Today, guest blogger Stella from Oh My Stellar! is reviewing Skin79’s newly upgraded Golden Snail Intensive BB Cream.
WHAT IS BB CREAM?
“BB Cream was originally formulated for surgical after care and is a combination of skincare and cosmetic. It aims to treat and care for your skin while also providing adequate cosmetic coverage.
It functions as both a skin treatment and a cosmetic product (as you can see in the Skin79 BB Cream range which has similar ingredients to what you would find in specialised skincare).”
WHAT’S ALL THE FUSS ABOUT SKIN79?
“Skin79 is really one of the original Korean BB creams – they are the first BB cream brand to launch in South Korea.
They’re a great example of a traditional BB cream formula and I’ve actually been surprised that they haven’t been so prominent in recently years. Since their relaunch though, I really hope that they bring more attention back to this old-school tried-and-true formula.
Their packaging has been improved, though still comes housed in their famously colour-coded pump bottles. They were also considered the ‘queen’ of BB cream because their product comes in a relatively wide variety of shades and formulas to suit different skin tones.”
WHAT IS SKIN79’S GOLDEN SNAIL INTENSIVE BB CREAM?
“This is the gold bottle of the Skin79 BB Cream (not to be confused with the original BB cream, as this seems to have a warmer gold bottle and the telling picture of a snail on it) and is arguably their most skincare-oriented formula.
This comes in the shade 23, which is good for people who are still relatively light but have a warmer undertone. This formula has 45% of snail secretion filtrate, which is an Asian favourite ingredient for hydrating, repairing and restoring skin.”
WHAT DOES IT DO?
“This variation of the BB cream claims to firm, tone, repair and brighten skintone and has a smooth formula that spreads easily on skin.
Similar to the Hot Pink BB Cream, it also has a natural finish that can be worn alone (for dry or dry-leaning skin types) or set with powder (for us oily people).”
WHAT’S IN IT?
“It has four main ingredients:
- Snail Secretion Filtrate (45%): Packed with nutrients like hyaluronic acid, glycoprotein, proteoglycans, and antimicrobial and copper peptides, this ingredient aids in repairing, hydrating and restoring skin
- Ginseng Root Extract: Contains phytonutrients that can help to brighten and tone skin
- Adenosine: A yeast-derived ingredient that soothes and restores skin
- Niacinamide: A form of Vitamin B3 that is excellent of brightening skin and suppressing the formation of melanin (i.e. dark spots)”
WHO SHOULD USE IT?
“This variant is recommended for people with weak, damaged or dry skin, as well as those who are looking for some extra skincare in their BB cream.
This Golden Snail Intensive version definitely has the most amped up skincare benefits in the entire range.
I would personally recommend the use of BB cream for people with sensitive or acne-prone skin, as I find these formulas don’t clog my skin as much as a full coverage foundation. It is also suitable for people who want a quick and fuss free make up routine.”
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Stella is the beauty and fashion enthusiast from Sydney, Australia behind Oh My Stellar! You can find her blogging at Oh My Stellar and on Instagram @ohmystellar