of special polarized light-reflective pearls and colour correcting pigments. They do really help make the skin look radiant and luminous, especially the Estee Lauder BB Cream!
We have compared it to many other Asian BB Creams below :
You can see that the Estee and Clinique shade does stand out among all the BB Creams. Estee Lauder has the brightest, pinkest colour.
Close up :
And when compared on skin :
HNU = Hannule BB Cream
C = Clinique BB Cream
E = Estee Lauder BB Cream
RS = Enprani Ray Shot BB Cream
SC = SkinCeramics BB Cream
BD = BeauteDerm BB Cream
EC = Elisha Cou BB Cream
HNS = Hanskin Caviar BB Cream
Look at the pink undertone of Clinique and Estee compared to the greyish tone of the Hannule BB Cream and Enprani’s Rayshot. It’s very obvious in the last photo!
Clinique BB Cream definitely has a better coverage than Estee Lauder. I must say that they both make excellent primers though.
If you want better coverage that covers everything, you can apply two layers of the BB Cream.
After double application :
As i mentioned earlier on, the Clinique BB Cream is OIL-free therefore as you can see from the photos below, it really contains no oil at all ! We really loved this aspect of the BB Cream because after hours, the skin doesn’t feel greasy. Those of you who have oily skin will really appreciate this.
The test below are noted over a duration of about 24 hours. The time are noted on the right corner of the blotting paper.
The Estee Lauder BB Cream isn’t that bad itself. Compared to the CLinique, it isn’t as good but compared to other BB Creams, it performs rather well !
Experiment started at 7.40P.M . Last photo taken at 3.10 PM the next day.
It is also obvious on the paper where we did the shade test. The other BB Creams starting oiling right away.
The Estee Lauder and Clinique BB Cream were definitely winners in the Oil test!
On the back page :
You can see that the Clinique and Estee Lauder section ( first row , right ) is hardly stained by oil compared to the other BB Creams.
Left : Clinique, Right : Estee
We also did an oxidation colour test on the BB Creams.
On the photo below, the new batch of BB Cream was compared to the old one after 24 hours.
Both had a colour difference, and was more obvious on the Estee Lauder.
- Estee Lauder
Estee Lauder’s BB Cream has higher SPF Level than Clinique’s.
It has a mix of physical and chemical sunscreen ingredients – Octinoxate, Octisalate, Zinc Oxide, Oxybenzone, and Titanium Dioxide.
It contains Fragrance unlike Clinique which is fragrance-free.
Contains anti-oxidant like Vitamin E and Wheat Germ.
The Clinique BB Cream also has a mix of both physical and chemical sunscreen like the Estee Lauder. However the concentration isn’t stated unlike the Estee Lauder and has a lower SPF.
The technology comprises multi-polarized pigments, including Polymethylsilsesquixane, Silica and Mica which reflect light multi-dimensionally to conceal and correct imperfections. It also provides colour-correcting benefits for a brighter and more even skin tone. Additionally, the combination of pigments absorbs excess oil to ensure long wear and oil control, providing better adherence of foundation.
It is also fragrance free, oil free, non-acnegenic and allergy tested.
Potent antioxidant Vitamin E helps protect skin from environmental aggressors which can trigger the breakdown of collagen as a result from sun and environmental exposure. Caffeine helps reduce the appearance of irritation while helping stimulate skin and visibly reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Glycyrrhetinic Acid helps reduce skin irritation associated with internal and external stress. A hydration complex of Trehalose, Carboxylic Acid and Sodium Hyarulonate enhances hydration, balances moisture and provides skin with comfort throughout the day. Laminaria Saccharina Extract, derived from seaweed, helps reduce the excess production of oil
A table to summarize everything :
The conclusion is :
We have a winner in both BB Creams.
The Estee Lauder group has made a good venture into the Asian BB Cream market with two high quality BB Creams. ( Clinique is under the Estee Lauder group, for those of you who are not aware ).
We love both BB Creams and if we were to choose one, we seriously would have no idea.
Estee Lauder had a little more love from those of us at Hope In A Blog, but we loved the Clinique BB Cream too!
If you have trouble choosing between the two, here’s some details to help you choose :
If you want your skin to have a radiant, luminous look = Estee Lauder. It also acts as an excellent primer if you want to follow up with some foundation or powder after. It also has higher SPF than Clinique. We love it’s light texture too!
If you have oily, acne, sensitive skin who want a more natural look = Clinique BB Defense. We love it’s oil-free and fragrance-free formula. It is also suitable for sensitive skin. It also has excellent staying power.
P.S : Many thanks to Estee Lauder UK who sent me both BB Creams for review.