BB Cream Showdown

As many of you know, I’ve been crippled for a month now. While I may seem like I have all the time in the world (and I do! lol), it’s really difficult for me to use a computer, which is why it often takes me all day to complete an entry. Even this very moment, I’m typing with my foot on the desk (yes it’s very very awkward) so I’ll have to take a break here and there to make sure the foot gets the rest it needs. I just successfully brewed a cup of my favorite tea in the world (Blue Moon from T Salon), but I have no clue how I’m going to bring it to the room. FAIL.

Anyhow, here is the long overdue BB Cream Review post. I’ve been meaning to do this since two months ago when I started using Atomy BB Cream. ROSEinthePARK had just gotten back from Korea so I asked for samples of popular BB Creams. Along with these, I had a few of mine so I thought it’d be helpful to do a review since many of you seem to be new to the idea of using BB Cream as a base. I personally have a love-hate relationship with BB Creams ever since I was introduced to it a few years ago. As I have written in the past, my very first one was a German one ($100) that a lady at a beauty supply store recommended, which I liked a lot, but as you can imagine, the price just didn’t work for me. For those unfamiliar, BB Cream is known as a secret magic makeup in Korea that is widely labeled as the “most popular cosmetic product used by Korean celebrities”. Many confuse it as a type of foundation which it isn’t. It’s more of a skincare item than a cosmetic product, if anything. Unlike foundation which only covers blemishes thus acting like a bandage (since it’s a temporary fix), BB Cream not only provides coverage but has healing properties to improve skin complexion after a continuous use. It also does not clog pores unlike a foundation. When you think about it, it really is a revolutionary product. No wonder Koreans wear it to Sauna (Jjim jil bang) and I wear it to the gym, LOL. So without further ado, let’s get to the reviews:

Please ignore the Perfect Skin Perfection Gel, I threw it in there because I thought it would be somewhat similar to BB Cream but it’s far from it. I hated it so I didn’t even bother to write about it. It’s basically a very light foundation. The Cellabel one turned out to be a primer with pearls, which I actually liked a lot, but was a primer, not BB Cream. So minus those, we have Missha, Let Me Bebe by Banila & Co, Dr. Jart Silver Label, Black Label, and Atomy.

1. Missha M Signature Real Complete BB Cream (SPF 25, PA ++)

Sorry about the pathetic photo quality- my iPhone4 had to be returned so I’m using iPhone3 which boasts 1megapixel photo quality. It also doesn’t help that I only have one functional leg. :P

I was actually surprised at how “watery” the texture/consistency was since I’m used to a thicker type of BB Cream, however I thought the color was pretty close to my skin tone (which is one of the major complaints people seem to have when it comes to BB Cream). Though watery, coverage is great. It almost feels like a foundation, which actually I’m not much of a fan of, because it ends up feeling heavy. I tried wearing it alone, but as with other BBs, it didn’t do much for coverage. I don’t hate it nor love it. But it does have a fatal flaw: the scent. It’s the first thing I noticed and I absolutely loathe it. ugh. Why, why, why?! It has this strong hwa jang poom (cosmetics) smell that I just cannot stand. Sorry, but I’m not ready to smell like an Ah Jum Mah, yet.

Missha BB Cream only- very subtle difference but better than nothing! ha

Missha BB Cream+Laura Mercier Oil Free Foundation (When I go out, I like using this combo although I know that my pores will suffer as a result. This gives me the optimal coverage while not making my makeup excessively cakey)

2. Let Me Bebe by Banila Co (SPF37, PA++)

I’m actually not sure how popular this brand is. I’ve heard of it, but that’s about it. Since it was provided by my make up artist dongseng (ROSEinthePARK) who is a Youtube beauty guru, I’m assuming it’s a good brand. :P

Well, I definitely like the pink packaging, so +1 point!

The first thing I noticed is how matte it feels. Supposedly it has oil controlling properties to minimize excessive oils throughout the day.

See the “matteness” compared to Missha?

I liked it A LOT on my hand- note that I said, “On my hand”. The minute it was dabbed on, it dried completely matte as if it had become a part of my skin as the description read on the packaging. HOWEVER, when it was on my face, it turned out to be a whole different story. Because of its oil-free or oil-managing properties, it dried up my skin, bringing back all the dryness that had been away for months. This sounds gross but all of a sudden my skin started to peel on my nose which I hadn’t seen for months (my skin improved dramatically after I switched to Atomy skincare products). Ah, the things I must endure for my readers! :P

I don’t know if you can see but it dried up my skin like no other. I think it will be a good choice for those with overall oily skin but not for those with combination skin like me.

It turned out ok on other parts of the face, though as with other skincare/cosmetics products you would have to see its long term effects to be completely fair.

3. Dr. Jart Silver Label (SPF 35, PA++, Whitening), Apparently Korea’s Top 3 BB Cream Brand

(again, pls excuse the photo quality. I will be getting my iPhone4 back soon. Also, I misplaced my camera during the move and I have no clue where it is. Will look for it once I become mobile.)

So apparently this is a different version of the Black Label that I own, specifically designed for oily/combination skin. What’s interesting is that this one’s manufactured by a different company than where the Black Label is produced. Often the marketing companies that sell skincare/cosmetics products will include the name of the manufacturer on the product and the Black Label happened to have “Kolmar Korea” on it, which is the company that manufacturers all the Atomy products. Very interesting, isn’t it? As explained in my previous post on Atomy Sunscreen, Kolmar is a global company that manufactures beauty products for many well known companies. Korean Atomic Research Center provides its patented nano technology to them so they can manufacture beauty products for Atomy to distribute. In Dr. Jart’s case, they provide their own technology to Kolmar for manufacturing so it can be marketed under the name of Dr. Jart. Anyways, so Dr. Jart’s Black Label’s being one of my favorite BB Creams, I had a high expectation for the Silver one.

First of all, the color is different. Black has a red undertone while the silver has a yellow undertone. Silver feels lighter (so I’m guessing it’s for oily skin) while Black feels a bit heavier (ideal for dry/combination skin). Having been a BB Cream user for years, I actually don’t see the importance of color. Since it’s not a foundation, it absorbes into your skin to become your skin color. I don’t know what others have to say about this, or perhaps it depends on the product but that’s been my experience, which is why I don’t worry too much about whether it matches my skin tone.

Dr. Jart Silver Label. Coverage is good (obviously not “foundation-good”, but good for a BB Cream). Dries matte, not heavy nor too watery. It’s like a mix of Missha & Banila Co.

I wore it yesterday with my Laura Mercier foundation. I actually liked it a lot, until it started feeling pasty towards the end of the day. Excuse my fat face- haven’t worked out in a month! grrr

4. Dr. Jart Black Label (SPF 25, PA++, Whitening, Anti-Wrinkling)

This was my favorite BB Cream before Atomy came along, which is why I went on and on about it on my blog when I first got it months ago. I stopped using it when I discovered Atomy so I had to take the time to retest it. It definitely has a red undertone to it which may bother some people. It also has the hwa jang poom smell which I magically hadn’t noticed before. It’s not as matte as the Silver, therefore it’s ideal for those with dry or combination skin like me. I really can’t complain too much about this one except for the smell but with higher SPF and a matte finish, if I had to choose, I’d go with Silver.

When I used Black, I always used it as a base, covered blemishes with a concealer, and set it with a translucent powder.

5. Atomy BB Cream (SPF 30, PA++, Whitening)

Well, if this helps, this is the product I’m wearing in all my recent photos except for the ones taken for this specific review. I wear this everyday in one form or another, mainly because I’m afraid my skin will start breaking out if I used anything else. Since being introduced to this line months ago, I’ve switched everything on my vanity to Atomy. There isn’t one product that I use that is not from this company, from toothpaste to daily skincare products. If I didn’t like any of it, I would have stopped using it a long, long time ago, which is the reason why my Isa Knox skincare products have been sitting in my room for almost a year now without even being touched.

With ingredients like Green Tea, Vitamin E, and Herbs, this BB Cream is one of the best I’ve used. More than anything, I feel safe knowing that it’s made with natural ingredients. It came with a 6-piece Atomy daily skincare set, which I’m absolutely crazy about. I had never used an entire set before (Koreans have this multiple skincare routine starting with a toner, usually ending with a nutrient cream) because they would never fail to break me out. It was different this time however, though it did take about a month for my skin to fully adjust to the products. All my dry spots have disappeared and my skin just looks healthy and clearer in general. I have a sensitive skin which used to turn red on the cheeks with dry spots in random places that would never go away. My endless search of skincare products has come to an end, and with huge savings (it’s much cheaper than what’s sold in stores, BB cream is only $20 compared to others that cost at least $30)! What makes it unique is that they are not sold in stores. As I noted in previous post, while the initial products were sent to me by a relative in Korea to try out, I purchased extra ones to be shared with those in a similar situation as I was, looking for affordable skincare products made with natural ingredients that actually work without damaging skin. The company is run by a membership only system so you can either choose to purchase from a member or become a member yourself and enjoy even deeper discounts on the products. So yes, I became a member soon after realizing the quality of the products since there is no associated fee or strings attached. It’s just awesome to have an easy access to top quality Korean products which I had desired for a long time. Anyhow, back to BB Cream:

Atomy BB Cream and Pressed Powder

Atomy BB Cream only

and more recently:

For this look, I mixed Atomy BB Cream and Laura Mercier Oil Free Foundation along with a secret ingredient for a bronzing effect:

Oh, dang, the photo quality is beyond pathetic. I apologize. ㅡ.ㅡ;;

It’s Artificial Light Glow by Smash Box. This small tube came with a bronzer box that I purchased from Sephora about a month ago. I actually didn’t even know that it was included in the box until I opened it. While I adore every single product that came with it, I am in love with this. It seriously makes your skin glow while giving it an instant tan. I wouldn’t use an excessive amount but when mixed with foundation and BB Cream, it’s a perfect combo for the summer.

Atomy BB Cream+Laura Mercier Oil Free Foundation+Smash Box= Optimal Coverage, Whitening, SPF, Shimmer, Bronze (AKA a perfect combo for Summer) I call this perfect not only because of the result I get but the complementary effect that these create together. As you can see, the one in the middle is the Atomy BB Cream which has a slight red undertone (which btw doesn’t bother me as it has adjusted to my skin tone) and my foundation is a bit dark & yellow for my skin tone. When mixed together, they complement each other, creating a nice base for my skin. When a touch of orangey shimmer is added, it makes my skin glow just the way I like it. They also complement each other texture-wise, as the BB Cream dries “dewy” instead of matte while the foundation is oil-free, drying out my skin when used alone. With a hint of shimmer, it becomes this perfect “summer glow” base that is dewy & glittery- not dry nor oily. I finish it off with a bit of Makeup Forever Duo Mat Pressed Powder to set it.

The day before the accident with my “summer glow”. :(

I had used a self-tanning product for the first time and was so happy that I committed myself to using it regularly. Then the very next day, I break my foot. Gah…

Verdict: I say that Dr. Jart Silver Label & Atomy could possibly be a tie. I do like Atomy a little more (note that I’ve been using this for months now) but you may accuse me of being biased so.. haha, yeah. Then it all comes down to price. Dr. Jart is sold for $30-35, while Atomy is $20. It’s now up to you to decide. Btw, the herb scent of Atomy BB Cream is personally preferred over the hwa jang poom smell of Dr. Jart! but in all seriousness, I do like the matte finish of the Silver Label, but it’s not that much of a big deal for me anyway. If it is to you, and don’t mind paying extra $15, then I say go with Dr. Jart but I’m completely satisfied with my Atomy and will never be going back! :)

March 2011 UPDATE: I stopped using foundation a while ago because I started breaking out. I only use Atomy Sun Cream (or sunscreen but it says “Sun Cream” on the tube; in any case, I’m on my fourth or fifth tube and I’m sticking with it forever!) and Atomy BB Cream on weekdays. On weekends and at photo shoots, I wear those two plus Pacomeri pressed powder (Korean brand), Eve Pearl Salmon Under Eye concealer and Makeup Forever concealers in various colors.

November 2011 UPDATE: I’ve recently relocated to Korea but will be able to continue to answer any questions you may have regarding the Atomy products including the 6-set Skincare set and Hair care set. Since I’m much closer to their headquarters now, I should also be able to provide any information on new products (or upcoming products) not yet available anywhere else outside of Korea such as their absolutely wonderful body lotion (OMG, the BEST. So light yet extremely moisturizing, made with herbs manufactured by Kolmar). 

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  93 comments for “BB Cream Showdown

  1. August 2, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    Can I have your Isa Knox? And I’ll make you ddukbokgee. :P

  2. Tomi
    August 2, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    I’ll think about it…

  3. August 3, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    thanks, very well written post, found it through a random google search and i shared it on my facebook

  4. August 3, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    i like it ;-)

  5. August 3, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    My pal and I had been just discussing this topic, jane is continually wanting to prove me completely wrong! I am about to present her this post and rub it in a little!

  6. August 6, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    Great ! Are you going to keep writing articles? I was pleased to read this article BTW how did you make the little widget on top of your blog ? Thanks. But.. it has been very slow to load lately.

  7. August 10, 2010 at 11:22 am

    I got to this page from Facebook (someone posted it). After checking your article, I of course clicked Like and reshared it myseld. More power.

  8. leah
    August 19, 2010 at 11:55 am

    btw, i find it very interesting and now have more knowledge about the BB cream that everyone talking about! I just got a hold the this cream about a month ago…. to this day i kinda liking the outcome!!! But not sure if i really have the “good One”. Now that am learning about this cream, i’m dying to get a hold of that “Atomy” bb cream now!!!!! Oh yeah, can you kindly remind your bff about that BB Cream review (Roseinthepark) still waiting for it. he he he Great article and will be reading more of your stuff! How’s your foot btw?

  9. Tomi
    August 19, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    Hi Leah,
    It’s good to see you here. Let me know if you want the Atomy BB Cream. I’ll hook you up. :)
    My foot’s improving, though slowly. Thx for asking! I will make sure to bother ROSEinthePARK the next time I see her! lol Come by often!

  10. Leah
    August 19, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    Hi Tomi:) thank you for the quick responds!!!! I just found your blog today when i way watching one of your cooking video, the Kim chee tuna soup. I really like your blogs, different articles and information. Really!!!! you would hook me up for the Atomy BB cream, sweet!!!!! OH yeah, pls do…..let me know when or drop me an email. You’re sweetheart!!!!! And btw, i will come by often to see what you post:) I really did enjoy your articles.
    I have read couples of blogs before somehow yours was different!
    Well, keep writing and thanks again:)

  11. Sarah
    August 24, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    I was wondering if you’re selling the Atomy BB Cream.

  12. Tomi
    August 24, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Sure, I can get you one. I’ll email you shortly.

  13. August 30, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Gracias por la punta!

    Voy a añadir su blog a mi lista!

  14. August 30, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Who would have known about this.

  15. August 31, 2010 at 3:20 am

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  16. September 2, 2010 at 12:29 am

    Insightful blog post here. I simply want to comment & give thanks to you for writing this. I’ve book-marked the blog and I will be back to learn much more again my friend!

  17. September 4, 2010 at 2:52 am

    I wasn’t aware of some of the material that you mentioned so I want to just say thank you.

  18. Jennie
    September 15, 2010 at 12:42 am

    This is the only review in English that I could find regarding Atomy skin products. I received the Morning 6 set (I believe that’s one you are using) as a gift a few weeks ago along with a tube of their awesome toothpaste! I’ve been reluctant to try the skin care set due to the brands lack of reviews on the net (at least in English).

    Their website is very informative but I’m looking for an honest to goodness review on this before I try it. What do you like about it and what did your skin go through during the first month of use? I would greatly appreciate your honest input. Thank you!

  19. Tomi
    September 15, 2010 at 1:22 am

    Hi Jennie!
    I’m so glad that you have an opportunity to try their amazing products. Isn’t the toothpaste the best ever?! I seriously cannot live without it now. Even if it cost $20, I’d totally buy it. It freshens my breath like no other and tastes so yummy! Anyhow, I’ve been thinking of doing a review of the morning skincare set for some time now bc it totally transformed my skin. I just finished the first set and am now on a second one. Absolutely, seriously love them. Unlike other more expensive skincare lines, these actually work.. As in moisturizing throughout the day, filling in small wrinkles, improving complexion, removing dry spots, and much more. I cannot live without them. It did take about a month for my skin to adjust, which is totally normal. I had tiny red spots on some areas of my face but they all disappeared. I will see if I can do a review post soon. I’m currently working on a post on their hair care and body wash set which should be up by tmrw. Be sure to check it out and def try the skincare set! It does wonders! Hope you found this helpful ;)

  20. A
    September 26, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Stumbled on this website just yesterday googling for the Atomy skincare. I was just wondering, I got the Atomy set from a friend but it didn’t have any directions on which to apply first and stuff, can you tell me which you apply in which order? It’ll help me so much if you do, I usually only apply toner and lotion.

  21. Tomi
    September 26, 2010 at 11:23 am

    You are so lucky! It’s the best skincare line ever! So this is how I use them: toner-moisturizer-essence-eye cream-nutrition cream. If you have any further questions, please let me know! :)

  22. A
    September 26, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    Thanks so much, it’ll be weird going from a 2 step system to 5 step but if this product works, I’ll be ecstatic.

  23. Tomi
    September 26, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    anytime! I forgot to mention BB Cream & Sunscreen. After the nutrition cream, I use their sunscreen for protection & to prime the skin. Then I use a mixture of their BB Cream and Laura Mercier foundation for coverage & conditioning. Give it about a month for your skin to adjust to the skincare set. During that time, you may experience break outs but it’s just a sign that your skin is reacting to the products. You have to be patient but once you are over the phase, you will start seeing some serious results! :)

  24. Esly
    October 23, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Hi! i was told by some friends that the atom product a really good products. I am using the sun cream and i love it. Unfortunatly i am not in contact with my friend, therefore i can find a store or website that sells this product. So if you can please let me know where or how i can buy more of these products i would very much apprciate it. i hope to hear from you soon. Thank You!!!

  25. Tomi
    October 24, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    I can totally help you get the products you want. Just let me know which ones you are interested and I will ship them to you?! I love their products as well. They are the only stuff I use these days ;)

  26. November 20, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Wonderful Info! But I’m possessing some trouble trying to load your website. We have study it a lot of times ahead of and never ever gotten something similar to this, but now when I seek to load anything it just takes a little even though (5-10 minutes ) and then just stops. I hope i never have spyware or something. Does any person know what the issue could be?

  27. December 27, 2010 at 1:46 am

    Any good recommend bb
    for dry skin girl like me??You really write a good
    review on bb cream….do you use skin79 bb cream before?

  28. diana
    December 28, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    hi there. i turned into a huge fan after my dermatologist
    recommended this skincare line to me. could you please tell which
    company sells these products? i’d like to become a member and
    purchase them myself. thanks again for all your diligent

  29. Tomi
    December 28, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Hi Diana. They are not sold in stores but only through members. I can help you become one. Please email me and we can discuss further: ;)

  30. Tomi
    December 28, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    I’ve never used skin79. I love Atomy BB cream and I have a combination skin: partly oily and partly dry ;)

  31. Amy Perreault
    December 29, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Do you know where to buy Atomy BB cream in Canada?
    Vancouver bc? Thanks so much!!

  32. Tomi
    December 30, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Hi Amy, since these products are not sold in stores, you would have to find someone who has a membership.. If not, I can always help you out as I have some extras at home. Let me know ;)

  33. Josie
    January 21, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Same as Amy, I live in Canada, Vancouver BC and I was wondering if you may help me with getting some of these Atomy products.
    Thank you

  34. Tomi
    January 22, 2011 at 9:19 am

    Hi Josie, I can surely help you. Which ones are you looking for?

  35. Josie
    January 23, 2011 at 1:01 am

    I’m looking for Morning 6 and the sunscreen.
    Thank you

  36. Tomi
    January 23, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    I can order them for you if you are serious about the purchase. Morning 6 is $190 and sunscreen is $20 plus shipping.

  37. babybeluga
    February 13, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    I read your comment on Atomy product. I’m putting my trust on you & will be placing my oder. So you swear by it right?

  38. Samantha
    March 23, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    How would you say the coverage is on the Atomy bb cream?

  39. March 23, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    While the coverage obviously isn’t as good as foundation (because it isn’t foundation after all; they are two very different products) but considering all the skincare benefits it offers (sunscreen, whitening, etc) it really is a much better choice for your skin, hands down. I stopped using foundation a while ago (I was using both BB cream and foundation when I wrote above post) and started only using Atomy BB Cream, then Makeup Forever multi color concealer to cover my blemishes (both redness and spots) and a pressed powder to set it. That’s pretty much my weekend makeup routine (I only do sun cream and BB cream during the week). If you have any other questions, please let me know.

  40. leah
    March 27, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Hi Tomi, id come back to get a hold of the sunscreen(Atomy)!!! Interested of ordering one, as for the BB Cream I ordered last time, i love it!!!!!! I still have some and as soon as I need one i will let you know:) hopefully it is still avaliable! Let me know and hope to hear from you soon:) take care!!!!!
    Leah ^-*

  41. March 27, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Hi Leah! Just let me know when you are done w ur bb cream and I can get you one. Will get u a paypal invoice for a sunscreen tonight. You are going to love it! ;)

  42. leah
    March 28, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    hey tomi:) just finished with my transaction thru paypal invoice 0004 let me know if everything ok? thanks girl!!!!!

  43. March 28, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Got it! Will ship tomorrow! ;)

  44. leah
    March 28, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    thanks:) such a good customer service too!!!! LOL
    so exicited to try it……….

  45. leah
    March 31, 2011 at 11:56 am

    Hey Tomi:)
    Ok now that i have the best suncream(LOL)in my hands can you give pointers on how to best use it??? With tinted moisturizer or foundation (only on occasion)…cuz girl i wish i can read Korean he he he…anyway pls do give me tips the best way to use it, how do you use it for everyday purpose? your secret is safe with me:)

  46. March 31, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Oh so you received it already! Wow that was quick. ;) so what I do is to use it everyday on my face, neck, and back of my hands. On the face, I use it right after I’m done with my regular Atomy skincare routine (5 set for face and 2 separate set for neck bc my neck area is acne prone), which is right before I apply BB cream. In your case, I’d say it should come right after moisturizer, and before foundation. Let me know if you have any further questions! ;)

  47. leah
    March 31, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    Thank you for the tips!!!! I do plan to use it especially when we go running. Its brutal here in Houston need a lot good protection on my skin. (Hold the wrinkles away!!!) So i can use it along with my BB cream:) now is this concentrated that i need only little bit? Do you think nickle size is enough for the face?

  48. March 31, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Yes, it should be enough, but it’s not greasy like other sunscreens so if you feel like you need more, feel free to layer on. don’t forget your neck and back of hands!

  49. Zweber
    May 7, 2011 at 8:03 am

    Hey- Thanks so much for your helpful info on this page. I just ordered the Atomy skincare line and am pretty sure I have the steps down for the morning regiment (Skin lotion, Milk Lotion, Essence, Eye Cream, Nutritional Cream & BB Cream) but nowhere does it clarify if any of the morning products are for washing my face with. Or are you only supposed to wash your face @ night with the nightcare steps? If you could just go over how you use the line (order, directions) I’d REALLY appreciate it. It has been difficult finding descriptive info online (in English). I want to make sure I’m using it right. Thanks!

  50. May 7, 2011 at 8:58 am

    You are right, the “morning set” does not include a face wash, however it can also be used at night which is what I’ve been doing for over a year now. In the morning, I use foam wash from the 4-evening set to cleanse my face, and at night, i use the deep cleanser to remove make up then wash my face with the foam cleanser. And once or twice a week I use the exfoliating gel and pack for a deep cleaning. Hope this helps! Let me know if you have further questions! ;)

  51. Judy Angell
    May 11, 2011 at 11:05 am

    Can you explain how to use the “morning” and the “night” sets which I just purchased. I thought they would come with instructions which they did not. HELP! I need to know what to do with all of these products.

    Thank you so much!

  52. May 18, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    Hi Judy! Please refer to my reply above? If that doesn’t help please let me know! ;)

  53. Lorna Caffery
    May 23, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    You can find ATOMY brand products in Korean stores in Hawaii.

  54. May 23, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    oh really? Good for you!! :)

  55. Esther
    May 26, 2011 at 5:06 pm


    I would like to purchase the Atomy bb cream. I’ve never used a bb cream before but based on your review this one sounds great! I have combo skin that is prone hormonal breakouts. It seems like it’s a good fit for me.

    Can I purchase one through you?

  56. May 26, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Hi Esther,
    Of course you can! I also have combo skin and their products have done wonders for me. I especially love their sunscreen and bb cream. I’ll send you a paypal invoice shortly. ;)

  57. Shea
    July 20, 2011 at 10:08 am

    Hi! I came across this blog in search for a good BB cream that will suit my combination skin…I would really like to try Atomy, but I have two questions.

    A lot is said about the yellow/red undertones of BB creams. Some people say the undertone doesn’t matter because it blends, others say that it does matter. I am extremely fair-skinned with a yellow undertone, although my cheeks sometimes get redness…do you think the red undertone of Atomy will be unnoticeable?

    Also…is there a way to know if products sold through ebay or Amazon are legit? One blogger on another page said that the products she bought through Amazon were fake, although they still worked ok for her.

    Any help would be much appreciated!! Thank you

  58. July 21, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    shea: My skin’s the same, I’m very fair-skinned with a yellow undertone, which always gave me a hard time finding a matching foundation. As mentioned in this post, I’ve tried many different BB Creams but Atomy is THE BEST and I’ve heard many say the same. and for the price ($20), it just cannot be beat. It actually takes care of the redness around my nose and mouth area, and if they get worse due to lack of sleep, I just use a Makeupforever concealer over it. but usually, all I wear on my skin during the week is Atomy sunscreen (THE BEST!) and their BB Cream and I’m good to go. I’m actually not sure whether the ones sold on ebay and amazon are legit.. from what I understand, Atomy products are not approved to be sold on sites like that as it’s membership-based. I’d be careful buying them from online other than the official atomy website or someone you know who are already members.It’s much cheaper when you become a member so definitely consider becoming one, it doesn’t cost anything.

  59. Shea
    July 22, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    Tomi, thank you for your response…yeah I definitely get that redness around my nose and mouth, it would be great to just one or two products and be done. I will go ahead and join Atomy so I can order the BB Cream and the sunscreen. Maybe I will come back here and let you know how they work for me! :)

  60. August 9, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    very nice work , thank you

  61. elizabeth
    November 8, 2011 at 8:50 am

    hi l want to buy bb cream wholesale will you help me find a great compant l am, in canada

  62. Peggy
    November 8, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    I love this review!
    I would REALLY REALLY appreciate it if you could give a review on the Atomy 6 step system.
    Also, how do you apply the Atomy skin lotion and milk lotion? Do you just use your hands or do you use a cotton pad?

  63. November 9, 2011 at 7:52 am

    You can buy at the wholesale price by becoming a member on their official website! Let me know if you are interested and I can help set you up!

  64. November 9, 2011 at 7:54 am

    I love the 6 step system! My daily routine (morning and evening) is as follows: Skin-> Milk Lotion-> Essense-> Eye cream-> Nutrient cream (plus sun screen & BB Cream in the morning). I apply everything with my fingers, just dab it! Hope this helps!

  65. Viona
    November 28, 2011 at 12:37 am

    Hey, im interested in this brand cause i have combination skin too and still havent found a perfect skincare or bb cream, my nose gets oily no matter what! What powder do you recommend for good oil control? And where can i buy it? I live in the us

  66. December 2, 2011 at 1:58 am

    My t-zone gets quite oily as well since I have combination skin. After using the Atomy Sunscreen and BB Cream, I use a compact from Makeup Forever to set it (think it’s called “Duo” or something). If you have oily skin, I’d recommend using loose powder verses a compact. That’s what I’d use too, I’m just trying to use up the pressed powder that I have.

    February 27, 2012 at 6:42 am

    Super helpful post, i’ve been hunting for the proper low down on best bb creams for days. thank you! i want to buy atomy bb cream but its impossible, i couldnt get membership to the official site, ebay and amazon no better…would i be able to take up your offer to buy for me? Yours hopefully!

  68. February 28, 2012 at 11:36 am

    I can, but shipping may be quite pricey since it will be shipped from Korea

  69. Erica
    March 31, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Hi, I`m living in Tokyo and have a really hard time finding anything about this on the net over here (I can`t read japanese lol)So I was wondering if I could order their BB cream through you, or could you help me get a membership? ^^ I hope it`s not a hassle. I have combination skin too and have been looking for something that actually works…

  70. April 2, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    Hi Erica,
    Try their website at
    Go to “Join Us” on the top right hand corner, and follow directions.
    Use 904764 to sign up. Password is 1234. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

  71. Jeannie Kim
    June 20, 2012 at 11:55 am

    I love the Atomy skincare line! It’s all natural, suits all skin types, and is so affordable!

  72. June 27, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Hi Tomi,

    On Nov 9, 2011, you posted “You can buy at the wholesale price by becoming a member on their official website! Let me know if you are interested and I can help set you up!”

    You see, I want to sign up through a Korean marketing network, and not through US/Canadian network for logistic reasons, since I’m based in Asia. I’d appreciate very much if you could really help me set a marketing network up in my country.

    Have a nice day. Thanks!

    Best regards,

  73. June 28, 2012 at 1:17 am

    sure I can, where exactly are you located?

  74. July 16, 2012 at 2:39 am

    atomy skincare line is good for skin type , i am africa american and make up artist as well i love atomy skincare , if need to purchase i am in united states pls email me at i will help purchase skincare system

  75. WeenC
    July 24, 2012 at 12:58 am

    Hi, I’m fr M’sia and my mum’s tenant gave her atomy bb cream as a gift and i absolutely love it. The problem is the tenant bought it fr Korea. Do u have any idea where i can get it in M’sia. Thanks!

  76. July 30, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    You can buy it from their website:

    Go to “Join Us” at the top right hand corner, and follow directions.
    Use 904764 to sign up. Password is 1234. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

  77. S
    September 2, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    Hi, do you ship to Asia?How much is the shipping cost?Do you have e-mail or something?

  78. Marilag
    October 29, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Hello, I saw that you are using Atomy product. I just wanna ask if there is a way that you can eye a fake one. Im trying to buy one Atomy product (nutrition cream) and I am not sure if it is original or fake.

    Thank You!

  79. November 8, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Hi I actually wasn’t aware there were fake ones.. I’d say it would be best to purchase through a membership

  80. soo
    December 17, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Hi, i am trying to get into the atomy membership but it’s hard to find the sponser. I really want to purchase from actual atomy site because i used to buy from ebay and i dont feel comfortable. Please help! Thank you.

  81. December 18, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Hi Soo,
    Try mine: 904764 to sign up. Password is 1234

    Go to their website:

    Go to “Join Us” at the top right hand corner, and follow directions using the sponsor info I listed above. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask! ;)

  82. January 6, 2013 at 3:42 am

    I am really delighted to read this weblog posts which consists of lots of
    valuable information, thanks for providing these kinds of information.

  83. kk
    June 25, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    are u sponsored by atomy? do you recommend any of their products really?

  84. June 25, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    No I’m not sponsored, I’m just a customer that buys from them regularly. Their system is different in that you have to be a member to purchase. I recommend every single product, I’ve been using everything including skincare, body and hair products, and even vitamin supplements for years now with no issues.
    Please let me know if you have further questions? Xo ;)

  85. shar
    July 29, 2013 at 2:48 am

    Hi Karen, I was trying to use your sponsor id to join ATOMY as a member, but it doesn’t seem to like it. I can login using your ID and pw, but then on the Step 2: Fill in Membership form, I add your sponsor ID and get an error that there is “No positions Under Select Member id” Can you please help me? Thanks!

  86. July 29, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Hello there!
    Go to
    Click on Join Us on top of the page,
    For membership ID, try 1898617 & pw:1234
    Press Join Atomy Registration,
    Check off membership agreement boxes,
    Once clicked, for Sponsor ID, enter
    And then fill out the rest of the form. :)

    Hope this works for you! Sorry it didn’t the first time… Please let me know if you need further assistance! Take care- xoxo

  87. Marilag
    July 29, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Hi again, i just wanna ask if they have international shipping? coz im from the philippines and i really want this product? do you have any idea how much will it cost just incase they have? thank you :)

  88. August 3, 2013 at 11:23 am

    I believe so… but make sure to check the website for correct info! ;)

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