BB Cream Crazy: Holika Holika Clearing Petit BB Cream with Spf 30 PA++

Holika Holika Pore Clearing Petit BB Cream 30ML with Tea Tree Oil and Sebum Control Powder

Fresh Texture without oil Tea Tree Oil Extract helps to clean skin by alleviating skin troubles and red spots, make a refreshing baby face with Sebum Control Powder.

Terpine-4 of Tea Tree Oil alleviates inflammations that happen by bacteria and mold funguses.

Sebum control powder helps to maintain fresh and soft skin condition by reducing shine with excellent sebum capturing effect. 

Good day MLI Readers! A month ago my face broke out like crazy. My zits were everywhere. I have pimples on my chin and cheeks. I was very disturbed because I do not normally have pimples on my cheeks. This went on for weeks and I have decided to buy a BB Cream instead of using liquid foundation. I bought two BB creams from a multiply shop that sells Korean products. Further, a lot of Youtube gurus have been going crazy over American Brands of BB creams. However, most of them honestly admitted that American Cosmetic Brands are missing out the whole point of  BB Creams.  When it comes to BB Creams, I trust brands from Korea or Japan because they offer a lot of skin benefits. I immediately googled reviews for the products readily available at the multiply shop. Supposedly, I was gonna get the Essential Version of this BB cream but I ended up buying this one because the former was already sold out.

Holika Holika Petit BB Creams have five variants. Here are a few details I found from

Petit BB Cream is the perfect travel size cream for on the go treatment and coverage!

Available in five versions to cater to your skin's needs:

Clearing - SPF30 PA++ - Contains Tea Tree Oil for clear skin and oil control
Essential - SPF30 PA++ - Contains Collagen and Caviar to promote healthy, youthful skin
Moisture - SPF30 PA++ - Contains Hyaluronic Acid for moisturizing and soothing
Shimmering - SPF45 PA+++ - Contains Pearl Powder extract to clear and brighten skin
Watery - SPF25 PA++ Contains Green Tea and Glacier Water for a natural and clear look

This is smaller than other BB Creams I have tried primarily because this is a travel size cream. This only costs less than 300 pesos. Quite a steal in my opinion. Most Korean  BB creams costs 400+ pesos on ebay. 
I find the opening of the tube quite big and I have a hard time controlling the amount of product. The product surprisingly squirts out of the tube whenever I squeeze the tube. 
The shade is not too light and does not have that grayish cast. However, it is still too light for my medium yellow skintone. It gives off that crazy white cast on photos but it can be remedied with a darker shade of  finishing powder. The consistency of this BB Cream is very creamy but it dries easily. I initially have a hard time blending it on my skin. A trick I have learned through a month's use of it ( perfect for those with dry skin) was to use a good moisturizer before using this product. This can make blending much easier. 
You just need a pea size amount for the whole face. Make sure to blend the product thoroughly and evenly on the face. The coverage is light to medium. It can cover my dark circles and red patches on my face. This has a nice clean scent but very subtle.
What to love about this BB Cream?
  • Affordable! It only costs less than 300 pesos.
  • It did not break me out. I do not actually know if it did cleared my face from pimples. 
  •  The scent is very clean and refreshing.
  • The shade does not appear grayish on me.
  • The coverage is amazing. It can cover the redness on my face.
  • I do have dry skin but due to the humid weather here in the Philippines, products tend to wear off easily. I noticed that this BB Cream can last almost the half a day on me. It kept my face fresh and my powder adhered perfectly well on my face when I use this as a base. At mid day, it gives my face a nice glow or dewy finish. (Of course, I need to retouch my Tzone which looks oily and not dewy by mid day. Please take note that I have dry skin. The effect will vary on different skin types.)
  • It has SPF 30. I get the right amount of sun protecting by using this.
  • It does not cake on me. 

What I do not like about this BB Cream:

  • Not locally available. You have to find a good and trustworthy seller in ebay or multiply if you want to get your hands on this baby.
  • I can not use this alone because it is too light on my skin. I only need to use a pea size amount and a half (hehe) or else I would like the sister of Edward Cullen. It is very light for my medium and I tried using a lot of product on my face for added coverage and it looked so unnaturally white on my skin.
  • I do not like the large hole on its tube. I can't control the amount of product. 
My bare face without any product. Hello dark circles!!!
Floating Face!! I told you the shade is lighter than my skin tone. 

All dolled up.

This is my usual everyday face routine. No eyeliner and no blush. The BB cream blended well on my face and it matched my neck after finishing it off with Maybelline Clear SMooth All in One Powder in Honey. (My third try on this Powder.. DO you want a review on this? )

Will I but this again?
No. I want to try other BB Creams. I think this is worth a try. :)

Products Used on my Face:
HUman Heart Nature Daily Moisturizer
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel SPF3o
Holika Holika Petit Clearing BB Cream
K-Palette Dual Brow Powder and Liquid Brow Liner
L'oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black
Wet n Wild Megalast Lipstick in Sugarplum Fairy

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  1. wwoot too light for your skin sis.pero after you blended it. it looks so natural na. thanks for the review! :D

  2. im normally very tolerant of bb creams that are a shade lighter than my skintone bec i am hardly fair and i know i can remedy it w a powder when i set it--which you did a superb job with. you look so fresh, as if parang walang nangyaring bagyo ng pimples! i have a pimple right now huhuhu naiiyak ako

    1. Tag pimples ba ngayon? hehe ako rin Ms.K I have breakout on my chin and lower jaw areas. Dang! Don't know the real cause of this. Anyway, ang mura naman ng BB cream na yan! pero natry mo na ba sis Donna yung Encara BB cream? It has yellow undertone and does not give you white cast on picture :) Want ko din itry kaso need pa magipon :) - Pretty Thrifty

    2. HI sis!! Hindi pa.. san ba nakakbili nun? hehe

    3. @Kumi: naku ha baka isang pimple lang yan hehe Thanks :)

  3. Hi, Donna! You mentioned the Maybelline powder - the one in the pink compact ba yan? Kasi I liked that one pero it's so fragile, ang daling magcrack :( But Maybelline said it's a packaging problem and they had addressed it already. Ok na ba ngayon? :)

  4. Yes, ive tried it myself. Madali nga magcrack yung mga powder pero may new packaging and formulation na daw. Natawa ako sa pagiging sister ni Edward cullen.. So bb cream lang pala ang mga secret nila :)) and Im a bit confused on how you put your moisturizer and the hydroboost gel kase i have gel based moisturizer from celeteque and spf cream based naman.

  5. holy oMG you are gorgeous! you dont even need makeup! just some shiny control powder!


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