Skin79 Super Plus Beblesh Balm Swatches & Review

Skin79 Super BB Cream

Recently I have been on a BB Cream kick. I had been wanting to try out some of the more popular ones that are actually made in Asia and compare them to the US ones. The only other made in Asia ones I have tried are from Dr. Jart+ and they are actually my favorites.

One of the ones I kept hearing rave reviews about from my Twitter friends was the Skin79 Super Plus Beblesh Balm. So I’ve been testing it quite a bit lately and have nothing but good things to say about it!

As with all good BB Creams this does multiple things for your skin. It contains UV SPF 25 PA++, helps moisturize, contains oil-fighting ingredients, whitening ingredients, evens out skin tone and hides pores and small imperfections.

Skin79 Super BB Cream-2

I was actually highly concerned that I would be buying a fake container because I bought it from a seller on Amazon and read a lot about fake Skin79 products on Amazon and eBay. Once I got it I compared the box and packaging to a bunch of websites that shows how to spot the fakes. Mine seems authentic, so that’s good!

Skin79 Super BB Cream Swatch

It’s a fairly thick creamy consistency and has a greyish cast to it. I was thinking there was no way this would work on my skin but it’s actually a completely perfect shade for me.

There are a few things I just love about this stuff. First off the texture is really nice. It’s moisturizing, thick and really creamy. It blends into my skin really easily and is also buildable. The shade which might look too pale or grey just completely melts and blends in with my skin. It does an excellent job of covering pores and tiny imperfections like little veins, red dots, etc.

It doesn’t ever look too shiny or too matte. Never chalky or drying. I never have to powder down halfway through the day. It feels light and nice on my skin.  It lasts a solid 10 hours no problem. It never settles into fine lines either.

Wearing Skin79
Wearing Skin79+

Skin 79
Wearing Skin79+

These are two shots taken on different days where I am wearing it. I like that it makes my skin look SO much better and more even, but still lets light freckles on my nose come through. It looks like real skin still, but nicer skin than when I wear nothing.

Overall: Well I can tell you this closely rivals, if not beats, my favorite Dr. Jart+ Premium Beauty Balm. I think these are extremely close in terms of coverage, color and all the benefits.

Availability: Their US website or Amazon.

Pricing: $16-20.

Have you tried Skin79 BB Creams yet? What did you think?

-Kelly

Note: I have no idea if they are cruelty free.

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48 comments

  • March 7, 2013

    I’m a fan of this as well, and was concerned about receiving a fake also. The counterfeiters are so darn good it’s really hard to tell the difference sometimes!
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  • March 7, 2013
    Deeds

    I just started using this a month ago, and now I am officially obsessed with it. Now I see why so many people dislike US drugstore BB Creams. I thought they were perfectly fine, until I tried this.

    I’m happy to hear you like it too! That confirms my good taste. :)

  • March 7, 2013

    This looks great! Do you know what sunscreen ingredients it contains? I’m having a hard time find that information. I assume it’s titanium and/or zinc, which most BB creams seem to use
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    • March 7, 2013

      It does list both of those ingredients on the box but nothing specific other than “UV Protecting SPF25 PA ++”

  • March 7, 2013

    I’m so glad you tried this and love it! I wish more people would try Asian BBs and see the difference. You look lovely and glowing :)

    • March 7, 2013

      Thanks! There really is a difference between them. I have 2 more to post about, neither of which worked great for me, sadly.

  • March 7, 2013

    This is my favorite too! Doesn’t the shade freak you out? lol The grayness of it way scared me. I was afraid it wouldn’t be worth the money but I almost always pump out too much…& I adore it so much!
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    • March 7, 2013

      Yes it kind of did! So creamy and fabulous though!

  • March 7, 2013
    Heather

    Could you post the things to look for when buying it so you don’t end up with a “fake” version?

    • March 7, 2013

      It’s easier if you Google it because people have side by side images showing what to look for. Google “fake vs. real Skin79″ and you will find a bunch of posts.

  • March 7, 2013
    Kris

    This looks great! A couple questions: What shade is this? Or is there only one shade? Also, the ‘whitening’ property freaks me out a bit. Is it just a subtle brightening? Or does it truly whiten your skin over time? Are we talking the lightening of old acne scars and sun spots, or is this like a less harsh version of the bleaching creams frequently found in Asia/Latin America? Thanks!

    • March 7, 2013

      There is only one shade. As far as whitening I really don’t know. I think it’s probably extremely subtle. Kind of hard to tell because the box and website don’t give you all the details about it…

    • March 7, 2013
      GinaMarie

      What they mean by “whitening” is that it contains arbutin, which is a hydroquinone derivative. Hydroquinone is the active ingredient in “fade creams”, designed to lighten brown spots and skin discolorations. There is some research suggesting that arbutin gives the same, but maybe more subtle, effect. And as it stands now, unlike hydroquinone, arbutin isn’t subject to the same FDA regulations, as it isn’t classified as a drug. The Asian standard of beauty generally favors very pale skin. Whereas in the US, sadly, tanned skin is still a mark of health and radiance, despite the known dangers of tanning. In Asia, however, they NEVER willingly expose unprotected skin to the sun. The whiter/paler, the better, to them, and much of their skin care routines are designed around products made to create smooth, pale skin. Let’s hope that the west catches on and promotes that fair skin can be beautiful too!

      • March 8, 2013

        Thanks for that! I agree. I’ve been an avid sunscreen wearer since my early 20′s. To me tanned skin generally reminds me of roasted meat, lol. Pale, proud and (mostly) wrinkle-free! :)

      • March 8, 2013
        Kris

        Awesome info, thank you GinaMarie & VV! I might have to try this. Never used a BB cream before!

      • March 11, 2013
        Sandi

        Fair skin is great. I love mine. All skin colors are beautiful. The idea that ‘whitening’ one’s natural skin in is any way desirable totally turns me off. We get enough ‘you aren’t good enough the way you were born’ attacks already without yet another on something as basic and uncontrollable as ones skin color. (I’m not referring to tanning vs not, but the genetically determined skin color we’re born with.)

    • March 7, 2013
      Cecelia

      The Skin79 has arbutin and licorice extract in it, so it is going to slightly lighten your skin, mainly any bits of hyperpigmentation/acne scars/etc., which is does WONDERFULLY. One thing I did come to find, though, was that the tone of my face as a whole was a shade or two lighter. Now I can’t say if that is because the ingredients physically lightened my skin or just that I was wearing such a good sunscreen product (because the sunscreen in this is top notch) that the sun wasn’t darkening my face anymore. I tend to think the latter because now my face and my chest are the *same* color, whereas before my face was always slightly darker.

      It is absolutely not a bleaching cream, though, I promise you that. I’ve been wearing it consistently for about two years now and my skin hasn’t gone crazy white or anything. It’s been the same color since the initial lightening when I first started using it.

    • March 7, 2013

      From what I’ve read about Asian BB creams, whitening doesn’t mean bleaching your skin. It just fades discoloration.

  • March 7, 2013
    Alison

    I’ve been using this for months now! I’m so glad you did a review on it – it looks really good on you! The grey cast scared me a bit when I first tried it, but it does a really good job on adjusting to your skin tone. I haven’t tried any other BB creams but I’ve heard good things about Skin79′s gold label one as well.

  • March 7, 2013

    I use this one for a year now, it’s my favorite :)

  • March 7, 2013

    Gotta try this one! I’m also going to ask my Korean friend (pretty sure Skin79 is a Korean brand, but I might be wrong) if she’s heard anything about this BB cream.
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  • March 7, 2013
    Chelsea

    That looks great on you. I’m finding I just can’t wear anything too heavy as I get older, it makes my skin look worse, not better, so I’ll have to track this beauty down.

    Do you remember what lip you’re wearing in those shots? they`re both pretty perfect.

  • March 7, 2013

    I have been really loving Korean BB creams lately (my current favorite is Missha Perfect Cover), and I’ve heard good things about this one. Thank you for the review!
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  • March 7, 2013

    It looks great on you! I’ve got to try this one :)
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  • March 7, 2013
    GinaMarie

    I bought the Skin79 Super Perfection (in the silver tube) from Amazon last summer, and have never looked back. I don’t think mine is a fake. Aside from the ridiculously worded label, it is some amazing stuff. It’s also greyish, and you’d think it would make you look dead, but it blends right in. I have oily skin, and according to the Skin79 North American website, it’s one of the formulations that is best for my skin type. They aren’t kidding. It’s amazing. I’m your age, and a natural redhead. I can’t live without the SPF and it gives me the right amount of coverage without looking like a mask. It’s so good, I haven’t had the slightest urge to try any of the “American” BB Creams, which are really just tinted moisturizers in most cases. I mean, technically, so are the Asian ones, but there’s more coverage there, I think. It’s darn good stuff!

  • March 7, 2013
    crango

    Hey Kelly! A good place to get asian bb creams without having to worry about counterfeits is sasa.com. I think they’re based in Hong Kong. This is where I usually order my from and the only issue I’ve run into is that shipping sometimes takes a while.

    • March 8, 2013

      Thanks!

  • March 8, 2013

    I like this bb cream, but it’s not the best. I tried Holika Holika Baby Bloom (basic version, not for oily skin) before, and it was so much better! They’re similar in terms or finish, colour adaptation and etc, but Holika is great. It has even more natural shade and finish and has a little better coverage.
    So if you liked Hot Pink, maybe you’ll like Baby Bloom even more)
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    • March 8, 2013

      I do have the Holika Holika Petit one, and it’s too light for me. Going to review it soon!

      • March 12, 2013

        Petit is different! Never tried it, but read reviews on it. And it’s said to be not so good.
        Baby Bloom is almost the same as Hot Pink, but just a bit more beige
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  • March 8, 2013

    This one is my fave. I bought it on Ebay last summer and have loved it ever since. I’m getting low and was just thinking I need to buy more before Summer hits. Thanks for reminding me!
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  • March 8, 2013
    Maddie

    I’m so glad you finally tried Asian BB creams! They really are the original, and I think the American BB creams are so silly compared to the original BB creams.

  • March 8, 2013
    Courtney A

    Did you apply it with your fingers, makeup sponge, or a brush? It looks great, I want to try it!

  • March 8, 2013

    I’ve been intrigued by this one but still haven’t tried it! I will tell you though, Dr. Jart Is really amazing. I just have a tiny sample that I am trying to make last forever! I need to save just enough for a couple uses when the humidity hits here in NC… That’s the true test! :)
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  • March 8, 2013
    Jenny

    I alternate between this and Missha Perfect Cover. Both are great!

  • March 8, 2013
    JB

    I use Skin79 VIP Gold and I LOVE it! The gold is a little more moisturizing, which is perfect for my skin. It’s really intended for more mature skin, I think, but it works well for me anyway (I’m 28). Two great Amazon sellers that sell the real deal are Think Pretty and Pink Gelee. Most days, I just put on the BB cream, a little concealer under my eyes, a sweep of bronzer, and mascara. The BB cream just evens my skin out a little, but it doesn’t look like I’m wearing makeup. Great stuff.

  • March 8, 2013

    I have been trying to find a better fitting BB Cream for me since they’re usually too light for me. Have you tried Sune in San Francisco to look for BB Creams? :)
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    • March 10, 2013

      No never heard of it. I rarely make it into SF, is it a makeup store?

  • March 9, 2013

    Always wanted to try Skin79 BB Cream, but often read that it’s darker (and more yellowish) than my actual skin tone (I’m NW15 in MAC standards), which is why I never tried it.
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  • March 9, 2013

    I’ve been using this for a while now – I love it too! I’m glad you compared it to the Dr. Jart one – I’ve been thinking about trying it to see if it’s better… I’m glad that I have an excuse to save the money until ths one!

  • March 10, 2013
    Ashley

    Kelly, I absolutely love your skin. Any chance you would share your cleansing/makeup application process in a post someday? I’d bet a lot of readers would be interested also. Of course you wear different things all the time, but I imagine your “base” is the same (I use a cleanser, toner, and moisturizer before any makeup, for example).

    • March 10, 2013
      Ashley

      I just realized this might have come across as Silent-of-the-Lambs-ish – rest assured I’m just interested in getting my skin to look as good as yours, *not* to wear yours. ;)

    • March 11, 2013

      Haha not at all! Really I don’t do anything special and my skin only looks good because it’s covered with a good BB cream, haha. All I do is wash with Cetaphil in the shower, then use a moisturizer with SPF (like Simple or Clinique) then the BB Cream. That’s it!

  • March 10, 2013
    Jenn

    I’ve been using Holika Holika’s petit BB cream and I really love it, it’s the moisturizing one. I have been wanting to try Skin79 also, great review, I will have to check it out next. I love them for the summer time, nice coverage and feels good on the skin. I was worried they might not match my skin but the holika holika one was perfect! I agree the Asian BB creams are MUCH different than the ones here, no comparison, they are much better to me anyway.

  • March 13, 2013

    I have this, I bought it back in the summer. I loved this BB cream except it made me break out! :( I was so disappointed when I realized this was what broke me out! The coverage it gives is amazing even covers my old acne scars.
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  • May 10, 2013

    I had the same concerns as you when I first purchased this off of Amazon! I didn’t read all of the reviews about fakes until the product was already on its way, but the packaging was legit to my great relief. Not a bad price for such a good product!

    The BB cream looks lovely on your skin! I really like the way this product looks so dewy and I don’t know if it’s just me, but I always feel like my skin looks and feels plumper when I wear it. The greyish cast you mentioned at first alarmed me, too, but it really does blend to match your skin tone.

    Great review, thanks! : )
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