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Etude House CC Cream in Silky review + swatches

Etude House CC Cream in Silky review + swatches | The Best Korean CC cream for me!

I used to be a BB cream-kind of girl because it works on me so I religiously stuck to it. Some of my favorites were THEFACESHOP's Face It Power Perfection BB Cream in 02 Natural BeigeEtude House Precious Mineral BB Cream Blooming Fit in Natural Beige, and Belo Intensive Whitening BB Cream SPF50. I was hesitant to try it at first, but thank goodness I did, because now, Etude House CC Cream in Silky is definitely one of my HGs!

So first things first: This is not a sponsored post. Next, read this if you're not familiar with the difference between a BB cream and a CC cream, and you want to know which one is for you.

I've always loved Korean cosmetics and skincare products, especially since they actually work and they're not very expensive. In fact, I've actually had a lot of Korean makeup hauls over the years:




My COSRX haul! More on that in the next few days. 😉

But ever since I had my first ever (and major!) skin allergic reaction back in August, my skin became so sensitive. I never had skin allergies before so this scared me a lot. I was in and out of the hospital and had a lot of injections. Turns out, if you've had asthma before even if it was during your childhood (like me), it increases your chances to get allergies as you grow older. In fact, adults are even more prone to getting these as we become more exposed to all allergens! 

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I've also undergone an allergy skin prick test to identify what can trigger these hives so that I can already avoid it. BTW, this allergy skin prick test or most commonly known as the patch test can cost you at least P4,000 per panel. I had two (both food and inhalants) so it totaled to P8,000. I was even prescribed anti-histamines and some meds to help relieve the itch should I have it again.

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All these (expensive) meds yet I still get small rashes whenever I eat something. Since then, my skin became so sensitive that I often get small and really itchy rashes on my face.  I don't even know what triggers it because I've been avoiding all allergens already, but I still get random rashes somewhere.

What's worse is it leaves a mark which does not go away easily. It made me really conscious because back then, I was a Merchandising Manager handling Fashion and Health and Beauty. In my mind, "how can I confidently represent my department if my skin was so f-ed up?" And that's when I started using Etude House CC Cream in Silky to help my skin look better.

Etude House CC Cream in Silky | Overview

Etude House CC Cream comes in two variants: Glow and Silky. However, it suits mostly those with light skin. It costs P848 and is available in all Etude House stores nationwide.

By the way, I've been using this every day for five months now and there's still so much product left. 

Etude House CC Cream comes in a tube-like container with a pump. I prefer this because you can squeeze the product easily especially if it's almost empty.

The Etude House CC Cream is an 8-in-1 multi-function cream that does more than correcting and caring for your skin. 

This CC cream claims to give the following 8 benefits:
  • Hydrates and moisturizes your skin for a nice, moisturized glow.
  • Can be used as a primer/foundation base since it evens out the skin tone and helps the foundation adhere to the skin better.
  • Conceals redness, sallowness, and some light pigmentation
  • Has anti-aging and stress-relieving ingredients which can help your skin heal and recover
  • Contains SPF30PA+++ to protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun
  • Lightens and brightens your skin complexion
  • Gives your skin a dewy glow
  • Plumps and smooth out wrinkles

Etude House CC Cream in Silky | Swatches

Etude House CC Cream in Silky is really creamy. 

At first, I was surprised at how white it is. Almost like sunblock, but not that heavy and minus the stickiness...

But when I started to spread it out...

The nude-ishness started appearing. Although, this is still so white for Filipino skin/morena. I'm an NC25 in MAC Cosmetics and this is about 1-2 shades lighter. 

However, I'm acidic, so in about an hour, the color has completely adjusted to my natural skin tone.

And as I started to blend, the more nude pigment there is, making it less white.

To be honest, it's harder to blend as compared to a BB Cream because it's too white and has a thicker consistency.

That's why whenever I use this, I only pump it lightly. Not even a full pump because a little goes a long way. Too much can make you too white, it's as if you've applied Chin Chun Su (millennial babies, where you at???) instead. 

Etude House CC Cream in Silky Swatch | With flash

Etude House CC Cream in Silky Swatch | Without flash

Etude House CC Cream in Silky | Application

Note: I took these photos about a month ago. I've already applied makeup on my eyes.


Like me and my life, my skin isn't perfect but I love it nonetheless. My skin has endured so much, especially when I was in so much stress before. I had pimples and marks all over. 

Here in this photo, I still have several pimple marks on my cheek and skin, which is where random rash usually appears. I also have saggy skin below my eyes, thanks to many sleepless nights. LOL.

Unfortunately, my skin is more sensitive now so pimples and rashes almost always leave a mark. But I always tell myself that my flaws do not define me. It shouldn't.


After applying Etude House CC Cream in Silky, the pimple marks were almost invisible. However, it was not able to cover up my saggy under eyes.

By the way, I only use my fingertips in applying BB cream, CC cream and sometimes liquid concealer on my face. I find it easier to blend and spread out.


About an hour after application, ayan medyo humuhulas na siya because ya girl's acidic. LOL. So my pimple marks also started appearing. But it's okay, I didn't want to look fully made up every day anyway. 

If my skin was back to its flawless and poreless state three years ago (see photo below), I wouldn't wear any product on my face, except for an eyebrow pencil and lip tint.

No filter, no foundation—only used an eyebrow pencil (too dark lol) and lip tint!

Etude House CC Cream in Silky | Review & Verdict

  • Multi-function
  • It corrects the unevenness on my skin
  • Conceals pimple marks and other flaws on my skin
  • Has a nice dewy finish
  • Looks natural
  • A tiny amount of product goes a long way
  • Has SPF 30 PA++ so I don't need to put on sunblock (I don't even stay under the sun for long)
  • Can double as a primer
  • Not heavy on my face
  • No breakouts despite my super sensitive skin
  • Easy application
  • Moisturizes; does not make my skin look dry, especially after being in front of my computer for 9-10 hours every day
  • If you're acidic, coverage will only last for about 3-4 hours
  • If you're oily, it will only amplify the oiliness on your face as it already looks dewy upon application
  • No shade variation; can only suit fair or light skin
  • Too white; not suitable for morenas
  • A little expensive


Etude House CC Cream in Silky is a great product for low-maintenance girls like me who wants multiple benefits in just one product. It's also easy to apply, looks natural on my skin, and most of all doesn't break me out. Never mind the price, as long as it works and addresses all my skin concerns, sold. After all, I'm not looking for full coverage. Just something to make my skin look and feel better. I actually always have this with me and I still use it every day for about 5 months now.

So will I buy it again? Yes, definitely! Unless I manage to go back to my flawless skin (lol) or find something better. But I'm not into taking too much risk yet since I'm still allowing my skin to recover and heal, especially since I just had my appointment with my derma about two weeks ago.

That's it for now. Should I update you on my #RoadToFlawlessSkin? LOL, let me know in the comments section. 😃


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