Blemish Balm or BB Cream is a multi-function skin product that truly can be the one product your skin needs. It’s said to be able to moisturize, protect against the sun, soothe skin, prime skin and give full natural-looking skin coverage. The magic of the BB Cream means you can wear it alone without foundation and you should get a light, natural finish coverage to give you a health glow and cover uneven skin tone.
The BB Cream it is a new and innovative concept, in that it is a cosmetic that takes a holistic approach to facial care. The cream encompasses a variety of products you might use on your face as part of your beauty regime such as a moisturizer, facial serum, primer, foundation and even sunblock. Theoretically, you can purchase one BB cream and throw out everything else that’s in your make-up bag.
Where did BB Cream originate
BB creams are short for beauty balms or blemish balms. They were first developed in Germany more than 50 years ago by a dermatologist who wanted a single cream that would protect skin and provide coverage after laser treatments, skin peels as well as hide any scars and redness post peel treatment. The all-in-one formulation and its ability to transform skin became a sensation in South Korea and then spread throughout Asia. With several big-name stars endorsing it in South Korea, consumers went wild for it.
Uses of BB Cream
It is widely supposed that because BB cream is mineral based, it can actually treat blemishes such as acne. Most BB creams also claim to work effectively to conceal signs of aging.
BB creams generally contain zinc oxide or titanium oxide, physical sunblocks that have some built-in water-resistant properties.
When it comes to skin treatment, you can find BB creams that contain:
- Anti-aging components, including peptides and antioxidants such as vitamins A, E, and C
- Moisturizing workhorses like hyaluronic acid and glycerin
- Ingredients such as licorice and arbutin that help even out skin tone
- Light-reflecting mica to give skin a luminous finish
- Silicone-based ingredients, such as dimethicone, that help smooth the skin, acting much like a foundation primer does.
The Benefits of BB Cream
The main benefit of using BB cream is that you are only employing one convenient product to do a number of jobs. If you’re a busy mother or professional, it will save a huge amount of time in the morning. It is multi-functioning, which is a dream come true for many modern women who increasingly expect their lives to be quick and easy.
The fact that BB cream is tinted means that it will even out your skin tone and cover redness or any other imperfections you have on your skin. It will hydrate and brighten your skin which is particularly useful for mature women or those that spend most of their time in an office and therefore have a tendency to dull or pale skin. A sun protection factor is mostly included in all versions of BB cream and this helps to protect against UVA and UVB rays.
Difference between BB Cream & Foundation
BB Cream have numerous skincare properties combined in just one product:
In addition, they can also conceal pigmentation or discolourations such as acne makes, freckles and dark eye circle. However it is much lighter than foundation and simpler applying method than foundation. BB Cream also provide wonderful coverage without clogging pores.
BB Cream greatly simplified our tedious makeup process. Furthermore, we no longer have to worry about wearing foundation for long hours fearing what harmful effects foundation brings to our skin. With prolonged usage, BB Cream can even improve our skin texture.
How to Apply BB Cream
Super easy! You can use your fingers, a makeup sponge, a makeup brush or any device like the Touch Face vibrator. As you prefer!