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Numbuzin No.3 Porcelain Base-skip Tone Up Beige

Numbuzin No.3 Porcelain Base-skip Tone Up Beige Review

written by Adela Wong

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Numbuzin No.3 Porcelain Base-skip Tone Up Beige is a tone-up cream with added protection from the sun. It is designed to even out skin tone and is one of Numbuzin’s best-sold products.

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Where to Buy the Numbuzin No.3 Porcelain Base-skip Tone Up Beige?

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The Numbuzin No.3 Porcelain Base-skip Tone-Up Cream comes in a 1.69 fl. oz. / 50 ml tube and retails for $12-$19. If you’re in the US, the tone-up cream can be purchased from Numbuzin’s official store on Amazon*.

You can also shop for numbuzin No.3 Porcelain Base-skip Tone Up Beige on trusted Asian international shops, such as YesStyle*, StyleVana*, and StyleKorean*.

The Numbuzin Brand

numbuzin whats your number

Numbuzin’s mission is to know its customers and find solutions for each person’s skin troubles. Numbuzin has an original marketing concept; a number represents each skincare line. Therefore, the brand’s slogan is “What’s Your Number?”

For many, Numbuzin is a relatively new brand for its cutting-edge skincare that involves research and innovation. The company creates some wonderful skincare products, which I personally enjoy using in my skincare routine. However, Numbuzin is not just skincare; they also have amazing tone-up creams through textures and formulations. The Numbuzin No.3 Porcelain Base-skip Tone Up Beige is no exception.

The No. 3 line is designed for smoothing and hydrating textured skin. Other products for this skin concern are:

  1. numbuzin No.3 Skin Softening Serumread the in-depth review here
  2. numbuzin – No.3 Super Glowing Essence Tonerread the in-depth review here
  3. numbuzin – No.3 Radiance Glowing Jumbo Essence Pad
  4. numbuzin – No. 3 Velvet Beauty Cream
  5. numbuzin – No. 3 All Green pH Balancing Cleanser
  6. numbuzin – No. 3 Pore Reset Ampoule Shot

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What is the Numbuzin No.3 Porcelain Base-skip Tone Up Beige?

This is a 3 in 1 tone-up cream for textured skin. It is a sunscreen with SPF 50 PA++++ protection, a primer, and a powder.

Numbuzin No.3 Porcelain Base-skip Tone Up Beige Claims

Numbuzin No.3 Porcelain Base – Skip Tone Up Beige is a multi-use, long-lasting foundation that leaves skin beautiful and smooth. The 3 in 1 product includes the functions of a make-up primer, sunscreen and foundation product.  

Numbuzin No.3 Porcelain Base-skip Tone Up Beige provides :

  • Makeup-no-makeup effect.
  • Soft and velvety finish. Conceals pores and other skin imperfections. 
  • Evens out skin tone, conceals imperfections and uneven texture for natural looking, radiant skin. It has a beige neutral shade that is versatile for all skin tones.
  • Contains only physical sunscreens.
  • Maximum UV protection.

The foundation contains 11 types of skin-soothing ingredients (such as Centella Asiatica, Houttuynia Cordata, Tea Tree and Artemisia) to soothe irritated and inflamed skin.

Fixing powder has been added to the composition of the product, so a lasting and flawless result lasts all day long, does not leave marks on clothes.

Who is this foundation for?

For those who want a lightweight, natural finish.

numbuzin No.3 Porcelain Base-skip Tone Up Beige Ingredients

Water, Zinc Oxide, Cyclohexasiloxane, Propanediol, Propylheptyl Caprylate, Caprylyl Methicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Titanium Dioxide, Niacinamide, Disiloxane, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Centella Asiatica Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Artemisia Capillaris Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Magnesium Sulfate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, 1,2-Hexanediol, Polyglyceryl-2, Dipolyhydroxystearate, Lauryl Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Caprylyl Glycol, Mica, Aluminum Hydroxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Perfluorooctyl Triethoxysilane, Tocopherol, Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Iron Oxides(Ci 77492), Iron Oxides(Ci 77491), Iron Oxides(Ci 77499).

Sunscreen filter Soothing herbal ingredients Active ingredients Humectant/Moisturizing

Ingredients referred from INCIDecoder.

Sunscreen filters

The two physical filters are zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. 

Zinc Oxide

Zinc Oxide is considered one of the safest sun filters. It is broad-spectrum, photostable, non-irritating, and also potentially an antioxidant.

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Titanium dioxide

Titanium dioxide is a super popular physical sun active, which offers ample UVA protection and prevents UVA-related aging and dark spots. It is a naturally occurring white mineral, chemically inactive and safe for the skin.

Titanium dioxide is also an opacifier, which means it can make cosmetics thicker and more opaque. This can sometimes leave a white cast on the skin, especially if the titanium dioxide particles are large. To avoid this, some sunscreen products use titanium dioxide in nanoparticle form, which is smaller and more transparent. However, there is some debate about nanoparticles’ safety and environmental impact, so further research is needed to determine their effects.

The manufacturer mentions that the No.3 Porcelain Base-skip Tone Up Beige has been registered as a sunscreen protector with only Zinc Oxide. Here, Titanium Dioxide is not for sun protection but is added as a tone-up ingredient. Moreover, the manufacturer guarantees that the tone-up cream does not contain nanoparticles.

Ingredients Analysis

The ingredients list is common for tone-up products.


The composition contains eight volatile silicones, thanks to them, physical filters do not lie like white zinc ointment on the face but have a pleasantly light texture. Still, silicones are not my favorite ingredients. Silicone can trigger acne and cause “pilling” under makeup. It can have benefits for dry skin since it helps prevent water loss.

Cyclohexasiloxane, the third ingredient in the list, is not considered comedogenic but has been shown to harm aquatic life. Hence, a few Western countries have limitation bans on the ingredient. This form of silicone in skincare acts like a “wetting” emollient. It is easily spreadable and has temporary plumping effects by filling in pores and fine lines.

Propylheptyl Caprylate

The 5th ingredient in the list is an interesting ingredient, Propylheptyl Caprylate, which is also meant to soften the skin and is also ideal for sunscreens as it can increase the solubility of crystalline UV filters.


Due to the molecular structure of Dimethicone, it is much more comedogenic than other silicons. Dimethicone is not an acne trigger for my skin, but it is high enough on the ingredient list that it may cause issues for sensitive users. So make sure to patch test.


Niacinamide Skin Benefits
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Niacinamide has been making a splash in the Western market over the last few years but has been a superstar in Asian skincare for decades. This beauty powerhouse is the topical form of vitamin B3.

Several well-documented studies show that when used topically, niacinamide can:

Long story short, niacinamide does everything, and the good news is that it is well-tolerated by most skin types. Read the Complete Guide on Niacinamide.


Love soothing ingredients in your skincare? Check out Mugwort’s skin benefits.

Mugwort Benefits for the Skin

Artemisia, also known as mugwort, has been a beneficial ingredient in medicine, food, and cosmetics for centuries. It is a fool-proof, flexible product for sensitive, acne-prone, dry, and dull skin.


Houttuynia Cordata benefits for the skin

This sunscreen is also enriched with Houttuynia Cordata Extract, an antioxidant and calming ingredient. Read our spotlight guide on this new Korean ingredient.


Licorice is one of my all-time favorite botanical extracts, a potent antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory that evens skin tone and soothes sensitive skin. Studies also have shown it acts as an anticarcinogenic.

numbuzin No.3 Porcelain Base-skip Tone Up Beige does not contain

Hyaluronic acid or alcohol.


The foundation came in a beige-pink tube, indicating all the information in Korean. 

The tube of the cream is the most common with a standard dispenser. 


No scent.

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The consistency of the foundation is thick, dense, and light beige. The coverage is below average. It spreads well with a sponge or brush. It may streak when applied with hands or a brush.

Leaves a slightly damp, satin finish at first. After a while, the skin becomes almost matte.

My Experience with the Numbuzin No.3 Porcelain Base-skip Tone Up Beige

I have a normal – combo skin type, and I live in a tropical, humid climate where we don’t have winter, so I don’t know how this base-skip tone-up cream performs during cold weather.

Anyone who knows me can tell you that my makeup purchases generally revolve around silky skin, and I love anything that covers my textured skin naturally. I have tried various bb creams/tone-up creams/foundations and find that sometimes it looks like a mask or the formula can be too ‘cakey,’ making it a little difficult to wear. However, when I was recently sent the numbuzin No.3 Porcelain Base-skip Tone Up Beige, I was impressed with the finish, ease of use, texture, and just how it sat on my skin. 

I love the lightweight formula, which can be easily applied to the skin for different effects and intensities. It does not sink into wrinkles or pores, it doesn’t clog pores either, but it erases them. 

It hides almost all skin imperfections, including redness and inflammation. It imparts a beautiful satin, slightly radiant finish. It gives a natural transparent coverage that can be intensified using more product. I love using this as an everyday tone-up cream because it perfectly adapts to my skin tone.

The product does not dry the face, accentuate imperfections, or irritate the eyes.

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On the downside, it is difficult to wash off. You need a serious cleansing oil and a foam cleanser to ensure everything goes off.

I am satisfied with the coverage it gives me, it feels quite comfortable on the skin, but it seems to interfere with the makeup applied. I can’t apply foundation or powder over it because it makes my face look like a scary mask. 

This is an almost perfect tone-up sunscreen, but if you have flaky skin, this tone-up cream will emphasize it.

As a sunscreen, the recommended half a teaspoon for the face and neck to achieve the manufacturer’s claimed protection is not easy to spread and work into the skin. Reapplying is also a no-no. Moreover, if you put another sunscreen on it, you get some terrible mess on your face. The only option is to clean the face and apply everything again.

So I recommend it, but not as a sunscreen! The fact that there is additional protection from the sun will remain a big plus. It could be your only protection from the sun during autumn – wintertime (UV index 1-2).

As a result, this is a very cool skin toner for every day. This is a good replacement for the same Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment*, but they are not interchangeable.  

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  • excellent for lightweight, protective coverage
  • good for the no-makeup makeup look
  • doesn’t stain
  • doesn’t sting
  • doesn’t clog pores


  • emphasizes flaky skin
  • messy reapplication
  • wouldn’t rely on it solely as a sunscreen


Numbuzin No.3 Porcelain Base-skip Tone Up Beige is an everyday makeup favorite because of its light coverage and added protection. Its lightweight formula makes it easy and quick to apply, perfect for a lazy makeup girl like me. The beige suits my yellow-based Asian skin quite well, but I have seen this on pink skin tones, and the color still looks flattering due to its satin finish—excellent tone-up cream, suitable for everyone except those with dry, retinoid, flaky skin.

Will I repurchase numbuzin No.3 Porcelain Base-skip Tone Up Beige?

Not sure.

Rating 4/5

Shop for numbuzin No.3 Porcelain Base-skip Tone Up Beige

The price point of the numbuzin No.3 Porcelain Base-skip Tone Up Beige is $19.

As always, you do you, be kind to your skin and yourself! Remember that every person’s skin and skin type is different, so what might work for me might not work for you, and vice versa. So before adding a new product to your skincare routine, it pays to do a little research first.

Pay special attention to ingredients that you might react to. Doing a patch test is always a good idea. Unsure? Best to consult your dermatologist.

Happy skin experimenting, and don’t forget the sunscreen!

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