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Special Offer for Hope In A Blog Readers–Sunny Side VIP BB Cream & Dr. Skin Complete BB Cream ! May 21, 2011

 

 

 

 

 


  • SunnySide VIP Blemish Balm

Introduction

The Sunny Side VIP is one of the most prestigious and famous BB Creams in Korea. It was Hope In A Blog’s 2010 Best BB Cream.

The SunnySide VIP BB Cream actively defends from skin damage, lost of elasticity, and helps calms down skin irritation and blemishes. It does all that without drying out the skin, but moisturizes it while covering your skin’s trouble – pores, acne, blemishes etc.

It also contains Symwhite 377 – new, highly effective active agent for the rapidly growing market for skin lighteners. SymWhite® 377 (INCI: phenylethyl resorcinol) is an excellent antioxidant that is also highly effective in influencing the formation of pigmentation. SymWhite® 377 thus succeeds where other skin-bleaching agents fail by eliminating the side-effects and disadvantages – such as skin irritation and poor performance – associated with these preparations. In a direct comparison with ß-arbutin (also included in the ingredient here!) , for instance, SymWhite® 377 was shown to be over one hundred times as effective at lightening hair, and when tested in vivo on skin that had not been exposed to light, 0.5% SymWhite® 377 proved to be more effective than 1.0% kojic acid. A concentration of between 0.1 and 0.5% is recommended. Read about it here.

On top of that, this BB Cream contains Grade-A EGF ( which is very expensive ), Beta Glucan, Acetyl Hexapeptide, Bisabol, Allantoin, Morus Alba Leaf Extract, and Deep Ocean Water.

Read our complete review of the Sunny Side BB Cream that was done last year : here

Here are some before-after photos after using the SunnySide BB Cream :

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  • SunnySide Dr. Skin Complete Blemish Balm

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Introduction

The Dr. Skin Complete is the cheaper version of the SunnySide VIP Blemish Balm.

There is a little difference between both BB Creams in terms of colour, and ingredients.

The Dr.Skin Complete Blemish Balm is a natural make-up for expressing the natural skin tone. It provides sufficient moisture and softness.A multi-balm for skin care and cover of skin relieving, protection,  elasticity, reconstruction, and skin tone revision.

It gives you clean and clear skin by transparent clear powder.

It contains anti-aging powerhouse ingredient Co-enzyme Q10. 

 

Co-enzyme Q10 has two important roles: it is an essential part of the cellular respiration system located in the mitochondria, and it is an antioxidant. CoQ10 improves both the rate and efficiency of energy production in the cells, including the skin and at the same time protects mitochondria from free radicals. CoQ10 is sometimes called a "biomarker of aging" because its level correlates so well with aging.

In most people over thirty, levels of CoQ10 in the skin is below optimum, resulting in a lesser ability to produce collagen, elastin and other important skin molecules. CoQ10-depleted skin may also be more prone to the damage by free radicals, which are particularly abundant with exposure of the skin to the elements. Thus, CoQ10 may boost skin repair and regeneration. Furthermore, CoQ10 is a small molecule that can relatively easily penetrate into skin cells.

It also contains Caviar extracts – which became famous after Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt found them essential in keeping her skin firm and radiant. Caviar extract supports the repair and the defence mechanisms of the skin, regulate the skin’s moisture levels and ‘normalise’ the skin’s water-soluble vitamins and minerals.

On top of that, it also contains green tea, chamomile, allantoin and bisabolol. One of the reasons it is cheaper than the SunnySide is due to the fact that it does not contain EGF.

Before-After pictures after using the Dr.Skin BB Cream :

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Offer for Hope In A Blog readers!

Hope In A Blog is still a non-profit blog, we do not advertise for companies, nor earn any commission. We believe in giving honest, true opinions on products and introduce good products to our readers. That is why, Hope In A Blog always strive to find good deals for our readers, for them to be able to enjoy good products at an even better price.

SunnySide wrote an e-mail to our blog to present a very special offer for Hope In A Blog readers , as SunnySide is only available for purchase in Korea – at a very special price and cheaper than the price you will be paying if purchased directly from Gmarket. ( If you would like to purchase from Gmarket directly, click here, but it will be more expensive )

These prices are promotional prices only and will be available for only a limited period of time.

All purchase will be made through PAYPAL.

  • SunnySide VIP BB

below 5 BB Creams per order, 105,000 KRW ( about 45% discount off consumer price 190,000 KRW) /

above 5 BB Creams per order,  95,000 KRW ( 50% discount off consumer price 190,000 KRW )

it’s equivalent to buy one free one

  • Dr.Skin Complete BB

below 5 BB Creams per order, 60,000 KRW ( 50% discount off consumer price 120,000 KRW ) /

above 5 BB Creams per order, 48,000 KRW ( 60% discount off consumer price 120,000 KRW )

How to purchase?

step 1.

Please send order letter to sunnysidevip@naver.com including full name or consignee, e-mail address, client address, quantity.

Please note order is accepted by 00:00 a.m ( korea time ) every day.

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Please leave your full name or consignee on category " Purchase " in the upper-right " memo " in order to

let another customer know how many costumers are gathered on their official website : here

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Confirmation letter including PAYPAL ID is sent to client

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After accept is close every day  , reconfirmation letter that notify whether price can be discounted or not and how many customer was gathered is sent to client.

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After checking money, i’ll send clients products and invoice number.

For shipping charges, check here

To see other reviews for the SunnySide VIP BB Cream, click here.

To see other reviews for the Dr. Skin VIP BB Cream, click here

For the official page regarding the special promotion for Hope In A Blog readers – click here .

 

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Sunnyside VIP BB Cream now back on sale on Gmarket! April 1, 2011

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Sunnyside VIP BB Cream was Hope In A Blog’s 2010 Best BB Cream.

The product was not on sale on Gmarket for a few months as the contract with the former distributor ended.

But now, it is back on sale and you can purchase and try this amazing BB Cream via their official Gmarket page which opened up today!

Without further ado.. here is the link to the page (click on photo below) .

There is also a cheaper version of the Sunnyside which is called the Sunnyside VIP Dr. Skin Complete Blemish Balm.

 

The Dr. Skin Complete Blemish Balm uses Ubiquinon Co-enzyme Q10, caviar extracts, green tea, chamomile, allantoin and bisabolol.


If you’ve been looking for this amazing BB Cream lately on Gmarket but couldn’t find it – now is the time to try it!

When purchase, at comments section, type in ‘recommended by https://hopeinablog.wordpress.com’ and you might just get some freebies from them Winking smile

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2010 Hope in a blog beauty award ! ( WINNER ANNOUNCED!) December 14, 2010

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As 2010 comes to a near end , Hope In A Blog will be hosting it’s first ever Beauty Award.

There’s a little surprise for all you readers … right at the bottom of the page. So make sure you read till the end ! Smile

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Sunny Side VIP BB Cream Review 써니싸이드VIP비비크림 December 9, 2010

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Introduction

Sunny Side VIP Blemish Balm is also considered one the King of BB Creams. It is VERY well known in Korea for being a very good BB Cream and has a very good reputation among BB Cream lovers – and they have won a few new fans – everyone here at Hope In The Blog loves this BB Cream!

A short introduction from the company :

VIP Sunny Side BB Cream actively defends skin damage and loss of elasticity of the skin’s tissue. It also calms redness of the skin without irritating it, and moisturizes the skin while repairing it.

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Packaging

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Like most high end BB Creams like Alexander Kimsco, Dr Schrammek, Forensco, A.H.C who have the ugliest BB Cream packaging around, Sunny Side VIP is also one of them. Somehow there is no sense of luxury in the packaging of the BB Cream, nor does it look like one! This is a bit sad as most luxury high end products like the History Of Whoo / Sulwhasoo have very nice posh packaging.


This BB Cream comes in a simple white tube and contains 50ml. There is also a 15ml mini tube Smile

Color / Texture

More color comparison with the other BB Kings such as Alexander Kimsco etc , look at the Alexander Kimsco review : here!


Loves the bright colour of this BB Cream and also it’s rather light texture – makes it easy to deal with!


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As seen below, the texture is rather light, which makes applying easy!


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The BB Cream (SS) is being compared to the Elisha Coy Always Nuddy (ES) and the Crazy Monkey Organic BB Cream (CR). AS you can see, the BB Cream has a bright color and has a pink undertone to it! Grey undertone is almost not noticeable at all ! We really like the color of this BB Cream – it brightens up the skin instantly compared to the majority of BB Creams which are greyish and have a dull undertone. This BB Cream definitely lives up to its expectations!


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The BeauteDerm BB (BD)  also has quite a similar color with the SunnySide (SS) . The Elisha Coy Always Nuddy (EC)  is darker compared to the other two.


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Ingredients

As this is an expensive BB Cream, the ingredient list are also packed with high end ingredients :

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1) EGF ( Epidermal Growth Factor ) – That EGF promotes epithelial cell proliferation and collagen synthesis of dermal fibroblasts to promote the proliferation of cell growth in damaged skin wound to minimize scarring of the skin, helps to maintain order in the organization. However it has also its fair share of controversies. There is research showing it to be helpful for wound and burn healing. There is also research showing that its effect is no different from that of a placebo and that it may not be effective at all. Read more here



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2) B-Glucan – known as Beta Glucan – Polysaccharide, meaning that it is a sugar (e.g., starch and cellulose) that can be derived from yeast. It has some antioxidant properties and is a strong anti-inflammatory agent. They are known to have the ability to activate the immune system. Also, it has been found that B-Glucans can prevent infection and kills pathogenic bacteria.


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3) Acetyl Hexapeptide – known as Argireline which has been compared to snake venom. It is a synthetically derived peptide that is being used in a wide range of skin care and makeup products, especially those claiming to have a muscle-relaxing effect similar to Botox injections. These claims typically have to do with relaxing muscle contractions when making facial expressions, thus reducing the appearance of expression lines. Read more here


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4) Bisabol – an be extracted from chamomile or derived synthetically. It is an anti-irritant. Calms and relieve skin irritation.


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5) Allantoin – Allantoin is present in botanical extracts of the comfrey plant/sugar beet. Skin active ingredient with keratolytic, moisturizing, soothing, anti-irritant properties, promotes the renewal of epidermal cell and accelerates wounds healing.


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6) Morus Alba Leaf Extract – known as white mulberry plant. Quantitative Analysis of Rutin, a Flavonoid Compound in the Leaves of m Morus alba: Rutin showed to be an inhibitory of melanoma (melanin) growth, anti-tyrosinase and antioxidant suggesting a potential for dietary supplements or cosmetic applications, therefore giving the skin a whitening effect.


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7) Deep Ocean Water – is the name for cold, salty water found deep below the surface of Earth’s oceans. Ocean water differs in temperature and salinity, with warm, relatively non-salty water found at the surface, and very cold salty water found deeper below the surface layer. It is rich in minerals.


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8) Symwhite 377 – new, highly effective active agent for the rapidly growing market for skin lighteners. SymWhite® 377 (INCI: phenylethyl resorcinol) is an excellent antioxidant that is also highly effective in influencing the formation of pigmentation. SymWhite® 377 thus succeeds where other skin-bleaching agents fail by eliminating the side-effects and disadvantages – such as skin irritation and poor performance – associated with these preparations. In a direct comparison with ß-arbutin (also included in the ingredient here!) , for instance, SymWhite® 377 was shown to be over one hundred times as effective at lightening hair, and when tested in vivo on skin that had not been exposed to light, 0.5% SymWhite® 377 proved to be more effective than 1.0% kojic acid. A concentration of between 0.1 and 0.5% is recommended. Read about it here


Oil Control

Oil control is rather good here – almost comparable with the Alexander Kimsco , i have no complains! Refer to the Alexander Kimsco Review for oil control comparison with other BB Creams. Time is recorded on the right of the Blotting paper!


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Coverage

Coverage is pretty decent for a BB Cream. Very sheer though.  Managed to lighten up my horrible acne scars! Before – After

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It does give a slight glow, dewy finish, which looks very natural! Left side has a dewy glow to it after BB Cream was applied, right side nothing was applied!

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Conclusion

Priced at 120,000 Korean Won for 50ml (slightly cheaper than Alexander Kimsco) , this BB Cream performs better than the Alexander Kimsco BB Cream. Infact, we loved this BB Cream so much and it has quickly became a favourite.


Would we purchase the full size tube? Definitely. If we were going to be stranded in an island and allowed to bring only ONE BB Cream – this would be it ! We loved everything from the color, undertone, texture of it, the dewy glow it gives. Not to mention its super ingredients! Should you purchase it? If you have some extra money and have always wanted to invest in a luxury BB Cream – why not? Share your experience here if you have tried this BB Cream.


Funny why this BB Cream isn’t famous outside Korea because it really is a very good BB Cream. The reason is probably because there isn’t any distributors outside Korea, and also because of its steep price!


Results on the Skin Moisture Analyser : Before – After

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Results on the Skin Analyser : Before – After

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The downside of this BB Cream is that there isn’t any SPF included! If not, this would be the holy grail of all BB Creams!


Where to buy?

Purchase this on Gmarket on Sunnyside’s Official Gmarket Page!


There are a few sellers on Gmarket : here, here


There is currently a promotion for Sunny Side VIP BB Cream – 190,000 Wons if you buy 2 tubes of 50ml.


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What’s your Skincare Routine? November 28, 2010

I’ve been following this skincare routine for a long time, and my skin has never looked this good. Though the acne scars are still there, but they are much less apparent !

Step 1- Cleansing

Decleor’s Reflet de Purete + Elisha Coy’s BB Cleanser

I’ve been alternating between both products and love them both. But if i had to pick one, it would be Decleor’s Reflet de Purete.

Step 2 – Exfoliating

Charmzone’s Control Cream

Control Creams are cream exfoliants that do not use grains or acids. The action of this cream is meant to dissolve dead skin cells and basically draw out sebum and other impurities which settle into the skin.

It melts impurities from pores without scrubbing. Maintains the skin’s natural balance of oils and moisture by utilizing the cytokine ingredient which intensifies the skin’s self control function.

Ever since i was introduced to Control Cream 1 week ago- it has became a staple step in my skincare routine! Keep an eye for the review.

Step 3 – Booster-pH Balancing

Sulwhasoo’s First Aid Treatment Serum.

This is the first time i’ve seen any cosmetic brand that requires us to apply a serum before anything else! The Sulwhasoo’s First Aid Serum is a booster that prepares your skin for other products. It boosts the efficiency of the upcoming products and assures optimal results from your serum and cream. It also promotes pH balance of the skin and replenishes essential moisture and nutrients.

Step 3 – Skin Balancing

Sulwhasoo’s Balancing Water

Formulated with Korean Medicinal Herbs, this gel-textured water balances and delivers deep hydration.

Step 4 – Moisturizing

Sulwhasoo’s Balancing Emulsion

Formulated with Korean Medicinal Herbs, this moisture-rich emulsion promotes soft, smooth skin. I love how light this emulsion is – but still very moisturizing in every way! Those with drier skin would opt for the cream instead , but those with normal or oily skin would do just with the emulsion.

Step 5 – Revitalizing

Sulwhasoo’s Revitalizing Serum

Formulated with Korean Medicinal Herbs, this serum refines the skin and improves skin density.

Nourishing the skin on the surface as well as deep within, this treatment serum promotes skin renewal and diminishes uneven skin texture and roughness.

Step 6 – Eye Cream

Sulwhasoo’s Rejuvenating Eye Cream

Absolutely divine to put on!  Formulated with Korean Medicinal Herbs, this age-defying eye cream revitalizes skin around the eyes, reducing lines and wrinkles and minimizing dark circles and puffiness.

Step 7 – Moisture Locking (Night)

Sulwhasoo’s Overnight Treatment Pack

Formulated with Korean Medicinal Herbs, this overnight mask awakens a radiant looking skin with nourishing moisture and herbal extracts. – Creating an essential moisture layer on the skin, this masks assures optimum penetration of nourishing herbs while you rest.  Can’t live without this!

Step 7 – BB Cream (Day)

SunnySide VIP’s BB Cream

I think i found the holygrail of all BB Creams! Smile

Step 8 – Clarifying

Sulwhasoo’s Clarifying Mask (Once a week)

Formulated with Korean Medicinal Herbs, this peel-off mask purifies and clarifies dull, devitalized and problem skin. A cream/emulsion is advised before applying this clarifying mask. It really brightens the skin !!!

Step 9 –Neck Cream

Sulwhasoo’s Restoring Neck Cream

Formulated with Korean Medicianl Herbs, this neck cream improves firmness for younger-looking skin.
– Phyllanthus urinaria and Sulwhasoo Lipo-Filling Capsule promotes firmness and volume; reviving age-damaged slackenned skin.
– Absorbing quickly, this treatment cream, gently supports the skin of the neck and reduces the appearance of deep wrinkles and sagging skin. A neautral colored formulation ssures cream will not stain clothes or linens.
* Sulwhasoo Lipo-Filling Capsule: A synergy of 7 Korean medicinal ingredients to build volume and restore firmness

Now What’s YOUR Skincare routine? Share it here below in the comments!

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