- Light coverage
- Claims to whiten skin tone
- Creamy texture makes for semi-easy application
- Very good oil control
- Contains a lot of shimmer
- Formula could stand to be a little thinner for easier application
If you haven’t heard of BB (Blemish Balm) Creams before, they are basically a foundation, moisturiser and sunscreen cream all in one and are extremely popular in Asia. Often they can contain anti-wrinkle, anti-acne or whitening properties. Whether they live up to these claims, I have no idea because the ingredients and most reviews for them are always written in either Chinese or Korean, languages I can’t speak / read (Don’t judge me, I’m an ABC aka Banana).
Hanskin is a Korean brand and one of the leaders in BB Creams, so seems only suitable to give them a shot. I’ve been wearing their cream for a decent amount now and have concluded that this isn’t the cream for me.
Upon application, I think the formula was a tad thick, but still applies easily with my fingers. The coverage is nice and light and feels fine throughout the day, but the amount of shimmer in it just put me off. I know it says glossy, but made me look like I had been dancing in the club all night aka oily and even sweaty.
I think this would be perfect if used strategically to add a bit of glow to certain high points of your face for that lovely glow. But put it all over your face and you may find yourself applying a stack of powder.
That said, what did amaze me was the level of oil control it had. Ironic, right? It makes you appear oily, BUT it doesn’t become any oilier during the day. When I powdered my face, my face stayed exactly the same for the next 10 hours. I didn’t have to touch up or anything~ Very odd, but pretty cool behaviour.
I also must add that I do quite like the smell of this cream, it’s strangely refreshing?
Overall, this isn’t a bad BB Cream, it’s actually quite good and would certainly be suitable for certain types of people. I am just not that type. If you love dewy skin, give this a go~
My turn! Have you tried BB cream before? What are your thoughts?