Monday, January 20, 2014

REVIEW: Innisfree (not cruelty free) Mineral Whipping Cream BB -3 STARS-

AmorePacific (parent company) announced they would no longer test on animals, but they refuse to pull out of China ($_$). Thus they cannot be considered cruelty-free.

REVIEW Summary:
Price: *** $22
Size: ** 40 ml
Packaging: *** Pale yellow metal can with a spray nozzle
Scent: *** No real scent. A faint scent that I cannot describe. Not nice but not bad.
Color/Shade: N/A Only one available
Texture: * thick, foamy
Ease of use: **  Easy to press the nozzle and get it out, but it gives you away more than you need for your face and you will waste more than you will use.
Very thick, but blends into skin with under 4 all over rubs.

Effect: ** It feels thick going on but once it sits on your skin for a few minutes, the heavy feeling goes away. It also blends in about 4 rubs with too much and 2 rubs with the right amount, but it gets stuck in any crevices,etc. and they look darker than the rest of your skin. The shade itself on my skin also has a slight orange tint. :(
contained with natural mineral and organic green tea from Pure Jeju island, delivers rich moisture to your skin and gives a moisture to your skin and gives a moisture cream like smooth texture as it gently covers flaws and promotes skin luminousity creating a dewy and clear complexion."

Ingredient List: 

  • [Ingredient]
Water, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butylene Glycol, Mica (CI 77019), Butane, 4-Methylbenzylidene Camphor, Alcohol Denat., Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Octocrylene, Isoamyl p-Methoxycinnamate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Propane, Stearic Acid, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Extract, Orchis Mascula Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Camellia Japonica Albipetala Leaf Extract, Opuntia Coccinellifera Fruit Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Mineral Salt, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Powder, Glycerin, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Triethanolamine, Glyceryl Stearate, Polysorbate 60, Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Ethylhexylglycerin, PEG-100 Stearate, Myristic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance, Yellow Iron Oxide (CI 77492), Red Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Black Iron Oxide (CI 77499)

The Verdict: 3 stars. I hated it at first because of the heavy feel and tint, but after it absorbed into my skin a little more it was pretty average and maintained coverage for at least 8 hours.
ic3 stars. I hated it at first because of the heavy feel and tint, but after it absorbed into my skin a little more it was pretty average and maintained coverage for at least 8 hours. Looking in the mirror, it IS obvious you are wearing make-up which is not what BB cream is supposed to do.
It does NOT cover up under-eye circles.
Not for people with rough skin or wrinkles, as it will make them stand out.

* at least 2 times what you need comes out per squeeze...
* it's a little orange... 
* it's a little thick/heavy... 
* it highlights any surface skin imperfections...
* no under-eye coverage... 
*you can "see" it...

* 8 hours
* it's a foam!

I bought this as a gift for my mom last christmas (looking online for information, I found that Innisfree, like Etude, claimed to be not tested on animals) and decided to test it out. She still has some left because she owns, no joke, at least 8 more creams, etc at any given time. I liked the idea of a BB cream foam or "whipping cream" as they call it and Innisfree claims to be a more natural company. Since I cannot read the Korean text ingredients...I had to look it up and pasted it in above!
As people who use BB creams know, you only need a tiny half a dime sized amount for your face but every time you press the button on this cream, you get a mini mountain.
Mini mountain

It also feels and looks very very thick going on....

And with a bit of an orange tint that absorbs and fades a little in a few minutes...After about 15 minutes, it no longer feels so heavy and thick, and some of the orange tint fades. If your skin is smooth and blemish-free, it will look like...


 If you have skin that has ANY rough spots or crevices...the cream stands out. As seen on the lines in my palm.

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