Friday, July 31, 2015

Cloud 9 Whitening Cream Review {Really Weird Texture!}~

Helloooooo~
Today I have a makeup review for you all. I feel like it's been forever since I've done one, so sorry about that ;~;
I'll be reviewing a cream I found out about via Airi's blog (which you should totally visit because her posts are awesome)!

Anyways, let's start!

The cream is the "Cloud 9 Blanc de White" cream, and I got it off of Jolse (because that's where I get most of my cosmetics). This was reasonably priced, around $20, and there's 50 mL of product in the container.
The packaging of this product is gorgeous, both the outer box and the actual jar. I've gotten rid of the box, but I love love love having the jar on display. Here are a bunch of photos of the packaging, just in case you're curious~

I like how the box is a cube... sorta. It's a bit of a squashed cube, but that's okay! ^.^
The bottom of the package- I can't read it because it's Korean, and a bit of the label is torn off, but maybe it's useful to some of you! ^.^
How the box looks when you open it (minus cute sheep).
The product even comes with a little spatula, which is great for both sanitary reasons and for picking up the weirdly textured product (you'll see what I mean soon)

I love the shape of the spoon too, it's so curvy and elegant~
Here's the jar! 
Holographic seal on the side of the jar
More Korean I can't understand...
This expires in 2018 though- but I think I'll use it up before then xD
The jar is made of an interesting material- I can't tell if it's dense plastic or glass, but it's probably plastic. In any case though, it's not a cheap kind of plastic, it's definitely good quality. The fact that the entire jar is matte also makes it seem more sophisticated~

Now the interesting part of this cream is the fact that it's no ordinary cream... it's texture is really interesting!


As you can see from the photos, it's really weird textured, and not at all smooth. To me it seems a bit like whipped cream you added a bit of gelatin to, and this is how it started to gelatinize, but it's not fully gelatin yet. Something like that, in any case. Despite this weird texture, it spreads out quite easily and quickly on the skin- it's just a bit difficult to pick up a decent amount without the spatula.

Before I go on to show you guys swatches of the product and how it worked on my skin, let me explain more about this cream. It's supposed to be a makeup base, so it has short term whitening properties. In addition to that though, it's supposed to have long term whitening effects, as well as wrinkle prevention/mollification. 
Now, I've only been using this cream for a few weeks, but I would have to say my skin looks brighter! And the immediate result when you apply the cream is super apparent- I took a bunch of photos to show what I mean~

First, on my hand.
Bare hand 
Cream when first smudged on
Spread out a little bit
Fully blended in
Bright! But I'm sure most of us aren't whitening our hands daily with someewhat pricey face cream, so here are photos on my face (excuse the lack of makeup in most of them).

Bare Skin
Bare skin! Not too dull, but not too bright either 
Not too great

1/2 Bare, 1/2 Single Layer
The left side has no cream, the right side has a single layer. There's a bit of a difference, but it's not massive.
I can see a bit of progress!

1/2 Bare, 1/2 Double Layer
The difference is much more apparent here!
I think it actually made some of my acne scars disappear a little!

And of course, under makeup, since what's the point of a makeup base if you have no makeup on top?

It's not perfect, but I think my skin definitely looks more bright.
While I can't comment very well on the creams long term effects, in the short term, it's definitely fantastic. I applied two layers on the photos for the sake of the creams effects appearing on camera, but the cream looks just as good with only one layer (and that way, you're using less, with is both better for the longevity of the cream, and probably it's better for your skin too).

A few more comments about the cream~
It has a pleasant smell, quite flowers, but it's not too overpowering and it fades away quickly. It's sort of a generic cream smell, nothing too weird and out there.

It's not sticky at all, and it dries pretty quickly, so you can easily move on to the next steps of your makeup routine. 

An interesting thing I found about this cream was that it had a bit of a pore-covering effect for me. My skin looked much smoother after using this and my BB cream on top. It's not moisturizing, but it does smooth out my skin, and doesn't make my skin look dry (usually matte creams have a tendency to clump around your bits of dry skin and make your skin look even drier than normal, but I didn't see that with this cream).

Overall, I'm really happy with this purchase, and I'll definitely be repurchasing it in the future~
Thanks for reading- ciao!
 
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7 comments:

  1. You're so cute, Sakura!!! Omg, I first saw this cream in my local asian cosmetics store with my friend - they priced it at $50!! Like wat. Doesn't even make sense.
    The texture is kind of like.... a weird cheese, yes? Definitely weird, haha. I wanna try this now!! T_T
    Thank you for the review!!!
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    1. Ah thank you June! >u< <3
      Oh wow that's so crazy expensive! It's not even something super fancy why would they do that >.>
      I agree, it is a bit like weird cheese! Like strange gelatinous ricotta or something... but you totally should try it :3
      I'm glad you liked the review!

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  2. Amazing!! :) The packaging is so pretty and I find the texture weird as well hahah! Thanks for your review~
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    1. The texture is super weird- but thankfully it's really effective :3
      Thanks for the invitation! I'll be sure to join! ^.^

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  3. I have one cream by Yves Rocher from the Elexir 7.9 series that has this whipped cream texture, it's really weird but also super amusing!
    This looks really well on your skin! I don't think it will be useful for me but on your face it looks gorgeous!

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