Are you wondering what the rage is about BB creams and how BB creams work? BB cream stands for blemish balm, blemish base or beauty balm. Essentially the ultimate all-in-one product, bb creams offer a blemish balm with a tinted moisturizer with extra benefits. This versatile skincare/makeup hybrid contains SPF, disguises blemishes, and soothes and moisturizes skin.
Pharma grade bb creams contain anti-ageing and whitening properties. Depending on your needs, BB creams can replace foundation and strong sun protection, prevent pimples, cover imperfections, and contain anti-ageing, skin soothing properties.
We're all in a hurry and BB creams are fantastic time-savers ‘for someone who's very natural and don't like the idea of wearing makeup, but wants to protect her skin and cover up some imperfections.
It is a cosmetic item sold mainly in Asian markets, although the majority of larger beauty brands have introduced BB creams to western markets. They were first developed in Germany in the 1950s by dermatologist Christine Schrammek, M.D who wanted a single cream that would protect skin and provide coverage after laser treatments.
After 30 years, BB cream was introduced to the Korean market, then it quickly became popular throughout Asia. Korean celebrities became obsessed with the product, attributing it to their flawless skin and calling it a ‘miracle cream.
A GOOD BB CREAM SHOULD HAVE THE FOLLOWING
Anti-aging components, including peptides and anti-oxidants such as Vitamin A, E and C moisturizing workhorses like hyaluronic acid and glycerin ingredients such as licorice and arbutin that help even out skin tone light-reflecting mica to give skin a luminous finish silicone-based ingredients, such as dimethicone, that help smooth the skin, acting much like a foundation primer does many bb creams offer effective sun protection. what's more, bb creams generally contain zinc oxide or titanium oxide, physical sunblocks that have some built-in water-resistant properties the best candidates for bb creams, are people with normal to oily skin and light to medium skin tone, and who don't need heavy moisturizers or anti-acne products.
HOW TO USE THE BB CREAM
A pea-sized dab of bb cream (that's all you need) can provide just the right amount of coverage for a casual day. It can be worn alone as a tinted moisturizer, over serum and moisturizer as a regular foundation, and under powder, depending on the desired amount of coverage. The BBLite is one such product, dermatologist recommended BB cream, there are other similar products or improved versions of the BB cream such as the, ‘CC cream which means the coloUr corrector and will be lighter on the skin [than a BB cream] and the DD creams, called ‘daily defence.