Review: Skin Ceramic Blemish Balm Cream No. 1

Hope In A Blog hosted a small giveaway, the prize being a sample size of Skin Ceramic BB Cream. I won on the condition of writing a review on this product. My review of this product is completely honest and all opinions are my own. 
What it is: Skin Ceramic is a Korean brand of BB cream. Unfortunately, their website is in Korean and my Korean is not good enough to translate what I’m reading. The bottle states: “regeneration skin, wrinkle treatment, oil control, long water, long wear. This BB Cream is for your skin as ceramics.” For a full list of ingredients, click on their website here (ingredients are listed in English as well as Korean). Hope In A Blog claims it’s a higher-end BB cream but I am not able to confirm this because I don’t know the price or where to buy it.
Texture and color: The texture reminded me of Estee Lauder Double Wear Light and it is unlike my other BB creams. It’s thinner and not as creamy as my other BB Creams (read about my hunt for my favorite BB cream here). It has a light chemical-y paint-y kind of smell to it, typical of some liquid foundations. The smell isn’t particularly pleasant but it’s not off-putting either. The color is surprisingly not grey-based like most BB creams. It is very light and has a strong pink undertone to it. 
My experience: I tried this twice before deciding that I wouldn’t wear it anymore. The first day I applied a light layer after I moisturized my face then set it with MAC’s Mineralized Skin Finish Natural. There was hardly any coverage, none at all actually. When I wear BB creams, I like to dab a little extra underneath my eyes to help neutralize my undereye circles and usually that works for me. With Skin Ceramic, however, the coverage was so sheer that putting extra underneath my eyes did absolutely nothing. The overall finish was okay but then I thought, maybe my MAC powder made it look better.
Therefore, the second day I applied just Skin Ceramic BB Cream without setting it. The color is so pink that it didn’t look good on me at all. It changed the tone of my face and it wouldn’t match my neck. Skin Ceramic adds pink color without providing any coverage whatsoever. It does oxidize enough to match my NC30 skin tone but the pink undertone really ruins the overall look. I eventually set it with MAC’s MSFN because I wanted to neutralize the pink as much as possible.
For reference: I wear NC 30 in MAC Studio Fix, B30 in Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua, 32 in Make Up For Ever Face & Body, 127 in Make Up For Ever HD Foundation. My skin is on the lighter end of “medium” and I have yellow undertones.
Conclusion: I do not like this BB cream at all. I cannot speak for its wrinkle treating properties as I would have to wear this for a while but my opinion is based on its color and lack of coverage. I don’t need much coverage but this miraculously provides NO coverage but it adds color, the wrong color for me I might add. This may work for fair Caucasians who have pink undertones. I don’t personally know any Asians who have pink undertones. If you think the color would match you and if you have oily skin, I think Skin Ceramic would be good for you. My forehead is not oily at all which is the only positive thing that I can find about this BB cream. If you want a high-end BB cream, I recommend A.H.C. Intense Contour Balm. If you want a more affordable BB cream, I would recommend Skin79 Super Plus BB Cream Triple Function (hot pink) or Missha Perfect Cover.
Although I did not like Skin Ceramic BB Cream, I would like to thank Hope In A Blog for hosting the giveaway. Check out their blog if you’re interested in Asian skincare and beauty products.

♥ Tinna

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5 Responses to Review: Skin Ceramic Blemish Balm Cream No. 1

  1. you’re welcome but we would also like to Thank YOU so much for sharing your review with others! That way other beauty fans can have more opinions before they want to buy a product, and that is Hope In A Blog’s aim : to share opinions and general knowledge about products as consumers so that other consumers can evaluate before buying a cosmetic product.

    We’re sorry the BB Cream didn’t suit you. The Estee Lauder and Clinique BB Cream is so much more pinker than the Skin Ceramics BB! But i guess it does suit the skin tone of koreans/japanese/nothern chinese as they have more pale rosier skin than the other asians.

    We also highly recommend the AHC Intense Contour Balm. It was infact our blog’s February Coup De Coeur product! The review will be coming soon.

    Thank you for your honest review. There are many more review giveaways on the blog so keep an eye on it🙂 ! Cheers

  2. Pingback: Reader’s Review : Skin Ceramics Blemish Balm Review « May our skin grow beautiful, as we grow wiser.

  3. Hi teenie, we just published our review on the AHC Balm.

    While doing the review, we did test the Skinceramics and AHC side to side. They seem to have both a pink undertone . Does the same thing happen when you apply the AHC?

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