Origins Of BB Cream
BB Cream a.k.a Blemish Balm Cream is currently one of the hottest beauty products around today.
Originally developed in Germany and used by dermatologists to help laser surgery patients recover, BB Cream has now become an international phenomena.
The craze started in Korea, where it was revealed that Korean actresses has been using BB Cream as a part of their daily regime.[toc]Soon cosmetics companies saw the business potential of the cream and began making it available for the wider public.
Since its birth, BB Cream has constantly undergone improvements and modifications.
Now dozens of companies have their own version of BB Creams.
So what is BB Cream?
Blemish Balm Cream can be briefly described as a All-in-One Skincare product. It offers effective moisture and provides natural coverage and sun protection.
What makes BB Cream so miraculous is the flawless cover it offers.
It actively seeps and blends into your skin helping to achieve a naturally flawless look in less than one minute.
Unlike even the best foundation, BB Cream will not clog up your pores and cause acne.
Instead BB Cream contains natural ingredients which actively kills the bacteria that cause acne and soothes your skin from any kind of irritation.
General BB Cream characteristics:
- Provides a natural and flawless look.
- Provides perfect coverage just like a foundation but without clogging pores or damaging the skin
- Conceals all types of pigmentation, discoloration, acne and marks
- Healing properties which soften, smoothen and refine skin
- Encourages skin regeneration to create and maintain youthful skin
- UV Protection for healthy skin
- Some BB creams have additional features such as wrinkle improvement, whitening functions etc.
Many BB Cream carry the term “Whitening” which can sometimes have a very negative connotation in the western world.
What it really does is that it “EVENS OUT ANY UNEVEN SKIN TONEs” such as sun spots, acne scars and uneven patches.
The Most Important Thing: Make Sure The BB Cream That You Are Buying Is Genuine. If its super cheap, then it’s most likely NOT real.
Finding The Perfect BB Cream
Finding the perfect BB Cream is not an easy task. It is always best to do your research before buying anything, especially with cosmetics products.
Below is a checklist for BB Cream newcomers who wish to find the perfect BB Cream.
1) Do Your Research On The Company You Are Buying From.
There Are A LOT Of Fakes Out There Posing To Be Authentic. Buying From Ebay Or Abroad Is Not Recommended And Can Be Dangerous.
Even If They Say Their Products Are Genuine It Could Be Fake.
So Always Buy From A Local And Reputable Company or somewhere like Amazon where you can see their customer feedback and comments.
2) Research About The BB Cream You Are After Or Ask For Expert Advice.
Different BB Cream Have Different Properties And Colors, So Its Best to Find The One That Is Most Suitable And Matches Your Skin Tone.
Companies Such As BB Cosmetics Offers Free Expert Advice To First Time Buyers.
3) Always Read Up Reviews About The BB Cream Your Are About To Purchase
The Same BB Cream Can React Differently To Different Types of Skin.
Therefore It Is Always Best To Read Reviews Of The BB Cream That You Are About To Purchase To Avoid Disappointment
How To Apply BB Cream
Properly Applying BB Cream Can Help You Achieve Naturally Flawless Looking Skin In Less Than A Minute.
Many first time users make a very common mistake when applying BB Cream, they treat is as a moisturizer/foundation and apply Too Much. When this happens it will start to look like a very thick and heavy foundation.
To properly apply BB cream, get an appropriate amount of BB cream onto the back of your hand.
Apply them onto your face in five dots to the forehead, nose, two cheeks and chin.
Use a gentle patting motions to spread the BB Cream and rub in a circular motion to blend it into your skin.
Continue to blend until it becomes invisible. To cover imperfections dab a little on affected area and repeat above step to blend.
However If you find patting motion is too tedious, you may use fingertips to gently blend it with outward stroke.
When you reach the eye area, remember to gently pat the BB cream at the core part and around your eyes area.
This will prevent the fine lines and wrinkles as dragging motion may strain the sensitive skin around eye area.
BB Cream vs. Liquid Foundation
Some highly recommended liquid foundations such as the Revlon Color stay foundation only has SPF 15 compared with BRTC Gold Caviar BB Cream which has SPF 50.
In addition most liquid foundations have a very fluid texture which makes it less messy to apply with sponges or brushes rather than finger tips.
BB Cream on the other hand tends to be thicker and more creamier than liquid foundation and is said to be waterproof unlike foundation.
Most BB creams are also made of botanical ingredients hence it has the healing properties that liquid foundations do not have.
Nevertheless foundation itself is famously known for blocking up pores and causing acne, while BB Cream has the exact opposite effect.