Review: Mizon Snail Repair Intense BB Cream SPF 50+ PA+++
Here’s a review on another bb cream! The last one I reviewed was Purito Cica Clearing BB Cream. Don’t forget to go check that out! So today’s review is on Mizon Snail Repair Intense BB Cream SPF 50+ PA+++. It’s a multi-functional bb cream that helps with wrinkles, whitening, brightens the skin, makes it more radiant. And it provides high coverage while doing all of that. So this bb cream has so many good reviews on it. I had to try it myself. During this time, I was looking for a better bb cream. Something that won’t break me out. I had trouble with a couple of bb creams around this time too. Also, Mizon Snail Repair Intense BB Cream SPF 50+ PA+++ is very affordable compared to the other ones I was using. I got mine for less than 10 dollars. It comes in a 50 mL tube. Honestly, I was just hoping for the best! Why not give it a chance? lol. I’ve had this bb cream for nearly a year now. I think that’s more than enough time to do a review. haha. Here are my thoughts on it and my experience with it!
I purchased the bb cream in shade #21. This is the lightest shade they have. It has some yellow undertones leaning towards neutral. It’s not too yellow. The color adjusts to my skin tone just fine, but I’m not too amazed by it. Honestly, I prefer my makeup with a little bit of more yellow to it. It brightens my skin up. There was something missing when I was using this bb cream. I didn’t have that glow to my skin. It made my skin look a bit dull. The texture of the bb cream feels soft and creamy, but it doesn’t move across the skin easily, so I gently pat the product into my skin. I don’t want to tug at my skin and cause premature wrinkles. Even though it feels creamy on the skin, it doesn’t leave a dewy finish behind. It’s matte. I know I should be ecstatic about that (oily skin here), but I prefer that dewy finish on my oily skin. And dewy and oily isn’t the same thing.
So this bb cream made my skin look drier. This dryness led to my skin appearing dehydrated and accentuated fine lines and wrinkles. That’s not a good look. I didn’t like it. Looking at the ingredients, it does contain zinc oxide and ethanol. If you’re searching for a bb cream that doesn’t contain alcohol, this isn’t it. No wonder why my skin felt so dehydrated while using it! On the bright skin, it does contain arbutin, sodium hyaluronate, adenosine, vitamin e, and even papaya fruit extract. Oh, and fragrance. This is not a fragrance-free bb cream. I didn’t even notice the fragrance, to be honest. If I didn’t look at the ingredient list, I would have thought it was fragrance-free. As for coverage, it’s light-medium but buildable (if you can deal with the dryness, lol). It started to look cakey and gross on my skin the more I apply it to my skin. It was obvious I had so much foundation on my face. Ugh, I didn’t like wearing it.
I’ve used the one in the old packaging and new. The previous packaging had a pump, while the new one had a pointed tip. I prefer the new packaging. It makes it easier to dispense the bb cream, mess-free. The product doesn’t get stuck in the pump either. But, overall, I don’t think this bb cream is right for me. The color is too neutral (even though I can live with it), it’s too drying on the skin, made my skin look more dull and dehydrated, and ended up breaking me out. It clogged my pores. This bb cream feels pretty gross on the skin. I want something that feels more lightweight and natural on the skin. This didn’t do it for me. I love the high SPF though! It contains SPF 50+ PA+++, which is pretty high compared to other foundations I’ve used. Also, it’s only 50 mL, but it seems to last forever. The product is very concentrated. A little goes a long way. You don’t need a lot of product for coverage. But that doesn’t outweigh the cons. It’s time to move on to something new…
Here’s a swatch of Mizon Snail Repair Intense BB Cream SPF50+ PA+++ in shade #21.
Pros & Cons
- Contains snail secretion filtrate. It’s a snail-based product after all!
- Contains arbutin, sodium hyaluronate, adenosine, vitamin e…so many other good stuff!
- Contains SPF 50+ PA+++
- Concentrated bb cream
- Contains fragrance
- Drying (contains alcohol)
- Irritating due to the dryness
- Dulls the skin out
I can’t believe I lasted nearly a year on this bb cream, lol. But now I know it isn’t suitable for my skin type. The fact that it dries out the skin is simply just terrible. It’s so bad for the under eyes and overall skin texture. It made my skin look more aged and older. I still have this bb cream sitting around and don’t know what to do with it. Perhaps use it as a concealer, haha. I won’t purchase it again. It may work for others, but it didn’t for me. It’s too drying on the skin.
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