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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Review: Bio-Essence Bio Platinum BB Cream Plus Multi-Effects SPF 25/PA++

Note: All mentioned Bio-Essence products were sent to me for consideration by The Sample Store

While I was trying out Bio Essences' Multi Effects BB cream (My review), my sister was trying out their Bio Platinum BB cream at the same time as this BB cream was a little lighter than the Multi Effect BB cream, a better matching shade for her. So this review would be about how she feels about the product, I'm just putting it in words for her :D

Just a recap of all the products I received from The Sample Store and Bio Essence:

 

(Left to right) Bio-essence Bio Multi-Effect BB Cream SPF25/PA++, Bio-essence Aqua BB Cream, Bio-essence Bio Platinum BB Cream Plus Multi Effects SPF 25/PA++

What is a BB Cream?
BB Creams (Blemish Balm Cream) originated from Germany and was initially prescribed by dermatologists to patients who had undergone laser skin treatments to soothe redness and cater to their sensitive skin. The trend of using BB Creams caught on in Korea when celebrities started using them to create a natural and dewy finish. The use of this multi-purpose wonder-cream is a sizzling-hot beauty trend, particularly in Asia, and has helped many girls streamline their beauty regime.


Bio-essence Bio Platinum BB Cream Plus Multi Effects SPF 25/PA++



 

Swatches of all 3 BB creams:


 

 

Thoughts on the product:

Same as I did, she used just a thin layer of moisturiser before applied this BB cream with her hands then patting it in like I told her. And this BB cream seemed sticky for her as well (so I guess this is how most BB creams feel? :) ), so she used a light layer of MAC MSF Natural setting powder. Since my sis and I have almost the same skin type (except she has slightly sensitive skin), most of the products I use works for her as well. Seeing this BB cream on her skin, it seemed to give her a pretty nice dewy finish even after setting it with a powder.

Coverage was not as good as their Multi-Effect BB cream (purple one, that I was using) but she had pretty clear skin when using it so it wasn't that big of a problem. She has oily skin just like me and oil control for this BB cream was much better compared to the Multi-effect BB cream. Oil control lasted at least 5 hours before she started looking a little oily.

It also looked really natural and not cakey like the Multi-effect looked like at the beginning. However, lasting power of this BB cream wasn't as good. After 5 hours of wear, the BB cream did fade a little.

 

Pros:

- Good oil control, lasted a good 5 hours before turning shiny
- Looks natural on skin
- Give a dewy glow
- Has SPF
- Convenient, quick and easy to use
- Has 10 in 1 benefits

Cons:

- Has a sticky feel after applying it
- Coverage doesn't last as long as I'd like

Overall:

With all the benefits, this is not a bad product. If you're looking for a BB cream with light coverage, good oil control, only going to be wearing for a short period of time, want a natural look, this is the product to look for :) Plus it whitens skin! I think that would only happen with long time use of the product but anything that helps whitens skin, I don't mind trying out.

Would I repurchase?:

Yes :)

 

Click here to try out samples of the Bio-Essence BB creams that I've reviewed so far:

 

 

AND, click here to get your own widget to refer your friends to get Bio Essence BB cream samples, refer 20 friends and above and get a free Bio Essence product! :)


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