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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Skin Food BB Cream

Before I start reviewing this product, I'm not sure if everyone is aware what BB cream is, so though I might give you a brief explanation.

According to wikipedia:

BB cream, also known as Blemish Balm or Blemish Base, is a cosmetic item sold in Korea.

BB cream started out as a therapeutic moisturizer in Germany used to treat the irritated skin of the patients who went under peeling, laser, or microdermabrasion.

There are several BB Cream brands, but all products have slight differences in properties, ingredients, smell, texture and oil control.

General BB Cream characteristics:
  • Natural glow on your face without makeup look
  • Provides perfect coverage just like a foundation but without clogging pores or damaging the skin
  • Conceals all types of pigmentation, discoloration, acne and marks
  • Healing properties which soften, smoothen and refine skin
  • Encourages skin regeneration to create and maintain youthful skin
  • UV Protection for healthy skin
  • Some BB creams have additional features such as wrinkle improvement, whitening functions etc.
Contents: 50g
Price: HK$195 (Aloe) HK$175 (Gingko)
Shade: #2

Left: Aloe Right: Gingko

Left: Gingko Right: Aloe

According to Skinfood's Webpage:
Aloe Sun BB Cream SPF 20 PA
An excellent soothing treatment with UV protection (SPF20 PA++), it especially suits people with sensitive skin. This cream leaves skin feeling moisturized while it corrects skin tone for a naturally air-brushed complexion.

Gingko Green BB Cream
A moisturizing base made with the essential ingredients of green tea, ginkgo leaf, Vitamin B and lecithin for nutritional benefits to the skin. Provides light coverage. Suitable for all skin types.

Apply as a foundation or as a base before your foundation

My Opinion:
I like using BB cream, especially when I'm in a hurry, you don't need any technique to apply it (I apply it like a face cream), there's no blending or anything like that.
My only complain about Skin food BB cream is their shade selection, it only comes in 2 shades (#1 light skin and #2 Natural)
I've got both tubes in Shade 1, but the Gingko one is a lot lighter than the Aloe one. As a NC25, Gingko shade 1 is too light for me, while the aloe one is still a bit light.

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