I discovered this product via free samples. I usually don't have time to try all of them out so I hand them over to my sister and the moment she tried this one, she loved it, so I decided to buy her a whole panda for Christmas. And because she was so thrilled about it and I read some really positive reviews about it, I had to try it on myself, too.
Panda's Dream White Magic Cream is a makeup/BB base which is supposed to whiten and brighten your skin, neutralize redness and unify your skin tone.
First, I have to say that the whole Panda concept is incredibly cute. I know Tony Moly is known for their cutesy packaging, but this is really good even for their standards. The only thing I don't like about it is the comicsans-like font, but I guess I can overlook that.
Next thing about the packaging that comes to mind right after opening it is that it maybe is unnecessarily tall, seeing that only the lower half of the panda actually contains the cream and the rest is just a huge (yet cute) lid. But again, the amount of cream itself is 50g, which is enough, given you only need a little to cover your whole face, and if you were a strictly practical person, you would probably never buy this product in the first place.
After opening, the cream is protected with another lid to avoid mess, but it doesn't contain any kind of applicator so you have to use your fingers to apply it on, which is not the most hygienic option.
The cream itself is pure white, light and easily spreadable. Only a little dib is enough for your whole face. The smell of it is not very strong and is quite pleasant, nothing amazing though, it just smells like many other cosmetic products do.
This is how the cream looks spred and half soaked in, it looks very white and quite glowy...
... but when soaked in completely, I couldn't really see much of a difference.
When I applied it on my face, it didn't look whiter, brighter or unified. My skin is dry and sensitive and instead of neutralizing the redness, I felt like I'm getting red instead. Even with BB cream applied over it, it didn't really do anything magical for me.
All this is probably because I'm just the wrong skin type for this cream. I already am very pale and don't usually have problems with red spots, plus my skin is rather dry. My sister is a bit darker than me, she has the teenage combination skin and it works for her perfectly (at least so she claims).
Actually, this product reminds me of the old Holika Holika butterfly cream a lot. Even though this is much cheaper and smells better, I'd say the butterfly cream worked much better for me.
+ easy application
+ will last long
- only works for certain skintypes
- unnecessarily big packaging
Overall, I wouldn't say this product is bad or overrated, it just isn't for people who are already pale and bright (omg this looks like I am a vampire haha) and their skin is dry and/or sensitive. I couldn't find the information for which skintypes it's suitable anywhere, so purchasing it is quite a lottery bet. I really wish I could use it though :C
I got the cream from HERE
I got the cream from HERE