Friday, August 10, 2012

Review: Skin79 Vital Orange BB Cream

If you haven't yet heard of Skin79 in the fantastically crazy world of BB creams, well then you have been missing out... immensely. With the success of their two previous products, the Hot Pink BB Cream and the VIP Gold BB Cream, the brand has put out two new formulations to add to the line.

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Today's post features the Vital Orange BB Creams which is meant to provide 365 days of flawless protection with its "Vital-V" complex, a combination of vitamins to keep skin healthy on a daily basis. What initially drew me to this product, having heard whispers of it from other bloggers, was the promise of impeccable coverage while being perfect for the summer weather.


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On top of all this, the colour for this new Vital Orange BB cream was supposed to be more forgiving which is a huge attraction especially since colour was one of the few things I didn't like about my favourite VIP Gold version. Since I was already quite confident with the brand through my previous encounters, I quickly made the purchase to try out this one. Ready to get up close and personal with this bb cream? Watch the video to hear my thoughts!





The Little Details
A quick look at the back of the ingredients list will tell you that Skin79 does not play around when it comes to their products. As a cosmeceutical brand, they really take care to blend the best of skincare ingredients into their colour products as well. It's not merely about covering up the skin but treating it everyday as an extension of your skincare.

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A quick look at the colour swatches here, as you can see this is a huge improvement over the greyish tone of their previous bb cream releases and I am hoping that all feature products will start moving forward in this direction. Honestly, who's skin is really grey anyways? I would say that the Vital Orange is more of a light olive beige, not quite as yellow as you might be seeing here on the screen. Compared to say my Lancome Teint Miracle foundation in Buff 2W, it lacks a lot of yellow pigment.


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Conveniently I just happen to be battling some breakouts recently and from the photographs below, the coverage of the bb cream is clearly evident. The before and after images have not been edited (other than resizing) and shows one layer of Vital Orange BB Cream applied on freshly moisturized skin, no primer, powder or concealer.

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I really adore the satin glow it gives to my skin, very similar to my beloved CHANEL Pro-Lumiere foundation but the way that this sits on my skin just isn't attractive at all. It feels rather heavy, emphasizes lines/dry spots and cakes up within a few hours.

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The Roundup
  • 3 major functions: sun protection, skin whitening, anti-wrinkle
  • SPF50 physical sunscreen (zinc oxide & titanium dioxide), not oil free, does not contain mineral oil
  • Impressive list of skincare ingredients, mainly planet extracts and vitamins.
  • Medium to full coverage, very good for large pores, mild acne breakouts and sunspots.
  • Leaves skin soft and hydrated after removal, lessens redness and helps heal spots faster.
  • After continuous use, it does show improvements in brightening up overall skintone.
  • No breakouts or any adverse skin reactions.
  • Things to note:
    •  Remember to finish off with a bit of setting powder and watch out for transfers onto your clothing (or other people's clothing for that matter). Make sure to apply this over very well moisturized skin and use a makeup remover or cleansing oil to take this off properly.

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I'm saddened to say that this version will not be replacing my VIP Gold BB Cream any time soon. In fact, I am already stressing out over how I am going to finish using up this full sized bottle that really just doesn't look good on my skin. It takes too much work to make it look decent and while the initial look is flawless, its just not something I can see myself reaching for on a daily basis. It's certainly not a product that I would repurchase again.


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27 comments:

  1. Wow your skin look amazing b4 the bb cream was applied.:D Can you do skincare update!

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    1. Thank you. To be honest I've been trying to use up a mish mash of different products that I have been keeping on my shelves for too long so I can't say if it's any particular product. But I have been trying out a microdermabrasion system, going to review it this week :-)

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    2. Where to get it this product.. long time keep searching.. i'm malaysian.. :)

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    3. Hi Yat's Nhar, are you asking about the BB Cream or the Microdermabrasion kit? If it's the bb cream, I buy mine from ebay. If it's the microderm, I have full details about it in my blog post here (http://www.pbunniep.com/2012/08/review-personal-microdermabrasion-pmd.html).

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  2. i love how their packaging looks like a perfume :D btw ive never tried any of their bb cream so i should say im missing out immensely. fortunately im not that big on bb creams right now. for some weird reason im going back to my cream foundation, which are heavier. i think im feeling blemished extraordinarily

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    1. I LOVE cream foundations because I love the glow that it gives but what I don't like is that some of them tend to feel very thick. Do you have a favourite one to recommend? I'd love to know.

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  3. i am not in favor of this either.. the Hot pink one is better.. i am kinda disappointed

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  4. never knew there was an orange one, but pretty good coverage!

    http://blog.dawnelia.com/

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  5. hello i've been reading ur blog for a long time now and i love it when someone takes time and care for their blogs it shows and urs certainly does!! so thank u for all the hard work and i love it even more because u are in canada!!! although i live in toronto its great to have a good canadian beauty blog that also has asian products which i love!!!

    anyway i would really like for you to make a post about where do you shop online, loke the asuan products or nyx make up (which is expensive here compared to the states) and trust worthy sellers and all that.

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    1. I believe I've done a video about my favourite shops (online) quite some time ago on my Youtube channel, but I will try to update with a new video sometime soon!
      Thanks for your support.

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  6. Hi there) I like your blog very much. I would be happy to be friends with you. Could we follow each other?

    http://angistyle.blogspot.com

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  7. Hi!!

    I was just wondering if you knew of any of the Western/US brands with BB Creams that are comparable in quality to the Skin79 one? Such as they have similar ingredients lists/skin improvement effects. Most of the Western ones just seem like they're giving you another tinted moisturizer but calling it something different. Thanks!

    -Wanderer ^_^

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    1. I've only tried a few of the drugstore Western BB Creams and unfortunately I really haven't found anything that compared to the effectiveness of the Asian ones. There are a few highend (department store options) out here but they are quite expensive so I haven't tested them out yet. The Marcelle BB Cream had the best results for me comparatively (amongst the rest of the Western ones), it helped to calm/reduce redness and contains a good dose of hylauronic acid to keep skin hydrated all day.

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  8. Hi... I love your videos on BB cream...

    My love is allways for the Skin 79 Gold one... But I've gone and bought the orange because people were saying that it's awesome..

    But sadly as you said on you vid it does not look good, especially for dry skin... And it's sadddd TT

    My sister wears it and it look awesome because she has an oily skin... but for combination skin it truly sucks as a makeup..

    But recently I've been mixing it with a bit of foundation, and I think it works well..

    I think you should try it sometimes.. my recomendation is using Chanel Perfection lumiere or Bourjouis healthy mix..

    Goodluck ♥

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    1. I haven't tried the Chanel Perfection Lumiere yet (i used to love the Pro-Lumiere before they took it away) but thank you for the suggestion. Hoping to get the Chanel this winter. I do have the Bourjouis though and will try mixing it with that first.

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  9. Honestly thank you so much for all the reviews that you do. Especially on asian products. Ive been on the hunt for BB Creams and i was going to buy BRTC's Jasmine water bb cream but ive hear so much about skin79 and it was alot cheaper from amazon (which i trust more than ebay by the way) Let me ask you though, what type of setting powder do you recomend? i have normal to oily skin and a dewy finish is nice but i dont like looking too shiny. I wanna know your recomendation as to different face powders. I just dont wanna be usin bb creams that are good for my skin and then to top it off with some skin suffocating powder. :) thanks again.

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    1. Hi Amy, I'm not a big fan of powders overall because many of them tend to be either too dry or too thick and feel terrible on my face. My favourite so far is by Guerlain (the texture is incredible) but if you are looking for a cheaper choice Maybellines Dream Matte Powder is quite good at oil control (can get heavy but use a light touch) and the FIT-ME powder is decent as well.

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  10. I love love love your reviews, super thorough, organized and upbeat, lots of help when picking out products! I love this BB cream so far but I have only had it on for a short while - we'll see how it goes after a few more hrs like you said! I have combination skin that tends to get oily later on in the day, and it's much happier now that I've changed my skincare routine. I love the fair pigmentation and thick consistency of this one (over most Asian BB Creams that I've tried -- I am caucasian and pale to very pale in the winter time - so the yellow & the grey toned ones don't work very well even after they settle and oxidize)... I'm finding that this one is suited for me quite well but I can see why it wouldn't be for a lot of other folks! If we're playing for favorites this and Missha Perfect Cover in 13 are head to head at the moment.

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  11. I agree with Lenakitty, my skin is normal, about NC5 - 10, and although the colour of this is too dark, I really like it! Missha Perfect Cover in 13 is my other favourite, sometimes I mix the two to get a really good colour for me. =) I love the other Skin79 ones, but the grey tones are way too harsh on my fair skin. I'm not sure why it doesn't adjust on me the way it does for lots of other people, but it's really sad because I love the formula of the Gold VIP better than the Orange one, just not the colour. :\

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  12. Hi!
    I am in the process of purchasing a bb cream for myself then I found you on youtube :). After watching your reviews about bb creams, I decided to buy from Skin79. My only problem is I don't know if it will suit my skin color. I am still new in makeup and I prefer to wear light makeup, and this reason I like to try bb cream, thus I don't really know my exact skin color. I have a Filipino skin, I don't know if that helps, and have yellow undertone. I don't know if Skin79 bb cream products will work on me. Oh, and please make a review for Skin79's Oriental Gold too.

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    1. I'm sure Filipino skin also comes in various shades so that's a very vague reference point, however if you are looking for comparatively darker bb cream shades... Missha's Perfect Cover and Etude House Precious Mineral (Bright Fit) bb creams both come in darker shades in the Asian market. Otherwise you can always try mixing the bb cream with a bit of darker foundation so that it will match better.

      As for the Skin79 Oriental Gold, I wasn't a big fan of it. It wasn't bad nor was it particularly fabulous either.

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  13. HI!!! i found your review of the skin 79 and i really want to try it out.. but i have an issue, i cant seem to find a skin 79 seller on ebay and u mentioned that it would cost around 15-20 dollars, but all i could find are for more than $50 on ebay

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    1. I shop on eBay.ca (not sure if it's different for other ebay countries). I just typed it into the search bar and here's what I got (http://www.ebay.ca/sch/i.html?_nkw=skin79+vital&_sacat=0&_odkw=Orange+bb+cream&LH_BIN=1&_osacat=0&_from=R40)...not as many options compared to the other types but still plenty of choices. Hope this helped, you should NOT be paying $50 for this.

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  14. Hello! I ordered this product,in the US this BB cream is available on Amazon for around $20. What is the brand of the brush you used to apply this with?

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    1. Either a damp foundation sponge (a regular drugstore wedge or even a fancy beauty blender will both work fine) or a synthetic brush, I showed the Royal & Langnickel C142 "Super Foundation Brush". It's a lot denser and heavy duty and I found it much easy to worth with the thicker consistency of this bb cream.

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  15. Sadly, it has the SPF in it, which are dangerous chemicals and parabens, which are also dangerous. Too bad, because I have been looking for a full coverage BB or CC. Also, has grapefruit peel in it and I am not sure, but that MIGHT interact with meds like grapefruit does.

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    1. Hi Jamie,

      You're going to have a very hard time finding a BB or CC cream without SPF in it because that is actually one of the key characteristics of a bb cream, that it can provide multiple functions in one product. There are BB and CC Creams now days which do not contain parabens but the SPF is going to be hard to avoid. In addition, CC Creams usually have less coverage than BBs as they focus more on enhancing the look of the skin rather than covering it up.
      Perhaps a regular full coverage foundation might be more of what you are seeking.

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