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ZA BB Creams

ZA Cosmetics challenged us beauty bloggers with a half-face test to determine efficacy of their BB creams and let's see how it fares with this review!

SRP: PHP 425
Availability: Watsons, Landmark, SM Department Stores

(+) ZA has two BB creams - one is whitening with  a higher SPF and more broad spectrum of UV protection while the other one is a normal one with a darker tone. It's good to have options since most BB creams appear too white on Filipina skin. Let's start with True White first.
(+) Based on arm swatch below, the coverage is good with a semi-matte finish. The line is from their Total Hydration but it's nice how it's not too oily or creamy.
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Swatch of ZA True White BB Cream (left) and  BB Cream UV (right)- 2 coats, with foundation, with flash
(-) However, I just find the consistency a but average as you can see above after blending
(-) I also find application a bit hard because the formula is not easy to spread; it's a bit thick and hard
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Swatch of ZA Total Hydration True White BB Cream - 2 coats, with flash
(+/-)The True White appears ok in terms of tone on my arm but on face especially with flash it appears too white. Nonetheless with a good powder like the one from ZA as well, you can see from below that the tone adjusts.
Swatch of ZA Total Hydration True White BB Cream - 2 coats, with foundation, with flash
(+/-) Tried a half-face test for True White BB cream and skin looks whiter, a bit healthier with concealed impurities. Before powder foundation though it would appear creamy and cakey.
Swatch of ZA Total Hydration True White BB Cream - 2 coats, with flash
(+) With a powder, everything looks good already with a glow that looks healthy and foundation-like. Nonetheless, the True White BB (right) appears a bit pinkish than the BB Cream UV (left) so it depends on what you would prefer.
Swatch of ZA True White BB Cream (right) and  BB Cream UV (left) - 2 coats, with foundation, with flash
(+) I like that this BB doesn't have too strong fragrance and haven't experience any irritation to the product.

Now the BB Cream UV!
ZA Total Hydration BB Cream UV SPF 45 PA++
SRP: PHP 325
Availability: SM, Landmark, Watsons

(+) Now this BB on face looks more like a match on my face. The formula is also easier to apply and spread with better consistency and coverage that's not too white.
(+) Before foundation, the product on face has a more beige tone and is really hydrating, not drying.
Swatch of ZA Total Hydration BB Cream UV - 2 coats, with flash
(+) With powder, the product achieves perfect consistency hiding all impurities including pores that a BB cream should do. This one also gives less dull skin than true White.
Swatch of ZA Total Hydration BB Cream UV - 2 coats, with foundation, with flash
(+) As a skin care, this BB line truly hydrates. They're creamy but the finish is not too oily or greasy and provides a balance of moisture that's nice to have all day every day.

Overall, I like the skin care capabilities of the BB creams with my trust on Shiseido brands, but also, as a blemish balm, it has whitening, improving and good foundation properties that are perfect for all skin types with a very good level of UV protection.
What did you think of my half-face test? My skin definitely improves with BB creams and foundations!
Now I challenge you as well to be part of this offline (as you can swap your old BB for ZA BB creams with a 50% OFF until end October after you do a half-face test) and online with the mechanics below:
1. Liking/Following Mikki on Facebook and Twitter (@mikkigalang)

2. Subscribing to this blog via Google Connect (see side bar) - you can do this if you have twitter, hotmail, gmail or yahoo, etc

3. Following me on Instagram (@mikkigalang)
4. Following me on NuffnangXYou can download it via Google Play or iTunes store, or you can simply access it via your web browser and visit It's for free and easy because you can sign in with your FB account. Search for
5.  Follow ZA Cosmetics on FB and Twitter & Instagram (@ZACosmeticsPH)
6.Tell me why you want to try ZA Total Hydration BB Cream UV White on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Tag @mikkigalang @zacosmeticsph and end it with "Take the half-face test and WIN whitening gift packs from ZA and"
7. Comment here with the link to your entry so I can monitor
*Most active winners will be chosen by OCT 30, 2013
5 Winners will receive each a Total Hydration BB Cream UV White; True White Prizmizer; True White Day Protector. Good Luck!


  1. Yay! You know, you should get full wispy bangs. It'll look good on you.

  2. Jhessica Recto

  3. jhessica recto
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  5. yay! heres my entry Ms. Mikki

  6. FB name Cam Chi
    Twitter post:

    I am in love with Za! I just bought the 12-in-1 Total Hydration BB cream and I am in looove, it's the best BB cream I've used to date and I have used a LOT. Even if I don't win I am going to stock up on Za BB creams whilst they are 50% off!

  7. Khristel Anne Vital

  8. Celline Reyes

    Honestly, I already bought the ZA Total Hydration BB Cream UV White after reading your review. :) But I still want to try the other 2 products so I'm joining. Yey! :))

  9. Agnes dela cruz
    FB: Agnes dc

  10. Riyalyn Gatdula

  11. Riyalyn Gatdula

  12. Agnes Dela Cruz

  13. yay super love this so I LIKED FOLLOWED SUBSCRIBED TWIT & REGRAMMED -xoxo
    FB & Twitter names: Mitchie Boo & MitchyMZ

  14. Allyzon Mae Sabio

    Wanted to try this product to hide all my impurities

  15. Hey Beautiful ladies! Thanks for joinig this giveaway! More to come soon! For now, congrats to Alyzon Sabio, Bec San Diego, Kristel Vital, Celine Reyes, Cam Chi! Email for confirmation!

  16. How long does it last on the skin? Does it make your skin oily after 4-6 hours?

    ~Pauline @Kallony