Ah, BB creams. Loved by so many… giving confused looks to so many. And now with CC creams, the apparent “new generation” of BB creams, these BB creams, a huge fad in Asia, are now all over the world.
In my post, What Are BB Creams, I interviewed an expert about it, and as we probably know by now, stands for Blemish Balm. They are, in a nut-shell, a makeup foundation with a countless skin-care benefits; so it’s touted as a makeup and skincare all at one. They include whitening properties, sunscreen, anti-aging ingredients, skin soothing properties… you name it.
Left to right: Diorsnow UV Shield BB Creme, Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF 35, Dr Jart Rejuvinating Blemish Balm, Clinique Age Defense BB cream, L’Egere White Multi BB Cream.
But are BB creams worth the hype? Personally, I’d say yes. A huge, fat YES.
I love tinted moisturizers, so if I can get one with a very high SPF, and other anti-aging benefits and skin benefits, why the heck not? Some of the very first BB creams were ashy and gray, giving skin a mask-like, dull appearance (especially for those with darker skin tones), but today, BB creams have come leaps and bounds and are, in my opinion, a superstar product. Today, there are creams for every skintone, every skin concern, and every SPF imaginable.
So I want to ask – are BB cream worth all the hype? Do you use BB creams, and which ones are your favorites? Let me know your thoughts.