After the oily fiasco that was Sana’s Pore Putty, combined with the intense summer humidity of a new location (Seoul), I needed to find makeup that control shine. I started using Skinfood’s Peach Sake Pore BB Cream SPF20 PA+ and Peach Sake Silky Finish Powder. Both were found at Skinfood stores at COEX Mall in Samseoung, Seoul, and Gangnam Station in Gangnam, Seoul, for cheap prices (probably 7000-12000 won for full 30ml/15g sizes; $5 – $10USD).
Peach Sake Pore BB Cream: Containing Peach extract that soothes oily, troubled skin, and Sake that controls excessive sebum secretion, this light-textured blemish cream effectively conceals skin impurities and gives a natural coverage for a flawless complexion.
This BB cream is light-weight with a smooth texture. It left my skin looking natural, not cakey, and was able to reduce shine drastically. One big plus was that, like all Skinfood BB creams, it came in 2 shades (#1 is fair, #2 is ochre). I used #2 and it was perfect for my golden-medium skin.
On the negative side, the cream did not last long. Furthermore, the coverage itself is fairly light, so that I needed to use concealer underneath the cream, and the pump dispenser would occasionally become jammed as I used up more of the cream. Combining this cream with the Finish Powder allowed the cream to last all day.
Peach Sake Silky Finish Powder: A finish powder made with Sake and Peach Extracts. Helps to relieve skin troubles caused by excess sebum. The ultra-fine micro-silica powder keeps the skin fresh and soft as silk.
The Finish Powder is a loose powder that comes with a puff pad that fits inside well-designed container, with holes at the top to prevent an excess pouring of powder. Like the BB Cream, it is also very light weight and does not feel heavy. It allowed my BB Cream to remain intact for the entire workday. I would recommend using a big kabuki brush for application, instead of the pad. The only downfall is that my skin would sometimes look too pale because the powder itself is white.
Overview: The Peach Sake series excels at its specialty (oil control), but not much else. A good general BB cream, but not the best for those with problematic skin or those who need more coverage.