I have been hearing about BB Creams for quite sometime now and I am curious. What’s all the hype about? Is it just tinted moisturizer? It seems like every brand is making one and it has been the hot beauty item of 2012. So, I did a little research, found a ton of articles explaining it all, and picked one up for under 10 bucks to test out!
“This innovative skincare-meets-makeup product is a real globe trekker. Invented in the 1950’s by a German dermatologist named Christine Schrammek, the BB cream (also known as beauty balm or blemish balm) was originally designed to help post-peel patients mask redness. It wasn’t until decades later that BB creams resurfaced on a different continent. In 2005, Korean brands such as Dr. Jart brought the concept to the Asian market and they quickly spread to other countries. These all-in-one products combine the functions of a primer, anti-aging serum, moisturizer, and light foundation—plus, many contain added benefits like SPF.”
I have been testing out the Covergirl BB Cream for several weeks now and the verdict is: I LOVE it!! It is very convenient and I feel like it adds a little illumination to my face, which is what makes it different from a regular tinted moisturizer. It is perfect under my powder with my everyday make-up (and has held up to the recent heat wave) but is also great on its own for just running errands or going to the gym. Now I understand the hype! BB Cream is an amazing, “all-in-one” product. I want to try them all!