asian cosmetics beauty review

Review: Secret Key Snow White Cream

13. May 2014


My previously reviewed MeMeBox was really a lucky one! It contained a bunch of really nice products which I integrated into my skincare routine and they work out great for me. You can check out the unboxing of the MeMeBox >>here<<. The item I was especially curious and happy about was Secret Key’s Snow White Cream. I wanted to try it for over a year but I never got the chance to buy it, and like someone heard my wish it was featured in a beauty box. *(^_^)/* Happy me!
Secret Key’s Snow White Cream is a Niacinamide containing cream for brightening the skin. It has properties of a face primer and works great in combination with your favorite BB/CC cream. Snow White is one of my favorite fairytales and in my opinion, the packaging Secret Key created for this product line is the perfect hit. The main color used for designing this package is white and black for the lettering and the elegant fairytale-ish ornaments.
Even the paper card box looks elegant. It contains the in-deep description and probably the ingredients, too, in Korean only, but on one side of the box, you can find an English description, written in ornamental lettering as if it was taken from a fairytale’s book.
The jar is made of plastic and contains an extra plastic separator between the lid and the cream. Since the plastic jar doesn’t feel really sturdy and the lid is probably not perfectly closeable, I would recommend you to not throw the plastic separator away. Since the cream contains Niacinamide it is important to close the cream as tightly as possible and the lid gives at least some additional protection. The paper card box also contains a clear colored plastic spatula, so you don’t have to use your fingers and keep contamination low.
As you can see, the cream itself has a solid white and creamy texture. It looks and smells like Nivea hand cream at first, but as soon as you feel it on your skin you’ll notice the difference because it kind of emulsifies on your skin and feels soft and melts easily. I really do love the scent, but if you don’t like intensive scents, I would not recommend you to buy it- or if you are unsure, buy some samples beforehand. Because of its melting properties it blends in nicely with the skin and leaves the skin slightly brightened and definitively more radiant. For oily skin, it might be also enough moisture, but I normally use some moisturizer before, especially when my skin feels tight and dry (In the image below I didn’t use any moisturizer).
It makes your skin look a bit more even and appear softer, but it doesn’t cover your redness completely. It didn’t give me any breakouts after using it for quite a time now, and I think my skin tone has improved and looks evener. Don’t expect this cream to change your skin color and make you look like Snow White, but the Niacinamide will help to even out your darker spots with the time. If you expect a magic product which turns you beautiful overnight, I would not recommend this to you, but if you look for a nice, priming cream below your BB/CC cream I can recommend this to you. Unfortunately, I didn’t find the complete ingredients list, but since it didn’t give me any problems yet, I guess that there are not many irritants included.
Another important point: If you use vitamin C containing products keep in mind to don’t use Niacinamide containing products together with the vitamin C containing products. I’m using this cream in the morning and use my O.S.T Pure Vitamin C Serum at night. If you want to use both products for the same time, you should at least wait 20 minutes/half an hour before applying the other products, so your skin has time to absorb. If you use Niacinamide and vitamin C together vitamin C will start oxidizing.
All in all, I really like this cream. It is no cream which fulfills wonders and makes you wake up as beautiful Snow White Princess. but it contains Niacinamide, it makes your skin look primed and prepped even without BB/CC cream (if you don’t have a lot of breakouts, you can use this cream even on its own and don’t need any other makeup). The application of the cream feels soft and nice on the skin and the scent is really nice, too. Nevertheless, if you have dry skin it won’t replace your daily moisturizer. I also would have wished for a vacuum pump bottle instead of the plastic jar, because it would preserve the Niacinamide longer.
As I already said, I received the Secret Key Snow white Cream with my previous MeMeBox. If you want to try a Korean beauty box I would say that MeMeBox is one of the best subscription boxes so far. The value is always great and the products are mainly Korean, too. They have also lots of differently themed boxes and you don’t have to subscribe for it monthly, but you can choose yourself which and when you want to get a box.
As for the Secret Key Snow White Cream, it is available from the following shops: for 19.05 US$
Testerkorea for ~7 US$

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  • Evelyn Vidal 13. May 2014 at 14:02

    This line it’s a bestseller in here, but girls buy it thinking that in a few days they’ll be almost white and don’t get it this whitening products don’t make such wonders. Same with Tomatox…and they do not use sunblock either, so…

    I wanted to try it, but doesn’t know what to expect about it. For the past year I’ve using tomatox samples and had good experiences. Guess should try this, so thank you for this detailed review, it’s nice to read you

    • Fräulein Schnee 13. May 2014 at 14:07

      Yes, I agree. It’s a pitty that they don’t do some research beforehand, otherwise they would know that these creams won’t make any wonders happy…and then again: sunscreen is so important…..>_<
      I have some samples for tomatox, so I might check it out in future :) Thanks for commenting and reading! ♥

  • Sakuranko 13. May 2014 at 14:14

    Well, this product is very good. I like it! But well, this to me is an bonus on my skicare because I use this like a primer because reduce the redness. Hahahaha I was wrking yesterday on the pics for my review about this product!
    Many thanks for your review~

    • Fräulein Schnee 23. May 2014 at 11:37

      I agree absolutely and I love your review for the cream, too :) It’s a nice add-on cream :) Thanks for reading dear ♥

  • Ying Lam 13. May 2014 at 16:17

    I got this in a Memebox too but have yet to use it. Excited to try it out! Hope it fades my scars.

    • Fräulein Schnee 23. May 2014 at 11:38

      I don’t know if it will fade scars, but it will help to lessen the pigmentation difference. But as I said, it won’t do any wonders. :)

  • Bethany 13. May 2014 at 20:38

    I’ve been looking a this one for a while, but I’ll wait until I’m done with my latest snail face cream to try it. :P It’s mostly the Snow White name drawing me in.

    • Fräulein Schnee 23. May 2014 at 11:39

      I love the name, too! *_* I was attracted by it in the first place, but I resisted buying until it came in my memebox :D Thanks for commenting ♥

  • Ronrinesu 14. May 2014 at 3:02

    I am considering buying this. I am already a Snow White so it looks like the perfect product for me. xD

    • Fräulein Schnee 23. May 2014 at 11:40

      Haha, the name draws most people into buying it I guess…and it looks so innocent and white XD I’d be curious about your opinion if you try it :) Thanks for your comment!♥

  • Snail White 6. June 2014 at 18:32

    Hi there,

    Thank you so much for the great share
    I really liked it and want to share your blog
    Will be following for your update

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    what a fantastic review and fantastic cream would love to try it thankyou

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