I was recently contacted by The Orange Co. An online company based in Singapore to try a couple of samples of Ecobeau – a Korean natural skincare and cosmetic brand that say they have no preservatives, alcohol or parabens in their ingredient list. There was a cleanser, mask and 2 BB creams so read on if you’re keen to know more about this brand. I did end up liking one of it very much
Note: All items reviewed are sample sized. Please check website for actual product. Review is based on use of product as per sample.
Ecobeau Loess Nutritive Mask (link)
My sample pot lasted 4 uses. This is a peel off mask that has a thick gooey texture in the sample pot. As its a sample, I do not know if it represents the actual product – in this case the actual product comes in a tube so it might feel different since it won’t be exposed to the air. As this is a peel off mask, exposure to air might make it thicker than it really is but as I said I wouldn’t know.
The first time, I wasn’t sure how to use it so I applied too thin a layer. When it dried, it couldn’t peel off properly and irritated me because I had bits stuck all over my face. I was prepared to hate it, but I persevered and I liked it the next time round. My advice is to apply a very thick layer of the goo – it makes it much easier to peel off once it dries. Ecobeau says that peeling off the mask will peel off the impurities and reveal brighter looking skin. Hence you need a thick layer of product to start with.
After 4 uses I must say that immediately after using this mask, my skin did look brighter and did not feel dry but soft and smooth. But I’m not sure about the long term effects. I recommend washing your face again after that to get rid of all the mask. Otherwise you will keep finding bits balling up under your fingers as you apply your creams. I used the 4 uses over 2 weeks and I can’t say if it helped my skin nor if my skin is any brighter as a result but it did not cause breakouts and its not a bad mask to use. I could consider getting this one.
Pros: If used properly skin looks brighter immediately after using this mask, Not drying
Cons: Can be a little messy
Ecobeau Anti-Aging Whitening BB Cream (link)
In the sample pot, this cream had a hard thick texture (I’m not sure if its due to exposure to air as the full size product comes in a tube). It had a yellow base so I thought it would suit me fine. When I first applied it, it seemed to blend into my skin but sadly, after 2 minutes on my skin, it turned orange I looked like I had tried (and failed) a fake tan with disastrous results. I only used very little as you are only supposed to use a thin layer, but the orange tint is quite obvious. Coverage is light depending on how much you use.
It did not make me oily during the day and has SPF30 but it seemed to settle into my pores a little. I do apply some powder over the BB cream to set it but the orange tint does not endear itself to me. In fact, after a few hours, I looked 4 shades darker – NOT HAPPY!
Pros: Did not make me oily, contains SPF30
Cons: turned me orange and 4 shades darker
There is another BB Cream that is a new formula cream that’s just launched. Might it fare better?