BB Creams – Dr. Jart+, Soosul, Dead Sea Spa Magik and Eclado Comparison Review

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Beauty Balm in the West and in Korea referred as Blemish Balm, Beblesh Balm or Blemish Base creams are one of the most popular all in one skin care and makeup products designed for different skin concerns and needs. Thanks to Dr. Christine Schrammek, German dermatologist who was first to develop this kind of skincare/makeup product in the 1960s.

Of course, Korean beauty industry accepted challenge and since 1980s, we have all kinds and sorts of anti-age, anti-blemish, anti-wrinkle hanbang and other power-mix infused tinted cocktails.

You can read here about five different BB creams (click to page jump):

None of these BB creams broke me out or caused any unpleasant skin reactions.

Just a little note for better swatch understanding: my skin tone is light with warm undertone in the winter and goes to medium to golden in the summertime.

Dr. Jart+ Rejuvenating Beauty Balm Silver Label + SPF 35/PA++

Whitening

Dr.Jart+ Silver Label BB

What is it?

Full coverage BB cream with whitening properties and SPF 35/PA++. Please note there are more than one versions of this cream depending whether it is marketed for Western or Asian markets. Version featured here is Korean.

It contains a natural barrier complex consisting of five plant extracts to protect your skin safely. The smooth and fine adhesive powder covers even slight blemishes with its dense coverage, and adheres to the skin comfortably while maintaining a clean skin tone for a long time. The “Hyper Soft Polymer”, which has a similar elasticity with skin is applied to prevent color changes of the skin and maintain a clear skin tone. /Dr.Jart+/

It comes in very elegant 40 ml / 1.4 fl.oz. silver plastic tube bottle with airless pump dispenser.

Dr. Jart+ Premium BB

Very thick cream without scent. One shade – very light to light, adaptive to warm undertone.

How to use it?

After your basic skin care routine, take a small amount and apply all over face and neck. Pat gently to absorb. When using sun cream, apply before BB cream. It is recommended that you re-apply 1~3 times if you are active outdoors for long hours. /Dr.Jart+/

I always use sunscreen before BB creams. I just wait for all to absorb well into skin before and after it and that’s the trick.

This cream is very thick so I like to use it with Leegeehaam (yes, formerly known as LeeJiHam) Vita Propolis Ampoule (click here to read more). This ampoule (or any other similar) dilutes this BB cream a little and provides easy application with dewy finish.

Ingredients

Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Titanium Dioxide, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Cyclohexasiloxane, Glycerin, Silica, 4-Methylbenzylidene Camphor, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Arbutin, Dimethicone, Ozokerite, Hexyl Laurate, Disteardimonium Hecut Torite, Dimenthicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crotsspolymer, Beeswax, Sorbitan Olivate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Propylene Carbonate, Quaternium-18 Bentonite, Calcium Stearate, Panthenol, Mica, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Sodium Hyluronate, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract, Spilanthes Acmella Flower Extract, Rhodiola Rosea Root Extract, Psidium Guajava Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Abronia Villosa Leaf Extract, Cinchona Succirubra Bark Extract, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin,1,2-Hexanediol, CI 77492, CI 77499,  CI 77491

Rosacea safe?

YES

Who is it for?

Sensitive, Normal, Combination, Oily skin types

Does it work?

This BB cream was my first Korean beauty product ever. I remember the first application – what a shock! This cream was more concrete than cream and my face looked terrible – like a cake with whitish/greyish frosting. I couldn’t understand why for God’s sake was this hyped so much. Then I learned how to apply it. Little dots of this cream well blended with fingers. Yes, for me works best to apply it that way, rather than with beauty blender or brush. Then I didn’t like the matt finish and I came to next level of application – with Vita Propolis Ampoule. I mix both BB cream (one pump) and ampoule (one to two drops) and then this mix glides the skin like a silk.

This way full coverage is still achieved but without that ugly cakey effect.

When set, it adapts to my skin tone beautifully and lasts (without setting powder) for two to three hours without touch-up. It does settle into my deeper wrinkles (elevens), but doesn’t accentuate skin texture. And that’s with the ampoule. Without it just reverse the previous sentence.

Needs good double cleanse to be completely removed off the skin.

Thumbs up?

YES

Dr. Jart+ Premium Beauty Balm SPF 45/PA+++

Whitening

Anti-wrinkle

Dr. Jart+ Premium BB

What is it?

Light to medium coverage BB cream with whitening properties and SPF 45/PA+++. Version featured here is also Korean. Besides ingredients list, Western and Asian versions differ in number of shades of this cream. This Korean version has only one and it’s medium to golden. My summer skin BB cream.

It comes in very elegant 40 ml / 1.4 fl.oz. golden beige plastic tube bottle with airless pump dispenser.

Dr. Jart+ Premium BB

Light and silky texture, lightly perfumed.

A one-step balm that perfects the appearance of skin while protecting it from the sun and environmental factors. Bio-Peptide Complex infused with white gold to provide anti-aging properties and promote natural collagen. Features SPF 45 sun protection. Comes in one universal shade. A moisturizer, sunscreen, and treatment serum, this all-in-one product also includes advanced brightening properties. This lightweight formula features mineral sunscreens to provide broad spectrum sun protection from both UVA and UVB rays. Skin is left looking smooth, perfect, and natural. /Dr. Jart+/

How to use it?

After skin care, apply a small amount all over the face and neck, then let it absorb by tapping gently. /Dr. Jart+/

Ingredients

Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Eethylhexy Methoxycinnamate,Titanium Dioxide, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Talc, Disodium Phenyl Dibenzimidazole Tetrasulfonate, Dipropylene Glycol, Arbutin, Hexyl Laurate, Cyclomethicone, Triethanolamine, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Magnesium Sulfate, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Aluminum Hydroxide, Aluminum Stearate, Dimethicone, Troxerutin, Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Trihydroxystearin, Methicone, Adenosine, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Propylene Glycol, Platinum Powder, Polysorbate 80, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Iron Oxides (ci77492), Iron Oxides (ci77491), Iron Oxides (ci77499)

Rosacea safe?

YES (Korean version)

Who is it for?

Sensitive, Aging, Normal, Combination, Dry

Does it work?

Well, this one is beautiful, silky, warm BB cream. My skin loves it, but because of the darker shade, I can wear it only in summertime. It evens skin tone, doesn’t accentuate dry patches, or skin texture. Just the opposite, it smooths out the skin and enhances its properties.

In summer time doesn’t need moisturizing before as it can be shiny later on. Of course, this doesn’t apply if you are on dryer side of sebum spectrum.

I also noticed this BB cream soothes my skin and calms down the redness and not only as cosmetic effect. It really does calm very skin, not by merely covering it up.

Thumbs up?

YES

Soosul B.B. Protector SPF 37/PA++ #23 Natural Beige

Whitening

Anti-wrinkle

Soosul BB Protector

What is it?

Light to medium coverage Korean BB cream with whitening properties and SPF 37/PA++. Contains 1% of Phellinus mushroom extract.

Including 1% of Sang-hwang mushroom extracts by SFE method method.                            KFDA-certified anti-wrinkle, whitening and sunscreen (SPF37,PA++)  functional  product.      Oriental herb ingredients including Sang-hwang mushroom extract and neem, Sophorae radix, grapefruit seed extract, and Polygalae radix, Platycodi radix, Saposhnikoviae Radix extract help soothing and moisturizing of sensitive and damaged skin. It is a multi-functional and adenosine for anti-wrinkle function and TiO2 for sun-block function. /Soosul/

It comes in Soosul elegant 40 ml / 1.4 fl.oz. golden plastic bottle with airless pump dispenser.

Soosul BB Protector

Thicker cream texture, with scent characteristic of all Soosul products.

This is shade #23 Natural Beige (there is also shade #21 Beige available). #23 Natural Beige is light tone with slightly pink (cold) undertone, but it adapts rather well.

How to use it?

Apply a small amount evenly on the face. /Soosul/

And that’s the key to good application result of this BB cream – “a small amount”.

Ingredients

Soosul didn’t disclose the full list of the ingredients in English.

Soosul BB Protector Ingredients
Sorry, guys! No English.

Active ingredients : neem/Sophorae radix/grapefruit seed extrac, Polygalae radix/Platycodi radix/Saposhnikoviae Radix extract, bisabolol, green tea extract, arbutin, adenosine

Rosacea safe?

YES

Who is it for?

Sensitive, Aging, Normal, Combination skin types

Does it work?

Beautiful wintery shade BB cream. Very lasting, efficient in all its properties and tasks. My skin reacts so well to it. This cream looks better and better on skin as the day passes.

It evens skin tone, doesn’t accentuate dry patches, or skin texture. Adapts well to the point of “my skin but better”.

When applied it’s there. Doesn’t move, doesn’t crease, doesn’t look cakey. After couple of hours on face, it looks even better than freshly applied.

My absolute favourite, but unfortunate pink cold undertone won’t allow me wear it all the time. Just winter, when I’m Snow White wannabe. And of course, well hidden behind scarves and winter hats.

Thumbs up?

YES

 

Dead Sea Spa Magik Diamond Range Beauty Balm SPF 15 Natural

Dead Sea Spa Magik BB Cream

What is it?

Here is one Western BB cream and moreover, produced in the UK.

Achieve a flawless complexion with the Dead Sea Spa Magik Diamond Range BB Cream SPF 15; a skin-perfecting, anti-ageing formula that works to combat uneven skin tone and conceal imperfections.

Combining Dead Sea minerals, pure plant extracts and antioxidant Vitamin E, the beauty balm applies and blends effortlessly for natural-looking coverage that adapts to suit individual tone, whilst stimulating collagen production and minimising the appearance of fine lines. Provides SPF 15 to protect and repair skin, leaving your complexion smooth, radiant and deeply moisturised. /Dead Sea Spa Magik/

Very thick cream texture with light and pleasant rose scent. It comes in simple white 50 ml / 1.69 fl.oz. plastic tube.

Light to medium coverage. Only one universal shade – light natural. Warm undertone.

How to use it?

Apply to cleansed skin. Layer for increased coverage. /Dead Sea Spa Magik/

Ingredients

Harmonised Water(™)* (Aqua, Maris Sal), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride(1), Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Talc, Glyceryl Myristate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isononyl Isononanoate, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin(2), Propylene Glycol (food grade), Behenyl Alcohol, Mineral Oil, Microcrystalline Cellulose & Cellulose Gum, Phenoxyethanol & Ethylhexylglycerin, Nylon-12, Parfum (Fragrance), Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Triethanolamine, Allantoin(3), Caffeine, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Disodium EDTA, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), BHT, Hyaluronic Acid, Maris Sal (Dead Sea Mineral Water), Citral. May Contain: CI: 77491, 77492, 77499, 77891.

Source: (1) Coconut Oil (2) Vegetable (3) Comfrey

*Special de-ionised water with pure Dead Sea Minerals: Magnesium, Potassium, Calcium, Sodium as Bromides, Chlorides and Sulphates.

Rosacea safe?

YES

Who is it for?

Sensitive, Normal, Combination skin types

Does it work?

I got this BB cream in Lookfantastic Beauty Box and as soon I emptied that mini version of it, I purchased the full size product. I loved it at first tap. So light, so hydrating, with just enough coverage. This shade fits my skin tone almost perfectly.

This BB cream also looks better on my skin later in the day and brings the best out of skin. Nice, soothing and skin enhancing product. However, if you have even slightly dehydrated skin, it will show. This cream will accentuate dry patches but nothing to the point of ugly. You can deal with this problem by applying sunscreen with good primer properties (Biore Aqua Rich UV Watery Essence or Canmake Mermaid Sun Gel) underneath it.

It’s rather lasting and needs good double cleanse to get it off the skin. Just another very good product. Me like.

Thumbs up?

YES

 

Eclado Laboratory Régéné Blemish Balm SPF 32/PA+++

Eclado Régéné Blemish Balm

What is it?

I got this 15g / 0.53 fl. Oz. travel size Korean BB cream as one of the Beautytap gifts with purchase.

A blind test winner of Korea’s top beauty TV progams, Get It Beaty.  The Eclado Régéné Blemish Balm is a BB Cream light in texture but acts as an essence while it is worn all day.  It covers and evens out skin blemishes and leaves your skin looking flawless. /Eclado/

Very good match to my skin tone – light with light yellow (warm) undertone. One universal shade.

Eclado Régéné Blemish Balm

How to use it?

As the last step in your skincare regimen, apply Régéné Blemish Balm in a thin layer all over face, gently patting it in to blend evenly. Apply another layer for more coverage. /Eclado/

Ingredients

Water, Cyclomethicone, Titanium Dioxide, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Glycerin, Arbutin, 4-Methylbenzylidene Camphor, Hexyl Laurate, Mineral oil, Cetyl PEG/Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Magnesium Stearate, Sodium Chloride, Centella Asiatica extract, Ascorbic acid, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Panthenol, Ubiquinone, 1,2-Hexanediol, Disodium EDTA, Iron Oxide, Parfum

Rosacea safe?

YES

Who is it for?

All skin types

Does it work?

Wonderful light to medium coverage BB cream that matches my skin tone almost perfectly at this springtime.

Very easy to apply, but needs that extra blending touch. Once set, it will stay there to show the best of your skin. I love to use brush to blend it out to totally invisible on skin to “my skin but better” effect. Very good BB cream with good adaptive properties.

No cons actually, I will probably purchase the full size product.  You can use my discount code (find it in Discount Codes Menu section).

Thumbs up?

YES

Recap – Swatches and table comparison

BB Cream Skin Type SPF Tone Accentuates dry patches or skin texture Finish Coverage
Dr.Jart+Silver Label Sensitive, Normal, Combination, Oily 35/PA++ Light with warm undertone YES/NO (with ampoule) Matt Medium to full
Dr.Jart+Premium Sensitive, Aging, Normal, Combination, Dry 45/PA+++ Medium to golden NO Dewy Light to medium
Soosul BB Protector Sensitive, Aging, Normal, Combination, 37/PA++ Very light to light pink (cold) undertone NO Satin Light to medium, buildable
Dead Sea Spa Magik BB Cream Sensitive, Normal, Combination 15 Light with warm undertone YES Satin Light to medium
Eclado Régéné Blemish Balm All skin types 32/PA+++ Light with yellow (warm) undertone NO Satin Light to medium,

buildable

 

 

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