Ettusais Medicated Mineral BB Gel SPF25 PA+++

Ettusais Medicated Mineral BB Gel SPF25 PA+++

4.5

2 reviews

100% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.5

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.5

Price: $$$

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on 7/27/2018 3:05:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

Wonderful for my combination acne prone skin. It's a gel formula that contains salicylic acid and comes in a moisturising but non-greasy base. Coverage is sheer to medium, and is easily spreadable on skin - I don't need to use a lot, around a small pea size for my whole face. It needs a few minutes to fully settle on skin, but like other gel foundations it dries down to a thin, heat-resistant film that isn't as prone to melting and sliding off in the heat. Overall appears semimatte and slightly dewy without powder, and softly matte with a decent powder. It has impressive staying power for a BB cream, probably as it's gel based, but it won't reduce oil production all that much so blotting films or papers are still needed throughout the day.

The shade range is very limited, just two - light beige and natural beige. Both have a yellow undertone. The light beige shade by itself is too dark for me, it hovers around NC15-20 in MAC shades, so I mix it with a pale pink CC cream to get a shade closer to my own skin tone. Ettusais' own pink amino CC cream works best IMO although it is fairly expensive. It's great for using the week before my period when I get acne breakouts, I still need concealer over red/dark pink marks but it offers medium, natural looking coverage without causing further breakouts. I'm not sure whether the salicylic acid in it has much of a physical impact, or if it's more of a psychological benefit, but in any case it feels light on the skin without worsening any underlying acne. I just wish the shade range was better.



on 9/8/2014 8:59:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

Description: A gentle and beautiful beauty serum that is also a "medicated" multi-functional foundation base.

Ingredients: BHA, Ascorbic acid 2-glucoside, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Alcohol, Dimethicone Copolyol, Polyethylacrylate, Cetearyloctanoate, Aluminium hydroxide, Glycerol, Stearic Acid, PEG-150, Glyceryl diisostearate, Sorbitan sesquiisostearate, Quaternium-18 hectorite, Aminomethyl propanol, Dimethylacrylamide/Acrylic Acid/Polystyrene Ethyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Isostearyl Alcohol, Tetra Hydro Tetra Methyl Cyclo Tetra Siloxane, Sodium Citrate, Tetradecene, Citric Acid, Dibutyl Hydroxy Toluene, Magnesium Chloride, Calcium chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Titanium Oxide, Yellow Iron Oxide, Red Iron Oxide, Black Iron Oxide

CosDNA: http://cosdna.com/eng/cosmetic_5d49156417.html

Pros:
- average cost performance, 40g/1944yen
- gel texture makes it easy to spread and blend with just fingers
- matte finish; does need a few minutes to settle
- fills in and covers pores and sebaceous filaments pretty well
- covers pink patches very well
- not particularly moisturising, may be drying for some people (I have oily/combo skin)
- salicylic acid helps combat acne and is the first ingredient; however, I don't know the pH of the product
- didn't break me out

Cons:
- comes in light beige or natural beige; won't work for darker skin tones
- the light to medium coverage won't completely conceal inflamed/cystic acne, dark post inflammatory hyperpigmentation spots or very red spots/patches
- settles around areas of dry skin, such as areas recovering from acne
- I couldn't tell for sure if it made a difference to my acne that my other products were already doing but if pressed, I would say it felt like it helped my acne clear up faster or kept them from getting worse

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