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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Product Review: Sanli Super BB Cream Blemish Balm Essential


As you may have noticed, I don't usually post product reviews. Most products I've had are nothing new and have been reviewed by users who are more knowledgeable than me in this area. However, I googled this BB Cream which I bought recently and have not found any reviews. It seemed like a good topic to blog about.

I bought this product at a Chinese Drugstore. Makes sense in a way, I guess since BB Creams were originally developed to treat serious skin problems and aid in healing. It costs PHP 700 for 50 ml (about 15 USD). It is manufactured by Sanli International Cosmetic Group Co. which is based in Hong Kong.

Promises: Good coverage, sunblock, wrinkle-care and whitening effect.




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I find the packaging very pretty. It comes in a textured gold box designed with vines and flowers. The tube has a similar design, but its color is a greenish gold. One side of the box has the list of ingredients and the other side has a brief description of the product.

What I don't like is its use of Engrish. No biggie, but for me it kinda makes the product dubious. On the other hand, its information is a bit more helpful for me than say, those products that only have Korean or Japanese characters. Haha.

Likes:
- Price. Cheaper than premium or even most popular brands, but not so cheap it's scary to try.
- No breakouts!
- Good coverage but does not feel heavy. It looks a little strange on me when first applied, but after a while it adapts and looks natural.
- The girl who sold this to me said this suits all skintones. Not sure if that's true but I gave samples to 2 of my sisters (we all have different skintones) and it looks fine on them as well.
- Pretty packaging. The magpie in me likes the shiny gold box.
- Oil-controlling ability is amazing. The first time I used it, I was amazed that I still looked fresh and hardly needed a touch up even after several hours of playing with my hyperactive niece.

Dislikes:
- Has a faint medicine-y smell (but like I said, that is what BB Cream is.) Reminds me of joint cream but the smell is not as powerful. It's not unpleasant, mind you, but when it comes to products for the face, I really prefer fragrance-free stuff.
- The product as well as the manufacturer is so obscure. Even a Google search for Sanli International Cosmetic Group came up with the following results:


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The first result- a question on Yahoo! Answers that goes "Is Sanli International Cosmetic Group of Hong Kong a real company?"- does not exactly inspire confidence.

All in all, I would consider this a good buy. I'm definitely satisfied with it. ^^

Thanks for dropping by!

17 comments:

  1. I agree that it is pretty packaging and I love that they used Engrish...lol. Hey, as long as you like it who cares right? :)

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  2. It's very pretty looking! Way better looking than my missha bb cream. :)

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  3. great review, too bad it has that mediciney smell!

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  4. Thanks for your comments!

    @ShopnChomp: That's right. LOL Actually, it's not the worst Engrish I've ever encountered.

    @Denysia: how is missha bb cream? i've never tried it, but it's on my list of bb creams to try.

    @amynaree: it's not so bad. maybe this is why bb pacts smell really nice. to mask the medicine-y smell of some bb creams.

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  5. as long as you don't have negative reactions to the product, then it's fine :D

    thanks for the review, i'll check it out if i happen to see one :D

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  6. Thanks for the review, I have never heard of this brand so glad that u did this review for us^^

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  7. thanks for the review. the mediciney smell :S but at least it works for you.

    great blog! i'm a follower now =)

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  8. i've never seen this one before but i like the gold packaging. i haven't tried too many BB creams before b/c they are hard to get and i am afraid my skin will react to it. but thanks for the review! :) xx

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  9. i've never seen this one before but i like the gold packaging. i haven't tried too many BB creams before b/c they are hard to get and i am afraid my skin will react to it. but thanks for the review! :) xx

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  10. thanks for the review. the mediciney smell :S but at least it works for you.

    great blog! i'm a follower now =)

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  11. as long as you don't have negative reactions to the product, then it's fine :D

    thanks for the review, i'll check it out if i happen to see one :D

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  12. great review, too bad it has that mediciney smell!

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  13. Hi Guys! Where can I buy this product?

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  14. hi..where exactlly can i buy this product? i already use this product it was given to me by a friend but cannot contact her already and i want to continue using. pls help..thanks!

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  15. Where is the location of oriental drugstore..i cant find it in the intrnt

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