Holika Holika BB cream is one of the most hyped BB cream in Korean beauty industry. It is known for providing natural-looking coverage and its longevity. I wanted to try for myself to see what the hype was all about. There are two shades to choose from “#1 aqua beige” and “#2 aqua neutral.” #1 is for cool-toned people and it has a pink undertone to it whereas shade #2 has yellow undertone and is more suitable for warmer skin tones.
Fully water-charged Aqua Petite Jelly! Jelly BB Makes moist and bouncy jelly skin. Has jelly texture that helps spread evenly and creates fully hydrated and shiny skin. It is also perfect for covering up facial blemishes. Mint water hydrates facial skin, and marine jelly complex makes soft and bouncy skin.
Water, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Sorbitan Isostearate, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Hyaluronate, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Codium Tomentosum Extract, Enteromorpha Compressa Extract, Macrocystis Pyrifera Extract, Ecklonia Cava Extract, Gelidium Cartilagineum Extract, Laminaria Japonica Extract, Mentha Arvensis Leaf Extract, Mentha Rotundifolia Leaf Extract, Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, Caviar Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Triethanolamine, Stearic Acid, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Aluminum Hydroxide, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Isohexadecane, Polysorbate 80, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Butylene Glycol, Hydroxyapatite, Agar, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Glycerin, PEG-8, Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Atelocollagen, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Chlorphenesin, Propylparaben, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Fragrance(Parfum), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77499).
My Experience with Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly BB Cream:
Holika Holika BB cream comes housed in a frosted thick glass bottle, it’s quite heavy which makes it really difficult to travel with, but still it’s cute, I don’t mind even it’s heavy. The cap is a cyan-coloured, twist-up top with a spatula through which the BB cream is taken out. The shade name is not mentioned anywhere on the bottle which is quite weird. The brand name and product name are printed on the top of the cap. Overall, the packaging is cute.
Just imagine the coverage of a sheer to medium coverage foundation and protection of a physical SPF, isn’t it just like a dream! No it’s not, Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly BB cream got you covered! This BB cream gives enough coverage which I get from my normal, regular, day-to-day foundation and it gives me protection of a physical sunscreen. Yes, I have mentioned physical SPF because titanium dioxide doesn’t sink into the skin and gives you more protection than a regular sunscreen from the harmful rays of sun.
When I first applied it, I didn’t like it at all, but after using it several times, in several different methods, I absolutely love it. When I first applied this BB cream, I felt it was just sitting on top of my skin and it felt heavy and tacky on the skin, but after using it with different combinations, I found it works with nothing underneath it. I just apply a moisturizer which totally sinks into the skin without leaving any residue behind. Then, using my fingers, I blend this BB cream into my skin and just to get a more blended and even-toned look, I use a Beauty Blender and voila – it looks so good.
People call it a matte finish cream, but on my dry skin, it feels dewy and natural. It does offer sheer to medium coverage. It will cover redness, make your skin look even, but it’s not going to hide blemishes or scars – so basically, this is perfect for people with perfect skin.
This BB cream offers spf of 20 PA ++. This BB cream is blendable and buildable but if you keep on layering, it will definitely look cakey. After application, it feels very lightweight and comfortable on my skin. It also has a cooling effect since it is mostly made up of water.
Holika Holika BB cream has a unique texture, it actually feels like jelly, it’s a little jiggly like jelly 😛 Shade #2 is perfect for people with fair to medium skin tones with yellow undertones . Even on my skin tone, it adds a little brightening effect. Unfortunately, there is no shade for deeper and dusky skin tones, or for people with skin tone just a bit darker than me. It has a very fresh, fruity scent which fades away after a while after application.
As I have mentioned above, the lasting power is just incredible, it lasted for 12 hours on me and it don’t break or separate, but it did look a little oily at the end of the day which makes me think it wouldn’t work for oily skin people. It also didn’t break me out or cause any redness, which I was sure of since physical SPFs never irritates skin.
Pros of Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly BB Cream:
- Looks very natural.
- Physical SPF.
- Cancels out redness and evens out skin tone.
- Smells good.
- Cute packaging.
- Dewy finish.
- Comfortable, feels lightweight on the skin.
- Blendable and buildable.
- Long lasting.
- Fit for sensitive skin.
Cons of Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly BB Cream:
- Only two shades to choose from.
- Not for oily skin people.
- Spatula system doesn’t seem to be hygienic.
- Heavy packaging.
- If you keep layering on, it will look cakey.
Would I Repurchase/Recommend Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly BB Cream?
Yes, but for people with dry or combination skin.
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