[REVIEW] Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream SPF42 PA+++ | No 21

Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream SPF42 PA+++ No 21 Review:

When I first came across this product, I didn’t know much about makeup in general. I was just online searching for a new foundation to replace my one and only Clinique one, but I wanted something that actually worked for my acne-prone skin. Thankfully, I stumbled across this BB cream. With the many amazing reviews I read for this product, I just had to try it out (and I’m so glad I did).



According to the label, this product is said to do multiple things:

  1. Heal visible wrinkles
  2. Heal visible blemishes
  3. Provide excellent coverage
  4. Provide whitening and anti-aging properties
  5. UVA and UVB protection


Water (Aqua), Cyclomethicone, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Zinc Oxide, Propylene Glycol, Titanium Dioxide, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Cetyl Peg/ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Arbutin, Mineral Oil, Glycerin, Polyethylene, Talc, Phenyl Trimethicone, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Iron Oxides (Yellow), Sodium Chloride, Iron Oxides (Red), Iron Oxides (Black), Methylparaben, Dimethicone, Propylparaben, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Squalane, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Disodium Edta, Adenosine, Caviar Extract, Algae Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Fagus Sylvatica Bud Extract, Ceramide 3, Fragrance (Parfum), Hydroxyisohexyl 3-cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Benzyl Salicylate, Hydroxycitronellal, Alpha-isomethyl Ionone, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Citronellol

Volume: 50ml

The product’s volume is only , which may seem like a small amount, but it’s quite amazing how a little can go a long way. This product easily lasts me over five months of daily usage.

How to use:

I know a lot of people who prefer to use beauty blending sponges to apply their BB creams, but I prefer to apply it with either my fingers or a simple foundation brush. This product is meant to be applied at the end of your skincare routine, just after your sunscreen application, and can be followed up with a finishing powder if needed.

My Skin Type: Oily-Combo, Acne-Prone

Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream SPF42 PA+++ No 21 Review:

What got me to buy it was its claim to “heal blemishes.” It was exactly the kind of foundation I was looking for! All the other claims intrigued me, but because I had an acne issue, the fact that it was suitable for acne-prone people such as myself, I just couldn’t say no – plus, coverage? Yes, thank you.

Because this is a BB cream and not some heavy-duty foundation that you can get at a Mac or Sephora store, I found the texture to feel rather lightweight on my skin despite its medium-to-high pigmented coverage. It almost feels exactly the same as putting on a moisturizer.

Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream SPF42 PA+++ No 21 Review

I bought this BB cream in shade #21, which is their “light beige” color, and I love how well it blends into my pale skin – I used to stray from foundations in general because they would never have one that matched my skin color, but now I don’t have to worry about that ever again! It also smells a bit floral, which I adore.

I’ve used this product for over a year now and still love the formulation. Zinc oxide is a great sunscreen protector, but it also has the ability to heal wounds (read as acne). Further, this product includes: 

  • Arbutin, a skin-whitening agent
  • Jojoba Seed Oil, an oil that is close to the texture of our own natural skin oils, so it’s very unlikely to break you out
  • Glycerin, a moisturizing ingredient found in most skincare (and is very effective)
  • Sodium Hyaluronate, which has the ability to draw moisture to your skin
  • Ceramide, one of the most moisturizing ingredients you could ever possibly hope for (plus, it helps your skin heal)
  • Benzyl Salicylate, an effective acne-fighting agent

Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream SPF42 PA+++ No 21 Review

Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream SPF42 PA+++ No 21 Review

As far as healing goes, I’m not sure that I can tell of any difference in speed, but I can absolutely see that this product effectively fades post-acne scars and makes my skin look more even in tone. Another thing I’ve noticed is that if I wear this product religiously (like, every day), my acne seems to come up less, which I can easily attribute to the benzyl salicylate ingredient.

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It also doesn’t seem to clog my pores the way my past foundation would either, which is always a plus in my book; I never feel worried about my skin when I wear this BB cream.

I’ve repurchased this product once so far and even though it is dear to me, it has opened my eyes to the world of BB creams, and at times it does make me wonder if there are better things out there because I’m just a curious person like that.

But this is a product I would recommend to any person looking to get into BB creams, simply because it has a nice ingredient list and is generally liked by all who try it. The only group of people I could see this being an issue for are those who are sensitive to mineral oil or have severely dry skin.

I say this because on days when I’ve had dry skin and flaking (either due to the cold weather in Canada or because I’ve over-exfoliated), the BB cream did seem to make my flakes more obvious in appearance, so this product demands smooth skin before application.

I think some people could get away with this by using a primer beforehand, but perhaps not so much for those who have really dry skin. For this reason, I give this product a 4/5 – for that price, it is definitely a must-try.

Where to buy:

Amazon Prime | eBay | Yesstyle

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