Review: Skinfood Vita Water Drop CC Cream SPF 35 PA ++ D1

7. June 2013
Hello there ♥
My very, very first officially labelled CC cream…:D (I don’t count the color changing beads containing “BB cream” from The Body Shop ^_^” >>here<< )
Today’s review is about Skinfood’s Vita Water Drop CC Cream D1, the first CC cream by the Korean brand Skinfood. I presented it yesterday in my W2Beauty haul post (>>here<<) and I was so curious, I tried it directly :D

Probably I don’t have to tell you, that I fell in love with it’s ultra-cute packaging ♥ This CC cream is available in two designs and both are really adorable and the choice was really not easy!

 Here are Skinfood’s advertising images for the Vita Water Drop CC cream:

It’s in Korean unfortunately. But I’ll try to summarize the product claims for you:
This is a CC cream, which means it’s a “Complete Control” cream. It has 5 claims:
  1. improvement of skintone (color-control)
  2. whitening
  3. anti-wrinkle
  4. SPF 35 PA+++
  5. moisturizing
Unlike other CC creams, like the one’s from Etude House or Tonymoly, this one is not based on color changing beads, but it is tinted. I don’t like the principle of these color beads a lot. It’s based on the mechanism of blending. It means the more you blend the more color is released from the beads, which can result in too much or not enough color. Skinfood’s CC cream claims to be skin care and make-up in one product.
From the first swatch it doesn’t look much different to BB creams. It has a creamy texture which is more runny than Missha’s BB creams, for example. It blends in nicely, too, although I was afraid it might be too light for me. It adsorbs really quickly and doesn’t leave any sticky feeling at all. Moreover, the skin feels smoothed and silky! It provides a nice glow, too, but it doesn’t look greasy at all. The coverage is light. I would not recommend to use only this if you are in need of coverage. But you can add some concealer or powder..or BB cream afterwards, if you like. The scent is at the beginning very fresh and herbal, but it changes to a pleasant scent. I don’t know if you know what I mean, it’s difficult to describe, but according to my nose the scent is not the same at the beginning compared to afterwards-but it gets better :D. It is also quite strong in the beginning but gets lesser, until you don’t notice it at all. The product comes in a tube with a pump, which is very convenient. The first time you use it, you have to pump several times before the first bit of products comes out. You need 1-2 pumps of this CC cream to fully cover your face and neck.
You see, it really evens out my skin color and gives a nice glow, too! I tried the CC cream alone and also with some loose powder afterwards and I like how light this cream is and not greasy at all, although it provides SPF. It’s definitively a good choice for the summer! I can recommend it! But don’t expect high coverage, it has sheer coverage like most Asian CC creams do.
The full size contains 30 g  and costs US$ 17.48 at W2beauty. If you use my link or the sponsor code 088505 for registration at W2Beauty you’ll get a 5.00 $ voucher after registration.
EDIT: A lot of people were wondering about the difference between D1 and D2 and you don’t find much information about it online, and especially you don’t find anything on Skinfood’s global page. Since I was curious, too, I asked Alice from W2Beauty again, to confirm if both products are the same, and she told me, that both products are proclaimed to be the same by the seller and only differ in their design. It has nothing to do with your skin type, so you can just choose by your favourite design :D

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  • Chermaine Ho 7. June 2013 at 11:22

    Thanks for the review! I wanted to try this CC cream out just because of the super cute packaging. Haha. It sounds quite good, so maybe I’ll end up purchasing it :D

    • Fräulein Schnee 7. June 2013 at 11:24

      The packaging is really really lovely! First I thought there are two shades, but both products just differ in the design :)

  • Rini Cesillia 7. June 2013 at 12:26

    the cutest packaging among all CC Creams out there I think! :D
    and it also gives nice glowy effect ^^

  • The Serotinal 7. June 2013 at 16:13

    The packaging of this is adorable! I think this is one of the first CC creams I’ve seen that doesn’t have the color changing beads. I believe the D1 is for normal skin, and D2 is for reddish skin. Thanks for the review! ^^

    • Fräulein Schnee 7. June 2013 at 17:51

      I thought so, too, about the two kinds, but when I asked at W2Beauty Alice told me it’s both the same.

  • Laura ♥ 7. June 2013 at 17:13

    That looks really nice on you!! :D I just got my first CC cream yesterday, I’m in looove.

  • Sooyoona 7. June 2013 at 19:10

    Die sieht ein bisschen besser aus als die von Etude House. Diese gar mich leider gar nicht überzeugt :/ Die Verpackung sieht wirklich super goldig aus^^ Skin Food hat oft so schlichte aber schöne Verpackungen.

    • Fräulein Schnee 7. June 2013 at 19:23

      Zum Glück habe ich momentan nicht so problematische Haut, sonst könnte ich diese CC creams ganz vergessen :D Die Verpackung hier macht natürlich viele Pluspunkte :D

  • ☆*:.。.With ❤ Tiffany.:*☆ 7. June 2013 at 20:28

    Ooh, I’ve never seen this cc cream before! The packaging is adorable, much cuter than most of the other cc creams out there. And I love the effect it has on your skin :) I’m curious about how it doesn’t have color changing beads. Do you think it works best for pale people or can people with medium colored skin wear this as well?

    • Fräulein Schnee 7. June 2013 at 20:57

      It is also very hard to find information about this CC cream. The packaging is really adorable. Since the coverage is sheer I guess it should suit medium colored skin, too. Also my skin is not pale as chalk, I have a yellowish undertone. First I thought it’s too bright for me, but it blended in and looked normal.

  • Eve C 8. June 2013 at 10:22

    I haven’t had a chance to try a CC Cream yet, but I totally love this packaging too, so cute. There is one one shade eventhough it is tinted and what’s the difference between the 2 choices?

    • Fräulein Schnee 8. June 2013 at 10:47

      I asked at W2Beauty if there is any differences between the two, but they told me, that they are the same, just different design. Since it is very sheer it can probably be used on all skintypes…but I was confused, too. Especially since you don’t find much information about it.

    • Eve C 9. June 2013 at 22:42

      I looked it up and the difference is green one is regular skin, white one is skin with redness~

    • Fräulein Schnee 10. June 2013 at 11:00

      I will check it again as well and fill in the information in my review!:D

    • Fräulein Schnee 11. June 2013 at 17:02

      Both products are proclaimed to be the same according to the original seller. They just differ in their design.

  • Lauren renturquise 10. June 2013 at 10:57

    omg i fall in love with the packaging <333
    and the glow effect looks so healthy

    • Fräulein Schnee 10. June 2013 at 10:59

      The packaging seems to make everyone fall in love with it :D Skinfood really did a good job!:D

  • Dreamy Princess 12. June 2013 at 17:28

    Omagoosshhh…The package’s illustration is super lovely! Love Love<33

    I think that CC cream does pretty great in covering redness. I still prefer BB cream though..

    Dreamy Princess

    • Fräulein Schnee 12. June 2013 at 19:18

      Me too, I use this CC cream as a base for my BB cream and it works really well :D Thanks for commenting!

  • Lindy Rose 16. September 2013 at 17:02

    Hey, I thought about trying this CC Cream out.. but my Skin is really dry so I don’t know if it’s moisturizing enough. I don’t want to buy something and it comes to be a waste cuz I can’t use it.. lol

    Grüß dich hehe, ich bin auch deutsch, neu in der bloggerwelt und blogge auch auf englisch yey hehe :))
    xoxo, Lindy

    • Fräulein Schnee 18. September 2013 at 13:41

      I always use moisturizer beneath because I don’t think that it provides enough moisture for dry skin. But it additionally evens out your skin.

      Hallo, ich hab mir deinen blog angesehen. wirklich sehr schönes Layout. Folge dir jetzt auch :)

  • Lauren Kim 13. March 2014 at 10:04

    Have you ever tried the Banila Co CC Cream?

    Check out a review here:

    I think the Banila Co one was actually the first Korean CC cream ever. Comparing it to the Etude house one, It blends into your skin better!

    • Fräulein Schnee 21. April 2014 at 1:58

      I didn’t try the banilla cream but I’ve some samples. Maybe I give it a try in future :)

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