Review: Sulwhasoo Snowise Whitening Essence BB

Whenever I write a blog entry (or an editorial article for that matter), I can almost hear my own voice in my head. In this case, I can’t help but sound a bit like the cliched fella on comedies – it’s a bird, it’s a plane, no it’s Superman! What’s today’s blog review about? It’s a BB, it’s an essence, no, it’s a whitening essence BB! -cue teleprompter and fake audience applause- Yayyyy.

I received this at an exclusive preview of Sulwhasoo’s newest launches for Singapore several months back, and I didn’t open it till recently (when I had to clear stock of my beauty stuff to make space for my newest hauls from Korea). Essentially, 46% of this product consists of Sulwhasoo’s star product, the Snowise Whitening Essence, which makes this more of a tinted serum than an actual bb cream.


Sulwhasoo Snowise Whitening Essence BBSulwhasoo Snowise Whitening Essence BB – SGD74

Sulwhasoo Snowise Whitening Essence BB infor


Sulwhasoo Snowise Whitening Essence BB (1)

Sulwhasoo Snowise Whitening Essence BB (2)

Event Sulwhasoo Snowise Whitening BB essence (5)This comes in two shades – No.1 Blooming Beige (left) and No. 2 Natural Beige (right).



Sulwhasoo Snowise Whitening Essence BB (3)I’m using No. 1 Blooming Beige


Sulwhasoo Snowise Whitening Essence BB (4)Under bright sunlight


Sulwhasoo Snowise Whitening Essence BB (5)Under clouded sunlight


Sulwhasoo Snowise Whitening Essence BB (6)

Β Sulwhasoo Snowise Whitening Essence BB (7)Lips from 3CE Lip Color Original in 408 Chu Chu -smooches-


I say…

Haven’t you missed mah faceeee? No? Oh well, at least I tried. hoho. This BB cream is said to block UV rays and infra-red rays, prevent pigmentation and glycation, and reduce skin dullness. Let’s put dees to the test!

  • Packaging-wise, this comes in a handy squeezy small tube that’s easy to carry around.
  • The twist-open cap serves as a stable base cos it’s slightly weighted, and doesn’t topple over easily.
  • There’s a vague herbal scent that’s similar to the Snowise Whitening Serum (which I suppose is a prerequisite, since 46% of it is made up of the actual Whitening Serum and therefore explains the name Essence BB).
  • Since the brand manager had told me (oh so enticingly) that almost half of the product consists of the same formula as the whitening serum, I was kind of expecting a sheer natural finish since it’s not a “real” bb cream per se.
  • However, look at mah face – that’s just one layer of the Essence BB applied. You can barely see any of the recent outbreak scars I’ve had.
  • It glides on smoothly and took about 10 seconds more than my usual BB to set. I suppose this is due to the serum base. Just leave it be and it’ll set in on its own.
  • When freshly applied, it seems to give a dewy finish, but once it settles into your skin, it’ll give a slightly matte finish with just a tinge of dewiness.
  • It brightens up my skintone and gives a decent amount of coverage.
  • As you can see, it also minimised the appearance of my pores. Yay I’m a happy gurl.
  • Even though I’ve got combi-oily skin, this stayed on surprisingly long and didn’t oxidise that soon – I clocked about 6 hours of wear on this. If you’re headed for a big night out, I’d recommend something else with longer-staying power. Otherwise, this makes for a good office-day or weekend BB cream.
  • The coverage factor isn’t high enough to cover my dark eye circles though, so I had to apply my usual IOPE Dual Concealer.

Overall, it’s a pretty damn decent product – it gives decent coverage that’s great for days when you’ve overslept for work/school but still wanna waltz in looking like you own ittttt. Since it also doubles up as a skincare serum, it’s a total steal for a 2-in-1. Buy it naoooo.










3 thoughts on “Review: Sulwhasoo Snowise Whitening Essence BB

  1. Pingback: Review: 3CE 3 Concept Eyes Lip Color Original | Because every part of you can be beautiful, even your buns

  2. I am using the renodigm ex dual care cream as a moisturizer as well as sunblock. I felt is not enough especially under our hot sun. Would you suggest I get this whitening essence bb as an additional sun block or should I just use a sunblock?

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