Monday, November 4, 2013

AMW Reviews: ZA Total Hydration BB Cream White SPF50+ PA+++

Are you still on the search for the best BB Cream for you?  I know some may have moved to CC creams or soon DD creams (I can't believe they will be coming with that one!  Still sounded like a bra size to me hehehe).  But I am still in love in trying out different BB Creams, never fail to make me smile as I remember those days I am spending most of my free time in front of the computer online shopping for Korean BB Creams!  Look what a couple of years can do!  Most BB creams we long for are locally available! 

One of them is the ZA Total Hydration BB Cream UV White!  No need to travel to Hong Kong for our most loved ZA products!

ZA says ---
Za’s most powerful whitening BB Cream contains skincare ingredient!
  • Brightens your skin tone in 10 days.
  • Corrects skin color and gives an even-looking finish without patchiness.
  • Non-sticky finish to make makeup last for long hours.
Comes in 2 shades: The product on review is the brightening version and the pink tube (Total Hydration BB Cream) is a bit darker.

AMW says ---
  • Comes in an easy-to-tote-everywhere tube.
  • A little goes a long way.
  • Gives light to medium coverage.
  • After application, the skin looks brighter and healthier in an instant.
  • Users with normal/dry skin may wear this alone.
  • Long-lasting (referring to normal and dry skin).
  • Works for my sensitive skin.
  • None of that floral scent.
  • Comes with high SPF and PA level.  Seldom can you find that in a BB Cream.
  • ZA Total Hydration BB Cream White works only for girls with light to medium skin tone.  Medium dark to darker skin tone may find this too light on them.
  • Oily skin individuals may need to blot-off excess oil midday or retouch.
  • Due to its high SPF content, may create white cast on direct flash photography.  (Read tips on how to deal with this)
  • The whitening effect won't be seen until you finish up a tube or 2 plus daily use.  My sister swore by this and told me the brightening effect is there but right after she finishes 2 tubes.  (Results vary on each individual)
Smooth, easy-to-apply BB Cream that gives instant hydration and brightening effect.

  • BB creams are used at the last step of your skincare regimen.
  • Best used with clean fingers and gently massage all over face.
  • Use tapping motion on areas that needed coverage. (Ex. Under eye circles, pimples, acne marks and sun spots).
  • If your photos will be taken, try to use this BB cream sparingly or apply only on areas you want to "highlight". 
  • If you can't live without this BB Cream and need to have your photos taken, use a bronzer or 2-3 shades darker powder foundation and apply all over face with the use of big fluffy powder brush.  
  • Oily or combination normal/oily skinned individuals may need to bring oil-control blotting sheets with them or use an oil-control primer or setting powder to hold off oilies.
Will I repurchase?
Yes!  I love how it hydrates my skin and made my skin look bright all day.

To whom do I recommend this to?
Dry, normal, combination (dry/normal) skin.  Works for girls who have light to light medium skin tone.

Where to purchase and how much?
Available at leading SM Dept Store, Watsons Outlets, Chimes etc for Php450.00 (approx $10.00).

Related Links 
Facebook page:
Twitter: @ZACosmeticsPH
Instagram: @ZACosmeticsPH


Closer look on the easy-squeeze tube

AMW Application Style:
With the use of clean fingers, I start application at the center of my face where coverage is most needed and gently work my way outwards.  For better coverage, use a sponge or foundation brush.

Before and After Photo:
ZA Total Hydration BB Cream gives a smooth and natural finish 10 minutes after application.  It takes some time for the "white cast" to settle down and blend into my skin.  The BB cream gives a medium coverage to the redness around my cheeks and hid a bit of darkness on my under eye area.

Half Face test:
Left facing you: With ZA Total Hydration BB Cream White
Right facing you: Bare skin

Check out the difference and tell me what you think!

I personally think the product gives a good amount of coverage (as you can see my left and right under eye circle).  The product gives an instant "brightening" effect and I actually enjoy going out with just the BB Cream and a red lipstick on a short trip outside!  I find myself applying this early on for the product to settle down as it is a tad bit light on me. 

Judging by my before and after photo...
Will you give ZA Total Hydration BB Cream White a try?

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(Product sent for review.  Opinions 100% mine.  Please purchase at your own discretion.)


  1. Hi Nikki,

    I have been using Korean BB creams and now I would also love to try this product. It looks great on you and I hope that it would also look great on me. I love that before and after photo. You can really see that there's a difference after applying that BB cream. I am now very interested in purchasing that product. And also you are very pretty :) Thank you for sharing this.

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    1. Enjoy, at least this one is widely available and the price is okay! Let me know how it goes and thanks for the compliment :D

  2. i love this too Nikki!! :) It looks good on you.. I have to spread evenly and apply sparingly kasi magmukha akong mumu if super dami ng nalagay ko.. :P hihi

    1. I know what you mean Donna, yung shade lang no? Sa akin nga medyo maputi, what more sayo? But I'm glad it settles down at within 5 minutes :D

  3. Ms. Nikki I bought a brown lipstick.. I really love the color..csn u do a blog that shows how to wear it in a daily casual look basis.. Can't find any blogs that teaches how kc. Thank u!

  4. Ms. Nikki I bought a brown lipstick.. I really love the color..csn u do a blog that shows how to wear it in a daily casual look basis.. Can't find any blogs that teaches how kc. Thank u!


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