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I never addict to BB cream because I feel that is not what I want. Having said that, when you encounter your ideal one, you most probably hooked. Since I purchased a sample size of Hanskin Super Magic 2 years ago, I had not bought anymore except receiving few BB cream sample packs from time to time. I got a sample pack of this Palgantong Vita White BB Cream many months ago and I finally have a mood to try it out recently. 



Recently I had a trip that I took 4 short-haul flights in 6 days in different cities, averaging 2~6 hours of “sleeping” time per day. On the other hand, abundant stress from various sources that badly affected me in both mentally and emotionally during the period. I looked 10 years older in few days, dull and fatigued. I was quite regretful that I did not bring any makeup foundation for the trip because I thought sunblock would be enough like usual. During the time, I witnessed a dramatic change of a poor complexion by just using BB cream, I was greatly impressed. Who says BB cream is just a light makeup. 



Therefore, I bought a full-size BB Cream for the very first time after I had tried the Vita White BB Cream (#20 Natural Beige) sample for 3 days. The sales assistant strongly suggested #10 Light Beige to me because she was using #10 for her milky chocolate skin tone yet looking natural. Obviously both #10 and #20 are suitable for either fair or medium skin colours. 

Many BB creams only provide one shade as it should be matching with every skin tone. For this Vita White BB Cream, #20 Natural Beige is slightly pinkish whereas #10 Light Beige is more yellowish, both  impart dewy, glowing, pale (depend on your skin tone) finish. Yellowish #10 covers the facial redness better and makes it even-toned, however I think #20 looks more natural on my cool skin tone. After all, it is #20 made me committed in full-size.  


#10 Light Beige

#20 Natural Beige

The consistency is lightweight yet creamy, neither drying nor feeling heavy for my combination-normal skin and I do not need much of it for each application. Moreover, it is non-irritating whenever my sensitive skin is unstable or after at-home micro-dermabraision, although it could be drying to delicate eye area and to dehydrated skin condition. In fact I treat it like a foundation with good number of SPF, perhaps a face concealer with UVs protection more accurately since it has very good high-coverage. 



Left: Bare ; Right: #10


Left: Bare ; Right: #20

The word “Super Cover” is well-defined. It can be buildable to full coverage, my facial redness, fainted hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone are hidden decently under the coating. While I happily “paint” my second-skin in morning I actually addicted to the kind of rejuvenated, healthy, refreshed complexion (especially when I don’t have one in real). 



In hot humid summer, other than occasional little oily shine on T-zone in mid day that might require tissue blotting, whether I will set it gently with loose powder is depending on the weather of the day. In my case, the powder setting is necessary simply because the hot weather over here could easily melt the BB cream, resulted in streaky look. Else, it has decent long-lasting power, normal facial blotting is unlikely to leave a stain on tissue but it can be wiped off easily (shown in below attached picture) like any base makeup. This is fairly water-resistant but not much in sweat-resistant I would say. 


+++* Testing *+++ 




With #20 on

I also received a sample of Palgantong BB Primer(pink shade) with the purchase. It is slightly thick, creamy, easily absorbed and serves as a moisturizing makeup base. It has sheer coverage and able to enhance the coverage of this BB cream. I tried the pinkish BB Primer with yellowish #10 Light Beige Vita White BB Cream, and the finish was very alike the finish tone of #20 Natural Beige of Vita White BB Cream. If you have severe redness issue, yellow shade of Palgantong BB Primer will suit you better. 


texture of pink shade BB Primer


Left: Bare ; Right: Palgantong BB Primer-Pink

I have been using this Vita White BB Cream quite frequently for 2 months now, no oxidization issue but it broke me out a little despite I am not acne-prone, may be my oil-based moisturizer is partly responsible to the breakout. Still, I am hardly to believe BB cream is good for acne & blemish skin. I paid THB580/30g for it in a Korea & Japan event and I think it has been discontinued by Watson’s (TH) pharmacy as I could not find them anymore in the store. General impression, this #10 Light Beige Vita White BB Cream is similar to a less-heavy version of Clinique Super Moisture. 


Rating: ….)))   Good. May buy again. 


Ingredients (#10 Light Beige): 

Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Titanium Dioxide, Cyclohexasiloxane, Phenyl Trimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Silica, Zinc Oxide, Polyglyceryl-4 Isotearate, Dimethicone, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sorbitan Isotearate, Hexyl Laurate, Sorbitan Olivate, Dimethicone/Venyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Calcium Stearate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Arbutin, Beewax, Talc, Ozokerite, Tocopheryl Acetate, Propylparaben, Methylparaben, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Carbonate, Fragrance, Dimethicone/Methicone Copolymer, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Disodium EDTA, Chlorphenesin, Adenosin, Hyaluronic Acid, Iron Oxides (CI77491), Iron Oxides (CI77492), Iron Oxides (CI77499). 



June 2010

My apology

Hi, many things have been keeping my mind and time occupied these days, thus I need more time to response to all comments. Please bear with me, thank you.

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Sensitive, combination skin type, visible blood vessels, freckles, easily dehydrated, dry and having fine line undereye, occasional breakout, visible aging pores.



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