Saturday, March 16, 2013

Skin79 Super+ BB Cream (Hot Pink) Review

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:

I couldn't seem to find it on the Skin79 website ):

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
~ Moisturize
~ Have smooth application
~ Have 'healthy' 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

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

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!


  1. I really liked this BB cream, I've used a whole bottle of it. My skin is normal with oily T-zone and it did get a bit shiny after a few hours but nothing too oily!

  2. I love Skin79's BB Creams, I've got oily skin too and it works good on me. But my favourite at the moment is the Vital Orange (I will post a review in my blog in less than 12 hours). My sister, at first, thought that it was a bit greasy, but this was because she used too much product. Just a thin layer works great on me, and the Vital Orange has way more coverage than this one :)

    Greetings from Shirayuki's Beauty.

    1. I see, I've not tried the Vital Orange one! I might see if that's better, I have heard good things about that one as well :) How do you usually apply it? With hands or a brush?

  3. Oh wow, I have this and I've never gotten this oily from it! It's a shame it didn't work out. I use as little as possible and blend with a sponge or my fingers.

  4. I can see what you mean about this BB cream being too grey, the shine is really intense too! I still want to try this product though to see if this works for me - my skin is pretty oily though :/ xox

    1. Maybe you can get one of those value packs that has like 5 different mini skin79 bb creams in them? that way you could test them all out without having to buy a full size one!

  5. I thought the same thing when I applied it on my face for the first time this morning. I was really excited after a number of really good reviews on how this particular BB cream was good for individuals with oily skin. The moment I pumped a bit out, I thought " it looks a bit gray"...but then I applied it anyway. I don't know if I pumped too much but it turned out cakey looking on me. In addition, I was an oily mess almost immediately. So definitely not what I had expected. I'm going to reduce the amount the next time I wear it to see if it makes a difference. But I have to agree with you, it might be a great product for others but I'm not feeling this one.

    1. Ahh yea, thats unfortunate that it didnt work for us ): especially because its so popular for a lot of other people. i hope you can find a way to make it work!

  6. Are you sure yours wasn't a fake? The one I used automatically began to adjust to my skin tone. When applied, it starts gray but quickly adjusts after ten or so minutes. I also found it very buildable. I would apply a slightly thicker layer to my problem areas or where there was red, let it set for a few minutes and than blend in another layer onto the rest of my skin. And of course, put some on my neck. Lol.

    1. also, i wouldn't suggest buying on amazon or ebay since there is alot of fakes!

    2. Actually I'm not sure. I believe I ordered it from cosmetic-love.coM? I bought it when I was just getting started with Asian Cosmetics, so I didn't know what was good and what was bad. u_u

  7. I own this bb cream too and my skin is oily but it wasn't shining at all. only after about 6 hours it started to shine a bit but nothing dramatic :o it's really weird. maybe the gold version is a better fit for you

  8. This is so so weird!! This is my favorite bb cream (I use it with the orange vital) and I've been using it for almost 3 years and I've never had this issue. The only things I can think of that would have made it so grey and slick were that A.) you used a bit too much (a little really goes a long way, I usually just use 1-1 1/2 pumps for my whole face!!) or B.) you got a fake!!! :( If you google 'skin79 fakes', there's many tips on how to detect a fake. Even if you bought it from a reputable seller, sometimes the fakes are so convincing they get mixed in with the real ones. xoxo

    1. I am considering this as a possibility. I might try and buy samples from a more reputable source, as this was one of the first things I purchased when getting into Asian beauty products.

  9. Hey! I just saw that a lot of ingrediances are suspected to cause cancer! Not only in Skin 79 products.

  10. I was about to buy this too because it looks so cheap on ebay.


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