Review: SkinFood Peach Sake BB Cream

Pink tube of BB cream

image from bbcreamboutique.com

In my endless search for a good tinted moisturiser, I have of course been trying out a BB cream or two. In my previous post I wrote about the new UK Garnier version – this one, however, is the genuine article. SkinFood are a South Korean brand, which is where the whole BB cream craze started, and they make a huge number of different products along these lines. I bought this one from yesstyle.co.uk, who provide the UK and USA with products shipped from Asia.

Firstly, I was absolutely over the moon when I first got this baby out of the box – the shade is right for my skin! In fact, it’s a lot more close to my skin tone than many products that are made for the UK, so that was a revelation. I am a very loyal yesstyle.co.uk customer now that I know so many Asian products cater for my skin colour – seriously, if you’re as pale as I am, look into it. The second thing that I liked was that even though it looks like a tube, it actually has a pump top attached, which is much less messy and generally very convenient. It also dispenses the right amount of product, as you don’t need much of this stuff – another plus in my book. The product smells yummy, although the scent is very synthetic, so if you’re not a fan of nice-smelling things, this could put you off. However, it’s a very light scent, and is definitely not noticeable at all once the cream is on the skin.

The coverage of this BB cream is fantastic – better than the Garnier version, and much greater than any tinted moisturiser I’ve tried. I’d definitely say it’s on the foundation coverage scale, which I’m pleased about. It feels very nice on the skin; not drying, as I feared (it mentions “pore” and “sebum” somewhere) and not oily either, managing to give a nice finish without shine or flaky patches! There’s also an SPF of 20 which is obviously a major plus. It wears for a really long time, even without being set with powder. In fact, I went out earlier and suddenly had a panic when I realised I didn’t have my face powder on me – then thought “Oh never mind, at least I have my Peach Sake BB cream on!” which proves how much confidence I place in it!

Overall, a very nice product indeed. It was a little painful paying the £16 for it, but I certainly don’t regret it now that I know what it’s like, and I would strongly consider repurchasing when I run out. Could definitely become something I rely on! 5 stars! Yay! 🙂

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5 Comments to “Review: SkinFood Peach Sake BB Cream”

  1. Is this product geared toward oily/combination skin? Since it mentions “pore” and “sebum”… how has it reacted with your skin so far?

    Glad you like the BB cream, now I want to try Skinfood, too! Although perhaps I should wait until after I’ve opened my stash of BB creams still waiting in the drawer… 😉

    • I think it is meant for oily or combi skin, yes – it obviously makes an effort at having a matte finish, but it doesn’t look powdery and doesn’t stay 100% matte. I actually wear glasses sometimes and if I wear this product when I’m wearing my frames, the area on my nose where they rest does get a little oily and smudged, so it’s certainly not a particularly drying BB cream.

      Love that you have a stash, I do that too – except I open them all at once and spend a week wearing all different things every day. Then I have to settle down and test them properly…

      • I figured having 3 different ones was enough for one go 😛 otherwise I would never get around to using them all enough to make any type of judgement!

        Peach Sake sounds interesting, I think it will be on my shopping list the next time I buy BB creams 🙂

  2. This is an awesome bbcream. You should also try the red bean and the aloe sun version as well! Our customers rave about those. If people are looking to buy in Canada or USA, you can buy directly from http://www.momomango.com. We also take requests 😀

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