Not all of us have the luxury of buying expert recommended beauty products, especially if they are expensive. This is why we feel relieved when we come across double duty products that can do different things for our skin.
Several years ago, beauty balms or simply called BB creams started making waves in the beauty industry. It first became a huge sensation in South Korea and then became popular in Asia.
Asian women said they prefer using BB creams because it shortens a long beauty regimen. Usually, the typical woman applies about four to five products on her face however, ever since BB creams started becoming a trend, women find it convenient to be able to apply only one product and then they’re good to go.
BB creams claim to do the job of the moisturizer, sunscreen, primer, concealer and foundation.
The BB cream trend reached the Western countries in 2011 and now, almost every prominent beauty company have their own BB cream formulation. Drugstore and high-end beauty brands alike have both jumped on the BB cream bandwagon.
We’ll be exploring drugstore BB cream brands that have delivered such good results despite their affordable price tags.
- Garnier BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector
This BB cream brand claims to even out the user’s skin tone without the greasy feel. It also helps moisturize and brighten the complexion, with an added sun protection of SPF 15.
According to Garnier fans, this BB cream is easy to blend and slides on very smoothly when applied. The subtle sheen of the BB cream makes their skin look radiant and glowing. The medium coverage of the BB cream covers even dark under eye circles. With a number of positive effects, there’s no wonder this product is highly in demand for makeup fanatics.
- Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream
This oil-free BB cream brand claims to blur imperfections, smoothen and hydrate the skin and give optimum sun protection. Despite these beauty claims, the makeup coverage is only sheer so it’s only for people who do not need to hide a lot of skin imperfections.
- Jart Dis-A-Pore BB Cream
As the witty brand name suggest, this product claims to conceal the unpleasant sight of big pores, giving your overall makeup look a seamless finish. Furthermore, the Dis-A-Pore BB cream has a high sun protection level of SPF 30.
- Bobbi Brown BB Cream
The raves about Bobbie Brown’s BB cream seem to center around the fact that it gives a wonderful matte finish. This is perfect for women who have severe oily skin and for those who simply want a shine-free look. It is available in nine shades, which ranges from extra-light to deep.
- L’oreal Youth Code BB Cream
Packed with vitamin B3 to make skin glow, the Youth Code BB cream promotes gentle and natural exfoliation of the skin. It has light-reflecting particles that makes skin look radiant and healthy. It also provides a broad-spectrum of sun protection.
Youth Code users note that this BB cream is actually very moisturizing, which is not entirely true for all BB creams. Using this BB cream will most likely help even out dark spots found on the cheek area.