|Would buy this product again.||82%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
Okay this isn't going to be much of a review since I only managed to wear it once, but I thought I should issue a warning about just how pink this BB cream is. And I mean PINK. I'm your typical pasty white English person with neutral undertones so I figured I could get away with this, but nope! It's just unbelievably pink. I tried mixing it with a very yellow tinted moisturiser, and then used it as a base for a yellow-toned powder foundation but still the pink prevailed, rendering it totally unwearable. This has the best coverage of any BB cream I've used and didn't seem to irritate my skin at all (though if you're sensitive to tea tree oil you'll want to steer clear) so it's a shame I couldn't find a way to make it work. If you're thinking of buying this be sure to order some samples from eBay before purchasing the full sized product, that way you can see if it works for your skin tone or not!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I have very oily skin, and this product just seems greasy to me. While I do "sort of" like the coverage, my face feels like an oil slick as soon as I put this product on. Granted, I have very long days (16 hour days) and by the end of the day, I am exhausted and this product has disappeared. I really want to like this product. Any advice on how I can make it have a slightly more matte finish when I put it on?
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Black
Shade Reference: NC20-25 / Revlon Colorstay 150 Buff (approximately).
PROs: heavy coverage
CONs: very drying (as it is geared towards acne skin which is usually associated with oily skin), so dry skin girls like me need to proceed with caution as if your skin gets too dry, it too will break out.
- pink undertone
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
This is my favourite base product at the moment! I normally wear the Revlon Colorstay for oily skin, but I find that it does feel a bit tight on my face. The BRTC has amazing coverage for a bb cream. It has a much thicker, creamier consistency that other bb creams/tinted moisturisers I've tried. In addition to covering up imperfections, it evens out the texture of my skin. I probably get around 6 hours wear out of this. works well when mixed with the Colorstay too. Thumbs up all the way! *for reference I used the shade Buff in the Colorstay and the BRTC is an almost perfect match for me as my skin is a bit more yellow toned than the Buff shade
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
First of all: This BRTC BB cream has great, great coverage. When wearing this, my spots/acne and redness weren't visible at all!
Even though this BB cream is quite thick, it didn't feel heavy (or unpleasant in any other way) on my face.
It didn't make my face look very matte, so I always had to 'fix' the cream with translucent powder, and after a couple of hours I had to blot and touch up the oily 'problem areas' - nose, forehead - with powder again. But maybe this was due to the fact that I always applied a moisturiser for oily skin before applying the BRTC cream.
I had to mix the BB cream with a tiny bit of mattifying foundation about two shades too dark for me, because otherwise I'd look like a geisha, which isn't the look I'm going for on a daily basis (;
The BB cream has a tea tree-y scent to it, which I had to get used to at first (after months of 'Missha M Vita BB cream Matte', which is also a good BB cream, by the way!), but ended up quite liking it.
As for the drying and fading of blemishes, scars etc... I don't think the BB cream really does that. Not on my skin, at least. I have used this product every single day for a little bit more than 3 months, and I didn't notice that much of a difference. It didn't make my acne or blemishes worse, either. The BB cream simply 'balanced' my skin, maybe prevented a spot or two and made my skin appear rather even when wearing it.
Because I want to try out more Asian (/Korean) BB creams for oily, acne prone skin, I won't buy this BRTC cream again any time soon... but! I'd recommend anyone with the same (or a similar) skin type I have to try this one too. And if I won't find a better BB cream, I think I'll come back to this BRTC cream one day. (:
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
LOVE! I received a sample of this when I purchased BRTC Jasmine water bb cream and I ended up liking this one more! (Though I like both). The consistency of this is pretty thick and it covers amazing! Has nice lasting power too. I will definitely repurchase!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
- The new formulation smells like clay which is a huge improvement on the medicine-cabinet smell of the earlier product.
- Can be used two ways:
1. Over a moisturizer, blotted with powder on top, this a lightweight product that seals in the moisture and can be mattified while giving skin a lovely luminosisty. This is great for dry/combination skin.
2. On its own with a bit of powder to set, it has a much less shiny texture, while still giving luminosity. Great for oily skin.
- You need a VERY small amount of this product so it never ends! It lasts me several months. A pea size amount is enough for your entire face. Always start light and build in areas that need more coverage to avoid the dreaded ghost-face that other users speak of. Think of it as clay and warm it up first on your fingers. Blend fast.
- I noticed that the greyish/pale color is self adjusting. After ten minutes, it settles into your face (if not, spritz on a tiny bit of water) and appears to darken.
- Definitely helps with breakouts and never irritates skin, which was the reason I bought it in the first place.
- The packaging is not exactly luxurious.
- There is only one color that is at least three shades too pale for my light skin (I tend to be the second or third lightest shade in most brands). I can't even imagine how pale you must be for this product to fit you.
- Without powder and blotting you get a shiny finish that may be nice when your skin is dry in the winter but not so much any other time.
- Not the easiest product to blend.
Overall, definitely a worthy pale-girl's friend.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Okay so i live in Singapore which is relatively a very humid city compared to those like Japan and that means that my face tends to get all oily and everything easily.
This product provides excellent coverage with its thick consistency, but that can be good and bad.
I wear this product on a daily basis(all over my face) with an extra layer of Maybelline Mineral Powder Foundation over it (and normal moisturizer under so that its easier to blend. ) so that i dont look like a ghost at school. But i have to say that my makeup did appear thick cause it did dried up my skin and making it flake(drying up the pimples as well).
This product gives a whitish cast and although the product did blend into my skin, the colour didn't. So i would end up with a shiny and pale face a few minutes after application without the extra foundation layer despite enough coverage was given for my acne and acne scars.
I wear this even on days when i have PE(physical education) classes in the MORNING and the combination lasted really long. Even after sweating like a wet bucket maybe after a 2.4km run, the makeup stayed! from 6:00am to 9:00pm WITHOUT TOUCHUPS. (thumbsup for that!) But yeah, my face did look greasy and all that. The makeup didn't appear to be sliding off my face at the very least. Oil control was not bad on an average day(8-10 hours without shine in a humid country!). i didn't have to touch up my makeup at all.
This product leasted me really long too! Due to its thick consistency, not much was needed per application and after about 6 months, i still have more than half of the tube left.
About its "blemish recovery" claim, i am half and half on that. Although it does contain tea tree oil which is supposed to help improve acne conditions , its consistency is toooooooo thick for that function because its thick consisntensy traps traps the oil and dirt close to your skin and IT CAN'T BREATHE. Yeah it did stay on my face even after a sweaty PE session, but i felt DISGUSTED. I coulnd't wait to wash that makeup off my face once i got home. It felt like my skin was screaming at me to wash that makeup off cuz it was soooooo suffocating and .... well gross. So my skin condition didn't improve and more pimples and acne came along, but yes, it did dried up someeeeeee of the pimples but the opposite effect came in worse.
Will not repurchase cause' i would like to try something that provides a lighter coverage for my skin to breathe and recover.
Thats about it, hope i didnt miss out anything :/
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
In regards to would I buy this product again? It's actually a maybe. Maybe if I don't find anything better that does not break my skin out. And on with the real review...
I have tried a few BB Creams, one which made me break out, and an American version which was just a weak tinted moisturizer. I choose this BRTC based on general good reviews, and because foundations, creams and such tend to break me out.
The good...it did not make me break out. The first day I used it, I thought it was, but after that first day everything seemed fine. I've been using it for about 3 weeks now. The color seems light, but does blend well with my skin tone after applied. My skin is light to medium. The coverage is moderate. Much better than the American BB creams, but perhaps not as heavy as I would like. I have a lot of scarring, it does an OK job of covering it.
The bad...this cream is very drying. I was hoping to cut out the use of moisturizer in my morning routine, but I feel like I actually have to use more since using this product. Also, it tends to settle in my pores and skin imperfections slightly by the end of the day. Other than that, it is a decent product. I am going to try the BRTC Jasmine Waters BB Cream next, hoping it does not settle in pores and fine lines, and is less drying. I have not noticed any improvement in my skin's general health, and no fading of scars and discoloration.
Generally I believe this is a great product for someone with acne-prone, oily skin. If you have dry skin, stay away, and combo skin could go either way but is probably worth trying.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I'd been eyeing up BB creams for a while, as I hated how many products I needed to put on my face just to get the coverage I wanted. I know I could have just headed down to the nearest Boots and bought the first so-called BB cream I come across, but we all know they're just tinted moisurisers, with a fancy name. If I wanted any sort of coverage, I knew I was going to have to go with one of the real Korean BB creams. Anyway, I was going to go with the Missha M brand, but couldn't find any samples to try. (Didn't want yet another beauty fail on my shelf) I then came across the BRTC Blemish Recover Balm. I read a few reviews, and bought several samples from eBay.
The product came in 6 individual sachets, and from looking at them, it felt like there was barely any product in them. Certainly not enough for one sachet to do one full face application! However today I decided to try one out for the first time since receiving them in the post. Now I don't usually do reviews so early on, as I like to make sure I have an informed as possible opinion on a product before I share that opinion. However in this case, I was so impressed with it already after having only just applied it, that I just had to review it.
Like I said, I got this product in sachets of about 0.5 - 1ml, and I really did think I'd need to use two of them, just from the empty feel the packet had. There weren't any instructions on how to apply, but I just presumed it would be like applying a foundation. Therefore I just cleansed and moisuriser my face before applying this. The first thing I noticed as soon as I opened the packet was the smell. It definitely has an obvious tea tree scent to it, however this does die down after application. Although if you can't stand the smell of tea tree, it might put you off from wanting to use it. I personally like the smell of it, so that doesn't bother me. Plus my usual Revlon foundation has a scent to it too, so that's nothing new.
The colour is very light with a dull-pinky tone and fairly thick but smooth and creamy in texture. I'd say it's only slightly thicker than my Colorstay foundation, so that wasn't an issue either. One thing I was worried about from looking at the product was the colour. Although having a pink tone to it, the colour is also quite dull, and having dull skin already I didn't want it to appear worse... Luckily it didn't. Just a little pale. I know quite a few people have commented on the product being very light in colour, but being manufactured in Korea, this was to be expected. Plus it's only slightly lighter than my natural skin tone, nothing that couldn't be fixed with my usual powder. I think I'm around an NC20-25 / Revlon Colorstay 150 Buff, so anyone of this shade or lighter would be fine. Anyone a shade or two darker, would probably still get away with it with a bit or bronzer on top.
A good thing about this product is that not only is it meant to help heal your skin of blemish scars, redness etc. But it also has an spf rating of 28! Which of course is very high for a cosmetic product, so you probably wouldn't even need to wear a sunscreen underneath. The product describes this as a 'light, oil-controlling blemish balm for oily and troubled skin'. Initially I was a little worried that it's oil-controlling properties would make the product a little too drying on my skin. However after applying my skin didn't look at all matte, or as if it would be once it had dried fully either... So I'm glad I didn't have to worry about that. Although having more sensitive/dry skin, I found it odd to have such a contradictory result compared to people who have really oily skin. Would still recommend wearing a moisuriser underneath though, as a precaution.
I'm not sure exactly what I was expecting from this product, but this definitely exceeded those expectations! The coverage this gives for a start, was completely not what I expected! Although taking the plunge and purchasing several samples of it, I really didn't have high hopes for a decent coverage. I was half expecting it to be similar to a tinted moisturiser, or at best a light coverage foundation. I'd say this gives a definite medium coverage that can be built up to a full coverage. Despite the little amount of product each sachet has, I still only used half of it, and even then it was after applying more than one layer to some areas. This is a huge difference compared to the amount of product I usually use with just a standard foundation. What's more, I didn't need to apply a single bit of concealer! Something I've certainly not been able to do in a while. The coverage of this product is so good for what it is that it was almost like, 'dark circles, what dark circles?' It also completely got rid of any redness. The only thing I had to do was apply a little more of the product to a few blemishes and dark spots -but no concealer! I then applied my Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder over the top, and this gave me that semi-matte finish I love.
Admittedly I do think I applied a little too much product, despite how much I actually used. Maybe less really is more?? However it doesn't look cakey considering, just settled a bit in the fine lines under my eyes and smile lines around my mouth. Apart from that it looks fairly natural, and from a distance is hard to tell that I'm wearing makeup. The thick consistency of the product does make it a little hard to blend out, so it's best to apply a bit at a time. However after applying to one or two areas of the face, you soon get over that. Plus if you're thinking of getting this, then you're probably used to "full coverage" foundations like Revlon Colorstay which is also harder to blend than a standard foundation, but still somehow blends in nicely with the skin.
Overall I'm super pleased with how good this product is, and will continue to use it to see if it really helps heal your skin, and update as I go. Either way this takes a lot of time out of my daily make
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
Love BRTC products and there blue complex! I really like this product for many reasons -I love the oil control and how it really dries spots.
-It also lasts all day. I just took it off after wearing it a good 8 hours plus a nap and my skin looks flawless.
-I do notice the whitening properties as I have some pigmentation and a mole that is fading in color.
-I also like how good the ingredients are in this product. Utilizing plants is something i really believe in. I think all good things for our skin can come from mother nature and this product has not let me down yet. Lavender is an excellent part of skin care especially for us oily/combo types and I find my oil is well controlled.
-great for us pale girls as it is one of the more fair creams.
-excellent coverage. You couldn't see my old acne scars at all=)
-Pricy I had to shop around for a decent price I got mine for 15 USD and change from one of my favorite ebay shops. She's legit and has authenticity stuff everywhere so yay!
-the pale color can leave many shades of skin will just not be able to use it because it's so light.
-small product for the price
-can be a tad too drying but with a nice oil free moisturizer your groovy. I don't use one at all and it doesn't dry my skin just the spots.
It's a great product for pale people with blemishes that want to hide them well and have long lasting coverage. The plant extracts really sooth the skin I find and I can wash and use my night products with no issues what so ever. Will I buy this again without a doubt. Would I recommend it to my friends yes, but it's so good it's like my secret weapon, but I will share it because the product does work so well. This is mos def part of my summer ritual.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy Eyes: Green
Colour: This has a light colour to it, and is distinctly greyish. If I place a blob of this on my skin, it looks like it would give you a corpse-like pallor. However, once you blend it out, it changes to match my skin very nicely. In fact, I use this predominantly to cancel out redness in certain areas and it does this supremely well. Perhaps the grey helps with this.
Texture: It IS very thick, so you can't really blend it far from where you first apply it. For this reason, I prefer to actually apply it in small amounts to red areas with a concealer brush. If you're going full face with this, I'd probably recommend putting just a little on a foundation brush at a time, and lightly sweep it over a larger area to distribute the product across the area, (rather than starting with a blob and spreading from there) and then blend it in from there. The thickness does seem to mean it makes my pores much less noticeable, without actually clogging them.
Oil-control: I get VERY oily skin, and I find this mattifies it quite well, even if I apply this later in the day when the oil is already present, it seems to soak it up.
Lasting power: Lasts well on me, though the fact that the colour seems to blend more into your skin over time is at times (when my redness is worse than usual) unadvantageous as it is then not cancelling out the redness quite as well.
Effect on skin: This does NOT break me out at all, which is a rare thing for me. I think it may have a slightly beneficial effect on the acne-prone areas where it is applied but not enough for me to confidently say it is helping. BUT, that said, it doesn't break me out, despite being both mattifying and very thick.
This also contains sun protection (UVA and B). A definite bonus!!
My uses: Mostly in smaller areas, covering redness i.e. around nose and on chin. I also apply it to a couple of more obvious sunspots, because of the sun protection to help avoid further darkening.
This is perfect for days when I don't want a full face of foundation - I just cover up the redness and leave the rest of my skin to breathe, but it does such a good job of evening out the problem areas, that it looks almost as good as if my whole face is made up. Haven't tried it completely covering everywhere, but I think it would be good for this too.
I'm definitely repurchasing.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
This product is great, but unfortunately it's way too light. It gives a FULL greyish look (like a ghost) on my face and it won't blend with my skin unless I wear it 4 hours in advance. And it's very obvious that you're wearing a make up with this. One of my friend said "your make up is too thick", and I don't even wear anything other than this pea-sized BB cream.
But I can say this product is great, because of its healing properties, it heals my acnes and evens out my skin. The smell of tea tree is also great, I love it. This product also last for very long, more than 10 hours, even in hot country like Indonesia. If only this product had more shades, I would consider repurchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I've been looking for a bb cream for my acne-prone skin and I got this from my friend's recommendation. I've had it for a month now and I don't use any other bb cream nor foundation anymore. It's my HG bb cream! I always get a few pimples no matter what products and after using this bb cream I have nothing on my skin. It has a thick consistency and gives you full coverage. You need only a tiny amount to use it. Non cakey, non drying and it controls shine really well. And it stayed on my face for 8 hours which I love! The colour seemed too light but it blended into my skin tone nicely. Overall, it's worth the money and I will definitely repurchase!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is the second BB cream I have tried thus far and I think it is the most effective one! (the other one I tried was the Gold Skin79 BB cream)
The texture is pretty thick like a foundation but once you blend it in, it's feather light and it does a great job in controlling oil production. But best of all, it covers SO well! If you have old acne scars, it fades those very nicely and if you just finish off with a finishing powder or a good loose mineral powder, you're good to go!
I noted that the other BB cream i tried did not cover AT ALL so the BRTC BB cream is phenomenal compared to the SKIN 79 one I have. I have also got some sample packets of other Korean brands of bb cream so I shall try those first but for now, I adore the BRTC BB cream and it's my go-to cover up for everyday use. Light and effective, recommended!!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy Eyes: Green
I was looking around for a bb cream for acne-prone skin and eventually chose this one. I have the type of skin that will break out from wearing foundation for a few hours.
In my opinion, I absolutely love it. I can wear it all day and not get any spots, not to mention to seems to nicely cover my existing blemishes and spots. To some extent it has restored my confidence in myself.. i can wear makeup! As most tinted-moisturizers and foundations I have tried either cause spots or aren't thick enough to cover existing spots.
At first the cream seemed a bit thick, but you just have to spread around your face. It also seemed a little too light but it soon blended into my skin tone :)
It actually left my skin feeling quite soft afterwards. Whether or not it fades acne scars i'm unsure.. I shall have to wait and see but i'm definitely happy with my progress so far.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
After much research, and much debating, I got myself this BB cream. I've had it for a week now and so far I like it very much :) I have acne prone skin with some acne right now and I'm always breaking out. What got me excited was the possibility of having a foundation type product that would at least not make my acne any worse. And it hasn't so far. If it were I probably would have gotten a reaction by now but so far so good. It's supposed to help heal acne, I'm not too sure about that but NOT causing acne is good enough for me! It does have tea tree oil in it (you can smell it for a little bit but quickly dissipates) which is supposed to be good for acne.
It feels thick going on, and that scared me at first, but once you blend it over your face, I use my fingers, I find it feels quite light and very natural looking. This is the most natural looking coverage I have gotten from any product! It has a decent amount of coverage too. I use less of this than I would foundation, or even tinted moisturiser since I find it very concentrated, and I think applying too much wouldn't be a good idea.
On me the finish isn't quite matte but matte enough, super matte also doesn't look very natural anyway. It hold up pretty well throughout the day but I haven't worn it for longer than 8 hours, but it isn't quite summer here yet and I haven't really been sweating in it much. I do have fairly oily skin for reference.
I am NC25 in MAC and this matches me great, goes on a little light but after about 15 minutes it looks perfect. I have heard that this self adjusts for people over time so maybe it has some tone adjusting properties?
I am very pleased with this and I would totally buy it again. I like that I don't need to use much product (so the tube last longer) and it has spf in it too!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight Eyes: Brown
Okay, so I really love this bb cream's oil control ( about 3 hours?) , but it was too light for my nc 25-30 skintone. However, it will blend in to your skin over time. But it wasn't the easiest bb cream to blend. However, it really helped with my pimples AND stayed on my face for 6 hours , which is already an accomplishment for me! Love it!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
1.) i'm asian
2.) i have oily, acne-prone skin
3.) i used to have horrible acne, so now im left with scarring, and i still get occassional breakouts with cystic acne, but it isnt too bad now
4.) i have medium/tanned skin. Maybe light too, but definitely not fair.
I bought this bb cream after reading reviews on their website. I recieved it in exacly 8 days and tried it immediately (i live in hawaii). The consistancy is thick, and is somewhat hard to blend all over your face (if you use a small amout as directed) unless you have some sort of moisturizer or primer applied. There is a pink undertone, and even though i applied only 5 small dots onto my face (nose, cheeks, forehead and chin) i still looked ghastly ghostly. It looked like i soaked my face with sunscreen...
But enough about the looks, onto the effects. I did see slight whitening of my acne scars, and a definite reduction of new breakouts. The bb cream also did exactly what it says on the package-control oil. And it did just that perfectly.
Recommendations: good for people with acne, good for people with fair skin, good for controlling oil, whitening past acne scars, good coverage (just dont add too much or it WILL look like you are wearing a mask)
Overall i would buy it again. People out there with medium/tan/dark skin, if you buy this and use it, please please please be sure to have a foundation darker than your true skin tone and mix it with this bb cream to create your desired skin match. For example, i use Shiseido the Makeup in Ocre 60, and mix Ocre 80 with this bb cream. Creates my shade perfectly err'time. :)
Hope that helps. Cheers!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is the BB cream I use when my skin is feeling oily or when I have those pesky blemishes. It helps control the oil, keeps my face matt and does a decent job calming down my blemishes. And the good thing is, it doesn't cause my skin to flare up or clog my pores.
Like the other BRTC BB cream that I used (Jasmine Water BB cream), it is thick but highly blendable (so you don't need much), gives a natural and dewy sheen and doesn't look cakey on my skin.
My only gripe with this product is the colour. I am a NC30 and it gives my skin a slight ashen tone when I first apply it. Strangely as the day goes, it slowly matches my skin colour. And of cause if it bothers you loads, a light dusting of your favourite powder on the top can help even out the colour.