Sunday, 22 May 2011

Product Review : Ginvera Green Tea Aqua Whitening Cream + Ginvera Green Tea Nude Cover BB Cream

I love Starbucks' Green Tea Latte, I love MACCHA!

Maccha ice cream, maccha candy, maccha everything! Maccha isn't only tasty, it has many other benefits as well!

And today, we finally have Green tea + Skincare + Make up! I love'em! Meet the newest addition to the Ginvera family, the Ginvera Green Tea Aqua Whitening Cream and the Ginvera Green Tea Nude Cover BB Cream!


The goodies sent to me by TheSampleStore! Thanks~ Also I don't have a picture of the envelope because I am the kind of person that goes... "OMG I GOT MAIL?!" followed by *Rips open package excitedly*. Speaking of ripping it open, these smell so good that I caught a whiff of it once I opened the package!

Before I go on, let me tell you the benefits of green tea! There are definitely health benefits like helping to lose weight and lower cholesterol levels but it's not about the body today, it's about the face! Allow me to share with all of you what I've learnt in my beauty journey.

Green tea contains a high amount of antioxidants. And then you wonder, what's antioxidants and why do we need them?! We need them because of free radicals. We all know that our skin oxidizes and lose radiance as the day goes by. Free radicals are present EVERYWHERE, they damage our skin because they are actually sorta like unstable and need to find a "partner". So they come to our skin and "extract" a cell, hence damaging our skin in the process but "stabilizing" themselves. In this scenario, antioxidants will form a barrier around our skin, protecting it from the free radicals and maintaining the radiance of it!


The product...


The star ingredients...


The entire ingredients list


Description and how to use


Out of the box!


Well if you lose or dump the box, you won't forget it's descriptions and properties!

I have fallen in love with this product! As I've mentioned earlier on, it smells super good! I super heart this. Fragrance is my weak spot, I know that it's a skin irritant to the sensitive skin babes but I don't really have sensitive skin so... Yeah. But it's not just a good-for-nothing product! It not only smells good, it does do what it claims!

Let me show you the texture.


Can you see? So innocently white and creamy. It feels really bouncy, like a pudding! And seeing that it's so creamy, one might fear that it's too thick and might possibly leave a film on the skin but NO. This doesn't! In fact it absorbs so easily that I was astonished too. I have to add, I thought it would be thick and oily. Typical thought for the oily combination skin people!

Upon application, there is INSTANT brightening of the skin! I know, amazing right? I haven't used this for a week, just a few days but the first application already rocked my world! I decided to give it a more difficult test. In the morning I didn't put any skincare before going to work. *No one else should follow this! I did this just to test the product!!!* And then in the evening when I reached home, I washed my face and used ONLY this cream as the only product in my skincare routine. It still managed to brighten my skin and give it radiance~ It's amazing and super affordable!

Also, it has oil control properties which is just perfect for me. It really did control oil and I happily went out after using it plus another product which you will know more about once you scroll down.

It's only $16.90 for 40g worth of products, way more affordable than the luxury brands~


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The next star product is the Ginvera Green Tea Nude Cover BB Cream SPF30 PA ++ ! Maccha again~ LOVES!


The packaging makes it feels so... Magical / Mystical.


The main purpose...


Ingredients list again!


Descriptions + Directions


Unboxed!


No worries if you trash the box~

This product has so much goodies packed into it, not just the green tea, there's still sodium hyaluronate and ginseng extracts! Great for pampering your skin~ You can see Ginvera's description in the picture above.

Let me share what I think instead. This BB cream has made it to my must have list! It's so light yet it provides a sufficient amount of coverage. It brightens my skin without making it look ashy. It's spreads very smoothly and blends without a problem.


Jaaaaa JANG ~ ! See how liquid-y it is, really super light on the skin.


If you saw my reviews for the Murad Hybrids, you will know that I devised a *ahem* smart way to test product coverage. So as you can see above, the BB cream blends almost perfectly into my skin! On my face there is definitely no problem at all, application of this product is a breeze!

So now I'm going to show you my naked face and my face after application. Beware though, I made my before picture extra scary :)


LOOK. Just look at the super dark circles from the before picture!!! I also had a pimple scar below my nose and if you compare it to the after picture, it's nearly invisible. See the beautiful finish it gives me? It doesn't give an overly dewy look but keeps it matte without looking too matte. Like... Not too fake. My dark eye circles are also concealed rather well with this BB. Smells damn good too, just like the cream!

It also has SPF 30 PA+++ so you can wear this alone and not get burnt to a crisp. For the more paranoid people like me, just wear a sunscreen underneath if you do not feel that SPF30 PA++ is sufficient. Usually I just wear this BB alone though.

It's such a great product and it only costs $16.90 for 25ml. So affordable too!!! I will totally get it if I were you.

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Moving on to the ratings~

Green Tea Aqua Whitening Cream

Scent : ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (Love the scent~)
Texture : ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (Pudding-ish and light!)
Effectiveness : ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ (I like how it brightens my skin instantly.)
Overall : ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ (Go and try it, it's pretty amazing for it's price!)

Green Tea Nude Cover BB Cream SPF30 PA ++

Texture: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (So very light and blendable!)
Coverage: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ (Pretty good as you can see)
Lasting Power: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ (Because it helps to control oil, it stays on for quite some time!)
Overall: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ (Really really likey! $16.90 only, worth a shot!)

Oh wait, before you buy it, why not try it!!!


Redeem your FREE Ginvera Aqua Whitening Cream (with Oil Control) & GREEN TEA NUDE COVER BB CREAM SPF30/PA++ samples HERE!

Finally off to bed,
Chiharu ❤

Disclaimer : These products were sent to me for review by TheSampleStore. This however does NOT affect my opinion of these products. I am honest in my reviews and will only share the truth about what I feel, bad or good.

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