What it Promises:
The Banila Co CC cream comes in a long, soft plastic tube with a hygienic pump dispenser that dispenses enough product for a single application with each pump.
Texture & Scent:As with the Skin79 BB cream, I love the scent of this stuff. It smells like sunscreen, but not quite as heavy and disappears after a few seconds, so it won't bother those who are sensitive to fragrance. The texture is also very lovely- creamy, yet weightless, absorbs quickly and isn't greasy at all. It has an ever-so-slightly pearlescent colour to it that reminds me of the MAC Strobe Cream I reviewed a while back.
First, I have to get something out of the way: the Banila Co CC cream is not makeup. It doesn't provide any sort of coverage like BB creams do; and it's important you know this, because I've seen many people be disappointed when they use this and they realise the only thing it leaves them with is a sunscreen-type white cast. I can't speak for other CC creams, but this one very much falls into the 'skin care' category and is at most an SPF moisturiser for all skin types, but most beneficial to those with dry to combination skin. If you have normal skin, take a pass on this one- you simply don't have a need for it. If you have very oily skin, then you might want to skip it too as it will most likely exacerbate the oiliness.
Is this an essential makeup item? Not by a long shot. The greatest irony about this product is the lack of actual colour correction, but if you can get past this it's worth a try, as it's a little life saver for those with annoyingly dull, dry, flaky skin with a rough texture. I'll more than likely repurchase, but only for the winter season.