Dr. Ceuracle could be popping up a lot in your feed lately or you may have read my review on their PLC Vita K Liposome Oil Ampoule, but this is actually not a new Korean Beauty brand. Previously known as Leejiham / LJH Cosmetics and then Leegeehaam, the brand was founded by dermatologists in 2000, and has rebranded once again to Dr. Ceuracle.

Dr. Ceuracle is a combination of the words cosmeceutical and miracle. The Vegan Kombucha line is one of the recent lines they’ve launched and their Vegan Kombucha Tea Essence has already taken the K-beauty community by storm.

However, the Dr. Ceuracle Vegan Kombucha Tea BB Cream [PR*] caught my eye and I chose to try it for two reasons:
1- I love BB Creams and 2- I had plenty of skincare to go through already, so it seemed like a better choice to go with a makeup item at this point.

Where to buy: You can find this at Oshen Skin ( use kbeautynotes10 for 10% OFF), Yesstyle (You can use KBEAUTYNOTES for 2-5% off your order), Stylevana US / Stylevana EUJolse.

Price: $22-$28

Volume: 30ml (1.01 fl.oz.)

What is the Dr. Ceuracle Vegan Kombucha Tea BB Cream

This is described as a tinted moisturizer with SPF 30 and PA++ to help create a weightless, natural coverage for those seeking for a “second skin” type of makeup. It is formulated with 20% Kombucha Tea Extract for powerful antioxidant benefits and a lot of other goodies like niacinamide, panthenol, adenosine etc.. This BB Cream comes only in one shade, unfortunately, that’s natural beige with a yellow undertone which would make it suitable for those with warm undertones.

Application

Apply the BB Cream as the last step of your skincare routine and after sunscreen in the AM. Due to the light creamy consistency, I’d say the best application method would be using a sponge or brush, especially if you have large pores.

This way it will not get deposited into the pores and make them look like colored dots. Those of you with large pores probably know what I’m talking about. So, using a tool would help with a thinner application that can be layered and blended out better. If you don’t usually encounter this problem, applying it with your hands will work fine too.

Scent

It has a floral scent. Neither subtle nor overpowering. I don’t notice it after some time as it fades away.

Shade

There’s only one shade, suitable for those with fair skin but warm undertones. Seeing the 3 bb creams side by side in the picture, they look completely different, but actually are similar when I apply them on my face (the skin on my body is more pale than my face). The Klairs Illuminating Supple Blemish Cream is the closest to my skin tone, but Dr Ceuracle looks similar and not overly yellow as it does in the picture.

The Missha BB Cream which is more suited for cool undertones definitely looks whiter and much brighter on me, but still doesn’t give me a gray cast.

My experience

The BB Cream applies very thinly on the skin providing light coverage without feeling heavy at all. Creates an even skin tone and makes my complexion look bright and healthy.

But, having smooth skin texture is very important. Flaky skin, or raised bumps / blackheads will cause it to cling onto them. For me, an oil based cleanser takes care of this problem by removing oil buildup and dead skin cells effectively. If you currently exfoliate, that would be great, too.

Second, dry skin is a no-no. If you don’t moisturize or prep the skin properly it will look kind of cakey when you look at the face up close.

It has a tendency to settle into wrinkles and lines, so if this is one of your concerns I think this would not be suitable for you. Of course things like primer or powder may help. For me again, it’s noticeable only up close because I have very few lines which are also not that deep, so it doesn’t bother me that much.


Performance

Texture: The texture feels like a light cream, but compared to the Missha and Klairs BB Creams it spreads more thinly on the skin.

Finish: The finish is natural I’d say. At first it looks dewy and you feel like it may get greasy, but becomes like second skin after a couple of minutes. For me it feels neither drying, nor hydrating.

Coverage: Light coverage in one layer and buildable to medium-ish. If you have skin concerns like acne/acne marks or dark circles you must use a separate concealer to cover them.

Lasting Power: It’s similar to other bb creams, but also varies. I’m prone to dehydration, so I take care to moisturize the skin very well before applying makeup. But since this is very lightweight it will not adhere strongly to the skin causing it to easily transfer. In this case using a powder helps to prevent this from happening and making it last longer. If you use minimal steps before the bb cream, it will stay longer on the skin.

Ingredients

Apart from the pigment, the Dr. Ceuracle Vegan Kombucha Tea BB Cream also offers some skin benefits:

Kombucha Tea ( fermented green tea ) – is packed with antioxidants to fight free radicals. Also plays a role in a healthier skin barrier.

Niacinamide: multi-functional ingredient with anti-acne, skin brightening, anti-aging and barrier repair properties.

Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate – great for skin moisturization and soothing.

Panthenol: anti-inflammatory and skin protecting.

Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide used as physical (inorganic) UV filters.

Dr. Ceuracle Vegan Kombucha Tea

Camellia Sinensis Leaf Water, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate, Dipropylene Glycol, Caprylic/​Capric Triglyceride, Titanium Dioxide, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/​Dicaprate, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-5 Polyricinoleate, Hexyldecyl Myristoyl Methylaminopropionate, Niacinamide, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate/​Hexastearate/​Hexarosinate, Magnesium Sulfate, Schisandra Chinensis Fruit Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Zinc Oxide, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Dimethicone/​Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Panthenol, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate/​Polyhydroxystearate/​Sebacate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Glyceryl Caprylate, Trihydroxystearin, Butylene Glycol, Polyglyceryl-3 Oleate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Water, Diisostearoyl Polyglyceryl-3 Dimer Dilinoleate, Adenosine, Tocopherol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Fragrance, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Iron Oxide Yellow (Ci 77492), Iron Oxide Red (Ci 77491), Iron Oxide Black (Ci 77499)


Final Verdict on the Vegan Kombucha Tea BB Cream

Pros

  • Light to medium-ish cover.
  • Natural non greasy finish.
  • Non drying.
  • Evens out skin tone and brightens.
  • Didn’t break me out.
  • Suited better for warm undertones.
  • Soothing and antioxidant ingredients.
  • Sun protection SPF 30, PA++.
  • Vegan and Cruelty-free.

Cons

  • Tendency to cling onto dry patches.
  • Can settle in creases.
  • Transfers when the base is too moisturizing.
  • Only one shade.

This is a nice lightweight tinted moisturizer to help even out skin tone, brighten and offer some SPF protection. Perfect for those that don’t like to apply heavy makeup daily as it feels just like skin. However, I think it’s mostly suited for people that don’t have a lot of skin troubles like prominent dark circles, blemishes or wrinkles. Although it comes only in one shade, unlike most bb creams in the past, it is yellow-based so it will look very natural on warm undertones and there won’t be any gray cast.



Did you find the Dr. Ceuracle Vegan Kombucha Tea BB Cream Review helpful? Have you tried anything from this Korean skincare brand?



*PR Sample – kindly gifted by Oshen Skin, but opinions are completely my own.
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