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IPKN’s BB Cream : Safe for now November 2, 2010

I know this has been old news, but would like to follow up on the IPKN controversy.

Tests conducted by the Department of Health on South Korean-produced IPKN BB Cream, which made the news recently after it made a woman glow under black light, showed that while the product contains ingredients with fluorescent properties, the substances were not harmful.

Blemish balms, commonly known as BB cream, have become popular in recent years, as the product combines foundation, sun protection lotion and moisturizer in one mixture.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Director-General Kang Jaw-jou (康照洲) said a chemical substance called disodium phenyl dibenzimidazole tetrasulfonate found in the cream acts as a sun protection agent. The substance gives off a fluorescent glow under ultraviolet light, but the fluorescence has nothing to do with whitening agents that can harm the body or increase the risk of cancer.

“Many chemical substances have fluorescent properties … the glow itself is not enough to determine whether [a substance] is safe or not,” Kang said.

The FDA said that because the substance was not known to pose health risks, its use in cosmetic products was fully legal in Taiwan, as well as in the EU, Australia and many other countries.

On Monday, reports said a Taiwanese woman who had used the cream discovered while in a nightclub that her face was giving off a bluish fluorescent glow under the black light. The sheen made her fear the product could contain harmful substances or have unexpected side effects.

Fluorescent agents can be added to some products to increase their whitening property. Because there is no consensus on whether fluorescent agents can cause cancer, however, most countries do not ban them in cosmetic products.

Although health authorities did not find that the sun protection ingredients contained any hazardous substances, inspectors said they would continue testing to ensure that other BB cream products sold in Taiwan are safe.

Source : Taipei Times

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Gmarket Haul No.3 Continues..

Received my 3rd shopping haul from Gmarket today. Thank God it was not taxed this time! However, the other one is sitting in the customs office right now Sad smile

Is anyone excited for the reviews of this items? Leave a comment of which review you want to see first, and i’ll hop right on to it.

Tell me also which goodies you want as the next Hope In A Blog’s Review Giveaway!

Huge Box about 11 kgs. Carried it all the way from the post office!

Let’s take a peek :

Let’s open them one by one :

1) Elisha Coy

2) Banila Co ( They even gave me free coffee? lol )

3) Tony Moly ( was generous was the samples )

4) More Tony Moly

5) Innisfree Jeju’s Volcanic Pore Clay Mask

6) Isa Knox’s Care Zone pour troubled skin ( i should have gotten the one for pore and sebum care! Sad smile . They were super generous with the freebies )

7) Dr MJ’s BB Cream and Complete Massage Cream ( They made a mistake. Was suppose to be one massage cream and one hydra balance cream. I really do not like the people behind Dr Mj’s company. They are very stuck up and do not reply to mails )

I really am Gmarker’s No. 1 customer and i should be rewarded with more coupons! Smile Smile Smile

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Introducing… the Original BB Cream

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Introducing the BB cream that created the whole BB Craze around the world.


Notice that there’s a MOCCA colour here, so perfect for those of you who are much darker in skin colour and tanner! Smile


Dr Schrammek’s Blemish Balm was the blemish balm that started the BB Cream craze in Asia. Available in 4 shades, the Blemish Balm contains wheat germ oil, jojoba oil, licorice extracts, allantoin amongst other things.


This particular Blemish Balm is sold at crazy prices around Asia and America, but if you’re in Europe, you’re in for a treat. The BB Cream costs about 25euros for the 30ml and 36 euros for the 50ml, considering the 60 euros Koreans pay to buy this particular BB Cream.


Also, there is also another German Blemish Balm which has started to be sold in Korea for about 70 euros which is the Malu Wilz Blemish Balm . You can find it for 24,50 euros on Ebay.de, which is more than half of the price in Korea.

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For those of you who are in Europe and want to try the German version of ther BB Creams, just head over to www.ebay.de to purchase it.


I am currently looking for a shop that sells the Schrammek Blemish Balm here, and when i get my hands on it, i will review it ASAP.


Wishing you all good skin! Open-mouthed smile

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