I first read about Missha’s BB cream on Ponikuta‘s site. I’ve heard of the brand Missha for quite some time now, but had no access to the products until Val very kindly told me that there was a Missha boutique at Boxhill. As she gave quite a raving review on this BB cream, I thought I’d check it out myself.
Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream offers a novel skincare concept with BB cream, which lightens skin tone by healing visible wrinkles and blemishes with excellent skin-cover ability, and prevents skin aging through effective whitening and anti-wrinkle properties.
Water (Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cetyl PEF/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Zinc Oxide, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butylene Glycol, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Arbutin, Magnesium Aluminium Silicate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Hydrolysed Collagen, Rosa Rubiginosa Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Squalane, Caviar Extract, Adenosine, Algae Extract, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Fagus Sylvatica Bud Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ceramide 3, Chamomila Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Fragrance (Parfum), Triethanolamine, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Benzyl Salicylate, Hydroxycitronellal, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Citronellol. MAY CONTAIN [+/-; Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)]
First off, the cream is thick. It’s not as thick and gooey like The Face Shop’s Aloe Sun BB cream, but it’s definitely thicker than most liquid foundations I know. Me no likey the tube with the pump; don’t really understand the need for a pump when it’s used on a tube instead of a bottle. Unnecessary use of extra plastic, that’s what I thought.
Having said that, the coverage is excellent. Of all the BB creams I’ve used, this gave me the best coverage. It evened out my skin tone well, and made the freckles appear lighter. Although you might not want to apply too much of this on the skin, ‘cos when I did that, it sort of emphasised the tiny pink bumps on my cheeks. Euuww. When used sparingly though, it does give a lovely flawless effect.
With this, there was no need for foundation nor sunscreen. I’m quite impressed at its high SPF content (SPF42 PA+++). It has an oil-free base, which is great for those with oily/combination skin. The oilies on my nose didn’t show even after a couple of hours.
The only gripe I have is that it is fragranced. You know me, I don’t like scented skincare and makeup products if I can help it. But if you’re all right with you, then the scent is actually pretty good.
I chose shade No.21 (light beige) for my skin. The colour blended perfectly onto my skin and did not leave me looking white as a ghost. As for claims of whitening-the-skin and anti-wrinkle hoolabaloo, I wouldn’t put much hope in that. I didn’t see any difference in my skin other than good coverage and evening out of skin tone, as what BB creams and foundations would do.
Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream is available at Boxhill Centro (Melbourne) at AUD32.90.
What I like about it: Great coverage on the skin; high SPF
What I did not like about it: It contains fragrance
Note: You can also read Elizabeth Gimbad’s review on this BB cream on So Loverly