Sunday, April 28, 2013

Review: Skin79 » Hot Pink Super+ BB Cream

My skin was pretty sad before it met BB Cream, and once I made the switch from foundation I never wanted to go back! BB stands for "blemish balm" or "beblesh balm" and these amazing skincare-conscious creams are made to look natural while simultaneously enhancing the complexion. The best part is that they are packed with plenty of powerful ingredients that rejuvenate and maintain the health of your skin! I can't think of a foundation that does that!

Skin79 is a highly popular cosmetic brand in Korea that is especially known for their BB Creams, and if you've never heard of them you have certainly been missing out! Their Hot Pink Super+ BB Cream is a gem I picked up from a local store here in Los Angeles, but it can be easily purchased online (the time it takes to ship is well worth the wait).

Note: The lettering is slightly scratched on my container, but of course it does not come like this new!

Brand » Skin79
Product » Super+ Hot Pink BB Cream
Size » 40g
Cost » $16-30 USD
Website »
Would I repurchase? » Definitely!

HOW TO USE: Pump out an adequate amount and spread all over face with clean fingers (or brush or sponge, however you prefer). Tap onto skin to help with absorption.

The Hot Pink Super+ BB Cream comes in a sturdy hot pink pump container, which I love as it's very hygienic. 40g of product is also a great value as you don't get that much with most foundations. I don't even need to use a full pump to cover my entire face. It has a satin finish which is quite lovely, but if you prefer you can always dust on a little powder. I would say it has medium coverage, which looks very natural on the skin, but you will need a concealer to cover a lot of blemishes. Also, it only comes in one shade, so darker skin tones might run into a problem here.

The first time I put this on, my skin was not only noticeably softer, but it also didn't feel like I was wearing a mask. My skin felt very breathable throughout the day and the softness remained even after removing the product at the end of the night. Even better, I noticed that over time the quality of my skin had improved. Red spots were diminished, I had fewer breakouts, my skin felt firmer, and honestly I know I just said this, but I can't get over how much softer my skin was!

It comes out looking slightly grey, which tends to scare people off, but once it is applied onto the face it oxidizes into a really wonderful shade that matches my skin perfectly. I've also heard complaints in the blogosphere that the grey and pink undertones show up horribly on film and make your face look ghostly. However, I don't agree. I wore this as a stand-in on a professional photo shoot here in LA and my skin in the pictures looked completely normal! The photographer even mentioned how flawless my skin looked!

The Hot Pink BB Cream is great for those with oily skin because it has a good amount of sebum control, but I think any normal skin type can benefit from this product. I have annoyingly oily skin, and although this isn't a miracle product it definitely does help control the oil on my face throughout the day. On some days, I still have to use oil control film once (twice on a bad day), but my skin is noticeably more oily when I'm not wearing this product.

Another great thing about this BB is it contains SPF25 PA++! It won't help you with that tan, but honestly who wants wrinkles when you're old (or even worse when you're young)? Not me! In fact, the Hot Pink BB Cream actually helps with wrinkle improvement and keeps your skin moisturized throughout the day!

Arbutin » helps whiten skin*
Tangerine oil » for lively skin
Phyto-complex » provides nutrition to skin
Adenosine » wrinkle improvement
Ceraminde3 » moisturize skin
Osmopur (sunflower, rice bran, ivy, green tea) » protects skin

*In case this sounds alarming, "whiten" does not mean "bleach" or anything of the sort. It simply means that the product will help diminish redness and imperfections, which in turn makes your skin look more even and bright, or "white". Also, keep in mind that pale skin is often desired and considered beautiful in Asia...probably has something to do with the word choice.

- For my LA readers, I picked this up from TOKYO Japanese Lifestyle, a cute little store I'm kind of obsessed with in Burbank (check their website for other locations). It has a small cosmetics section with some pretty great products (mostly from Japan) and the rest of the store is filled with plenty of kawaii products like Hello Kitty and Rilakkuma!
- If you're not near LA, you can always purchase this BB on Skin79's website, or other sites like Amazon or Ebay.

If you're still undecided about what your next BB should be, there is a useful chart from Skin79 on their website that shows what all their BB Creams can do, which you can find here: Which BB is best for me?

Although I personally prefer this to foundation, it might not work that way for you. Did I mention it only comes in one shade? However, BB Creams, including this one, also work great as makeup primers and can be applied before your foundation as an added step to your skincare routine. Overall, I am in love with this product and highly recommend the Hot Pink Super+ BB Cream from Skin79, especially if you are new to the BB Cream world!


P. S. Have you tried any BB Creams from Skin79?


  1. I agree with everything. I too love this bb cream. Thanks for the great reviews. Nice to hear how great someone else thinks this bb cream is.
    Love you page.

    1. Thank you! I just started this blog so it makes me happy to know that someone is reading it! I'd really love to try their VIP Gold BB as well, but haven't the chance yet. Thank you so much for reading!! (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚


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