Thursday, May 20, 2010

Skin Food Gingko Green BB Cream

I've been using Skin Food Gingko Green BB cream since the beginning of this year, 2010. I think it's about time I review this product... hehe~


Product Review: Skin Food Gingko Green BB Cream in Shade #2

Where can you purchase this: Korean beauty store, Skin Food store, Korea, or online
Price: cannot remember about I believe it was around $20

Made in Korea

Information on the back: This product is formulated with Gingko and green tea extracts, which are full of beauty enhancing ingredients like lecithin and Vitamin B to moisturize and nourish the skin. This is a multi function skin care product for both skin correction and skin protection.

My thoughts: Before I start, BB stands for blemish balm or base. You would think it's for people with acne problems but anyone can use it even I with dry skin. If you're looking for a foundation/BB cream that isn't on the medium to thick side, then this isn't for you. ;)

Most people think BB creams started in Korea, but in some ways it did and some ways it didn't... hehe~ Korea are the first people who thought of this idea, but it was actually made in Germany. My sister-in-law used one made from Germany and hot dang it's pretty expensive! It cost more than $100 and it looks like a cream moisturizer. For some odd reason, a lot of the less expensive ones come in tubes like the one I'm reviewing... hehe~

Now that you know a little history of BB creams, now to my review... hehe~ :D I spread this around my face with my fingers (make sure it's clean), therefore, it's actually better that it comes in a tube than a bottle. I'm not a professional when it comes to BB creams, but I do love the thick consistency. It covers my freckles better than most foundations... lol~ :X I am very happy with BB creams except for one thing. I noticed a lot of BB creams come in only two shades. I don't know why when there are so many different skin tones. :/ I know in Korea being pale is looked upon but still... hehe~ I got the darker shade, #2, and it still looks paler than my NC35 (that's what I am at the moment). Since I love my BB creams so much, I darken it up with a darker powder afterwards. That might be an option for those people who love BB creams and it doesn't come in your shade... hehe~ ;)

Pros:
* Medium to thick consistency.

* It hides some of the flaws.
* Comes in a tube.
* For all skin types.
* Don't need a brush.
* A little goes a long ways.
* The scent isn't overbearing.

Cons:
* Only two shades available.

* Hard to find in the US unless you buy online.

Would I buy this again? Yes and No. I might try other brands to compare in the future.
Rating: [Color+Paw.jpg][Color+Paw.jpg][Color+Paw.jpg] 4/5 Tobey's Paws


Here's a swatch on my hand.
It looks like it'll fit my skin tone, but that was my winter skin. During this summer weather, I'm much darker... hehe~
Here's how the BB cream looks on me. I darken it up with a dark powder to match my skin.




I haven't bought jewelries in a long time, but I couldn't resist with these. I told myself it's okay it can be my birthday gifts... hehe~
This is such a gorgeous necklace. The picture doesn't do it justice!!! It's a heart-shaped crystal with a blue-shaped rose inside. The rose shaped is hard to see here, but it's nice in person I promise... hehe~ I love this necklace because it's blue, my favorite color, and I love blue rose. I think blue rose are so unique and beautiful... hehe~
I also bought this dangling bracelet. I love dangling bracelets even though they're out of style now... hehe~ :X I love the simplicity of the colors, as well as, the silver leaves. :)


Disclaimer: The products mentioned in this post are bought with my own money. I am not affiliated with any company nor getting paid to advertise any products. This post is written with my honest opinion.

21 comments:

ndoodles said...

Happy Bday :D Always good to spoil yourself once in a while. I am pretty interested in BB Creams but since it is so hard to find, I'll just stick to looking for a tinted moisturizer for now... The Revlon one is on sale... kinda excited for that.

TiFF TuMS said...

wow, that blue necklace is gorgeous!

Golden said...

Hi Ahleessa!

I missed reading your blog, and of course I missed you too.

BB cream is hot here in the Philippines. A lot of Filipinas go gaga over it. As for me, I haven't tried one though because I find it expensive. Luckily, a good friend of mine who is staying in Korea sent me bb cream samples. I have yet to try them! I hope they don't make my face oilier as I already have a combination skin. Wow, you look good in the picture. I hope you post a picture of your beautiful face in the future. :)

Lots of love,

Shop N' Chomp said...

I love your crystal bling! So purdy *^_^* I'm with you on the dangling bracelets. They are too nice not to wear. I like combining them sometimes with regular non-dangling ones. I really love how this bb cream looks on your skin! =D I tried a different Skin Food bb cream and it unfortunately broke me out which sucked b/c I was really anxious to try it. =\

BB Cream Queen said...

Hey Ahleessa, great review. You're right about the shades, people with darker skin tones often have trouble finding a bb cream that suits their complexion :-/

Dina (XYYan) said...

I love BB Cream too, in fact I've never tried any foundation before :D. Cute necklace and bracelet~

naturalnchicmakeup said...

Very pretty necklace. I've seen this BB cream on my trip to Asia but sadly these don't work for me. I think the fragrance breaks me out badly. Maybe I'll try again some day.

Shop N' Chomp said...

Hey girlie, it was either the mushroom or aloe one.

izumi said...

the bracelet is gorgeous :D who says dangling bracelets are out of style? i still make them! hehee. you should check out my jewelry blog~

Ahleessa said...

BB Cream Queen: Thank you for visiting my blog, as well as, commenting! :) I'm guessing you're the queen of BB creams... hehe~ Which one would you recommend a NC35 foundation from MAC? Sorry I'm asking the question here but I couldn't find where to comment on your blog.

Stacieee said...

Thanks for the review hun~ I love the Skinfood Aloe Sun BB Cream, been using it for awhile now and its my new favorite!

junghwa by amy stewart said...

Such a cute bracelet!

Kalmo said...

Hi!

Great review on the BB cream. I didn't know it started in Germany originally, cool fact. Your skin looks really nice, super jealous haha, I think I would rather have dry skin than oily/acne skin.

Super cute jewelry. I don't think any type of jewelry goes out of style, you just have to wear it with confidence. :)

Nic Nic said...

SF products are very reasonably priced! Ive only ever tried the green version, which had a very strong scent o_O Im glad this bb cream works for you. I havent used BB creams in over a yr - TM works well for me :)

Violet Honeybee said...

I hear a lot of good things about Skin Food BB creams =)

I love your bracelet! I usually wear dangly bracelets just because I like seeing them move and flash around. Plus they make noise when they clink against each other lol

Jo said...

true! the bb creams only come in like 1 shade and if you're lucky - 2! only one i can find that suits my skin tone is the l'egere in the pink tube. your freckles are cute! :D

miRaCLe said...

used the green BB before. I kinda like bb cream too! :p but i've switched to liquid foundation now. Glad it works on you! :))
love the bracelet! great haul!
xoxo

Stacieee said...

Regarding the ingredients for the Skinfood Aloe BB Cream - yes it does have SPF, heres a link where a girl took a pic of the ingredients, hope it helps!
http://kimoko.livejournal.com/200405.html

Fifi said...

I have to say I really like your freckles! Hehe, you look so cute :D

And yes, we can't return stuff here. So yeah :(

Jannie said...

ahhh... so that's what BB stands for. i always thought BB was a name of a brand. somewhere from japan or korea. thanks for the info there. i didn't know it originated in germany either. wow. i'm learning a lot all in 2 seconds. hehe... :)

aww... you don't really need to cover up your freckles. i think they are cute. speaking of that, i like the photo you posted of yourself sampling the BB cream on your face. you are very pretty. :)

i love the jewelry you bought. my favorite is the blue heart necklace. it's gorgeous and elegant. :)

thanks for the review. oh yeah, hope you got my email. sorry again how long it took me to write one. take care. :)

M.A.C.nunu said...

Have yet to try skin food products but I have the Missha BB cream and it is the oddest shade of grey-pink xD
Ah well, now we know why those Korean actresses are so pale!

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