A long time ago, when BB creams made their first entrance in the western beauty-world, these Skin79 BB creams were all the rage. Everyone was talking about them and they were great. I’ve always wanted to try one, but since I was so young back then and I wasn’t allowed yet to order anything I wanted online, I never ended up getting a bottle myself. To my surprise I still managed to get it years later, because of my subscription to the LF Beauty Box. It has been a while since I’ve been subscribed to the LF Beauty Box, almost a year now, but in one of my last boxes came a little tube of the amazing Skin79 Super+ BB Cream that I always wanted to try. Today it’s time for the review. If you’re interested in finding out more about it, make sure you continue reading!
Because I got this in my LF Beauty Box this is a little sample, but usually the Skin79 Super+ BB cream comes in a pretty big round jar with a pump on it. It almost looks a little like a can but than a little more classy and pink with a golden pump. The little travel size I have comes in a small tube. It’s bright pink so in a way it does look quite a lot like the full size version. Even though it’s not the most usual packaging for a foundation/BB cream, I do really love the way that it looks. It’s extreme and bright and that’s a really pretty combo in my opinion. Especially the full size packaging looks really good.
But there isn’t just a pink version. Skin79 also has a BB cream that comes in an orange can and one that comes in a gold can, if I remember correctly. I never really understood what the difference was between those three, but from what I read the main difference is the skincare benefits it has. For some reason I always wanted to try the pink version so I’m really glad that’s the one I received in my LF Beauty Box!
Skin79 Super+ Blemish Balm – €22,95 (full size)
One important thing to know about the Skin79 Super Plus BB Cream is that it only comes in one shade. I don’t really know why they don’t come out with more shades, but well, we just have to deal with it. The shade that it does come is a pretty fair shade. I once heard that people in Asia really like a pale skin tone so maybe that’s why. For me personally it’s a positive thing since I am very pale and usually face makeup products are too dark for me. However, this shade is just about right for my skin tone. But if you do have a bit of a deeper complexion, this won’t be a product for you.
Having said that, let’s talk about the claims. According to Skin79, which is a Korean-based skincare brand, this BB Super Plus Blemish Balm has SPF30 PA++. This hot pink version has a triple function formula that is supposed to work to brighten, smoothen and protect the skin. Harnessing the powers of vitamin-rich Damask Rose Flower Water and Acerola Extract, the fast-absorbing, fresh-textured blemish balm combats dullness and uneven skin tone, whilst absorbing excess oil and defending against the suns damaging UV-rays. Its revolutionary Vita Brightening Complex is supposed to restore a clarified, rejuvenated and refined complexion.
All together it sounds like this is going to be the best BB cream ever. It does everything you want it to do from protection your skin against the harming rays of the sun to improving the quality of your skin and in the mean time it also provides some coverage to create a more even complexion.
Overall it sounds pretty amazing. It’s really just skincare and makeup in one and to me that’s a great thing. Who doesn’t want their skin to be taken care of by their makeup? I know I do. However, even though everything sounds so good it still doesn’t mean it actually is a great product. It might promise all of those fun things, but is it really that amazing and does it really do all those things?
Generally speaking I do think that big parts of the claims are true. I personally have no discolouration in my complexion so I can’t test whether or not it actually works brightening. But the other claims are quite true. First of all I really appreciate the SPF30 in this product. That’s quite a high factor which means it actually does protect your face pretty well. I also really like the texture of it. The BB cream feels very rich and creamy but not greasy in any way. It’s very easy to spread across the face and it blends very nicely. Even though it is quite a rich and creamy formula it isn’t a heavy formula. On the skin it feels like a regular moisturiser so it’s pretty comfortable to wear in my opinion.
Coverage wise I do think this BB cream is quite impressive. It does provide a nice medium coverage and it’s definitely buildable. I really love how it evens out my skin tone without making it look fake or flat. It still creates a very natural end result which I think is really flipping pretty. Because of that this is a great product for everyday wear, especially if you have some unevenness you want to cover up. It covers so much better than your regular tinted moisturiser or western BB cream!
I also really like how it actually makes my skin look more healthy. It really does make me look less dull and sleepy and I think that’s a good look. It really freshens up the complexion. I do think that the finish of the BB cream has something to do with that. It has a semi-dewy finish. It’s not too dewy but it just has that natural glow to it that your skin would usually have if it’s healthy and cleansed. I really like the look of that.
In terms of staying power I don’t really have a lot to tell you guys. It’s just a really nice long lasting product. It isn’t outstandingly longlasting but it isn’t incredibly not-longlasting either. It’s just a nice product and I really like it!
Overall I think that the Skin79 Super Plus BB Cream is a great product. It actually surprised me and I’m sad I didn’t get to try it sooner. Back when BB creams were still all the rage for example. It just is a great all-in-one product. It has coverage to it, it has SPF30 and it has great skincare benefits. So, if you’re looking for a great everyday base product that does great things for your skin as well as cover up your blemishes, you might want to try this product out!
That was pretty much it for today. Thank you guys so much for reading today’s post and be sure to let me know what you think of this BB cream and also let me know if you did ever try it back when it was all hyped up!