Many of you may not know this – but Dr Schrammek Blemish Balm was THE BB Cream that started it all. It is the original BB Cream which caused the craze. However, being a German brand, it wasn’t the Germans that made BB Cream the worldwide craze – but it was the Koreans who took this BB Cream concept back to Asia and made it a worldwide success.
This year, Dr Schrammek released a fluid version of their famous beauty balms. This fluid has covering, toning and at the same time hydrating properties. Lends moisture and refreshes. The liquid texture merges with the skin and conceals tiny imperfections. For an even, flawless and well-groomed complexion. The 2 in 1 care fluid can easily applied on the face after cleansing.
Another great blemish balm product to reduce inflammation and hydrate to improve skin tone, prevent breakouts and reduce redness and pigmentation!
How does it differ from the Classic Blemish Balm?
Lighter weight coverage.
moisturizing and concealing
protects against loss of moisture
complexion appears relaxed and even
skin feels silky and light!
What makes it special?
concealing fluid and skin care in one
natural skin shade
evens out the complexion
Reduce inflammation and hydrate to improve skin tone, prevent breakouts and reduce redness and pigmentation!
Aquarich (black oats and lecithin)
BEIGE – For Normal to Dry Skin
IVORY – For Oily to Combination Skin
I think the ugly and cheap packaging from the high-end Korean BB Creams were inspired by the Dr. Schrammek packaging, since it was the original BB Cream. Therefore, to create a similar ‘original feel’ to the Schrammek BB Cream- the packaging had to be ugly and cheap.
Though the packaging of the BB Fluid is better than the BB Balm, it really still is ugly compared to the BB Creams produced by Korean companies. I always do believe that products like these where women carry in their handbags should always have a ‘wow’ factor.
Though the design is so-so, the bottle itself is quite sturdy which is a plus! It is also light, therefore convenient to carry around. Unlike their BB Balms which comes in travel size (15ml), the beauty fluid doesn’t have this option!
Texture & Shade
They both have fluid texture – however the texture of the IVORY is a little more liquid than the BEIGE since it is for oily & combination skin. However, compared to the RESKIN BB Cream & WHOO Seol BB Cream – they are creamier and don’t have that silky powdery finish. They both offer a matte finish.
I have no idea why Dr Schrammek divided the BB Creams by skin type and colour. Asian brands usually divide the BB Creams by skin tone and skin type separately. The BEIGE ( for normal dry ) has a orangey colour – sort of like the HERA UV MIST BALM. You don’t need to apply a blusher after this because it has that brightening rosy-ness effect to it. The IVORY on the other hand, has a more typical BB shade which is rather neutral and natural – but does have a greyish undertone to it which can be rather obvious. One is too orange – and one is too greyish, but after 5 minutes – they blend together with your skin colour and the orange one looks a little bit more natural than the ivory.
The coverage is pretty good for such a lightweight texture. I would say above average as you can see from the photos above at how good they cover up the pores. However, the coverage can’t be compared to the original Dr Schrammek BB Balm which is even better.
Left : Ivory , Right : Beige
One would expect the IVORY version to be less oil-based than the BEIGE version since it is for oily combination skin, but it is the opposite. Both of them performed quite badly during the oil test but in reality they aren’t that bad. Infact, the oil control was rather good for both, and even better for the IVORY version.
Left : Ivory, Right : Beige
I applied BB Creams on the back of both hands, placed them under running tap, then used a tissue to wipe off to see if any traces of BB can be found on the tissue paper. The Beige tissue paper was a little bit more dirty but generally, both were hardly noticeable!
For the complete ingredient list, refer to our ingredient list page. The ingredient list differ for both shades as they cater for different skin type.
Free from : Parabens
Not free from : Talc, silicones, fragrance
However, a downside to this BB Cream is it’s price : a hefty 48 euros for 50ml. Furthermore, it is 48 euros in Europe which is the cheapest. It is even more expensive in the US, and in Asia ( retailing for around 120,000 wons and $96 USD ). There are many Asian BB Creams out there which has the same texture, but much cheaper. However, you can tell that this BB Cream just performs better than the ones out there. Another complain i have about both BB Creams are the fragrance. It is rather powerful and heavy.
Both also has strong adhesion on the skin. Lasts for a whole day on your skin without having to touch up. It also performs extremely well in the water test – so no worries if you’re sweating and it won’t smudge making you look as if you’re dripping mud water.
Pity that you don’t have a choice for shades here. If you have oily and combination skin , the Ivory is for you. If you have dry and normal skin , the Beige is for you. Both colours look quite natural ( remember to leave them on for 5 minutes for the BB to blend with your skin colour ). The BEIGE has a brightening effect due to the orangey undertone – therefore it looks better under yellow light – but be careful to blend it thoroughly to avoid looking too orangey. The Ivory looks more natural and makes you look fairer. I do love both BB Fluids – and i will be comparing them to the original BB Creams tomorrow!
Oh yes, another downside is that there’s no SPF which is always the case with the expensive BB Creams as it interferes with the quality of the BB : i guess you can’t have everything!