I binge BB’d this past year, trying pretty much any and all that came my way. Some were incredible (3Lab’s is top notch) and others were just glorified tinted moisturizers that just left my skin oily and sad. Testing has its perils. When OSEA’s Blemish Balm landed on my doorstep, I wasn’t sure I was ready for any more BB. Except that this is really a blemish balm. There’s no tint or coverage – it’s a straight up antiseptic moisturizer intended to make blemishes go away. And it doesn’t do so with anything chemical, rather, a blend of oils. There’s a ton of essentials in the mix – rosemary, cypress, juniper, lavender, tea tree, thyme and grapefruit – and a blend of seaweeds, which helps minimize acne scars.
Considering the success I had with this tiny blemish buster, I had a feeling OSEA’s BB would be good. I was right. The idea you need to dry out your skin to get rid of pimples is not a school of thought I subscribe to anymore. Massaging this on skin under makeup is that daytime blemish treatment I’ve been looking for. I like to pump some on the back of my hand and apply with a flat foundation brush to my forehead and chin. It is lightweight and absorbs all those healing oils and vitamins into the skin quickly. The bonus is that it also works as a primer for makeup and reduces shine. I love a dewy glow, but need to tame it down just a tad in the t-zone. I assure you, this BB is on a whole different level.