BB Creams have been considered one of the hottest trends over the years, this is because this multi functional product is genius for combating many concerns when it relates to complexion.
So what does 'BB' stand for anyway? BB creams are short for beauty balms or blemish balms. They were first developed in Germany by a dermatologist who wanted a single cream that would protect skin and provide coverage after laser treatments.The all-in-one formulation became a sensation in South Korea and then spread throughout Asia, with the boom hitting the U.S. shelves in Spring 2011. Today almost every skin care brand has a BB Cream as part of their line to help women of all walks of life protect and care for their skin.
BB Creams are known to do it all, from protecting your skin from harmful UVA/UVB sun rays, to providing anti-aging benefits and hydration while helping to even out discoloration. To sum it up BB Creams are considered the ultimate hybrid formulation that provides the hydration of a moisturizer, coverage of a light foundation and, in some cases, the sun protection of a sunscreen. However, there are also limitations to this product. Usually the colour ranges come in a small quantity, typically 3-4 shades. BB Creams don't provide a lot of coverage, if you're looking for the ultimate flawless finish you may want to consider using a BB Cream as a primer before your foundation.
Although using a BB Cream will not replace your favorite skin care or foundation, it will definitely help the other products you use work more effectively. I really like the fact that most BB Creams offer anti-aging components, including peptides and antioxidants such as vitamins A, E, and C, and are lightweight providing a natural finish on days when you prefer to wear minimal makeup.
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