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.
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.