Review:HBC Sansan BB Cream

Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Hello lovelies! I find this day a little tiring. I woke up very late today because I'm not feeling too well and lack of sleep makes me more grumpy. I also had a prepare my talking points for an event tomorrow that STI organized so I'm getting more tensed than usual. Imagine talking to a crowd of 3000 students!? Anyway, enough of my ramblings. Today, I have here a review of HBC Hortaleza MD BB Cream which I got last month as part of my HBC Haul. I have been using this for 3 weeks or so already so I guess it's high time I give my thoughts about the product. :)

Sansan Hortaleza BB cream

Product Name:  SanSan Hortaleza MD BB Cream
Price: 149.75php | 
Available at: HBC Stores Nationwide   

What I love about it:
  • The packaging of the product looks very nice and neat. The light blue color is very refreshing.
  • The BB cream is thick and creamy which is a huge advantage for me. It’s very spreadable as well. Since it has a thick consistency, it provides full coverage for the face and conceals minor flaws such as scars and discoloration. Your face might seem dewy after application which can be good but I prefer settling it in with powder.
  • It has a very mild scent which is pleasing for me. I don’t mind scented creams as long as I like the scent.
  • I have been using this cream ever since I got it from HBC Zamboanga and so far, I didn't break out which is a really good thing because my skin is super sensitive.
  • This brand of BB cream is very affordable compared to other brands. A little goes a long way for this BB cream and it lasts the whole day too! :)
What needs improvement: 
  • It would be nice if this BB cream came in different shades. This one tends to be darker for those who are fair skinned. I use this product sparingly so that my skin doesn't look a shade darker. Sometimes I mix it with my other foundie/BB creams to get my desired shade.
  • The dispenser for this product is a pump which makes it a little inconvenient for me because it's hard to control the amount of cream that goes out from the pump. So I suggest you press lightly each time you want to use it.

Sansan Hortaleza BB cream
Sansan Hortaleza BB cream
Sansan BB cream swatch

It is not a coincidence that I listed more pros than cons because honestly I love this product. Compared to other BB creams I already tried, the coverage of this product is awesome :D Aside from the fact that it’s very affordable, it is also available here in Zamboanga so when I run out of it, I can just go to HBC store and replenish. What about you guys? Have you tried this product already? What are your thoughts?

Sansan BB cream swatch
**I used the BB cream during my VezTV shoot**
Disclaimer: This product is a gift from HBC Beauty Exlcusives however all opinions expressed in this review are purely my own.

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  1. great BB cream! indeed looks very promising! looks good on you too! I only tried Etude house' BB cream and its good on me though I am not really a make up person so its just sitting there somehere. Goodluck to your talk!

  2. Though I already been through some BB cream review previously but this reviewt is also good enough.

  3. I really wanted to buy this but it's too dark for me! Such a shame...


  4. i love hortaleza, jan ako bumibili ng pang color ng hair. :)

  5. It does look a tad darker than your skin tone, good thing you found a way to make it work for you. :)

  6. Haven't tried this one yet but it looks promising :)

    Sai Montes of Fashion by Sai

  7. Love the review. The images remind me of the ones I did before though. hehehe :)

  8. Wow! That's probably the cheapest BB cream I have heard of so far. I will surely check this one out. I especially love the spf43! I hope it delivers! :)

    Jennifer of

  9. Hi! I'll try to use this to see if it works for me.. thank you for this review. :)

  10. I use Korean BB creams but this one is worth a try. I just hope hiyang sya sa skin ko


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