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BB Cream with high spf (above SPF 40) November 12, 2010

Dear Readers,

I have compiled all the BB Creams that i know that is more than SPF 40 so make your BB Cream search easier. Here are the BB Creams which have rather high SPF :

1) BRTC Gold Caviar Blemish Balm BB Cream SPF 50 PA+++ 35g

2) COOGI-HOSI Super 3 Action BB cream SPF45 PA+++ 50ml


3) Baviphat men’s BB cream, sun block lotion SPF 50/PA +++


4) LANEIGE Snow BB Cream SPF41 PA++ 50ml (Available in 2 shades)

5) MISSHA M Perfect Cover BB Cream No.23 SPF42 PA+++ 50ml

6) Tony Moly NANO GOLD BB cream SPF50PA+++

7) Tonymoly Expert 3D Collagen BB Cream SPF40 50g

8) Tonymoly M10 For Men BB Cream SPF40 50g

9) Dr Jart Gold Label Premium BB Cream SPF45 40ml

10 ) Elisha Coy Premium Gold Mineral BB Cream SPF45+++

11) Lancome BB Base UV Expert GN Shield SPF50 PA +++

12) Danahan Ecopure Organic B.B. Cream Sun Base SPF 46 / PA++

13) Beauty Credit CoEnzyme Q10 B.B. Sun Base (SPF 46 / PA++)

14) Hanskin Silky Treatment BB Cream SPF 50 PA+++

15 ) LG Cathy Cat Essence Sun BB 50ml SPF50+/PA+++

16) LG Cathy Cat Sun BB Stick SPF50/PA+++ 19g

17 ) DR MJ’s Balance Sun Protect BB Cream SPF 50+++/PA +++ 50ml

18) CEDIA Rice Stem Cell Whitening Blemish Balm BB Cream SPF 40

19) CEDIA Rose Stem Cell Sensitive Blemish Balm BB Cream SPF 40

20) COSMO Biogem SSCRDA Multi-Illuminating Blemish Balm SPF 45/ PA ++ ( Search for 코스모 비오젬 SSCRDA 멀티 일루미네이팅 블레미쉬 밤 on Gmarket )

21) IPKN Luxury BB Cream SPF 42 PA ++ ( 입큰 럭셔리 로얄 에센스 비비(SPF42PA++) )

22) CNP Laboratory Blemish Block and Barrier Formula Plus SPF 46, PA ++ ( Search for (CNP) B.B.B포뮬라 SPF46PA++ )

23) Shi Chang Sheng Longevity Beautiful Lines BB 십장생 아름다운 선(嬋) 비비크림 SPF50PA+++

24) IPKN White Signity Tinted SunLotion SPF45 PA++

25) Fueki Anti-Aging BB Cream SPF 40PA ++ ( Search for [후에키 에센스같이촉촉 on Gmarket )

26) IPKN Skinny Fit BB Cream SPF 45/PA ++ ( 큰 스키니 핏 크리미 비비[자외선차단 기능 SPF45/PA++ )

27) Baviphat Office Lady Triple BB Cream SPF 45 PA +++ ( baviphat 바비펫 오피스 레이디 트리플 비비크림 SPF45/PA+++ )

28 ) History Of Whoo Whitening BB Cream SPF 45 PA +++ Red heart ( 청안선 비비 ) – love this brand!

29 ) Cellabel Homme Color Sun Balm SPF 50 + / PA +++ ( 이지함 셀라벨 옴므 A.C 오션 컬러 선밤SPF50+PA+++)

30 ) Peri-Pera Light (for oily skin)  / Peri Pera I Love BB Cream SPF

(for combi-dry skin) ( 아이 러브 비비크림 SPF50+/PA+++)

31 ) Clio’s Small Face BB Cream SPF 50 PA+++

32 ) Laneige Homme BB Cream SPF 41 / PA ++

33) Vonin The Style Shaking BB SPF 42 PA +++

34 ) OHUI Perfect Sunblock Blemish Balm 45ml SPF50+ PA +++ 오휘 선 사이언스 퍼펙트 선블록 블레미쉬 밤

35 ) Innisfree Eco Natural Suncare BB Cream ( 이니스프리 에코 내추럴 선케어 비비크림 )

36) Charmzone Gingko Natural Multi BB Cream SPF 50 PA +++ ( 참존 징코 내츄럴 멀티 비비크림)

37 ) Charmzone DeAGE Multi BB Cream SPF 50 / PA +++ (참존 디에이지 멀티 비비크림)

38 ) Baviphat Dereom Mineral Whitening Anti Wrinkle BB Cream 데레온 미네랄 화이트닝 안티링클 비비크림 SPF50/PA+++

39 ) Sulwhasoo Lumitouch Multi Base SPF 50 PA +++ ( 설화수 예서 멀티 베이스 )

39 ) A3F[on] Multi Effect BB Cream SPF 50 PA +++ 에이쓰리에프온A3F[on] 멀티 이펙트 비비크림

40 ) Crazy Monkey To Be Natural Premium BB Face Solution Cream 50ml.

41) Crazy Monkey  d’Argan BB Perfect Liquid Cream(50ml) SPF 45 PA ++

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Enprani Vital BB Cream November 11, 2010


This is a basic BB Cream from the Enprani Group. It was their first BB Cream , but it’s popularity faded when Enprani came out with their best-selling BB Cream – “ All That B.B “ . To know how old and basic this BB Cream is, you will need to know that it doesn’t even contain any SPF. Almost all the new generation of BB Creams contains SPF nowadays.



The Enprani Vital BB Cream comes in a very nice glossy black box. The BB Cream is stored in a little bulky  pump. It is really cute in a way, but maybe inconvenient for you ladies to bring it out with you since it’s really bulky! The pump is also rather hard to control so sometimes we pump too much BB Cream out!


I would not have much to comment here because i do not have the ingredient list here with me! However from the Enprani Website, i managed to catch one of the main ingredient :

1) Bradykinin (found in aloe gel)

According to Wiki, Bradykinn is a peptide that causes blood vessels to dilate (enlarge), and therefore causes blood pressure to lower .Bradykinin is an inflammatory nonapeptide (9- amino acid peptide chain)  originating in the plasma  So why is it used in cosmetics? It has now been determined that one of the essential characteristics of sensitive skin (reactions of skin irritation and intolerance) are associated, in particular, with the release of these neuropeptides, induced by bradykinin.

Thus, it has now been determined that the use of a bradykinin antagonist permits the preventive and/or curative therapeutic treatment of sensitive skinTo treat sensitive skin, bradykinin antagonists are hereby employed. Indeed, it has now surprisingly been found that the formulation of bradykinin antagonists into a cosmetic, pharmaceutical or dermatological composition avoids the irritationand/or dysaesthesic sensations in and/or pruritus of the skin and/or of the mucous membranes.
Briefly, the present invention features the formulation of at least one bradykinin antagonist into topically applicable compositions comprising a cosmetically, pharmaceutically or dermatologically acceptable medium, for treating sensitive skin.

To read more : head over here and here !

Texture and Color

The Enprani Vital has a nice rather light texture to it. In a way it is also rather creamy, and compared to the Enprani Rayshot it is creamier and thicker in texture.  It is also very easy to spread on the skin and has a greasy texture to it!

As seen below, Enprani Vital has a darker color compared to the rest, but don’t worry, once applied to the skin, it blends with the skin color.

Oil Control

Oil Control is rather poor for the Enprani Vital BB Cream. However, it would be suitable for those with combination – combination dry skin.

Picture taken after an hour : As you can see the paper blot is already very oily even after only 1 hour!

When compared to other brands : A – Alexander Kimsco CM – Crazy Monkey ER – Enprani Rayshot EV – Enprani Vital

After 10 minutes :

After 45 minutes :

After 2 hours :

Before putting on Enprani Vital : –1 for both Skin Texture and Moisture. Normal for Oiliness.

After putting on Enprani Vital : + 1 for oiliness, moisture, and texture.


This BB Cream has an average coverage. It will cover well if you do no not have much skin problems.

On my left cheek which has a lot of old cystic acne scars :

And on my right cheek which is much better !

When being compared to other BB Creams :


As said in the introduction, this is a very basic BB cream. It does it job like all BB Creams, and is more suitable for those with drier skin. It does have a good staying power though. It doesn’t have sunscreen so you have to apply another layer of sunscreen before applying the BB cream. Like all Korean cosmetics , it has fragrance in it, and thank god, it isn’t heavily scented !

Repurchase? Probably not… there are so much other options. However if you are looking for a cheap BB Cream as a base, or just as a light coverage for night use ( as u don’t need sunscreen at night – when you need to go to the mamak with friends etc  )  this BB cream could be an option.


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Nature Republic The Jin EGF Essence Booster November 10, 2010

One of Korea’s fastest growing Cosmetic company, Nature Republic, has announced today a new product called The Jin EGF Essence Booster.

So what is EGF and this obsession with EGF in Korean cosmetics lately?  What does it stand for?

EGF simply stands for Epidermal Growth Factor. It is a growth factor that plays an important role in the regulation of cell growth, proliferation, and differentiation by binding to its receptor EGFR. There is research showing it to be helpful for wound and burn healing

EGF is the perfect marketing tool in cosmetics because the discovery of EGF won Stanley Cohen ( University of Vanderbilt) a Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 1986 and was then later patented for cosmetic use by Greg Brown in 1989.

However, there is also research showing that its effect is no different from that of a placebo and that it may not even be effective when applied on the skin. EGF causes hair loss and is used commercially to remove wool from sheep. Clinical studies of EGF has also been reduced because of its toxicities, and at certain concentration and lengths of application, it may cause cells to overproliferate ( thus causing cancer ). There is no exact proof to this.

However i doubt that the EGF concentration here is anyway high at all, and probably below 0,5%  or much less than that, considering it’s rather cheap price. The price is very affordable like all Nature Republic products, and probably worth a try.

The Nature Republic EGF line will boost 3 products – lotion, essence, cream, eye cream and sooner or later, a BB cream!

Retailed for 28,000 Korean Wons / 40ml .

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Gmarket Haul Number 4! :D November 9, 2010

If there was such thing as Gmarket Super VIP, I should be one.

This was my 4th Gmarket spree. Almost a spree each week.

Less goodies than the previous spree, but lots of goodies for our readers! Smile

Sorry for not taking photos of the opening of boxes because i threw them away on the way back.

I had to pick the huge Gmarket box up from the main box office which is 40 minutes journey from my home, and i really hate Chronopost ( i call it CON-opost because it is really a conjob and the company is a real joke! ) but it happens to be the company in charge of EMS postage in France.

So in the Metro ( and in front of everyone ) i had to open up the boxes one by one and put the items in a huge bag.

Here you will see many BB Cream brands which none of you will probably know, but in Korea, they are the highest range of BB Creams available.

1) This is not from Gmarket – but from Ebay Germany. Dr Schrammek‘s The Original BB Cream that launched the BB Craze. I am excited to test this product!

2) First Up – this is a new brand in Korea – it says Giverny Paris – but don’t be mistaken – the brand isn’t even available here in Paris ( the one we have here is Givenchy so not to be confused ). This BB Cream has been a hot-seller, and it has been sold out a few times on Gmarket!  This is the premium edition, but they do have lower range edition which is cheaper. I was given lots of samples, so which lucky reader will win these samples?? Open-mouthed smile

3) Woorijin is the company  that produces the most expensive BB Creams in Korea – they are all premium high end and the most expensive BB Cream of theirs retail for about $150 – $200 USD. They gave me samples of Alexander Kimsco which is their most expensive BB brand, and also SunnySide VIP BB Cream which retails for aroun $120 USD. I bought the middle range BB Cream of theirs to try and very excited to review and see if it lives up to their price tag.

4) Next up we have DR MJ Escargot’s BB Cream which uses snail slime as their main ingredients. This BB Cream retails for about $80 USD but it was on 50% so i bought it and they were very generous with samples as u can see. They even gave a full size Jasmine mask, 2 sheet masks, a box of Escargot’s different creams and also a few samples of DR MJ’s different BB Cream.

5) AHC is also a high end premium brand and very reputable for it’s BB Cream – the 30ml retails at $70 USD while the 50ml at $90 USD. We’ll see how this fares.

6) BeauteDerm’s BB Cream was also on a buy 1 free 1 promotion, so i grabbed it. I have read very positive reviews around, and they have two different BB creams. One for oily skin, and the other for dry skin. I ordered the one with oily & combination skin. They were also very generous with their samples.

7) Last but not least, Suiskin. This is also quite a relatively new brand in Korea, and they were very generous with their samples! I will be giving lots of Suiskin freebies to our readers. Isn’t the packaging just gorgeous and lovely? Classy!

It even comes with a certificate! Open-mouthed smile

So there you have it , our 4th GMarket Haul. We did not buy much, but lots of samples were given! Definitely good news for our readers! Open-mouthed smile

Take your pick!

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Elisha Coy/ ElishaCoy BB All In One Cleanser November 6, 2010


Elishacoy is a European styled organic skincare cosmetics brand which encourages a healthy lifestyle, spiritual abundance, and modern sense. Our organic skincare products are intended to enhance both outer beauty and the beauty from within, improving the lives of individuals.
Elishacoy is a highly dignified organic skincare that maximizes the skin’s self-renewal capability. Major ingredients include herb extracts which are known to be the ‘essence of botanical healing’ with a natural aroma extracted from 100% of natural essential oil. Some of our products include the essence cream, BB cream, mineral powder, mask sheets, scrub masks and more.

*BB All-In-One Cleanser 200mL / Skincare and cleansing all-in one!
Enjoy the double functionality of massaging and cleansing with various nutritional benefits and a creamy texture for bright, luminous skin.

I have been using this BB Cleanser for about a week now – and it is fast becoming my favourite cleanser.

Product Feature

1. Make your cleansing more perfect with much stronger 2-in-1 system!

Reinforced 2-in-1 system of Elisha Coy makes your cleansing care more perfect

2. Strong moisturizing ability to draw 6000ml of moisture with 1g only

3. Science of pH 5.5 that protects your skin

4. Low-irritant vegetable cleansing care for sensitive skinPure natural vegetable ingredients are safe for your sensitive or troublesome skin!



Almost all Elisha Coy products come in very nice, clean, simple, classy packaging. This one is no exception. The cleanser comes in a plastic pump containing 200ml of the cleanser.


Massage & Cleansing at One Time

1st deep cleansing of dry face by gentle massage without water 

2nd deep cleansing of face with water, generating sufficient lather

Safe on your sensitive skin with no irritant vegetable ingredients


One negative thing about Elisha Coy products is that the ingredients list is all in Korean. However thanks to Queen Kimiko, i found the ingredient list in English , so i am going to be borrowing her list :

And indeed, i was disappointed because there you have it, sodium laureth sulfate is listed there as the first ingredient.

1) Sodium Laureth Sulfate –  is a foaming agent which is used in many personal care products – cleansers, soap, shampoo etc. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is its less toxic cousin, but not safe to use as well.  Sodium Laureth Sulfate was mainly used as cleaners and degreasant and it does the same to our skin – it strips off the natural oils of our skin and erodes the skin in an attempt to clean it. It has a relatively low molecular weight, therefore making it easy to be absorbed and build up in our body. Recently Sodium Laureth Sulfate has been put in the spotlight because it contains a carcinogen substance known as Dioxane. When accumulated in our body, it may become cancerous and it has been linked to liver and bladder cancer in animals.  To read more regarding this, head over here.

However, there are many beneficial ingredients to balance this out.

1) Betaine

It is a natural moisturizing agent extracted from sugar beet and provides skin with elasticity and luster. Those studying organic chemistry would find this interesting as Betaine is a nutrient known as a methyl (-CH3) donor. it donates methyl molecules in the body to make chemical processes work.

2) Centella Asiatica / Gotu Kola

Pride of Asia Smile. This wonder asian herb has been used in many products lately.

It speeds up collagen production and improves skin elasticity and softness. Gotu Kola is a minor feature in the longevity tradition of the Tai Chi Chuan master Li Ching-Yuen. He purportedly lived to be 197 or 256, due in part to his usage of traditional Chinese herbs including Gotu Kola.

3) Siberian chrysanthemum

With its strong skin-soothing ability, it soothes your skin troubles and restores skin health.

4) Rose Mary

It controls sebum secretion and normalizes the elasticity of loose pores.

5) Linden Flower

Its abundant mucus and tanin soothe irritated skin and reinforce skin elasticity. It is used externally for itchy skin complaints.


I am impressed with the texture of this cleanser. Infact, it could easily pass of as having the texture of a serum/essence. It did kind of reminded me of Sulwhasoo’s First Aid Serum. Because of it’s serum like texture, it is very easy to glide it over the skin for cleansing.

Cleansing Power

I tried to make my skin as dirty as possible to test the cleansing power of this cleanser. I used some BB Cream, Markers, Ink Pen, and Eye liners.

Note that this photo was taken even without adding any water yet. I just glided the cleanser over my hand and glided it all over my hand and almost everything came off easily other than the word HOPE with the ink pen.

This is what it looked like after gliding the cleanser evenly on my skin (NO water was used at all ! )

Please remember to massage your face with the cleanser to improve blood circulation.

This was the end result after introducing water onto the cleanser and foaming it. Impressive isn’t it? Skin tone was definitely brighter and smoother after cleansing with it.  Loves! Smile


I used the skin analyser on both my face and hands before using the cleanser :

Skin Analyser on Face before using the Cleanser :

Compare it with the Skin Analysis Chart :

-4 for all Moisture, Oil, Skin Texture = Dry skin Sad smile

And after cleaning with Elisha Coy BB Cream Cleanser : –3 for both Moisture Level and Skin texture, improvement by one bar. I guess that’s pretty impressive for a cleanser that’s suppose to strip of all the oil, dirt and moisture from your skin eh? I expected a –5 for all.

And with my hands- BEFORE cleansing : seems like my hands were as dry as my face. Hehe ^^

Results were more impressive on the hands. +2 bars for Skin Moisture level, oiliness level and skin texture level ! Smile Smile


I am really impressed with this product. However, compared to my favourite Decleor’s Reflet de Purete , it still lacking in just only one way : how my skin feels after cleansing. With Elisha Coy BB Cleanser, my skin feels a bit tight after cleansing, but the Decleor Reflet de Purete makes my skin feel very moist even after cleansing. But it doesn’t reach the point where the skin is dry and uncomfortable.

However, this product is no doubt one of my favourite cleansers. It’s serum like texture is great for a small massage on your skin while cleansing ( i’m BIG into massaging every time i clean and apply my creams lately – i havent had a single pimple for almost 2 weeks since i started massaging and using Sulwhasoo ) so it’s definitely a plus!  On top of that, it cleanses really well too.

Repurchase? Definitely. In fact i have already purchased another bottle of this. Just the scent of this would make me buy the product over and over again. It has a very nice light scent to it.

Worth the money? This product retails for about 28,000 Korean Won (about 18 euros). Definitely rather high for just a cleanser. However it is just not a cleanser, it doubles up as a massage gel as well. So for those of you who are on the fence : If you are someone who believes in Facial massages – i’d say get it. You can skip a step in your skincare routine. For those who are too lazy – skip this and get a cheaper cleanser.

For other reviews , head over to Queen Momoko , MillyWalker ,

Sexy Dawn . All of them loved the cleanser.


Update : here

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Purchasing Elisha Coy products for those of you who are in Europe, Russia, America November 5, 2010

Dear Readers,

Hope In A Blog is working on a deal with Elisha Coy ( due to an immense response from users asking me where can they purchase Elisha Coy products ) to provide sales service for users who do not have Elisha Coy distributors in their countries ( Europe, America, Russia etc ).

Note that Hope In A Blog is not gaining any profit nor commission for this, neither are we advertisers for Elisha Coy. This is solely done to provide readers a chance to try out this amazing brand. Hope In A Blog is not associated to Elisha Coy in any way.

Hopefully this will be a beginning for other skincare companies to work together with our blog to provide more deals and opportunities for our dear readers to try out unique and international brands.

Of course, we are trying to make the negotiate the best deal for our readers out there ( discounts, buying in sets, etc ), and we will announce this once we have all the details.


So for all those out there who are interested, leave a comment and give YOUR suggestions because we are only doing this for YOU, our readers.

At the mean time check out the Elisha Coy catalogue Here

And also the official website : here!

Wishing you all goooood skin.


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BB Cream In A Jar November 4, 2010

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From left to right : a) Hanskin’s Super Magic BB Cream b) Hanskin’s Hyaluron Moisture BB Cream c) Too Cool For School Pudding Aqua BB Cream 3) Alex Cosmetic Royal Bb Cream



We have seen the packaging evolution of BB Creams. BB Creams first started in a tube form, and slowly because of hygiene and convenience, BB Pumps started rolling out.


Lately we have seen the existence of BB Rollers and joining the trend are the BB Jars. BB Cream in a Jar?

Yes! Many high end BB Cream line such as the Alex Royal BB Cream (pictured left) started to sell BB Creams in a Jar. However, lately, Hanskin – one of the largest BB Cream manufacturers introduced their latest BB Cream, called the Hyaluron Moisture BB Cream ( Read about Hanskin’s Latest BB Cream )  in a glass jar.

Now one would ask, why in a jar since it is not hygienic?

The answer is simply because certain formulation or cosmetic ingredients are best used with glass jars to prevent it from reacting with the tube or to prevent it from degradation . Glass is non-porous and inert, therefore good for the lifespan of the formulations and does not interfere with it. Also consumers are able to see what’s in store for them by just looking at the glass containers.

So what do you prefer your skincare/cosmetics to be packaged in? Glass jars? Plastic tubes? Plastic Pumps?


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Laneigh Yogurt Multi Berry Line


Amore Pacific’s Laneige which strawberry yoghurt line was a hit has introduced a new ‘multi berry yoghurt’ line.

Berries are excellent antioxidants and helps in skin regeneration. The Multi Berry yogurt line will be using kefir grains ( Kefir has antimutagenic and antioxidant properties. Kefir grains are a combination of bacteria and yeasts in a matrix of proteins, lipids, and sugars ), soy  milk extracts, and of course multi-berries extracts.

Two products are expected in this line, firstly, the Yoghurt Nutrition Pack. Secondly, the Yogurt Peeling Gel.

From the Laneigh’s Website :

* High-concentration multiberry extract yogurt pack that nourishes skin from deep inside
and leaves skin supple

* Hydraties, nourishes and regenerates skin for supple and firming skin.
– Sogurty™, a specialized fermented yogurt, promotes collagen synthesis, and enhances defense ability
of skin from harmful external causes to leave skin healthier and firmer. Its anti-inflammatory effects also
soothes skin from skin troubles.
– Multi berry complex (various berry extracts from raspberries, blueberries, wolfberries, cranberries,
and strawberries) delivers abundant nutrition and antioxidants to eliminate harmful free radicals.
* Exfoliation for smoother skin texture.
– NAG (N-acetyl-D-Glucosamine), one of the NMF(Natural Moisturizing Factor), and Niacinamide
(a component of Vitamin B3) softens and clears micro size dead skin cells left after exfoliating for
even denser and smoother skin texture.
* Richer plain yogurt texture
– Fresh creamy texture of yogurt nourishes skin with soft touch.

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Gmarket Haul No.3 Continues.. November 2, 2010

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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Etude House Dr Oil Solution Anti Shine Dual Primer October 30, 2010


Dr Oil is the latest Etude House range for the oily skin. It currently houses three products – one the Shine Free Dual Primer and the other Anti-Shine BB Lotion SPF 20 PA++, and the last being  Anti-Shine Mist. It is relatively new therefore you would not be able to find any information regarding this two products on the Etude House English Official site.

What’s nice about this line is that it is paraben-free, , oil-free and non-comedogenic.

For more information on this range, head over to kiraramirez’s blog : click here!

For reviews regarding the Anti Shine Mist , head over to KittyBoBeep’s blog : click here!

For reviews regarding the Anti-Shine BB Lotion, head over to Queen Koko’s blog : click here!

For other reviews regarding the Shine Free Dual Primer, head over to SugarPao’s blog ( click here! ) and The Beauty Blog (  click here! )


The Korean Cosmetics Industry are getting more and more innovative with their packaging compared to their Western counterparts. This product consist of two parts – first on the cap is the primer, and on the tube : the moisturiser. On top of that, there is also a little mirror! Very cute.

However, i do have one complain about it. It is actually very unhygienic to apply the primer using your fingers. Dirt/Dust, bacteria and germs will definitely get stuck on it. Already after a few applications, there are dust and dirt on my primer. So i do advice you to make sure your hands are verrrrrry clean before you even touch this.


1. Firstly, use the moisturiser and apply it on your face.

2. Then, use your clean fingers and apply the primer to enlarged pore areas. Blend and rub in with your fingers.


My photo was kind of blur so i am going to borrow a photo of The Beauty Blog’s Ingredient list ( Thanks! )


Though this product claims to be paraben-free, oil-free and non-comedogenic, it does contains lots of other ingredients that are in the ‘no-no’ list like Alcohol, Silicones, Talc , Petrolatum, etc..

1. Silicones :  Dimethicones – Silica – Phenyl Trimethicone ( it has a drier finish than Dimethicones) –  Methicones – Silica Sylate – and the list is exhaustive.  There is NO SINGLE DOUBT that there will be lots lots lots of silicones on this product without even having to look at it. Therefore, one should be weary that too much silicones on your skin will suffocate your skin and make it not able to ‘breathe’. And that is how the principle of this product works. The silicones form a layer on your skin to make it smooth and therefore blocks the secretion of oil. I would not recommend this on a daily use as it will tire the skin. There is even alcohol in the moisturiser which a lot of products avoid using these days.

2. Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer  – is a film former used in cosmetics and beauty products, as well as a viscosity increasing agent. It is a porous polymer that absorbs excess of sebum or acne-producing oils.

3. Talc – I have talked about the dangers of talc in my previous review of Crazy Monkey BB Cream Review ( click here! )

4. Sorbitan Olivate – an olive oil derived ingredient used as an emulsifier (helps blend ingredients that can’t usually blend together). To read more of Sorbitan Olivate, please head over here!

5. Microcrystalline wax – type of wax produced by de-oiling petrolatum.

6. Grapefruit , Lemon, Lavender, Tea Tree and Camelia Leaf extracts – commonly found in anti acne, anti – oily skin products due to their soothing properties.

7. Castor Oil – famous for its moisturising properties. It grabs moisture from the air and holds it close to the skin. It also thickens the mixture of cosmetic products, allowing the ingredients to remain more stable. It is gentle to the skin and does not cause irritation unlike tea tree oil.


a) Moisturiser – Texture of moisturiser is very smooth and velvety ( of course! it has all sorts of silicones in it! ) It sinks right away on the skin and feels light and comfortable. It also has a light perfume scent to it (contains fragrance like all korean cosmetics which i personally do not like because because it contains many toxic chemicals and they are not listed in ingredients but simply just as Fragrance ).

b) Primer – I do have a problem with this. I really do feel that im killing my skin each time i apply this. Once you apply this on your finger, you will definitely feel a sandy powdery feeling ( sand-paper like effect ). I really do feel that all this powder tiny particles are meant to block every single breathing cells in my skin. Your skin of course feels very smooth and velvety once you rub it in your pores.

Oil Control

This product definitely has faaaantastic oil control. It kept my skin not so oily even after 6-8 hours and it does what it claims to – control oil. It also helps to make the BB Cream hold longer in place. Gives you a slight matte finish to it.


I do really have a love hate relationship with this product and i’m sure those who use this product will feel torn between skin health or looking beautiful. This product is fantastic at controlling oil, but at the same time, it is full of silicones, wax, alcohol – substances that are not beneficial for your skin and prevents it from breathing.

You would really have to find a balance between this. For those who are not really bothered by silicones and have OK-Healthy skin, i would recommend this product. But for those who already have skin problems like acne, etc and have a problem with silicones, petrolatum and alcohol in your products – i would recommend you to stay away from this.

Personally, i only use this product when i have the need to look fantastic. It really helps in controlling your sebum and the shine on my face.

This product helps you in the short run, but will it ruin your skin in the long haul?


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