I’ve heard of BB cream a zillion times now, but I have no idea what it is. Since I have no interest in it, I don’t even bother to find out until my recent visit to The Face Shop. The salesgirl kept promoting the product to me. I was a little confused if it’s actually the same as mineral make-up.
As I googled to read more on BB cream, I realized that it is actually one of the hottest beauty product in Asia now. BB Cream (read: Blemish Balm Cream) started off as a soothing treatment balm that dermatologists use on patients who have underwent laser skin treatment. BB Cream can help to shield, protect and regenerate delicate skin. Soon after, Korean celebrities started using this cream which sparked off a craze because of its excellent results.
BB cream has the advantages of both a makeup and skincare product. It can even out skin tone, camouflage under eye circles, acne scars and add radiance to the skin without the heavy mask-like effects of a foundation. Prolonged used of the product will also help improve the overall texture of the skin and fade acne scars. It is made of natural ingredients, thus it doesn’t clog pores.
Some of the popular brands of BB cream include Skin79, BRTC (available at Watsons/Guardian), Dr. Jart, Gowoonsesang, Hanskin, Missha (available at SaSa), Etude and The Face Shop. It should be applied after our cleansing routine, toner and moisturizer. I would assume that it works like a tinted moisturizer – a nude make-up that blends into our skin tone giving us a natural and healthy complexion. Correct me if I’m wrong!
I’m still very satisfied with my current DiorSkin X4 Control pore refining compact, with excellent sebum control as well as UV protection. I guess I won’t be using the BB cream at the moment, unless somebody tells me that I must give it a try.
Is anyone of you using BB cream now? I would love to hear your reviews or comments on this product.