Thursday, March 17, 2011

AMW Reviews: BRTC Perfect Recover Balm

I haven't been reviewing much about BB Creams recently because I am contented with my Skin79 VIP Gold BB Cream and I purchased loads for backup during my Seoul Trip.  But given the chance to try other BB Creams, I won't mind as long as it doesn't give me the allergies or skin irritations and who knows?  I may find something even better! 

BRTC Perfect Recover Balm is one BB cream I won't forget because when I was still on my BB Cream Craze (BBCC - yes I invented this one again!), I stalked Korean Ebay sellers and I cannot take my eyes off BRTC brand especially this specific variant called Perfect Recover Balm because it earned raves after raves on various blog sites!

The reason why I ended up with other brands to try because the said brand and variant costs a lot!  If my memory serves me right, the lowest I found for 30ml tube is at least $30.00 + shipping!  

And who would've thought I finally got the chance to try this out? 

BRTC Perfect Recover Balm says ---
BRTC Perfect Recover Balm is an effective BB Cream for controlling sebum and gives instant soothing care for troubled skin.
Size: 30ml

AMW says ---
  • Perfect squeeze-type tube making it easy to control how much product you want.
  • New product comes with a seal to maintain "freshness".
  • Gives a light to medium coverage, can cover a bit of spots and redness.
  • Blends easily light to medium skin color. (for MAC users I would say NC20-35)
  • No weird scent.
  • Foundation stays longer.
  • Can control the oilies.
  • Gives a nice "brighter" look.
  • No shimmer, comes out matte finish.
  • For Oily skin: No greasy feel!  For Dry Skin: Does not dry up or flake up your skin!
  • Can be used for both men and women as it doesn't come out too obvious.
  • Box comes with Chinese and Korean instructions, you have to research online on ingredients and usage.
  • One shade available.
  • Since this BB Cream is a bit thicker as compared to others I have tried, it takes a bit of time to blend.
  • Did not list if it has SPF so I'm not sure if it has any?

The BRTC Perfect Recover Balm is not bad!  I am surprised how I am loving this!  I was expecting my skin to flake or dry out but it didn't!  As compared to the Skin79 VIP Gold BB Cream, the BRTC gives a bit more coverage without feeling heavy!  This control the oilies better and what I love most about this product is it did not give me any irritations nor breakouts!

  • Apply thin amount of BRTC Perfect Recover Balm all over your face and add up on areas that needed more coverage or areas that are acne prone.
  • If you have very dry skin, apply your choice of moisturizer first before applying this BB cream.
  • Try to wait for a couple of minutes after application to let the product set in.  Try to check on your reflection if the BB cream is too light on you or it creates a mask on your face!  If yes try to adjust the shade by using a darker foundation!
  • Warm the BB cream at the back of your "clean hands" and gently apply all over your face with a light, massaging motion.
  • If you want to see the real effect of BRTC Perfect Recover Balm, consistently use it for a couple of months and take before and after shots to see if product really works for you!
  • Since this seems to not have the SPF we want, use a face sunblock prior to going out under the sun!
  • Stop usage once signs of irritations occur.

Will I repurchase?

To whom do I recommend this to?
According to the site, this is for anyone who has oily and troubled skin, dehydrated troubled skin or even dull and sensitive skin!

Personally, this would be great for normal and oily skinned individuals and best for people who would want the extra "brightening" effect.  It does make dull skin more lively!

Where to purchase and how much?
Locally at Wehaveit43 multiply site for Php900.00 (approx 21.00) + Shipping.
You can also visit their shop called ---

Wang Lai Mart
876-D Banawe St. Barangay Siena, QC
(Beside Hap Chan Restaurant)
Tel. no: (632) 749-1264
Open hours: Mondays to Saturdays 9:30am to 9:00pm
BRTC Perfect Recover Balm
available in one shade
The shade is a bit pinkish

Blended on hand, it goes on really light
then it gently blends into my skin color

My bare skin (left) and skin 
with a thin layer of BRTC Perfect Recover Balm (right)

Here's the thing, since this is a "recover balm" as its name stated, I actually BEGGED Mr. AMW to use this only on his "spots" because I wouldn't want him to turn into a Misis!  *laughs*

Mr. AMW actually has wonderful looking skin (even better than mine)and  due to food allergies-turned-nightmare which left him with acne marks, I am on the search to help him at least, lessen the marks.
Because he loves me, he agreed on using BRTC Perfect Recover Balm but ONLY on visible spots and marks!  I will report back and see if it does anything for him!  If it does, then hey, it doesn't hurt for guys to try to use BB cream as its actually made to help laser surgery patients to protect soothe and regenerate their highly sensitive skin while providing good coverage for post-laser scars and redness at the same time gives "healing" properties, I don't see why guys shouldn't take advantage of this!

Mr. AMW may hate me but if it works, he has to thank me for being such a dedicated "product reviewer" :P

Ok, the deal is, I"ll do Plants vs. Zombies nails he will give this BB Cream a try!  *laughs*  I guess I'll have to start praying for nail painting talent as he is doing his end of the deal!

I am a good wife aren't I?
I'll report back if it does anything to him, for me, I like the "brightening" effect it gives and my skin looks livelier with this BB cream underneath my powder foundation!

Have you tried BRTC?
Have you found your perfect BB Cream or you totally gave up?

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!


  1. Haha, this is actually close to my favorite BB cream, the Blemish Recover Balm. The best I've ever used and it registers well on cam. It has 28 SPF. (Just not too sure if it's PA++.) And yeah, I have the same problems with blending too.

  2. i had the same one which i bought about 3 years ago, i like how it worked for my skin initially. unfortunately, most of the BB creams seem to break me out in a long run. So, i am staying away from them now

  3. Ang bait bait naman n Mr AMW hehe Masunurin!


  4. hehehe parang ako lang hindi na-bilib sa brtc perfect recover na iyan ah ☺ :p mahal ko kasi nakuha kahit sample size lamang :p

    it was one of my first bb creams when i first started to blog about makeup and korean products. i had better luck with doctor jart ;-)

    thanks for the review and sharing ♥

  5. oh thanks for this nikki! tagal na akong curious nito... wow ang mabait naman ng hubby mo to test this product hehe

  6. The pink-ish tone actually gives your face a nice glow. :)

  7. Mr. AMW is such a good sport! This BB cream looks great on you :)

  8. Looks great. Hope you can do a Dr. Jart review! :)

  9. I have tried this too..I think it's the first BB cream I've tried...sadly, I've only used samples so I was unable to know the long term effect...I'll give this a try again soon :)


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