BB creams have been in rage since 2012 and Korean BB creams appear to be a favorite worldwide. Suddenly every company from low end to high end came up with multiple BB creams (and then CC creams) that it was difficult to zero in on a good one. We were confused. Being the let-my-skin-breathe kinda girl, I stayed away from foundations, tinted moisturizers, BB creams and CC creams last year but this year I gave in. So here is mu Skin79 BB cream and stuff shopping haul.
My first BB cream was a Tweety BB cream by Nature Republic. I used it springly over the summer and liked the results I got. It had light coverage, a bit of moisturizing properties – perfect for summer – and SPF!
I did not experiment any more but on a certain SALE day at emart, I came across a BB cream that intrigued me too much. At a price of 12000 KRW (original price 27000KRW) I had to get it. It is the Skin79 Super+ Beblesh Balm BB cream with Triple Functions – Whitening, UV Protecting SPF25 PA++ and Wrinkle Improvement.
I had read a lot of good reviews about this BB cream so I decided to indulge in this BB cream which seems to be something that can be used without any moisturizer and sunscreen. I love me some multipurpose creams! So A few days ago, I bought it from the emart in Times Square, Seoul and have been using it ever since. I also bought a couple of statement rings at 5000KRW (~4$) each to add some zing to my outfits.
I will be doing a detailed review of this BB cream after using it for a few weeks but till then let me highlight a few key features:
– It has SPF25 and PA++ which means it provides medium protection against UVA and UVB rays.
– It has whitening agents.
– It contains Wrinkle improvement properties
This is an all-in-one product: sunscreen, anti-wrinkle, whitening and tinted moisturizer.
This BB cream does not have different shades and yet it suits most skintones because of they grey-ish undertones. I and my friend (who has darker skintone than me) both use this BB cream and it blends into our skin perfectly without leaving any whitecast.
It has a good staying power. I do not see it fading away till 8-9 hours (the max time I have kept it on my face). It evens out my skin, covering pores and minor blemishes perfectly.
The consistency is thick but not oily and it does not seem to lead to breakouts my or my friend’s skin (I have dry skin, my friend has oily skin). This may be the best BB cream we (I and my friends) have collectively tried. Skin79 fakes are prevalent if you buy from Amazon or ebay so make sure to check out the packaging etc. There are plenty of sites that tell you how to spot a fake so check those out before ordering.
I am not sure how I can test the whitening or wrinkle improvement since I do not have any visible wrinkles yet and I am not into skin-lightening. All I want is a healthy radiant skin or at least a healthy-looking skin when I go out 😉 Stay tuned for a detailed review. Skin79 also do a BB cream in similar packaging that has shimmer particles in it.