Skinfood Gingko Green BB Cream Review

I am *so* glad I jumped onto the BB cream bandwagon! This is definitely one of the products of the year for me!

The Skinfood Gingko Green BB cream, one out of the three BB creams Korean beauty brand Skinfood makes, contains Green Tea, Gingko Leaf, Vitamin B and Lecithin to provide both skin protection and skin correction. Basically, what that means is it has the properties of both a makeup and a skincare product. It can even out skin tone, camouflage undereye circles, acne scars and add radiance to the skin without the heavy mask-like effects of a foundation. Prolonged use of the product will also help improve the overall texture of the skin and fade scars caused by acne.

The product is suitable for all skin types and did not feel dry nor greasy on my dehydrated combination skin at all. Texture-wise, it was not thick like a cream foundation nor runny like a liquid foundation. The consistency reminded me of a tinted moisturizer and once blended, felt super lightweight on the skin. I use this on top of my Murad sunscreen and set with a thin layer of my MAC Sheer Select Pressed Powder and I am good for the whole day.

As for the coverage, it was definitely on the sheer side but still helped to even out my skin. Almost half of my redness and undereye circles were gone with a dime size amount. My freckles would still show through but that is totally fine with me.

The only thing I did not like was the limited color range. There are only two colors to choose from and they both tend to be on the light side. #1 is the lightest shade and great for a brightening effect or those with pale skin. #2 is slightly darker and would work for light to medium skin. I wear MAC NC30 and use #2.

All in all, I really liked Skinfood Gingko Green BB cream and think it is worth the hype (now I just want to get my hands on the other two BB creams!) I highly recommend it to those looking for a product to just even out their skin or perk up a dull complexion. If you want more coverage though, please just stick to foundation and concealer.

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is the beauty editor for Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.

14 COMMENTS

  1. Hi Phyllis, I just bought my BB cream today.(Thanks for the tip,by the way.) So far, I think it’s good in evening out my skin tone. There was something the attending saleslady said about putting too much of it that turns my makeup “black” or dark.Did you happen to experience something like that?

  2. Clare, I have not experienced nor heard anything like that. Like I said on my post, I usually just use a dime size amount.

  3. Hi Phyllis.I am interested in geting the BB cream but just wondering whether u would ship it to Australia? if not, do you know where else to get it online? thank u!

  4. hi Phyllis, I m interested in getting one but just wondering whether you would ship it out to Australia? if not , where else can i get it online? Thank you!

  5. I tried getting this at Skinfood in Hong Kong but they told me the new shipment will only come in 1.5 to 2 months! argh… The salesperson tried it on the back on my hand and it felt really good…

  6. Hey Phyllis, I am Asian and I am of average skin tone( not dark and not fair) I would like to ask you for advice in getting rid of Dark Spots..Mine is due to acne..and my bf says it would fade away but it’s been almost a few months now..and it’s incresing! Any advice?

  7. hi phyllis..

    im so glad that u really like the bb cream. by the way im a beauty consultant and make-up artist here in skinfood SM NORTHEDSA,MANILA PHILIPPINES..Also many filipinas loved the bb cream,here in philippines we sell the gingko bb cream,aloe sun bb cream with spf20 PA++,and we’re looking forward to have here the mushroom bb cream, soon…thank’s..

  8. Hi Phyllis :)

    I was wondering if you tried the blue BB Magic cream? Anyways, I’m wondering what your thoughts are on that one.

    Also, how much is the Gingko Green BB Cream? And where can I buy that in Hong Kong? of course, if you are still selling it, please let me know your price point.

    Thanks!!

  9. I was wondering how to get the cream. Sounds really good. I’m in the USA and this is my first time hearing about it at all. How much would it cost? Can it be shipped to my location in PA?

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