Wednesday, March 16, 2016

9wishes Vanishing Balm (VB Cream)

Vanishing Balm earned the nickname celebrity cream and also Gangnam cream on some channels. It is formulated with vitamins B3, B5, C and E, and free from all sorts of nasties such as alcohol, parabens, artificial colouring, mineral oil, artificial flavouring, sulphate, triclosan, formaldehyde and BHT.

Name: 9wishes 나인위시스 Vanishing Balm 베니싱 밤 (VB크림)
Price: ₩ 39,000 for 50 ml
Made in: Korea

The cream is dispensed through a pump nozzle and has an opaque white appearance. The fluid formula glides on effortlessly and literally feels like a serum. Be careful not to squirt out too much because a little goes a long way. It leaves my skin looking and feeling velvety smooth.

While it is not designed to be a moisturiser - it does have some moisturising properties thanks to various plant extracts - I am able to use it in place of a moisturiser and my skin has yet to kick up a fuss. Korean makeup artists advocate the use of CC creams straight over toners/lotions during summer and I applied that concept to this cream. Do bear in mind that it might not be rich enough for dry skin or if you live in a different climate.

The instant brightening effect - somewhat like the sunscreen phenomenon - counteracts sallow undertones beautifully. To even things out, I extend the application to my neck for a better colour match. This product also contains Niacinamide, Arbutin and Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate where continuous and consistent application will hopefully result in an improved skin tone.

Without - With

Vanishing Balm is an indulgence because it serves no other purpose besides brightening and moisturising (provides close to zero coverage and zero oil control). You can read more about it on the brand's website

The full ingredient list for Vanishing Balm:
Water, Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Titanium Dioxide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Butylene Glycol, Cyclohexasiloxane, Niacinamide, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Arbutin, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, Broussonetia Extract, Morus Alba Bark Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Artemisia Vulgaris Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Callus Culture Extract, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Pulsatilla Koreana Extract, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract, Lecithin, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Ascorbic Acid, Phtyosqualane, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Powder, Allantoin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate.


cindy tong ( said...

ermmm interesting product but it feels like moisturiser and has no oil control prolly not for me hahaha.....

Dee (Hanidee) said...

I like how it gives a nice subtle brightening effect to the skin. I would like the try this, but since it doesn't have any oil control, I'm pretty sure I'd look like a grease ball if I applied this under my makeup, haha. Nice review xx