Friday, July 13, 2012

Skin79 BB Cream


Everyone's heard about BB cream, whether it's Missha, the Face Shop, Laneige, Origins, Maybelline, Garnier, or my tried and tested brand, Skin79. 
BB cream's touted as an all-in-one skin base product: a primer, sunscreen and foundation rolled into one with some beneficial properties thrown in. I've only tried Skin79 BB creams, which only come in one shade. But the gimmick of BB cream is that it oxidises to your skintone.

Skin79 is Korea's leading BB cream brand, and does quite a few different BB creams for different needs. 


I've used the Hot Pink and VIP Gold ones, which I bought from a seller on eBay for around $16 and $14 respectively. They're both authentic, with the seal of authenticity and being from South Korea, apparently there are no fakes in Korea itself. 

The Super+ Triple Functions BB cream, or as most people call it, the 'hot pink one', is better for sebum control and therefore more suited to oilier skin. The packaging is a sort of canister with a pump. The 'triple functions' are whitening, UV protection SPF25 PA++ and wrinkle improvement. It's the best known and best selling BB cream of Skin79's range.

The VIP Gold Collection Super+ Triple Functions BB cream boasts gold and caviar extracts and almond oil to nourish the skin and make it 'smoother and more resilient'. It also has the triple functions thing with whitening, UV protection SPF25 PA++ and wrinkle improvement. 




Both contain arbutin, which has whitening properties, and I found that it helped lighten hyperpigmentation from acne scars. I wouldn't wear this out at night, for flash photos and whatnot, as there is a white cast from the SPF25. But they're great for daywear, but don't be alarmed when you put it on and you look grey, because they'll adjust to your colour in about 10mins. I like to double it up as a concealer for hyperpigmentation and go back in to layer the BB cream for more coverage. I'd say it's light coverage, and the consistency is pretty thick. They have a distinct scent too, which makes me cringe some days when I'm in a particularly OCD mood, but I usually don't mind it. I was silly and I bought the gold one in summer/autumn and the pink one in winter- big mistake and the wrong way around. So if I had to do it again, I'd get the gold one in winter and the pink one in the warmer months.

Bottom line, if you have normal/dry skin, go for the VIP Gold one. It'll improve the skin's texture and lighten scars. If you have oily/combination skin, get the pink one. It's got better oil control, and it'll lighten scars. You don't need a brush for these, just dot a pump of it around your face and blend it in with your fingers. It's a great beginner's introduction to face products and so easy to use. And you don't even need to colour match- it's so easy. I'm speaking from experience here. I'm glad this was my intro to face products- but I might set the pink one aside for spring/summer and wait for Neutrogena Healthy Skin and Bourjois Healthy Mix serum to arrive in the mail.

Hope that was helpful, take care and God bless! xx

7 comments:

  1. I want to try SKIN79 bb creams so bad!

    OOOHH Neutrogena Healthy Skin and Bourjois Healthy Mix!
    REVIEWS please :) I've been interested in both of those for awhile.

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    1. They're really good- but you can't find them here. And the seller I buy from, rubyruby76 just raised their prices. Boo.

      Yes, I'll post about the foundations when they arrive! I can't wait to try them! :D x

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  2. Great post! I've always wanted to know what all of the different colours and types of Skin79 BB cream mean, and you've explained it so clearly. :) I have the hot pink one and luckily enough it seems to suit my skin type the most. :) xx

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    1. Thank you! Me too- I like the sebum control factor. :) xx

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  3. I think the hot pink one would suit my oilier skin best. Thanks for the review, it really helped me a lot cause I've been looking for a BB Cream to try for a while now and can't decide on one cause there's just SO many haha.

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    1. I first heard about the Etude House BB cream but I went to the Etude House store in Singapore and saw that it cost $40- just, NO. Then I started watching Jen from frmheadtotoe and she really liked this one so I bit the bullet and eBay-d it. Having worn the hot pink one a few times now, I'd say the hot pink is definitely more to my taste! x

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  4. I've been going through your posts and they are all so good! I've been meaning to buy this gold BB cream (in my watch list on ebay haha) for ages but I'm forcing myself to finish the BB creams I currently have! I by far like the gold one more than the hot pink- mainly because my skin is dry.

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