So here's the lowdown on BB Creams:
- BB stands for "Beauty Balm"
- They were originally created by a German dermatologist in the 1960's to sooth, protect and heal the skin and to cover redness after peeling treatments and other procedures
- They've been a must have product throughout Asia since around 2006
Though BB Creams surfaced in the US market last year, Garnier is the first to bring it to mass market retailers (thus making it affordable for us budget conscience lovelies). Theirs is an "all-in-one" beauty solution that renews radiance, brightens your complexion, evens skin tone and blurs imperfections, hydrates for 24 hours and protects against UVA and UVB rays with SPF 15.
I love that it's kind of a no brainer product: I don't have to worry about whether it's going to blend into my skin or make me look chalky. It blends in so well; it really looks like me skin but better! I also love that it gives a little bit of light weight coverage, but more importantly it is good for my skin in so many ways.
It's only available in two shades (Light/Medium and Medium/Deep) and while the Medium/Deep shade works perfectly for me, it will be nice if they expand the range of shades to include something a little darker (for my cocoa colored lovelies). Other than that, I can do nothing but rave about this product! I think it's great for someone who doesn't want to wear any actual makeup but wants to improve their skin tone, or someone who is just starting out wearing makeup and is a little intimidated about what to put on their face.
Good news is, I'm including a coupon for any Garnier moisturizer (including the BB Cream) with the Biore Combination Skin Balancing Cleanser prize pack (click here for details and to enter)!
Until next time...