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our top 10 BB Creams August 7, 2011



I’ve tried about more than 50 BB Creams, so i thought this would be the time to list my Top 10 BB Creams. The 10 BB Creams chosen are based mostly on the amount of times I’ve used them. Having over 50+ BB Creams, a B.B Cream which i have used more than 20 times would automatically be in the Top 10 list. Having so many BB Creams – a good BB Cream would be one which i would continuously used out of the rest, and the ones that have left a deep impression on me.



1. Sunnyside VIP BB Cream




One of the most expensive BB Creams in the world, but also one of the best! Contains many great ingredients for the skin such as EGF, Bisabolol, Allantoin, Argireline, Beta Glucan, Symwhite. Has a very nice light texture that is easy to spread, and has a nice coverage. I like the bright colour which doesn’t have any grey undertone to it. Have noticed some improvements on the skin after using this too! The upgraded version will be out by this year and it will be paraben free, artificial colorant free, chemical uv filter free, animal ingredient free, alcohol free, mineral oil free, etc.

Don’t forget the special offer that SunnySide has provided for our readers at Hope In A Blog : here.




2. Sulwhasoo Snowise Whitening BB Base SPF 50+




The first BB Cream in which the top 3 most concentrated ingredients on the ingredient list are NOT sun filters, water, or silicones. This Sulwhasoo BB cream has a really nice light texture. Coverage is not ideal, but this is perfect to be used as a make-up base. It doesn’t have a grey undertone to it too! Looks very natural on the skin. However, this isn’t for you if you’re looking for a BB Cream with good coverage. This is more of a whitening product + makeup base, and the bonus is providing a little coverage. Plus it has a very high SPF50+ ! Suitable for all skin types.




3. History Of Whoo Luxury BB SPF20




This is also one of my favourite BB Creams – it doesn’t have the bright pink colour which i like my BB creams to be – but it doesn’t have a grey undertone too! The colour is a bit darker, but it adjusts well to the skin. I love to mix this BB cream together with my other BB Creams. This BB Cream isn’t suitable if you have oily skin though Sad smile . One of the things i like about this BB Cream is the optics in it which gives your skin a little radiant/glitter look BUT you can hardly notice it. And the shimmer is only obvious when you’re under the sunlight or bright light, but isn’t noticeable at all if you’re indoors. It doesn’t give the disco-ball look at all!




4. Crazy Monkey d’Argan BB Perfect Liquid Cream




This is my favourite new BB Cream which i started using recently. It’s sad that this BB Cream isn’t available for purchase on Gmarket nor Ebay. If you would like to try this good BB Cream, and if you so happen to be at the Incheon Airport, visit the Crazy Monkey counter and test this yourself. This BB Cream isn’t suitable if you have oily skin!  This BB Cream also has Chamomile and lavender extracts at position no.3&4 on the ingredient list ( You can find the ingredient list on our ingredient list page! ) and Argan Oil at no.8! Argan oil is great for the skin and has become very popular over the past few years. This BB Cream is rather light in texture, easy to spread, and has a very good coverage. I love it’s very natural skin colour ( nor pink, nor grey )!



5. Hera Mineral Multi B.B




Another BB Cream from Amore Pacific. I notice that i tend to like BB Cream produced by Amore Pacific rather than those by LG. This BB Cream is slightly similar to the Sulwhasoo BB Base in terms of colours. It also has a runny-liquid texture which is easy to spread. Would be suitable for those with combination-normal skin. It is available in 3 shades too! It sinks into the skin after application and gives a natural rosiness radiant look. Makes a good make-up base. Coverage is average, and slightly better than the Sulwhasoo BB Base. However if you are particular with perfumes in your creams, this isn’t for you. Korean cosmetics are well known for their strong fragrance, and this is one of them.




6. A.H.C Intense Contour Balm




This is one of the most famous BB Creams in Korea and has a very good reputation. Like a lot of high-end BB creams, they do not contain SPF ( however, the upgraded version does! ). This BB Cream has a very thick texture, but it has a very nice natural colour. It also has good oil-control properties. Coverage is also above average! Hopefully the upgraded version is as good as this!





7. OHUI White Extreme Whitening BB SPF34






This is also a recent favourite. I would say it has a unique colour, i’ve never seen this colour on a BB Cream before. It isn’t pink, nor grey – i would say it’s a little to the pink-white side. It has a light texture and easy to spread. What i love about this BB Cream other than it’s nice unique colour is that it makes the skin really radiant immediately. Not that kind of glittering radiant, but the pearly radiant! It also has a whitish finish, almost like applying a little sunscreen. I’d recommend this to anyone who wants to try a different BB Cream. If you have dark skin, i wouldn’t recommend this!


UPDATED! : It actually has a little greyish undertone to it, but it’s very subtle. If you’re into the dewy, radiant, superstar look, i’d really recommend this together with the OHUI White Extreme Whitening Base. Loves!! 



8. Dr Schrammek Blemish Balm





Of course, how can one ever forget THE BB cream that started it all? The Dr Schrammek BB Cream is THE original BB Cream! It is also available in 5 shades and i’ve used two shades – the light and classic. The light shade is bright, a little like the tube’s colour. The classic one is a little darker and has a grey undertone. As expected, this has the original BB cream texture which can be found on BRTC BB Creams which is very thick and concentrated. It is also very pigmented and has very good coverage for a BB Cream. It doesn’t contain any SPF, but certainly does make it up with a good ingredient list.



9. O’slee Rosehip BB Cream HD Flawless




This is one of the best-selling BB Creams in the Chinese market, and it’s no surprise here : they’ve shown the impressive videos of what this BB Cream can do. It is extremely breathable, oil-free, dissolves in water, and does not clog pores. Super Breathable!

O’slee utilizes the most advanced ionic membrane technology that forms a thin, breathable but water-resistant veil once applied. This allows our BB Cream to magically dissolve only in water, and not from your face, so you don’t have to worry about your make up melting away. It has sort of a soggy texture, very unique one too! It is very easy to spread, doesn’t have a grey undertone to it, and feels very light on the skin. If you’re looking for something natural, doesn’t clog pores, breathable, and cheap – this is it! It has a decent coverage.



10. Sooryehan Bicheak Soomil BB Cream




I have not liked a single BB cream from Sooryehan until this came along as a sample when i bought the Cream. This is the BB Cream from Sooryehan’s latest hydration line for the summer. This has almost the same nice colour that the OHUI White Extreme BB Cream, and it’s not surprising since they are all under LG. I love how moist this BB Cream is. It spreads nicely and feels really moist and smooth on the skin! This has really changed my outlook on Sooryehan BB Creams. Coverage is so-so. If you’re looking for a moist BB Cream, this will be the one for you!




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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

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Introducing… the Original BB Cream November 2, 2010


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, which is more than half of the price in Korea.


For those of you who are in Europe and want to try the German version of ther BB Creams, just head over to 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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