BB creams have been popping up everywhere it seems all of a sudden. You can’t go to any cosmetic counter or watch t.v without an BB cream ad placement. All the latest beauty brands have jumped on board. But what is BB cream, where did it come from and how is it so popular out of nowhere?
Invented in the 1950s by a German dermatologist named Christine Schrammek but it was mostly sold in Asia. BB cream is known as beauty balm or blemish balm. The purpose is to combat skin redness. However, the reason this cream has become so popular is because it is an all-in-one product. BB cream combines the functions of a primer, anti-aging serum, moisturizer, and light foundation—plus and many include SPF.
Some people are saying that this new cream is just the newest marketing craze and it is just a glorified tinted moisturizer This BB cream is marketed to replace your moisturizer, primer, foundation and possibly SPF cream by just using this once cream. Overall, a one-step product that can protect, conceal, and correct texture and tone in a singular application.
Here are some of the best BB Creams available in the market
- Garnier BB Cream
Garnier Skin Renew BB cream is convenient because you can find it at any drug store and it is significantly less expensive than other brands. It also includes SPF 15,which is less than recommended but at least it is included. A huge benefit to Garnier’s cream is that it has vitamin C, which is good for fighting free radicals and brown spots as well as a combination of glycerin and hyaluronic acid.
- Maybelline BB Cream
Maybelline just came out with their BB cream and you can also find this at any drugstore. This cream is more lightweight than others and might be a better option if you are looking for a less oily brand. At the same time, it does not have that much hydration. This cream has SPF 30 which is great, however, Titanium dioxide (oxide) is the active ingredient which protects you from UVB and short UVA radiation. Unfortunately, long UVA rays are what causes sun damage and aging.