Over the years, BB cream (also know as blemish balm) has rocketed. It has become a staple product in many women's (particularly asian) make up bag, including me. All over asia, women are going crazy for these, thus more and more brands producing them. A endless list of brands now produce bb creams, with even M.A.C and Maybelline jumping on the bandwagon (available in asia only) this is pretty major right when compared to a couple of years ago, only a handful of brands were producing them.
Often I get questions, many wondering what bb cream is? The name pretty much speaks for itself. It is a base, also classed as a skin care product which covers whilst hydrating leaving the skin looking it's most natural. Not only this but these little wonders also contain beneficial properties. Depending on which you choose, they can offer:
BB cream was originally produced for those who participated in surgery, It was initially used by dermatologists to help laser surgery patients protect, soothe and refine highly sensitive skin while providing light coverage for post-laser scars, acne and other blemishes. Originally produced by Germans, it was the Korean celebrities who first sprung aboard this little miracle product, the rest quickly followed.
Many have replaced their foundation with BB cream, after all foundation at most, can only offer SPF. Whenever I am having a breakout, I always switch to bb cream as it helps heal my skin whilst feeling light and natural.
Below are a selection of bb creams I have tried, some good, some bad, some just average......
SKIN79 Triple Function
I am currently using this one, The coverage is fantastic, the texture blends like a dream and the colour is non offensive. It has a pump dispenser which i really like, personally I think pumps should be essential for all face products. It contains whitening, wrinkle free and SPF. This is on of my Faves =) 5*****
Again, this is also one of my faves, the colour is slightly darker than the skin79 but again, it gives fantastic coverage and lasts all day. It blends beautifully and leaves the skin feeling hydrated, fresh and blemish free. 5*****
This baby covers everything! it is of full coverage and lasts all day long, it blends seamlessly yet looks really natural. The only negative to this is the smell and the colour. The colour leans towards the pink side and can sometimes look quite ashy. Blusher is a MUST with this product. 4****
Some that I didn't really rate....
Colour was a little pink, I got quite greasy very quickly 3***
Quite dry but good coverage, colour becomes quite dull and ashy after a while 3***
Didn't cover as well as my 3 faves did but was very moisturizing. 3***
Have you tried bb cream? do you notice a difference in your skin?