March 22, 2011

BRTC Perfect Calming Cream Review

About a year ago I had gotten a few small samples of BRTC Perfect Calming Cream after having a friend haul me a few of their BB Creams in Korea. I instantly fell in love with the cream so I recently indulged in the larger size as I went through all the tiny samples she had sent along with my order.

Here’s my review of this heavenly cream!

A nutritive cream that replenishes moisture to sensitive skin. Supplies moisture to damaged, tired skin while easing redness.

Now the cream does cater to sensitive skin which I do not have however it turned into an instant hit for me as a primer of sorts. I was using my regular moisturizer and following up with this when I was ready to apply makeup. It absorbs easily and created a softer cushion on my face that allowed my foundation to ease on brilliantly well.

Soon after I started using it as a daily moisturizer because it absorbs so easily and left behind a brilliant finish for makeup. It disappears upon contact with the skin but hydrates beautifully without feeling greasy or oily. This proves surprising to me as the cream is extra thick. It’s like nothing I’ve seen before as the formula appears thick but touching it, well, it feels like a cushion and it bounces slightly like pudding when you press on it. It’s not quite a cream but proves to be a dense, pudding like substance that’s a cross between a gel and a cream base. It’s a very interesting texture that proves a pleasure to work with.

It became a smashing success with me as my dry skin took to it easily and it eased flaky areas easily without feeling too rich and heavy for my face.

I had about, mmm, 10 or so smaller pots of it and I ran through them slowly since a little goes a long way. Recently, I decided to indulge in a larger size and was a tad disappointed. Although the formula remains the same with the large size for some odd reason or another it sports a toilet paper-like scent (think Charmin). Some Korean products are known for this scent, so if you’ve used Korean Skincare before you can easily understand the scent I’m talking about, it’s been compared to feminine hygiene care haha! I admit I like my skincare scented but this is just overkill for me and it’s really killing the joy I originally found in the product.

I thought it was interesting that it’s toted for sensitive skin but the scent is so powerful that it could irritate such a skin type further. If you’re sensitive to smell you might not love this!

This is available within Korea so online shopping, airmail fees, and jacked up prices come with the territory if you’re wanting to check it out for yourself.

  • Anyone wanting a lightweight moisturizer that’s hydrating without being too heavy or greasy.
  • Anyone who wants a moisturizer that absorbs easily offering lasting hydration!

  • Anyone sensitive to scented skincare.
  • Those unwilling to shop online, deal with airmail, etc…(this is a Korean product available in Korea).

I still love it but I gotta admit the scent is gag worthy. I’m wondering what happened between the time I tried out the samples and the time I purchased the full size? Did the formula change somewhere along the way?

Overall, it’s a fab little moisturizer and I truly think it’s worth a try. I think even sensitive types will probably really enjoy this one as it’s very soothing and lightweight but the fragrance could prove a deal breaker!

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Jessica Allison

    Any chance there’s an English ingredient label? I’d love to see what’s in this little baby. Also, around how much did you pay for it?

    • the Muse

      sorry jessica ;( ingreds aren’t in English. about $30 usd 🙂

  • peacelovepanic

    laura mercier cosmetics on gilt tomorrow (3/23) muse! thought you might enjoy…i def plan on indulging

  • Cara

    This sounds great Muse… except for the scent part! But I’m intrigued because I have pretty sensitive skin. What are the ingredients?

  • Michelle

    Oh Muse, how I envy your lack of sensitive skin & ability to try all of these cosmetics for us mere mortals!

    Sadly, I do have very sensitive skin. 🙁

    Thanks for the review of this one… Sounds like one I could not use due to the fragrance factor.

    • the Muse

      lol michelle it’s really not something to envy ;-D you def don’t want my dry skin it’s awful :-/ I blame it on my lack of sensitivities ;-D! it’s very gentle but the scent is a bit off putting 😛

  • velv3tn

    I love your reviews and have gotten some nice tips for skincare and makeup to try out from it.
    I was wondering if you have or will be be reviewing the BRTC Gold Caviar BB cream ?