Sunday, 14 July 2013

Skinfood Good Afternoon Peach Green Tea BB Cream Review (#1)

(ok i decorated the background with the packing peanuts it came with because i didn't want the photo to be so boring but i realize it just looks really cheap and stupid but i'm too lazy to retake the pics!!! please ignore and don't judge)

Hey guys! i'm back with another review (after like 6 months and i also have no followers but whatever)

This time it's the Skinfood Good Afternoon Peach Green Tea BB Cream in shade 1 (the lighter of the two)
you can buy it here or on ebay/amazon/gmarket/taobao whatever.

I actually bought this on impulse because i had some money left over in my visa giftcard, but i actually really like it! There's a lot of different "flavours" (for lack of a better word) in the Good Afternoon line by Skinfood, i chose the Peach Green Tea one because it was supposed to be for oily/acne-prone skin which i have.

Skinfood Good Afternoon Peach Green Tea BB Cream is a long-lasting oil-controlling and mattifying BB cream that helps maintain bright morning skin throughout the day without darkening or smudging. It keeps skin fresh and matte with vitamin-enriched peach extract and sebum regulating green tea. This BB cream is part of the Good Afternoon BB Cream line; they are infused with skin-revitalizing afternoon teas that create vibrant skin all day!
Directions: Take an appropriate amount and apply a small dab to your cheeks, forehead, and chin. With the tips of your fingers spread bb cream evenly throughout your face. To avoid bb cream from caking, let sit for 5 minutes before building bb cream up for more coverage, and before apply any loose powders to set it with.
  • Oil Control
  • Matte Finish
  • Nourishes
  • UV Protection 

To be honest most of the claims are complete bullshit (all except the fact that it doesn't darken throughout the day) but i still like this bb cream!

To address the first "oil control" claim, i would honestly say it's not there. In fact i would say that it makes my skin oilier than if i were to wear no makeup at all, however this isn't a huge problem to me because i can just blot off the excess oil. Also it doesn't make my face SUPER oily, so i can tolerate this part.

The second claim of having a matte finish, i would also say is untrue. The finish of this bb cream is satin to dewy, depending on what kind of products you wear underneath it. However, it is not overly shiny (imo) until my skin starts to get oily. I actually like a dewy finish despite having oily skin because i just think it looks healthier. I find matte finishes to make my face look flat and it's just overall really unflattering. In short, although it's not matte, I really like the finish it gives.

As for nourishment, I can't really say much because I didn't use it consistently or long enough. However, I can say that after i removed it, my skin felt soft and hydrated.

There is UV Protection in this BB cream, however, it is (SPF 20) PA + which means that the sun protection factor in this isn't very good. (the more +'s the better the protection) However, it is better than nothing and i use a moisturizer with SPF 30 UVA+UVB protection anyways, so it's not a huge issue for me.

As for lasting power, I think it performs pretty average in comparison to other BB creams. It usually lasts 4-6 hours depending on the weather/how oily my skin is/how much i touch my face etc. until it starts to fade. When it fades, it doesn't get patchy or gross-looking, the coverage just slowly becomes sheerer and sheerer.

I'd say the coverage is light to medium. You can build it to slightly more than a solid medium, but definitely not full which is pretty standard for most BB creams.

random colours on my hand with no BB cream

with one layer of the BB cream

with two layers of the BB cream

The packaging is pretty cute I think, but nothing too glamorous or anything. I like it! i also like the squeeze tube a lot more than the Dr. Jart+ one (reviewed) because the hole is smaller so you have more control over how much you squeeze out.

Shade-wise, this shade 1 (the lighter of the two) seemed to match pretty well with my skin tone but is a little bit pale, which i like because it makes my skin look brighter without making my face look whiter than my neck. It didn't oxidize that much on me, but it might be because it was pretty close to my skin tone already.

left: oxidized for 10 minutes. right: freshly applied.

Overall, I think this is an okay BB cream and i've been wearing it a lot lately since it's summer and I don't have to go to school, so when i do go out I don't need my makeup to last for a long time. I also like the dewy finish because a lot of people like to sport a dewy look in the summertime. It's a pretty standard BB cream and I wouldn't say it's anything special, but I would recommend it because I do think it's worth a try, especially because you can find it for pretty cheap and it's good for travelling with.

Pretty standard for a BB cream, light to medium coverage.
Pretty cute, efficient and somewhat hygienic.
Pretty easy to blend unless you use too much, however it takes a while to... sink it? or set.
Lasting Power: 

**ingredients were not included in this review because they were listed in Korean on the box


  1. This does look like a pretty decent BB cream! Thank you so much for the review! *___*

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  2. Skinfood BB cream is the first BB I've ever tried! haha... it was three years ago :) Thanks for this review ^^

  3. hello tyler! thanks for the review :) I'm actually now searching for a bb cream which is better than the one I own now (Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream Cotton Fit) which I REALLY LOVE for its medium-to-full coverage, awesome oil control & staying power. Do you have any suggestions about a bb cream you think as great as that one? thank you :)

    1. i'm sorry but i currently don't know of any :( Dr. Jart+'s Ctrl-A BB Cream claims to control oil well, but i personally have not tried it. i am planning on buying it soon though!