Kose Sekkisei White BB Cream Review - mybest

Kose Sekkisei White BB Cream has gained a dedicated group of followers due to its light texture and reliable coverage. However, there are some that complain it doesn't have a good finish or it doesn't last long. That's why we decided to purchase it and test it out for ourselves. We analyzed its texture, durability, and how it felt to use, and we compiled our results into this handy review.

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  • Last updated: 04-04-2022
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What is Sekkisei White BB Cream Supposed to Do?

What is Sekkisei White BB Cream Supposed to Do?

Sekkisei White BB Cream became a popular product due to its ability to cover up skin problems while giving you a barefaced-looking finish. It's a combination of beauty serum, face lotion, face cream, sunscreen, primer and foundation all in one little bottle.


It also contains Sekkisei's crystalline powder to help conceal dark spots and freckles and give you a natural finish; and Japanese plant extracts help keep your skin moisturized and lively.

Putting Sekkisei White BB Cream to the Test

Putting Sekkisei White BB Cream to the Test

We had a group of editors and 2 cosmetics experts put this BB cream to the test. They specifically tested for:


Test ①: Ease of spreading
Test ②: Coverage
Test ③: Finish
Test ④: Durability


We also purchased 14 other Japanese BB creams and tested them all. If you want to see how Sekkisei White BB Cream compares to the competition, check out the article below.

Test ① Ease of Spreading

Test ① Ease of Spreading

First, we wanted to see how easy it was to spread the product on our skin. We applied it to our hands to test this out.

Thin and Easy to Spread with Amazing Coverage!

Thin and Easy to Spread with Amazing Coverage!

When we applied this BB cream to our arm, it's like it was gliding across our skin. We have absolutely no complaints about these results.


We also loved its thin and almost watery texture that felt light and comfortable on our skin. It gives you a natural finish and feel.

Test ② Coverage

Test ② Coverage

Next, we gauged its coverage, which we'd heard some reviewers complaining about. To test this, we applied the BB cream to some large-grained paper with our company logo printed on it to see how well it hid the printed letter.

It Actually Does Cover Your Problem Spots, all While Looking Natural!

It Actually Does Cover Your Problem Spots, all While Looking Natural!

Though we could still see the dark ink under the BB cream, it covered everything else and evened out the paper's texture. It should cover your dark spots and freckles well enough without the need for concealer!

Test ③ Finish

Test ③ Finish

The next thing we tested for was how nice the finish looked. We did this in the same way as the first test - applying it to our hand and using our eyes. Namely, we checked to make sure it looked dewy and not caked on.

Blends Well and Gives You That Dewy Glow

Blends Well and Gives You That Dewy Glow

We thought this BB cream made our skin look dewy, lively, and natural. It covered all of the spots we were worried about and even made us feel and look more moisturized. If you feel like your current BB cream is too heavy, we can't recommend this enough!

Test ④ Durability

Test ④ Durability

The final test we put Sekkisei White BB Cream through was the durability test.


We applied some BB cream to our arm and then sprayed it 3 times with a mixture of horse oil and warm water ("fake sweat"). Then, we used a tissue to wipe off the liquid and excess BB cream. The goal was to see how much BB cream remained on our arm.

Stands up to Sweat and Most Friction!

Stands up to Sweat and Most Friction!

Even when faced with our fake sweat concoction, Sekkisei White BB Cream didn't even budge! It also didn't rub off much even when we wiped it off with a tissue. This would be excellent to wear on active or hot days.

The Final Verdict: an All-around High Quality Product That You Must Try at Least Once! Ranked 1 out of 15

The Final Verdict: an All-around High Quality Product That You Must Try at Least Once! Ranked 1 out of 15

Kose Sekkisei White BB Cream took first place in our test of 15 Japanese BB creams, and it earned it. We had virtually no complaints after putting it through four different tests. And since it spreads so easily, you can make it last a long time.


If you're looking for a natural and light BB cream that can also nourish and moisturize your skin, we highly recommend trying this out at least once.

Try the Other Two Sekkisei BB Products, Too!

Try the Other Two Sekkisei BB Products, Too!

Besides the White BB Cream, Sekkisei also has a couple of other BB products that you should also consider. There's Sekkisei White BB Cream Moist and Sekkisei White CC Cream. Here's a rundown of what you can expect from each.

Choose White BB Cream Moist if You Prioritize Moisture!

Sekkisei White BB Cream Moist is the same as the regular BB Cream except for the addition of ultra-moisturizing Yukidoke polymers. If you're worried about dryness or are facing the dryer autumn and winter months, this could provide an adequate switch!

Go with White CC Cream for an Even More Natural Finish

Unlike BB cream, this CC cream focuses more on correcting uneven color than it does moisturizing your skin. If you want to wear makeup without it looking like you're wearing makeup, then this would be a great product to try. It will cover up dark spots and discoloration with no problem!

Summary

We put Kose Sekkisei White BB Cream to the test, and it came out shining. It feels light and watery on your skin to give you a moisturized and dewy finish that covers any dark spots you might be worried about. The best part: it won't run off even if you get a little sweaty! If you're someone that only likes the best of the best, then you need to try this.

Translation: Shannon McNaught

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