Saturday, 16 June 2012

Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream Bright Fit SPF 30/PA++ review

Happy Weekend, everybody! (^^) hope u enjoy my weekend post. I decide to write about this bb cream which is the first Etude bb  cream I ever try. Hope u all have a nice saturday!

 Info on the Label
Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream Bright Fit SPF 30/PA++
Honey Beige W24
Whitening & Anti-Wrinkle

Claims :
Brightening OK!
Darkening Zero!
3 Efficacies UV Protection + Whitening + Anti-Wrinkle
Precious Mineral BB Cream promotes silky complexion with pearl infused sheer coverage. Contains adenosine & arbutin for anti-wrinkle & whitening efficacies. SPF for UV protection.

[Directions] Apply Cream to all areas of the face. Pat to finish.
[Caution] For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep out of reach of children. Discontinue use if signs of irritation and/or rash appear.

Water, Pearl Extract, Titanium Dioxide, Dipropylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Phenyl Trimethicone, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexyl Olivate, Arbutin, Cetyl PEG/PPG -10/1 Dimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Cyclohexasiloxane, Talc, Zinc Oxide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Polyglyceryl -4 Isostearate, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Sorbitan Isostearate, Hexyl Laurate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Beeswax, Sorbitan Olivate, Dimethicone, Calcium Stearate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Silica, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Butyl Avocadate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Adenosine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Propylene Carbonate, Mica, Alumina, Manganese Dioxide, Lauroyl Lysine, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Pearl Powder, Codium Tomentosum Extract, Ecklonia cava Extract, Gelidium Cartilagineum Extract, Hizikia Fusiforme Extract, Disodium EDTA, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, Cl 77491, Cl 77492, Cl 77499.
 [NET Wt.] 60 g (2.11 oz.) Etude Corporation, Made In Korea

  Sorry for the poor resolution of my web cam

The Cartoon Box

The shade I choose

The Tube

My Story
I bought it from my trusted online seller, rie butik multiply, got it for Rp. 138.000,- (about $15). The Etude price on the official branch shop is very much overpriced here, having a lil bit shock therapy when I compare the price ha ha… Don’t know why Korean brand such as Etude and Skinfood is ridiculously expensive here, maybe the tax. I bought this because I reads many good reviews out there.
I choose W24 honey beige, my skin is not fair and I think the shade suits me and I’m right. It blends well on my face tone, the texture is easy to spread and it’s pretty light on my skin. I feel almost wear nothing. Compared to Skinfood Aloe BB Cream, this one is lighter. The coverage is sheer to medium, off course it can not fully cover my big pores but it’s ok coz it looks nice on my face. It makes my skin looks fresh and healthier. It has pearl extract and pearl powder inside, that’s why this cream seems to reflect the light, has little shimmering effect, so our face can look brighter when we use it.
Information on the web said that Etude Precious Mineral BB cream Bright Fit is most suitable for dry skin but surprisingly it went well on my oily-combination skin. It did not make my skin oilier neither clog my pores. If I wear without setting powder on top of it, I have to blot on my nose after 2 hours and blot my face after 4 hours, yes that’s pretty usual for me. I must say that the oil control is not strong enough for super oily areas on my face. The finish is natural semi-dewy (bit glowy/shimmering) which I like. It also moisturizes my skin and the staying power is good. In my case, it can stay 07.30 until 17.00 when I got home from my work. It does not oxidize and did not sting my sensitive skin.
My morning order is :
Facial Wash - - > Toner - - > Serum - - > Emulsion - - > BB Cream - - > Loose Powder (if necessary)
Sometimes when in a hurry, I skip the serum and or the emulsion ha ha… Being inconsistent with my morning order is a common problem for me : )
It comes with pump and plastic cap. The pump works well, I could easily control the amount of product I dispense from it. A little is enough for my entire face, it means 1 tube can last long. I use it almost every morning when I go out for work or for another occasion. I also use it sometimes at night when I go out attending something.
It has moisturizing properties such as sodium hyaluronate and beeswax, also soothing property such as aloe vera.
I’ve used it over 1 month now and I haven’t seen the whitening effect. But I’ll keep update this review for new info.
 The Swatch
This is the cream (my pics could be darker than the real)

Spread the cream

Blend it 

Almost finish blending 

Blended on my skin

My Conclusion 
Pros :
- Affordable price for 60 gr tube ( u have to buy it via online if u live in Indonesia like me)
- 1 tube can last long
- feels light on skin and moisturizing, did not clog my pores
- No strong scent (don’t like perfumed skincare)
- Has spf  30 and PA in it
- Finishing Natural semi-dewy look
- Easy to spread on skin and quickly blended well
- Nice packaging, the pump is easy to use
- Good staying power
- Did not oxidize on my skin
- Feels light on skin, not heavy at all
- Contains natural/herbal ingredients

Cons :
- The oil control is not strong enough for oily skin like mine
- Can’t fully cover my big pores
- Contain phenoxyethanol, fragrance

Would suggest it for :
- All Skin Types especially dry and normal
- Don’t need full coverage
- Don’t expect good oil control (for oily skin)
- Want a light textured bb cream
- Want a natural semi-dewy look
- Don’t get bothered by phenoxyethanol and fragrance inside it

Would Not suggest it for :
- Super oily skin who need good oil control
- Want a powdery matte look
- Don’t like phenoxyethanol and fragrance inside it

Will I repurchase?  Yes, someday, but for now after finishing this I plan to try the other varian of Etude BB Cream ha ha… (always curious trying products). Overall it’s a good product, worth the money and I like it : )

(ps: forgive my terrible english, I'm still learning, cmiiw^^)

What’s ur fave bb cream? Tell me : ) I’d love to know ur story!


Javier said...

Great review!
You are the only one I found who's worried about ingredients!

regards from spain!

Following and waiting for more korean cosmetic's reviews

Penulis Amatir said...

Hello, thanx for ur compliment, actually I just a beginner in writing cosmetic review, still need a lot to learn. Thanx for ur support :)

noniq said...

My mom is using this BB Cream and she loves it so much, guess I will try it as well :)

Bobidna said...

Hai... I've tried to search a review about biokos product in your blog. But I can't found it. Could you sometimes try and make a review about biokos derma bright?
I'll be waiting for it. ^-^

Penulis Amatir said...

Hello, noniq, thanx for dropping by, suggest u purchase it via online coz it's triple the cost in u buy it in store. It's a good product. Tell me when u already try it, I would love to hear ur experience :)

Penulis Amatir said...

my skin is oily-combi and I only ever tried pure balance line. The biokos pure balance that I tried are the mask and the moisturizer. I like the mask coz it really helped me regulating my oily skin, but I did not like the biokos pure balance moisturizer coz did not suit for my skin.
I'm not a fan of biokos actually but I'll let u know when I have the chance to try it.
Thanx for dropping by :)

Yurisa Yusuf said...

mau cobaaaa deh kayaknya bagus tp mukaku oily sih.... kak follow back aku yaa :P

Penulis Amatir said...

kalo oily banget coba pakai punyanya etude yg sun bb cream spf 50, dia hasilnya matte. Kalo yg bright fit ini dewy jatohnya. Kalo di aq si lumayan cocok, coverage ama staying powernya ok. Kulitku juga oily, say.
Udah q folback, coba liat di gfc-mu :)

Tata said...

Can you please tell me where to buy it?? I plan on buying this product :)

Penulis Amatir said...

Hello, Tata, I bought it at
riebutik offered cheapest price than other online store I knew ^^
thanx for visiting here

Tata said...

Uke tq sis.....

madame kyra said...

Thank you very much for your review, it is great! I also appreciate a lot that you included all the ingredients. Your english is great!

Penulis Amatir said...

Hello madame Kyra,
thank u for ur compliment. I provide as much as I could for the product I review.
I still have to learn a lot to write better review using english. he he...