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2.17.2014

Project BB Cream | Innisfree Eco Natural Green Tea BB Cream.

I was on the verge of purchasing a new BB Cream over the weekend, after having received gift certificates from one of my favorite online shopping sites. However, the penny-pinching side of me suddenly remembered that I still have a few BB Cream samples in my makeup stash, all waiting to be tried. Thus, I decided to save the gift certificates for a rainy day and just make do with what I have right now.

And with that, I give you my review of the Innisfree Eco Natural Green Tea BB Cream - the 14th BB Cream that I have tried since I started this blog (in 2011) and began my love affair with Korean makeup brands.

What I have is the 4mL sample size, which looks like this.
Innisfree Eco Natural Green Tea BB Cream.
This BB Cream comes in two shades, #1 Bright Moisture and #2 Natural Moisture. This one is the latter.
Mostly (as in 95%) Hangul text at the back.
Go for the full size and you get a 40 mL plastic squeeze tube, which look like this.
Full sized tube, 40 mL.
While there's mostly Hangul text at the back of the sachet, the description in front is enough to give you an idea of what this BB cream contains and what it does.

'Enriched with Green Tea seed oil from pure Jeju Island. Green Tea revives dry, stressed skin by supplying abundant moisture."

And as you can see, it has SPF29/PA++ - a pretty decent SPF number for me. Now here's how the product looks like.
A few dots of the BB Cream at the back of my hand...
The shade has yellow undertones, and is a lot lighter than what I was expecting, considering this one is the 'darker' shade among the two variants. Kinda reminds me of Skin Food's Good Afternoon Honey Black Tea BB Cream - perhaps the palest shade of BB Cream that I've tried.
Spread it evenly... (left side without BB Cream, right side with BB Cream)
The texture, however, is thick and it's a bit tricky to blend. Squeeze out too much and you'll get a slight grayish cast on your face. But with the right amount and proper blending, you'll get light to medium coverage that's good enough to cover skin imperfections.

Wear time is okay - about six to seven hours with a primer on. I must say though, that I did feel a bit of oil in my T-zone by the fourth hour (I wear eyeglasses, take note) which I needed to blot off and dust with a bit of powder afterwards.
And voila, it adjusts to my skin tone nicely!
(Left side without BB Cream, right side with BB Cream.)
Now while I do love the dewy finish and the natural glow this product gives, I am not crazy about the scent. To be brutally honest, I abhor dislike it at the first whiff. It smelled funky, like some Oriental medicine or something, and nothing, I say nothing, like green tea. So for someone who hardly complains about the scent of makeup and cosmetics, this is a first for me. It wouldn't have been an issue if the scent goes away within minutes, but no, the scent lingers longer, much too longer than I would have wanted.

As for the price of the full-sized product (which I doubt I would buy anyway), it's quite affordable at 14000 Korean Won. That's around $13 or Php590 when converted. Unfortunately though, there are no Innisfree stores yet here in the Philippines. I do my Innisfree shopping online, or through the kindness of my husband who's still in Seoul as of this writing. :)

What I love:
- Contains green tea, which moisturizes the skin and delays skin aging.
- SPF29/PA++.
- Light to medium coverage.
- Dewy finish.
- Gives the skin a natural, healthy glow.
- Affordable price.
- Contains all-natural ingredients.
- Cruelty-free.

What you might not like:
- A bit tricky to apply.
- Oil control is so-so.
- The scent. Ugh!

Wearing my Lisa Loeb glasses. :)
Products used:
FACE: Majolica Majorca Skin Lingerie Pore Cover,
Innisfree Eco Natural Green Tea BB Cream,
Missha Undereye Brightener.
EYES: The Face Shop Lovely Me:EX Design My Eyebrow,
BYS Waterproof Eyeliner, Fairy Drops Volume Burst Mascara.
CHEEKS: Human Heart Nature Perfect Glow Mineral Blush.
LIPS: EOS Blueberry Potion, Miners Matte Factor in Warm Red. 

Have you tried this BB Cream before? Do let me know if you have, and if you share the same sentiments with me. I'd like to verify if it's just my nose being overly sensitive to the scent, or it just really smells that way. Haha! :)

23 replies:

savannah said...

I have not yet had the chance to use the BB cream, but I have heard great things about it! I love that it has green tea I think that makes my skin feel a lot smoother.

Debi Gerhart said...

I haven't tried this cream before. I haven't heard of it before but I will be looking for it.

Cococute Manaloto said...

Green Tea on BB cream - is oh so natural- I hope I can try it soon. I am a fan of all natural BB creams so this one will be on my list - By the way, it look so nice and natural on you - pretty !

bxcrochet said...

Never heard of this product before. I like that it lasts a while before you have to reapply.

Michelle F.

Czjai Reyes-Ocampo said...

Thanks Coco! Your compliment just kickstarted my day. Hehe. :)

Ruth said...

This is the first time I encounter this brand, and thanks for the review.

I actually get turned off with products with funky smell. I just cannot apply them in my face, not even in my body :D

michymichymoo said...

I still haven' tried any BB cream! Do you have recommended brands that are available here? :)

Sam Lanuza said...

First time to hear about the brand but it does looks dewy on you. Nice :)

roviedear said...

ang dami nang bb creams!! currently Im just using Body Shop and Human Nature cosmetic products kasi yun lang daw safe sa buntis "_"

Rowena Wendy Lei said...

I'm super curious about Innisfree. I didn't buy any of their products when I went to Korea because I was too busy hoarding Laneige, lol.

Erinn Sluka said...

I have a ziploc full of samples and need to actually use them too! I save them for traveling.

Lame Shrill Owl said...

I have not tried that particular BB cream, but I do have one that I love.

Cindy Batchelor said...

I'm always looking for a fabulous new bb cream! this one sounds amazing! Thanks so much for sharing! loved seeing all the pics!

Kath Rivera said...

Kelan kaya ako magkakaron ng time magreview ng bb cream? Same tayo ang dami ng na try na bb cream. ako around 20+ pero halos lahat kasi sample sizes na sachets or 5ml. yung full sized ko lang is skinfood peach sake tapos pre loved pa. I've heard na din yung Innisfree dati pa kasabay ng Skin 79. How's the scent?hindi sya ok like ng mga green tea skin care products?

Czjai Reyes-Ocampo said...

Hi Kath! Not happy with the scent of this one. Malayo ang amoy sa green tea, haha.

Rosemarie Gonzales said...

Wow so natural ingredients...no chemicals included...nice...

Anyways, i never used and try any kinds of BB Cream...that’s why i’m not so familiar on it...

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Genzel Kisses said...

Been wanting to try any Innisfree product,especially their BB Creams. It looks sheer to me but the lasting power is pretty good ah, 6 hours. I think I can go over with the smell, I rarely unlike products naman because of its scent :D

Blair Villanueva said...

I've also tried this and it easily blends to my skin. Sometimes I mixed it with my other BB Creams (with darker shades) coz I have a tan complexion :)

Shopgirl Jen said...

Read about the brand before but I haven't tried it yet. As for BB cream, I only tried Maybelline (un lang ata). Been looking for dewy finish bb cream or make up. Will check this out. I hope I'll be able to stand the smell . :)

thisisLOVELEE said...

Have not tried any BB creams yet and with a lot of options in stores, I feel that I will have a hard time choosing 1 or 2 that will best fit my skin..or pores.. Haha. Goodluck to me. =)

Shayne ♥ said...

pretty picture of you here :) ive only tried one item from this brand and unfortunately i was put of my the scent but im still interested in trying other items from them, hopefully they will be available here in the pH soon! :)

Kyra Lasair said...

Hi! Of all the bb cream you have reviewed, what's your favorite so far? Thanks! :)

Czjai Reyes-Ocampo said...

Thanks for the compliment, Shayne! :)

Hi Kyra! Among those that I've blogged about, my most favorite would have to be The Face Shop's Power Perfection BB Cream. I have another favorite, which I have yet to blog about. It's the Laneige Snow BB Cream. ;)

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