The Ofra BB Cream retails for $39.95 for 2 oz. of product, which is double the amount that most foundation type products come with. It comes packaged in a brown bronze shiny plastic squeezable tube. Squeeze tubes are always great for having control of the amount of product that dispenses and allows the product in the tube to be kept sanitarily. According to the product description on the Ofra website the cream contains aloe vera, vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, avocado oil, almond oil, jojoba oil, chamomile extract, shea butter and flower extract. The website also says that it contains SPF 15 although I don’t see that noted on the actual tube.
Pulling from the website these are the claims that are made about the Ofra BB Cream:
~All natural light coverage
~Diminish fine lines
~Light coverage for blemishes, age spots and discoloration on the face
~Skin feels light and refreshed after application
~Reduce bacteria and prevent skin eruptions and breakout’s
I’ll touch back on these claims at the end of the post. Below is my “before” photo. I wasn’t super red on this day but I do have the usual redness on my chin and between my eyebrows with a few small spots scattered about.
The packaging for this BB cream is pretty simple and not entirely attractive. The color isn’t the most appealing but the tube is functional and hygienic. The most impressive part is how bit this tube is. It’s pretty unheard of for a company to give you 2 oz. of product
This is just a small squeeze of the product. I was sent the color Light and it was a good match for me. I applied the cream with my fingers. I always test a face product with a finger application and realistically that’s likely the best application method for a BB cream. I don’t see anything on the company website or the product tube that recommends an application technique.
When applying the cream just slides around the face a bit. I think that it needs to be warmed up a bit before it actually begins to blend into the skin. Once it does begin to blend it does work into the skin quickly and smoothly. The color is a really good match for my skin. It is worth noting that there are only 3 shades to choose from in this range so it might be hard to find your perfect color match.
~All natural light coverage ✔ I’m assuming this means a natural looking light coverage and I do think that’s what it provides.
~Anti-aging ✘ Let’s be real, it probably doesn’t do this.
~Hydrating ✘ I don’t this is hydrating or drying.
~Protect skin ✘ What does that even mean?
~Diminish fine lines ✘ Yeah I think a foundation type product with anti-aging claims is a little unbelievable.
~Light coverage for blemishes, age spots and discoloration on the face ✔ My spots and discoloration are lightly covered.
~Applies smoothly ✔ It takes some warming up but then does apply smoothly.
~Skin feels light and refreshed after application. ✘ It does feel light on the skin, but refreshed…not so much.
~Reduce bacteria and prevent skin eruptions and breakout’s ✘ Not so sure about this one.
Overall I think this product provides the light coverage that it claims and that I’m looking for. It does a great job of toning down the redness in my cheeks and on my chin. Obviously I go in with concealer afterwards but this gives me a good base to work with. I think that if you happen to match one of the three colors available and only want light coverage this is a pretty good product. If you want medium to full coverage I think this isn’t the right fit.