Friday, April 15, 2011

Product Review: Purederm 3 in 1 Beauty Pearl BB Cream

I have not jumped in the BB Cream wagon just yet. I guess because I'm so comfortable using my mineral powders everytime I go out. But when I won the Purederm Pearl BB Cream from Project Vanity's giveaway, I know I had to give BB Creams a chance.

First off, what are BB Creams? BB Creams. also known as Blemish Balms or Blemish Base was originally formulated in Germany to help laser surgery patients protect, soothe and refine highly sensitive skin while providing light coverage for post-laser scars, acne and other blemishes. It is only when Korean celebrities started using BB Creams that it had gained so much popularity. It provides natural-looking skin coverage with skin-regenerating properties. It also comes in different formulation depending on your skin needs there are that have whitening properties, anti-aging and anti-acne. Some use it even as a primer or if tinted, as a replacement for your usual liquid foundation. Most BB Creams also doubles as suncreen as it has also SPF. One thing I noticed though, unlike liquid foundations available in the market, tinted BB Creams have limited shades to choose from. They are usually available in one single shade, two at the most which make it difficult for people with darker skin color to wear.

At the back of the box it says:
Purederm 3 in 1 Beauty Pearl BB Cream protects and moisturizes your skin with the three multi-functions such as UV protection, glittering effect and skin conditioning. With UV protection effects of SPF27, PA++, it blocks UV A, B ray while glittering pearl powder keeps your skin fresh & clean by controlling sebum. Various natural extracts and combined herbal tea extracts protect your damaged skin and brighten skin tone.

The packaging is in tube form which makes it hygienic and easy for you to get the product out. The spout is sealed to ensure the product's freshness and the packaging is pink! Very girly.. :D

I squirted a pea-size amount at the back of my hand to show you how the actual product looks

Carefully blend in the BB Cream until it gets absorbed by your skin. You can use a sponge if you're applying it on somebody else but in this case I prefer to use my fingers. If not blended well, you'll notice it's a bit too light for me (I used flash here, btw). But you can always top it off with powders that are slightly darker than your skin tone if you find this a little light for you.

Properly applied, it blended well with my skin tone and using flash you'll also notice the glittering effect Purederm was talking about.

I haven't been using this religiously so I can't vouch for it's skin conditioning effect just yet but here are my observations so far:

  • Packaging is in tube form. Comes in handy especially when you're trying to get to the last remains of the product.
  • Has SPF 27 so you no longer have to put on a separate product for sun protection.
  • Not that as expensive as compared to other BB Creams and is easily available locally (you don't have to go online to buy it).
  • You only need to apply a small amount to cover the whole face so a 30ml tube will probably last you for quite some time.
  • Only comes in one shade.
  • Glittering effect may not be for oily-skinned individuals as it may make skin look oilier. Glitters may also show in photographs.
  • This may look a bit ashy for people with acidic skin type and if not blended properly onto skin.
Price: Although got mine free I think it retails for P699 for a 30ml tube.
Place it could be bought: Any Watson's outlet.

Are you into BB Creams? which works best for you? :D


  1. glitters + a bit ashy scares me. :/

    of all the bb creams i tried only etude house's precious mineral bb cream works for me.

  2. yup I guess I'm not really jumping for the glitters either coz my skin is already oily so I prefer something with a matte finish. I haven't tried any of Etude's BB Creams but might have to check it out one of these days. They have so many BB cream variants I'm overwhelmed! :D