I love Korean BB creams and thought Japanese BB creams would be a step up. However, from the 5 Japanese BB creams I've tried, I have come to the conclusion that they don't work that well for me. The colour of this BB cream has definate yellow tones, which is good for someone with a golden complexion like me, however it does nothing to brighten up my skin...it just makes my face look flat. It does blend and spread on my skin easily, but I find the oil control to be lacking. I do not have oily skin but I find this getting shiny on my t-zone within a few hours. Lasting power is decent, definately doesn't last throughout the day and night like my beloved Korean BB creams but about 6 hours or so. Coverage can be built from light to medium but I use a light hand as the creamy thick texture of this BB cream can look heavy if you apply too much. My skin must be sensitive to the ingredients in this because it leaves me with red pimples on my forehead and cheeks EVERY TIME after cleansing my face. Glad it works well for others but it's a definate miss for me.
As a "white chic" among my Japanese friends I have fair skin that doesn't easily want to tan, in comparison with my darling Mana who is yellow in the tone like me but darker. Very jealous of their perfect faces with flawless skin, I began trying out BB creams that they all claimed were "the one" - only to find out that either it was too dark or too grey on my skin. It took a few tries until I finally found this product in the local cosmetic supermarket and holy crap - a perfect match with someone who is about NC15 (?) in MAC's foundation range. I tried it on the following days after I bought it, believing it would most certainly fail somehow, but for some reason (within the ingredients, haha) it remained perfect on my skin from 7AM to 11PM. AND it gave me good coverage without being heavy.
When I leave this country (Japan) this is what I will bring with me at least three tubes of.
Now I'm back in Sweden since a few months and it's starting to get colder outside and my skin's drying out, which means no time for mineral foundation for me. Instead I'm whipping this one out and behold: it's still working 7AM-11PM, giving me flawless skin and keeps it flawless and smooth even after removing it. Still 5/5.
I got this in shade #2, Healthy ochre and I must say, it is my favorite BB Cream I have tried so far (tried maybe 25 or so). Its not grey or pink like some of the others I have tried rather it is more yellow toned. I am about NC30 at the moment and its perfect. So far, I haven't blotted yet either and I've had this on for about 5 hours. Love this stuff and would definitely re-buy again!
This is a great product, the Colour is a bit different from other bb creams but very very good coverage and not cakey and does not flake up. i got it at p mall for 38 buck it was very expensive but i think its worth it the best bb cream ever tried. if you like skin 79 gold its like that but 10 times more coverage.
This is the most natural-looking bb cream I own. I'm about NC25 right now and shade #1 actually works really well on me, it brightens up my face and evens out my skin without turning it ghostly white, ashy gray or pink. Coverage isn't as good as the other two -- I have quite a bit of acne scaring and some discoloration and I had to conceal and apply two layers, but honestly it doesn't look like I did that much work once I"m done and it doesn't feel heavy on. I really like the herby, medicinal smell, too -- it's a nice change from the heavy floral scents of other brands. What I like the most, though, is that I get that smoothing bb cream effect without my face getting all greasy. Setting this with mineral veil in particular is amazing on me: I get that blur and my scars are diminished a lot. The only negative is the lack of shade selection, and the fact that you have to moisturize a lot because it'll emphasize any flakes you have.
I have to say that I was sorely disappointed by this BB cream. I'm east asian with a yellow undertone, NC25. My sister, who is NC 30, bought this in Healthy Ocre, didn't like it, and gave it to me to try. I had really wanted to try it, because I had read that it doesn't have the grayish cast that seems to be common with BB creams. Well, it's certainly not gray... but it's way too orange. It makes me look sallow. I even tried mixing it with my regular BB cream, and the result was ghoulish. I also found the Nanoce finish kind of dry, accentuating pores and dry patches. My sister also tried it and hated the orange cast. So I went right back to using Hanskin Premium Magic BB Cream.
I had always wanted to try BB cream, but they're not readily available at places where I can test out colors, consistencies, etc. so I just admired them from afar. Plus, there wasn't one particular brand that received high marks across the board, so I didn't want to invest in one, until I read reviews for the Nanoce BB cream. I actually took the gamble and purchased this BB cream in No. 2 Healthy Ocre. It is the PERFECT color for me! The color looks very opaque out of the tube, but on my skin, it's very light and just looks like my skin, but better. It evens out my skintone and makes my pores look smaller. Because it's very sheer, it doesn't cover freckles or hyperpigmentation very well, and it barely covers dark acne scars, so I have to take a concealer brush and put extra onto the dark spots. However, it's totally worth it b/c the color match is amazing. Plus, it stays on my face ALL day, and I don't use a primer or powder under/over it. I'm soo glad I bought this!! =)
I really am liking this bb cream so far. This has been the perfect shade for me (shade 2) and blends in perfectly with my medium/dark complexion. This is the only bb cream that has not made my face look too white. Also, as the day goes on my complexion looks even better. This cream gives me a no-makeup, clear, soft skin look.
I bought this based on the reviews here. I LOVE it! It provided nice coverage, and gave me a glowy, dewy finish. This is the first foundation/tinted moisturizer that has ever done this for my skin. I normally use CG Smoothers tinted moisturizer, but this is much better. I will def. repurchase.
I really like this BB cream! I'm an NC20 with yellow/golden undertones and chose 02 Healthy Ocre, the darkest shade. It's too dark for me but shade 01 is too pink and I need a yellow tone. I have to mix it with moisturizer and then it suits me fine. I wear this on days when I want to look really natural...I still love my Korean BB creams, because they make my skin look whiter and brighter, but I still like the naturalness of this BB cream despite it not having any brightening or whitening finish on the skin.
I have normal/combo sensitive skin and find that this BB cream does not get greasy or oil up on me throughout the day. I don't even set with powder most of the time! I always make sure to moisturise well before applying this as it does show flaky skin a little bit if I don't. The BB cream does provide some hydration to my skin though, yet manages to stay in place all day without turning oily.
The texture is not thick but not runny - a litle creamy - and blends into my skin like a dream. The finish is not matte but a soft matte I'd say. It doesn't feel sticky on my skin and feels completely lightweight, I can't feel it at all. Great for everyday wear. The coverage is light-medium, so I pair up with concealer if I want to cover any acne scarring. It evens out my skin tone and gets rid of redness really well.
It contains SPF 30++ and has a 5-in-1 function designed to be your foundation, loose powder, moisturiser, primer, UV ray cut and SPF block. It also has fullerene (a good antioxidant) in it which is supposed to provide anti-aging care for the skin. I've had no breakouts from this.
Overall I really like it, it's a definate repurchase for me! It's a little pricey for the amount but worth it.