What is BB cream?
It seems to be the buzz word in beauty at the moment. Everywhere I look girls around the globe are ditching their daily sunscreen and foundation routine for BB cream.
I first tried BB cream after attending Alison Jade’s launch of her new summer range in December.
I instantly became hooked. It feels a little thicker than my usual foundation but as it combines sun protection, anti-ageing, concealer, has light reflecting properties for even skin tone and is moisturising, you can understand why.
I asked a few of my friends who use BB cream to describe for me exactly what it was and to my surprise, no one could tell me. So here I find myself doing some research to give you the information I thought everyone all ready knew.
BB creams are short for beauty balms or blemish balms. They were first developed in Germany by a dermatologist who wanted a single cream that would protect skin and provide coverage after skin treatments such as laser.
BB cream is a skin care/makeup hybrid promising to do the job of five or six other products: moisturiser, primer, sunscreen, skin treatment, concealer, and foundation.
The idea behind BB cream is an all-in one wonder cream, the only product you will need after washing your face.
Here are the top BB creams as voted by Beauty Heaven.
Chi Chi Super BB Cream
Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream
I will start punching my way through them and let you know what I think.
Do you use a BB cream? Do you love it?