More about Skin79 BB Creams

A while back, I attended a Skin79 preview party for Singapore beauty bloggers. It was quite an event and we were so inundated by the beauty balms that many of us ran out of skin space while testing the products! ;)

A Korean BB cream brand, Skin79 has been coined ‘Queen of BB Creams’, thanks to its staggering range of products (there’s even a special BB cream for men!). The brand’s distinguishing feature is its adaptation of the phrase ‘blemish balm’ (the definition of ‘ BB’) – each Skin79 BB cream is known as a ‘beblesh balm’.

Here’s what I learnt about the brand:

  • Skin79 was the first BB cream brand to launch in Korea and is the top-selling BB cream brand in Korea, Japan and Taiwan.
  • Korean star Song Hye Gyo was one of the first celebrities to admit to using BB cream. Her BB cream of choice? Skin79. ;)
  • The ’79’ in its name is a derivation of the Korean word for friend (친구/chinggu). The Korean words for 7 (칠/chil) and 9 (구/ku) put together sounds like ‘chinggu’.

The name highlights the brand’s desire to be your skin’s friend. It’s memorable and the seemingly clinical connotation would serve it well, where marketing is concerned – the number at the end lends it an air of credibility, no? ;)

  • It has kept its title of BB Cream Queen for a long time, thanks to its remarkably wide range of specific products suited for different skin types/needs.

  • Two of its best-selling BB creams are the Hot Pink Super+ Beblesh Balm SPF25 PA++ (meant for oily/combination skin) and the VIP Gold Super+ Beblesh Balm SPF25 PA++ (meant for dry/combination skin).

  • Some of the Skin79 BB creams cleverly conceal complementing makeup in their caps.

  • Some of the BB creams have complementing BB pacts (face compacts) that can be used over the corresponding creams.

  • Skin79 carries other types of makeup too. One memorable item is the Diamond Collection Star Glow Ball Powder whose multi-coloured highlighter spheres are similar to Guerlain Météorites Powder for the Face in 01 Mythic. There is also a sun protection powder, Diamond All Day Sun Powder SPF30 PA++.

  • Skin79 will be exclusively available at forty Watsons stores across the island from 26 April 2010.
  • Happily, the prices in Singapore are reasonable and on par with those of Korea, barring currency conversion fluctuations.

I am not only impressed by Skin79’s market resilience (thanks to its quality and strength in range), I also like that it combines its mostly-attractive packaging with functionality!

Image source: Skin79 Singapore


  • TheUndercoverGypsy says:

    The multicoloured highlighter looks very interesting and the packaging seems very attractive.

  • Aainaa says:

    i’m not sure with my skin type..i have a dry skin around my eyes area and a little bit oily around the T zone and nose area..Plus, i have an Asia skin tone..not really fair and, which one is suitable with me?
    besides, i’m from Malaysia..what’s the prize in here?

    • makeupmag says:

      Hi Aainaa,

      It would be best if you try it at the counter. Sorry – I don’t know how much it costs in Malaysia or if it is even sold there.

  • Calora says:

    Hi Aainaa,

    You can find Skin79 product at KBS counter in most of the big shopping mall such as CS in jb, 1utama, Sunway in KL.

    However the price for retail is much more expensive than online sellers.

  • Fina says:

    HI I copy your picture “What BB Cream best for me” to put in my facebook. Hope you’re fine with this. Thanx

  • yen says:

    Hi, i would like to know how am i going to buy the product since i was in kuala terengganu? or your can sent by post?

    • makeupmag says:

      Hi Yen,

      I don’t sell this but you should be able to find it at Watsons here in Singapore, if you ever visit my country. :)

  • jackie says:

    may i know in kuala lumpur malaysia only sunway,1 utama and the curve have skin79 counter??
    other place dun have??

    • makeupmag says:

      Hi Jackie,

      I’m not sure. Perhaps you can check with ParisB of My Women Stuff? She’s a prominent Malaysian beauty blogger. :)

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