Ahh, the well known and much loved Skin79 Super+ pink label BB cream! I hate it. I'll explain why after some general info~
Where to get it:
- prettyandcute.com - $21.96 for 40g (they also have a few other sizes!)
- sasa.com - $34.60 for 40g
- ebay.com - $11-$15 for 40g, depending on the seller
- bonjourhk.com - $11.60 for 40g
- yesstyle.com - $18.00 for 40g
- twofacemall.com - $27.50 for 40g
- testerkorea.com - $17.54
I couldn't seem to find it on the Skin79 website ):
Description:With its whitening and wrinkle-free formula along with its UV protection SPF 25, this product stands out from others and has been one of the most-loved BB Creams available. Its whitening ingredients which is made of Adenoisine and Arbutin, is effective in whitening and brightening the skin for an even and lively skin tone. With its SPF 25 function, it intercepts ultraviolet rays UV A and UV B to protect your skin while it is exposed to sun. Whats special about this BB Cream is that it contains the new concept Osmopur ingredient made of mined sunflower, rice bran and ivy extracts to protect the skin from various harmful conditions. Additionally, this BB Cream contains Phyto-Complex which is great for skin moisturizing and is soothing to your skin.
Claims to~ SPF 25
~ Whiten and Brighten
~ Have smooth application
~ Have 'healthy' ingredients
Ingredients:Water, Propylene Glycol, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, titanium Dioxide, IsopropylPalmitate, Talc, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxtstearate/Hexastearate/Hexarosinate, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Arbutin, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Zinc Oxide, Magnesium Sulfate, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Adenosine, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Madecassoside, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Water, Triclosan, Ceramide 3, Cholesterol, Lycium Chinese Fruit Extract, Helianthus annus (Sunflower) Extract, Cornus Offincinalis Fruit extract, Hedera Helix (Ivy) Extract, Schizandra Chinensis Fruit Extract, Dimethicone/vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Silica, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Poper Methysticum Leaf/Root/Stem Extract, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Trihydroxystearin, Glycosyl Trehalose, Aluminum Hydroxide, Alumnium Stearate, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Methicone, Tobopheryl Acetate, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ubiquinone, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Phytic Acid, BHT, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Propylparaben, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Iron Oxides (from prettyandcute.com)
More details about the ingredients:
- Adenogen: It smoothes away lines, leaving skin elastic.
- Latin America Hadatamo: It provides skin with moisture and freshness.
- Osmopur: This protective ingredient is extracted from sun flower, American rice and ivy.
- Tocopheryl Acetate: It provides skin with moisture and freshness.
- Madecasoshid: It maintains healthy skin.
- Butene: It leaves skin white and translucent.
- Coenzyme Q10: It protects skin from environmental aggressors.
- Lotus Extract: Its elegant fragrance allows spiritual enjoyment.
- Green Tea Extract: It protects skin from environmental aggressors.
- Aloe: It restores skin’s elasticity.
- Purslane Extract: It comforts damaged skin and hydrates dehydrated skin. (from sasa.com)
Packaging: Surprisingly nice! It has a good quality feel to it, and the holographic label thing is really quite pretty. The plastic container has a heavy feel to it which adds to the 'quality' feeling. The pump works well and dispenses a good amount of product. No complaints whatsoever. Hygienic and high quality (:
Scent: None that I noticed.
Swatch: Accidently pumped too much!! My mistake :0 The cream itself is a nice consistency, not too heavy but not too runny. As you can see, it does not quite match the color of my skin- too grey for me... this holds true when it's applied to my face, as well.
Results/Coverage: Okay. So. First- it doesn't really match my skin. Second- it is so greasy. I don't even have oily skin and it made me look like a shiny mess without powder! I don't think you should neccessarily have to apply powder to a BB cream, so that was definitely not okay. Anyway, on to coverage-
Obvious hyperpigmentation on my left cheek (in the past couple of weeks this these have faded a lot, thanks to the vitamin C emulsion and cream I've been using!! hurray!)
Immediately After. The greasiness isn't immediately obvious... but just wait. The coverage is decent- I'd say somewhere between light and medium. It covers up discoloration around my nose and chin, but doesn't do a very good job of completely covering up my hyperpigmentation. ):
Left side before. For some reason, this side of my face is just a lot less prone to blemishes. I'm not sure why.
Immediately After- adequate.
And now for the grease...
Natural Lighting, 5 minutes after application. Just... ugh. It's too grey, it's too shiny, and it feels gross because of the greasiness. My face looks like a completely different shade from my neck :/ And touching my face was kind of disgusting without powdering it. Overall it was just really disappointing, especially after hearing a lot of great stuff about it.
Bonus decent indoor lighting picture. You can see a bit of the shine on my forehead and nose. :/
Conclusion: Final Score 2.5/5
- Nice Texture
- Nice Packaging
- Too grey for me even after 10 minutes (NW20)
- Greasy on my normal skin, so probably even worse on oily skin
- Not enough coverage for me
- Feels gross on
Overall I'm just quite disappointed. I'm sure it works for some people, but for me it was a big letdown. Oh well!