The Wobbling BB

I recently made a few purchases on Gmarket. I am close to scraping the barrel on my current BB creams and getting caught short is NOT something that I could bear to face!

I was rather excited about trying a BB cream from the relatively new brand "Holika Holika". Holika Holika is an off shoot from the Korean Enprani brand that seems to be growing in popularity.

Today I am reviewing the Aqua Petit Jelly BB in shade #01.

I was drawn to this BB as it is purported to contain 70% "healthy aqua" and a moisturising jelly like texture that will clarify and retain moisture on skin.

The jelly mould packaging makes this looks like it is edible!

It really does have a jelly like texture and as is often the case with Korean BB creams, it is fragranced. Not to worry the fragrance is fresh and light and I ceased to notice it shortly after application.

What I Like about the Aqua Petit Jelly BB
  • Sun protection SPF20 PA++
  • The light texture is lovely to apply and feels great on the skin I think this will be better appreciated in summer and in warmer more humid climates.
  • This BB cream does not oxidise.
  • Purse friendly, I paid approx £7.50 for this.

What I don't like about the Aqua Petit Jelly BB

  • I do not find this to be particularly moisturising as it dries down to a powdery matte finish.
  • If you have dry skin like me, you will need to use a moisturising primer prior to application as this will accentuate dry patches.
  • Only available in 2 shades and both are rather light.
  • I am not mad about the packaging, but am glad that there is a spatula included for a more hygienic application.
Most UNHELPFUL, I know, BUT I am still sat on the fence and umming and ahhhing about this BB Jelly. There is a lot to like yet at the same time it does not come without a few hitches. I usually am a big fan of light textured BB creams but this is so very light in coverage that I am not sure that it is worth applying at all.

Being a pragmatic girl at heart, it did occur to me that I could try to use this as a base. However, the powdery finish it leaves on my skin throws that idea right out of the window.

Alas! I wonder where I went wrong with this!
So many others fave about this product yet I find it lacking in too many ways. If you are looking for a light textured, light feeling BB cream for summer, then I would much rather reccommend the Kiss Me Sunkiller BB SPF50 PA+++. I mention this here.


  1. omg i was reading this post thinking it was something I could eat. what a scam :P hehehe xx

  2. bangbangsheshoots17 April 2011 at 14:07

    the packaging is cute but looks kinda inconvenient to use - sorry it didn't work out for you! my skin doesn't work with korean stuff :$

  3. Jen@lifeandlensofbeauty17 April 2011 at 17:22

    sad to hear you didn't like this :/ I haven't tried anything by Holika Holika brand, but would be interested in a few things from them though.

  4. hahah, i really thought it was edible xD

  5. awww...too bad it is not that fab. I ordered this as well after reading Muse's raves, but I am still waiting for my gmarket haul so it should be here this week. Perhaps it will work for me in the summer on my tzone. I will look at your Sunkiller BB as well.

  6. I really wish that it worked for me.

  7. LOL!!! Please dont eat BB cream.

  8. I have to try more from the brand .......I really wish this worked!

  9. I think it's their habit of scenting EVERYTHING!!!! grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

  10. I'm sorry this didn't work for you.
    I wish BB creams made darker colors, so far I have only come across 1.

  11. The unique take on the packaging really intrigued me at first but I despise anything I have to dip my fingers in so I never tried it. I have to admit i'm glad of glad to know I;m not missing out on too much ^_^ The lightweight jelly texture sounds lovely though...especially with summer in full swing, even my trusting mushroom bbcream is starting to feel a tad heavy~


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