March 25, 2015

Product Review: Missha Signature Real Complete BB Cream in N21

      For the past 2 weeks my skin has been breaking out. I blame it on the ever changing weather here in NYC (one day it's 50 degrees, the next day it's snowing 3-5 inches!). To minimize and prevent more breakouts, I decided to try a BB cream since it provides foundation coverage with skincare benefits. The Signature Real Complete BB Cream from Missha claims to even treat blemishes which is exactly the type of BB cream I was searching for, but did it live up to its claims?

Missha Signature Real Complete BB Cream in N21 Light Pink Beige, travel size .7oz
Price: $14 for travel size, $29 for full size

The Signature Real Complete BB Cream softens the appearance of imperfections for an even complexion that still looks natural. While providing gentle coverage, it also treats blemishes and contains wrinkle-preventing antioxidants to improve your skin over time. 

Hypoallergenic, noncomedogenic, and free of parabens, mineral oil, alcohol, GMOs, Triclosan, and Benzophenone, the M Signature Real Complete BB Cream is perfect for sensitive or troubled skin. Formulated with gingko water, a botanical complex of 50 natural extracts, and a specialized peptide complex, it provides abundant moisture to keep skin nourished.

Water, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Cyclopentasiloxane, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Butylene Glycol, Propanediol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Arbutin, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Hydrogenated C6-14 Olefin Polymers, Cyclohexasiloxane, Sodium Chloride, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Caprylyl Methicone, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Mica, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Ozokerite, Sorbitan Olivate, Alumina, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hexyl Laurate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Aluminum Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Dimethicone/Methicone Copolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Propylene Carbonate, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Lysine, Histidine, Arginine, Aspartic Acid, Threonine, Serine, Glutamic Acid, Proline, Glycine, Alanine, Valine, Methionine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Tyrosine, Phenylalanine, Cysteine, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Squalane, Glycerin, Ceramide 3, Cholesterol, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Stearic Acid, Oleic Acid, Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Sterols, Beta-Glucan, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Vigna Radiata Seed Extract, Coix Lacryma-Jobi Ma-yuen Seed Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Punica Granatum Extract, Scrophularia Buergeriana Root Extract, Ganoderma Lucidum (Mushroom) Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Rhus Semialata Gall Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Artemisia Vulgaris Extract, Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Fruit Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Fruit Extract, Camellia Japonica Flower Extract, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Extract, Linaria Japonica Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Oldenlandia Diffusa Extract, Bambusa Textilis Stem Extract, Iris Ensata Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Water, Prunus Avium (Sweet Cherry) Fruit Extract, Morus Alba Root Extract, Coptis Japonica Root Extract, Acorus Calamus Root Extract, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Fruit Extract, Asarum Sieboldi Root Extract, Angelica Keiskei Leaf/Stem Extract, Psidium Guajava Fruit Extract, Juglans Regia (Walnut) Seed Extract, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Cornus Officinalis Fruit Extract, Luffa Cylindrica Fruit Extract, Bletilla Striata Root Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Lycium Chinense Fruit Extract, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Taraxacum Officinale (Dandelion) Rhizome/Root Extract, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Fruit Extract, Salicornia Herbacea Extract, Litchi Chinensis Fruit Extract, Cnidium Officinale Root Extract, Oenanthe Javanica Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract, Hordeum Vulgare Leaf Extract, Lecithin, Polysorbate 20, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Copper Tripeptide-1, Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Bacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract, Perilla Ocymoides Leaf Extract, Talc, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Xanthan Gum, Dimethicone, Adenosine, Methicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tropolone, 1, 2-Hexanediol, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance



     First, I have to mention that may look like it's the perfect match on my hand, but on my face it's actually slightly too gray. BB Creams are notorious for having a "gray cast" that makes you look literally whiter and slightly gray-toned. It's worth mentioning that this BB cream is no exception to the slight gray cast most BB creams suffer from, even despite the shade being called "Light Pink Beige." I personally don't like that look as I like my foundations to be a perfect match. The Signature Real Complete BB Cream doesn't look outrageously gray on my face, but since I am my biggest critic, I can see the subtle difference. 

      Besides the gray-cast, it actually feels great on the skin. The BB cream is light to medium in coverage, and dries in a satin finish so it's not dewy or matte on the skin. You can very easily build up coverage over any trouble areas. I bought an air-cushion puff to apply this BB cream with, and I have such an easy time spreading it evenly over my face. You barely waste any product if you use the sponge because the sponge doesn't soak up much of the product. I can tell the BB cream is pretty hydrating on my skin, and when I take it off my skin feels more moisturized than compared to when I take off a traditional foundation. 

      I'm not sure if it treated my blemishes (I have my own army of products to tackle my acne), but it didn't make me breakout which is more important in a foundation for me personally. For wear time, it does not last 12 hours - at least not on combination to oily skin. I would say I got a good 5-6 hours wear time out of this BB cream before it started creasing and looking worn. Perhaps you can powder (I personally don't like to powder my face) and you can probably get a couple more hours worth of wear time. I do think this BB cream will wear longer on drier skin. I think the Signature Real Complete cream is perfect for those who like light coverage from their BB creams rather than full coverage.


Concluding Remarks

      Missha's Signature Real Complete BB Cream is available on Missha's official ecommerce site as well as on Amazon. Missha also makes other types of BB creams that are geared towards different needs and ages. Lastly, you don't need much product to get coverage, and so the travel/trial size of the Signature Real Complete BB Cream is actually more than enough! I recommend purchasing the travel size to see if it'll work for you, and luckily Missha also offers travel size for some of their other popular BB creams as well.

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