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Review: Nature Republic Collagen HD Essencial BB Cream

22. January 2015

Here is the last review from the products I received in the honestskin Special Gift Event, the Nature Republic Collagen HD Essencial BB Cream. I only have tried a few Nature Republic products, but I like their brand’s appearance and often also the packaging which reminds me of Innisfree. This BB cream claims to be formulated with 502 mg Triple Collagen Complex and be very nourishing for your skin. It should give your skin a radiant glow. Let’s see how this BB cream worked for me:

Nature Republic Collagen HD Essencial BB Cream

Nature Republic is a Korean brand focusing on natural cosmetics. Their brand ideology is to take what nature gives and use it for our benefits. They focus on specific natural ingredients from all over the world. Their packaging reflects this ideology by using recylcled paper and soy ink for their cardboard boxes. This is also one of the reasons the brand reminds me of Innisfree. The Nature Republic Collagen HD Essencial BB Cream comes in a cardboard box like this. The packaging design is simple, but contains a lot of description on the sides. Most of the description is in Korean, but you’ll also find a short description and ingredients list in English. 

Nature Republic Collagen HD Essencial BB Cream

The ingredients of this BB cream are mostly green and yellow flagged according to COSDNA. You can look up the ingredients >> here <<. This BB cream contains Titanium Dioxide and Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate for UV protection. It has SPF 27 PA++, which is nice. It also contains soluble collagen and hydrolyzed collagen as moisturizing ingredients, but also some plant extracts. What I really like about the cardboard packaging is the braille for blind people, so they now what they are grabbing.


Nature Republic Collagen HD Essencial BB Cream

The Nature Republic collagen HD Essencial BB Cream comes in a plastic tube packaging. Unfortunatelly, the tube doesn’t come with a pump. The tube contains 50 g of BB cream which is a good amount and will last you for some time. The plastic tube has a good quality and doesn’t seem to be any cheap plastic at all.

Nature Republic Collagen HD Essencial BB Cream

A short description is written on the backside of the tube in Korean. You’ll also find the production date imprinted on it.

Nature Republic Collagen HD Essencial BB Cream

The BB cream itself comes in only one shade which is a lighter one. It has a creamy, lightly fluid structure and a slight scent, which is not overpowering. The scent isn’t recognizable after application anymore.

Nature Republic Collagen HD Essencial BB Cream

When performing an oil test on a blotting paper you’ll see that it shows some oilyness after 1 hour. I have dry skin, so I didn’t see any oilyness on my face while wearing, but for oily skintypes it could be better to use a loose powder over this BB cream.

Nature Republic Collagen HD Essencial BB Cream

Here you can see how it looks on my skin. I applied my normal moisturizing skincare routine before. After it adsorbed I applied the BB cream with my fingers. The coverage of this BB cream is medium, but buildable. If you have only some red spots like I do in the image, it will cover it up properly. I would not say that this BB cream has a dewy finish. It has no matte finish either, so it is something inbetween. You see that my skin has the same dewyness it had after moisturizing. I think this BB cream adapts nicely to the skintone and leaves a natural finish. I also like that it doesn’t give a white cast in flash photography. The staying power is not super long, after some hours it tends to fade away, especially at the T-zone. If you have very dry skin it might get flaky, so I would advise you to use a facial mist inbetween.

Nature Republic Collagen HD Essencial BB Cream

All in all, this is a nice BB cream for a adequate pricing. It looks natural and doesn’t make you look like a ghost. The coverage will be good enough for people with only light skin concerns. The Nature Republic Collagen HD Essencial BB Cream retails for 12.78 US$ at honestskin Unfortunatelly, this item has been discontinued by Nature Republic :(. Did you try out this BB cream already? Do you have any favourite BB cream from Nature Republic?



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  • Sharlynn Ng 22. January 2015 at 19:17

    The finish is definitely gorgeous on your skin! I actually haven’t tried any products from them before but would love to browse their brand!

    • Frl. Schnee 30. January 2015 at 12:33

      The problem with nature republic is that they tend to discontinue their products pretty quickly, or renew the packaging I so wanted to try their rose-shaped lipsticks, but they are discontinued already :D

  • Bethany 23. January 2015 at 10:53

    I like the finish. It looks particularly good under the flash, which is so rare for BB cream. Haha. :D

    • Frl. Schnee 30. January 2015 at 12:32

      I thought the same. usually you’ll tend to look like a ghost in pictures, but this one does great :)

  • Stella 23. January 2015 at 13:34

    I think the finish and coverage is pretty good :) Definitely looks great on your skin! It’s interesting but it seems a bit oily for oily skin though. Thanks for the review!
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    • Frl. Schnee 30. January 2015 at 12:31

      I have dry skin mostly, but my eyelids are a bit more “oily”. Nevertheless these shadows stay quite long. anyways, for very oily lids I would always recommend eyebase :) Thanks for commenting :)