Review: Secret Key Snow White Cream

♫ 李行亮 - 愿得一人心
Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the fairest one of all?

That's probably the first sentence you think of when somebody mentions Snow White, right?

Secret Key Snow White Cream
Along with the Banila Co. lip crayon, Cosmetic Love also sent me a tub of this Secret Key Snow White Cream to try out.
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The Secret Key Snow White Cream has 5-in-1 functions, which includes whitening, as a base for makeup, provides moisture, protection from makeup chemicals, and a 5-free system that is suitable for sensitive skin.

Product information on side of box
Unfortunately, the product information (information, usage) on the box is all written in Korean. However, on the top of the box and on the sides of the tub itself, it is written that the cream contains niacinamide. Niacinamide is a type of Vitamin B3 that can help to prevent skin from losing water content, and is also able to treat uneven skin tone and to mitigate acne and red marks on the skin (source).

Upon opening the tub, you will see a protective plastic lid to prevent the cream from sticking to the screw cover. The cream is quite dense, and has a fairly strong baby powder scent. Some people may love it, but personally I am not a fan of the scent.

The cream comes with a spatula for you to scoop out the cream, which is great for hygiene purposes. Just scoop out a small dollop of the cream, place it on the back of your hand, and gently apply to your face.

Once applied onto the face (you'll need to blend it out), you'll find that your skin is slightly fairer and moisturized. It doesn't have any greasy, sticky or silicone-y feeling, but the baby powder scent does linger a bit. Personally, I will not use it as replacement for a makeup base, as it just seems like a normal whitening moisturizer to me. My skin did not break out while using it, which is good news.

✓ Pros: Smooth feeling, non-greasy, non-sticky, quite moisturizing, did not cause skin breakout, includes protective lid and spatula, affordable price.
✗ Cons: Strong baby powder scent, not recommended as replacement for makeup base, will dry up into powder form if left exposed to air for a long time.

You can purchase the Secret Key Snow White Cream (50g) from Cosmetic Love. They carry a huge variety of Korean brand cosmetics and skincare, which are 100% genuine and sourced directly from Korean retailers and manufacturers. 

*This item was sent to me by for review without financial compensation. All opinions expressed are completely honest and strictly my own.


Ahleessa said...

How cute it's name after a Disney princess! The first thing that came to mind is that it's a whitening product... hehe~ Nice!

Mummy MM said...

I like the packaging. Very cute. Angel Love Soldier

Anonymous said...

The name sure captures the attention :-) I must say I'm really intrigued by the product, I'd love to give it a try to see how/if it works for me.

Bijin Blair said...

Ooooh, I see Secret Key everywhere but I have yet to try any of their products. How about yourself, anything other than the Snow White Cream?

Emi ♡ 恵美 said...

Oh I have been curious of this!!! Thank you for the review!!

恵美より ♥

LauraLeia said...

Ahleessa: Haha IKR! At least the name suits the product. :D

Jazz: The packaging isn't too bad. :) Very simple.

Melissa: It's definitely a product that would appeal to Asians, since it's a whitening product, haha~

Blair: The only other whitening product I've tried is the L'Oreal whitening range, which to me just felt like any other skincare range, lol

Emi: You're welcome! :)