The Newest Category in Skincare
BB creams comprise a new skincare category changing the face of makeup. These creams, short for beauty or blemish balm, are tinted moisturizers or foundations-in essence they are skincare products with added features and benefits. Depending on the type of BB cream you choose, you can have sun-protection, hydration, anti aging benefits, and more. BB creams have just started making their way to the U.S. after being a big hit in Asia for years. As a personal fan of BB cream, I can tell you, the right one will change your life! Because of the added SPF and buildable coverage, BB Creams are a great makeup staple. BB creams are readily available at drugstores, beauty boutiques, and department stores alike, so you can find one suited for your individual budget.
What to look for in a BB cream you ask? Take it from me, as someone who has tried many, all BB creams weren’t created equal. Here are few things you want to consider when trying to find a BB cream perfect for you!
Keep forgetting to apply sunscreen to your face? Forget no more by using a BB cream with added SPF! Dr. Jart’s Most Moist Water Fuse BB cream features an SPF of 27 that will protect you from UVA and UVB rays. This BB cream is also very moisturizing, hence “water fuse”. Great for paler complexions, it provides sheer coverage similar to that of a tinted-moisturizer.
Do you find your foundation dries your skin out? If so, you want to find a moisturizing BB cream to provide hydration without skimping on coverage. I’ve used Garnier’s Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream and it remains to be one of my favorites. It uses numerous moisturizing ingredients to keep the skin hydrated AND offers great coverage! It has SPF 15 which is an added bonus. This product is affordable and easy to find, it’s available in drugstores and won’t hurt your wallet!
Are you looking for foundation-like coverage in a BB cream? Look no further with Stila’s Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Beauty Balm. This BB Cream provides complete coverage similar to foundation and has added benefits. This BB cream is formulated with an exclusive complex that helps reduce redness and offers triglyceride-37, bamboo, and pea extracts to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Stila hit the nail on the head with their BB cream by providing amazing coverage along with additional skin benefits…a true challenge for foundation!
Rest assured, there is a BB cream out there for you! Whether you’re looking for SPF, hydration, coverage, or a combination of all three, with a little patience you are sure to find a balm that is perfect for your individual needs!