Monday, May 20, 2013

FACE OF THE WEEK: NATURE REPUBLIC SUPERIOR ORIGIN COMPLETE CONTROL CREAM SPF301 PA++

DISCLAIMER: I bought this product in Seoul last April.  I do not know if this is not being sold in the Nature Republic stores in the Philippines, but you may message Nature Republic Ph here and ask them directly if they have this in stock and how much it is.
Forgive me, i know i said this review will be posted by yesterday, but everything was STANDING STILL because i finally saw star trek: into the darkness (and all i can say is thank you benedict cumberBEYOTCH for being there and i do think it's time for JJ to 'improve' something else other than the star trek franchise).  and naturally when i got home it was kpop sunday with eli and we got married global edition LOL.  daming excuses ano?  but here it is. my second cc cream review.  
if you could click on the pic below you will be able to read the description and instructions on how to use this particular CC cream.  this cc cream is very similar to bb creams where it promises you the moon, the sky, and jang geun suk :P (it has whitening, sun screen, restores skin healthy stones, anti-wrinkle and a partridge in a pear tree)
the ingredients are below, kindly click on the pic below to enlarge.
the box is recycled paper(?) and the ink used is soy so that it's biodegradable (nature republic nga eh)
what it initially looks like out of the tube (before blending)
and after, looks a tad orangey :'(
but once it's settled
just the cc cream (nature republic has not one, not two, but THREE as in 3 variants of cc cream).  i chose the variant of cc cream that has coverage so that i can skip applying foundation or bb cream on TOP of the cc cream. but it's light enough that you can apply a light layer of bb cream or foundation on top as per product description.
hay, i, think though it's the powder i used to set it that reflected the flash.
in day light.
i love love as in LOVE this cc cream.  it has just the right coverage for someone as lazy as me.  so this is just like a bb cream in my point of you.  it doesn't stay orangey brown, though on the brush or your finger tips, after it has changed color it's scarily orangey brown.
BUT WHAT IS A CC CREAM: it has its own wiki page here, and i quote: "While BB cream was manufactured primarily as a skincare product, CC cream was developed to retain all the skincare benefits of BB cream with added nourishing ingredients and the additional aim to provide more effective skin coverage. CC cream was formulated with technology originating in Japan and further developed in Korea" - ah ok, whereas bb creams was originated in Germany etc and so on and so forth.  i do not see anything different with this nature republic superior origin complete control cc cram from any of my awesome bb creams.  so yeah! this thing is awesome, too, just named differently.
LIKES:
  • packaging, eco friendly
  • pump tube - yes, hygienic
  • the scent, i really like the scent, it's a tad floral with a hint of newly mown grass that smells nice, imho
  • easy to blend, not too creamy, not too watery, not too gooey
  • pore coverage is fantastic
  • discoloration/blemish coverage is medium to buildable, i still use a separate concealer for my under eye circles.
  • doesn't not cake up throughout the day
  • does not oxdized on my skin
  • does not affect or change the color of the blush or foundation i wear on top of it
  • does not break me out
  • does not smudge or smear on to the rims of  my glasses
  • easy to remove at the end of the day
  • has at least spf30 pa++
  • didn't see any parabens [for those who are particular about that] in the ingredient list
  • shelf life of a year
  • semi-matte finish 
  • ADDENDUM: OIL CONTROL - moderate to good in a scale of 1-for almost no oil control and 5 which is matte for life - i give this a 3.5 ♥
  • relatively CHEAP! yes, it's only SKW14000 compared to its competitor, which is at SKW19000.
DISLIKES: NONE
RECOMMENDATIONS: depending on what you use to set this with, this will look very natural, and of all the promises of bb creams, cc creams and now, even dd creams, this one by nature republic, will give you the natural look that many of these koreans and japanese sport and aspire to look when going out of the house, the barely there but still polished look.  this cc cream, blush, and lipstick and you're good to go!
well? what you think?
I've got one last cc cream to try, and that's it. hehehe

12 comments:

couchpotato_md said...

marge, how is the oil control with this one? this looks much better than the other one you earlier reviewed, tama ba? Btw, just curious on your opinion if which is better to try first , this cc cream or the baby choux base. i'm not also a fan of the extra step, pero i wanted to try the baby choux pero even before i got to try it, cc creams are already popping up.
i havent seen the we got married global edition yet, where do you usually watch for your korean fix?

Marge said...

uyyss sorry about that, nalimutan ko. updated it with oil control - moderate to good in a scale of 1-for almost no oil control and 5 which is matte for life - i give this a 3.5 ♥
mag cc cream ka na lang muna if you just had to choose between cc and the baby choux, dun sa baby choux base, obligado ka mag bb or foundation unless mala song hye go ang kutis hehehe.
sa animax lang ko nanonood ng we got married global edtion. kahit yung simply kpop, sa arirang channel rin lang ko nanonood. kaya sulit ang tv at cable samin. at least kasi sa arirang channel at sa animax may subtitle na. tas hindi na ko dumedepende sa internet na sobrang bagal. :'(
the rest, i torrent.

Kanou said...

Hi. What powder did you use? And also, whats the best setting powder for oily or oily/combination skin that looks natural?

Marge said...

i like the setting powder from lunasol one the skin contrast face powder in 01

couchpotato_md said...

thanks for the advise Marge. Eto na lang aabangan ko dahil malayo ako sa peg na song hye go. he-he! didn't know animax kas korean stuff, will check that out.

Marge said...

gora, kakatawa ang we got married global ed ♥

Kanou said...

Is there a cheaper version of this?

Marge said...

i think etude house has a cheaper version, but i don't know the name

Azwa Mislan said...

does this cc cream stays all day long??what is your skin type?? http://azwaa.blogspot.com

Marge said...

yes it does, i'm oily combination skin (oily t-zone normal to dry everywhere else)

Amy said...

do you know if there is only one shade for all skin tones? I know is a tinted, color change, and brightening. Is it one shade for color change?, cuz the color is so dark for me

Marge said...

there are three shades to this

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