Missha Signature Complexion Coordinating BB Cream SPF 43 is one of two new BB Cream formulas that Missha recently introduced in Korea. This isn’t yet available here in the US but I imagine it’ll shortly become available via Missha’s online shop.
There’s actually a white color adjusting formula of this that’s dubbed BB Cream which I am curious to try out but I went the safer route and got the already beige shade.
Let’s take a look!
If you like richer BB Creams like the Oriental (one of my HG BB Creams) this should be very appealing. I’d recommend it for aging or drier skin types but would possibly avoid it if you’re oily as it seems a heavier formula that you might not be used too. Plus with Summer here it isn’t terribly appealing either and would be better suited as a Winter base.
This contains a whooping SPF 43 which is great but since you need so little of it I’m unsure how much protection it could possibly offer (it’s quite pigmented) so I recommend applying sunscreen prior just in case. It comes in a rather large, bulky jar with a tiny spout that distributes the cream when you twist. At first I thought it was a push to release mechanism but you actually have to twist it to get the cream to flow.
It supposedly whitens, firms, corrects skin tone, and moisturizes. The whitening benefits are due to arbutin which is an excellent ingredient for whitening but one that takes a lot of time to see results so I can’t say this whitened my skin or eased darkness as of yet since I’ve only used it for a few weeks. It firms skin with a host of peptides supposedly as well but since my skin doesn’t need any real firming, again, I can’t say if that is working.
The shade is a true cooler ivory with beige undertones. It matches my skin tone almost perfectly and offers sheer to medium coverage with some adjustment to my tone as it sets. It does have a little bit of a tug when blending out so I would suggest using on a well moisturized face. It just lacks the creamy moisturizing feel I commonly associate with BB Creams. This isn’t a bad thing mind you as it applies easily enough but it just has a little bit of a different texture that’s easy enough to notice if you commonly use BB Creams. It evens out my skin tone creating a flawless finish that doesn’t adhere to my drier areas and if anything at all even conceals them so my face looks very smooth. It wears a solid nine hours without oxidizing or fading and has a subtle floral scent.
Since I love Skin 79’s Oriental BB Cream this was definitely a good pick for me. I don’t think it’ll be for everyone though as it is a richer BB Cream than you might be used to. I recommend it for aging skin or those with drier skin and also wouldn’t suggest a purchase at the moment. If anything at all, right now, try a CC Cream and come back to this when the weather cools a little as the formula is a little too heavy for the warm weather we’ll see soon.
Would love to hear your thoughts!
A variety of E-bay sellers have this for purchase but I’d wait until Missha US starts selling it.