Monday, June 06, 2011
Rachel K BB Cream
Okay, I've never thought I would write this post cos I cringe when it comes to any celebrity/public figure-endorsed products. To me, endorsements are always gimmick and a way to use someone's name to sell stuff and I know some people (I can't name names here) who don't even touch the products they endorse.
So when my friend told me the Rachel K BB Cream is good, I didn't even bother listening cos come on, what would a beauty queen know about making skincare stuff? To begin with, I've never been a big fan of BB cream and could never understand what's the big deal about it. So if those BB cream manufacturers can't make one that I like (trust me, I've tried many), then I can't possibly expect an ex-beauty queen to do a good BB Cream right?
That's when I was very wrong cos I hate to admit this, but the Rachel K BB Cream is really the best BB Cream I've used and since buying my own tube a couple of days ago, I've been using it everyday and intend to do so in the future.
My friend was insisting that I try it cos her mom bought it randomly and she tried it out of curiosity and now swears by it. So I gave in and said she should just gimme the tube to try cos I refuse to buy something and then chuck it out if I don't like it. And guess what? I ended up running to Watsons to buy one because this really is an awesome product. I'm now considering buying the pressed powder after being won over by the BB Cream.
Thing is, it's not really a BB Cream cos it's apparently a new version of BB Cream that's called CC Cream (So weird that it's no longer BB and now CC, what's next? DD?) and it means Colour Control Cream. It's supposedly the new and improved version of BB Cream and the Rachel K one is a mineral based version which is good for the skin. It also contains other skin care ingredients like white tea and green tea extract, deep sea water, Vitamin E etc. That I don't really care cos all BB Cream promises superb skin care properties but the performance of this BB or rather CC Cream is what's worth mentioning.
The traditional BB Creams I've tried always have a sticky and slightly oily texture after application and most of them don't really give good oil control despite what they claim and Singapore's a place that'll really give oil control skin care a good test drive. And many other BB Creams just failed for that and despite having dry skin, my face will still be oily by mid day. The Rachel K one, however, actually finishes to a very lovely texture and it's a matte finish with no stickiness and oily feeling. It's smooth and powdery in fact. The oil control property is excellent to say the least cos by mid day (I wear my usual 2-way foundation on top to set it), I don't see much of a shine.
I haven't been using any BB Cream for a long while before the Rachel K one and usually, I'll blot my face once in mid-day and the blotter will always pick up quite some oil. With the Rachel K CC Cream, there's a lot less oil on the blotter. It reduces by half at least (less in fact) and it doesn't cake my foundation and the lasting power is really good too. So I really love it. The nice scent is also a plus since smell is super important to me.
I'm totally sold. Truly impressed cos I really didn't expect our ex-beauty queen to come up with such a fabulous product. Apparently, HK celebrity make up artist, Zing, swears by it too. and I can totally see why as well. You can read more here (Haha, I think he looks a bit like Chen Xiao Chun 陈小春）...Okay, I'm side-tracking.
The verdict is: Rachel K CC Cream rocks and if you're looking for a BB Cream, get this one cos I've tried many (from Skin79 to L'erge to Elisha Coy to Hana etc) and this really is THE WINNER. And just so you know, I'm not paid to write this. So it's really based on my own review!