Review – BB Cream – Gowoonsesaang Brightening Balm SPF 30PA++

Lately, many Asian women have gone ga-ga on BB cream, also known as ‘blemish balm’ originated from Korea. Before, I have heard too much of BB cream and decided to try one instead. I bought Gowoonsesaang Brightening Balm SPF 30PA++ in a rush thinking it may help to cover the redness on the skin from laser resurfacing treatment, which I supposed to go on the following day but eventually I didn’t make it. Many reports have claimed that BB cream can do wonders by covering up acne, scars, blemishes, redness and dark eye circles. It acts like a foundation, concealer and moisturizer with sunscreen.

Gowoonsesang is No.1 cosmeceutical brand in Korea which established by 6 medical doctors (MD/Ph.D.), 43 dermatologists, 114 nurses and 110 medical estheticians with abundant clinic at experiences of treating over 300,000 patients since 1998.

Gowoonsesaang Brightening Balm SPF 30PA++, like most BB creams, only available in 1 shade and is suitable for most asian skin tones. At first, I was so afraid it will not match my natural fair skin but in fact I was wrong, it covers pretty well and I’m now quite pleased with the result. I remembered on my first application, it somehow seems darker than my skin tone and was a little disappointed at first. It partly due to my sub-conscious (no other shades to choose from) that is playing the trick. HAHA!!

Half face naked, half face with BB cream


I like the texture very much and it’s easily absorbed onto the skin. It gives a matt finish and a clearer, radiance look.

One thing I’m not comfortable about BB cream is that, it gives my skin a ‘heavy makeup’ look. (Ya, you probably will ask what am I talking about, it is a makeup product) HAHA!! Well, reason because I used to wear sheer foundation as I do not like heavy ‘makeup’. And now, I don’t even wear foundation at all, just loose powder on my face.


Other BB Creams

In fact, there are many BB creams available in the market to choose from. Below are a few popular brands to consider :

SCINIC Fine Control BB Cream  |  PureDerm 3 in 1 Beauty Magic BB Cream

Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream  |  Hanskin Caviar Gold BB Cream

Hanskin Premium Super Magic BB Cream  |  Super Magic BB Cream

Hanskin Glossy Magic BB Cream  |  Dr.Jart+ Original BB Cream Detox Healing Blemish Balm

Interesting video to share here…

Hi gals, are you using any BB cream now, do you like it?

Which brand have you tried?

Will you recommend it to your friend?

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4 Comments on "Review – BB Cream – Gowoonsesaang Brightening Balm SPF 30PA++"

  1. GarykPatton says:

    Hello. I think the article is really interesting. I am even interested in reading more. How soon will you update your blog?

  2. shirleen says:

    I’m glad you enjoy the article, your comment has definitely boosted my confident to write more! Thanks so much.
    Technically, I will try to write once every 2 days. :-)

  3. Felicia Goh says:

    ello… i rili like this article it help a lot… but can i chk with u. I have enlarge pore will it affect me if i use BB cream? :(

  4. Shirleen says:

    Hi Felicia,

    Some of the BB creams tend to be slightly thicker than normal foundation. I reckon it is ok to use BB cream with enlarged pores. You need to make sure the texture of the BB cream you choose is not too thick and you need to thoroughly cleanse away the makeup before you sleep. Enlarged pores are usually due to dirt stuck in the pores.

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