I’m currently loving this BB cream from the Korean make-up line, Etude House. The complete name is Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream All Day Strong Sheer Flawless Skin with SPF30/ PA ++. That’s quite a mouthful to say, isn’t it?
Remember my acne problem which I posted about here? Well, I’m so happy to update you that everything’s going well for me. The scars are still in the process of healing and fading but I must say that my face is on its way to its old, glorious self of being smooth and silky. Err, well not quite but there has been a HUGE improvement already. See for yourself.
Actually I’ve temporarily sworn off using any make-up until my acne problem’s all healed. But my sister convinced me that BB creams have regenerative properties as well and will not make my skin break out. She was actually recommending another brand, Missha, a Korean make-up brand which she was using. It was quite expensive at 1,600Php and it’s being sold in one store only (in the whole Philippines) which is in fact far from my place.
Good thing, I saw Etude House’s version (goes for 728Php in Festival Mall but it’s priced at 850Php in Watson’s in SM Makati, . Hmmm..) and was quite happy with the trial look done by their sales person on me. I never thought I’d join the BB cream craze. Never. Well, I first thought of buying this BB cream before I left for London. Why? Uhm, I was afraid I’d look too drab in fashionable London without putting any make-up on so I bought the BB cream (along with a blush-on & lip balm) anyway even if I was afraid it might cause another pimple break-out. Yay! And good thing I did because I’ve never felt happier and more beautiful (ehem) until I’ve used this product.
If you must ask, BB stands for “Blemish Balm” and I’ve read that dermatologists initially used it to help laser surgery patients protect, soothe and regenerate their highly sensitive skin while also providing good coverage for post-laser scars and redness.
And then “somebody” suddenly had a brilliant idea of its use in cosmetology and the rest is history. I love you “somebody”. Haha!
The BB creams available in the market today are supposedly suited for all skin types and are targeted to those who have sensitive and acne-prone skin. These BB creams have the advantages of both skin care and makeup as it improves the skin’s condition and evens out the skin tone while providing coverage for dark spots and other blemishes.
So what’s my verdict for Etude House’s Precious Mineral BB Cream All Day Strong Sheer Flawless Skin with SPF30?
What I like:
* Has a nice smell
*Easy to apply on my face (right consistency–not too viscous and not too thin), blends easily & provides enough coverage like a foundation/make-up base
*Matches my facial skin tone and produces a natural, “no make-up look”
*Doesn’t feel too thick when applied on my face
* Does not oil up my skin and does not clog my pores (I’ve never had any pimple break-out since I started using it more than a month ago)
* Conceals skin pigmentation, discoloration, acne and other blemishes and gives my skin a healthy, glowing look
* Has healing properties that soften, smoothen and refine skin (again, I’ve never had any pimple break-out since I started using it more than a month ago)
* Has SPF 30 PA ++ for UV protection
*Does not oxidize on my skin even after a few hours of wearing it
* Can last up to 6 hours without any retouch
*Quite affordable at 728Php for a 60g tube (big one)
*Lovely packaging, so funky!
What I don’t like:
*I’m having a hard time using the pump. Haha!
I’m quite a huge fan now.