BB creams have long been a top beauty product for those in the eastern world, but only now are UK beauty counters hopping on the BB bandwagon. Set to be a makeup essential for the summer months ahead of us, the capabilities of ‘blemish balms’ really can stretch further than skincare staples primers and moisturisers, being tagged ‘less is more.’
So what exactly is BB cream and what is the need for ANOTHER facial product on the market? Garnier was first to introduce BB creams to the UK beauty world, followed by high-end brands Clinique and Estee Lauder. This multi-functioning balm promises even skin coverage with correcting properties to ensure a strong base for follow up makeup. It comes as no wonder that beauticians are raving so highly about this new miracle cream. Many may agree, what is better than an all-in-one cream that conceals redness, alters imperfections and perks up a dull complexion? Not to mention the valuable SPF protection offered by particular BB creams.
However, BB creams are not to everyone’s taste. It is argued that these sorts of magical creams promise one thing but do another. To put it bluntly, unless your money can stretch to a high-end BB cream such as Dr Jart+ Regenerating Beauty Balm (£21) you may not receive the ‘expected’ outcome that it says on the bottle! Many drugstore bb creams may not cover up spots or transform you overnight into a tanned goddess, but they will provide key moisturising ingredients, which is still key for vital skincare.
BB creams offer combined powers of many skincare products, namely primers, moisturisers, concealers, easing up a tedious facial regime in one sleek bottle. If BB creams interest you then it is worth looking around before purchasing to avoid disappointment. As far as blemish balms go, you get what you pay for.