I bought the Metholatum ACNES Medicated Anti-Acne BB Cream during my trip to Taiwan 2 weeks ago and quite a number of you are really interested to know how it fares since I loved it so much and bought a backup tube the day before I left Taipei because it is not available in Singapore nor in Hong Kong where Metholatum ACNES Medicated Skincare products can be found. It retails for NT390 which is approximately S$17 for a 30g tube which is pretty affordable!
This BB Cream can be found at Watsons and Cosmed if you are in Taiwan. At Watsons, it is found together with the rest of the BB Creams while in Cosmed, it is found together with the Metholatum ACNES Medicated Skin Care products. For some weird reason, I could not find this at Sasa.
I came across this BB Cream on eBay quite some time ago and started hunting for it in Singapore and Hong Kong but I could not find it but found out that it can be found in Taiwan when Luna bought it from her previous trip to Taipei and so when I was making a list of stuff to get in Taiwan, this was ranked the #1 product that I HAVE to get it!
Metholatum ACNES Medicated Anti-Acne BB Cream with SPF 20 Coverage : Medium Texture : Creamy Shade : NC20 / NW15 Undertone : Slightly yellow Fragrance : None Oil-Control: 6+hours Dewy-ness: None. It leaves a Semi-Matte finish. Overall Comments: It has been quite a while since I last tried a BB Cream that gives a matte or even semi-matte finish. Though the shade is a little on the fairer side but I still love this BB Cream! It gets absorbed by the skin really quickly and leaves a semi-matte finish almost quite instantly which makes application a breeze! And that matte finish stays on for quite some time! If you are afraid it might get a little oily, set it with a powder. When I was in Taiwan, the heat at Kaohsiung was so unbearable but this BB Cream stayed on my face without budging after I set it with the Maybelline Dream Matte Powder. It contains salicylic acid which is always a plus to help curb any breakouts (which also explains that they have printed 'Anti-Acne' on the packaging). Downside of this? It is only SPF20 without any PA, not to mention PA+/PA++/PA+++ so I definitely will not rely on this for sunscreen. I wear this after I have worn my HG sunscreen, the ACNES UV Tinted Milk with an SPF of 50 PA++ and I am well protected from the sun! I have always had good impression on the ACNES Medicated Skin Care products and this is no exception! This BB Cream has risen up to my Top 5 BB Creams list! Pity that this is not available in Singapore nor Hong Kong else I can expect this BB Cream to be a hit! Just like the skin care! That is why I bought a backup tube as I do not see myself returning to Taiwan anytime soon. If you are a BB Cream user and have tried ACNES Medicated range of products that does not break you out, you HAVE to try this BB Cream! Go get a CP from anyone who is heading to Taiwan or from eBay!
Distributor of Metholatum ACNES in Singapore and Hong Kong, if you happen to read this, bring this BB Cream into Singapore and Hong Kong please? Not unless it contains ingredients that aren't approved by HSA in Singapore and Hong Kong?
The box was entirely in Traditional Chinese but fortunately the ingredient list is in English!
My little stash of Metholatum ACNES Medicated range of products that I am loving. My HG sunscreen is the ACNES UV Tinted Milk SPF 50 PA++! Managed to pick up a backup bottle during the Watsons Members Preview Event Sale last week where it was on a 30% discount! I realized I did not write a review of this sunscreen! I shall write it when I am done with my current bottle and gonna open the new bottle.
I received the Creamy Wash from thesamplestore from being one of their top referral last year. I reviewed the product which I tried some samples here. It is a very affordable facial cleanser for oily skin prone to acne! The Power Lotion was a prize from playing Pick A Box on their Facebook Page. Have yet to try it though. I ought to get the Oil Control Moisturizer so that I can review the cleanser, toner and moisturizer as a set. The last Watsons Members Preview Sale had a 30% discount on the products and I regret not getting it! Hopefully during the next Watsons Preview Sale, this range of products will go on 30% discount again!
For traveling, the Oil Control Cleansing Sheet is one of my personal favourite! I reviewed it here! I do like the Biore Cleansing Oil Sheet but I only buy it when they go on sale of S$1.90 per pack of 10 sheets (I usually buy 7-8 packs when they go on sale), else I will get this Metholatum ACNES Oil Control Cleansing Sheet.
The Metholatum ACNES Medicated Sealing Jell is a spot treatment but does not work for me. It only works as a really good oil controling primer! I wrote the review here. I am almost out of it and forgot to pick it up during the Watsons Members Preview Sale last week! I only remembered getting my sunscreen!
Unfortunately, the Clay Mask in their range contains Tea Tree else it will be an extremely affordable deep cleansing mask! *for those who are new to reading my journal, I am allergic to Tea Tree.
My personal shopping list should the products go on 30% at Watsons again: 1) ACNES Oil Control Moisturizer 2) ACNES Foaming Wash 3) ACNES Oil Control Mask 4) ACNES Sealing Jell (to replace my almost gone tube!) 5) ACNES Oil Control Cleansing Sheet (stand-by for my next trip, be it for work or leisure)
I am quite a fan of this range huh? If only there is an entire range of cosmetic products that compliment the skin care. An ACNES pressed powder or concealer perhaps?
I've used many ACNES products too and my favourites are the Tinted Milk and the Oil-Control Moisturizer. Creamy wash was pretty good too. Sealing Jell did not work on me and I do not like the powder lotion. The mask is also so-so.
First time commenting here, I've been following your LJ for quite some time now. Have to say, thanks for keeping your reviews real. Other blogs can get super gimmicky!
For Acnes, the white wash has been my go to cleanser. I've been using it for close to 2 years already, and it more or less gets the job done of cleaning my face. However, I too do not take well to tea tree, so the sealing jell is really not a good product for my face.
Hmm, I can't say that by just using the face wash, my face is significantly fairer. However, I do believe that it does help a little in lightening post-acne red marks, and perhaps a little with preventing residual tans from building up. Also I notice that after cleansing, my face does appear brighter, but of course, it'll get dull some time after, heh. Yes, tea tree is a no go for me, but I think it had to do with how I used it in the past (I applied it neat, undiluted and in copious amounts - so silly!). But usually tea tree products will make my breakouts super inflammed and angry, and the post-inflammatory red marks are significantly darker when I use tea tree oil products. Oh well!
i think that is how i got sensitive to tea tree too!
when I was much much younger, i apply undiluted tea tree on my acne, it'll have this burning sensation and being ignorant, i thought that was actually healing my blemishes but it was actually burning my skin! haha. how ignorant. =(
Tue, May. 24th, 2011 03:24 pm (UTC) Lynn Ong Shuk Wern: mentholatum acnes 20% off at watsons now.
hi kim.. my sister helps me to buy mentholatum acnes uv milk n mentholatum lipbalm.. both also got 20% discount now.. faster go to watsons to buy ur acnes sealing jelly.. u wana restock it, right? canot wait for her to come back to melaka n i wana try it.. hehe ^^
Thu, May. 26th, 2011 08:13 am (UTC) Lynn Ong Shuk Wern: Re: mentholatum acnes 20% off at watsons now.
yea..i will.. i need to wait for my neutrogena sunblock to fnsh first.. usually i will open one n use until fnsh.. then oni open the new one.. coz if not, cannt fnsh n wasted.. usually skincare got expiry date.. recently bought Oslee trial pack.. waiting to try it too ^^ u got so much of cosmetics n skincare.. how to fnsh it? u open alot at the same time right? coz i need to try n review it.. how u manage ur cosmetics n skincare? share ur tips wf me.. :)
omg you always bring out the worst lemmings in me! i told myself i shouldn't get any more bb creams cos i have more than enough, but now this is one more on my list! haha. and doesn't help i'm heading to taiwan myself in aug :P
well, let me know it works for you once you have tried it! =D
the tea tree series is the one for oily skin right? there isn't an entire tea tree range. i remember this as i wanted to try naruko but the range of products for oily skin contains tea tree. =(
anyway, i saw a selected range of naruko products at both watsons in XMD. not the entire range but quite a substantial amount of products. :)
nope, the rejoice leave-in conditioner is not avilable in Singapore. I first bought it from BKK and found it in Hong Kong and now Taiwan. :)
nope i have not. my HG pressed powder is the maybelline dream matte powder and loose powder - the MUFE Super Matte. I have not found anything else that seems to live up to the oil control of those 2 powders. =D
I miss Texas! I lived next door to a shop that sold Asian cosmetics. The first time I went, I purchased the Acnes sunscreen and I loved it! I just needed a protection for my face (I don't completely trust the sunscreen in makeup). I'd put it on under my makeup :)
the coverage of skin food aloe is heavier than this acnes bb cream. the oil control of skin food aloe is better than the acnes bb cream too. but having said that, there have been alot of discussion of the high content of the silicon in skin food aloe that has broke alot pple out and they experienced horrible clogging of the pores too.
i have not experienced breaking out and clogging of pores though.
Omg I am so happy I read this review! My friend is going to Taiwan next month and I was already going to ask her for the ACNES foaming wash, and now I definitely have to get her to get me some BB cream too! Haha :) Thanks again for the great reviews ♥