Over the last couple of years, the Korean skincare sensation has revolutionized our beauty regimen. Today, companies are experimenting with their ingredients to provide the best skincare formula to their consumers. From expanding their shade ranges to upping their ingredient lists, and developing formulas for every skin type, beauty brands are trying their very best to stay on top of the market.
Yes, we are talking about BBs. They have become an essential ingredient in beauty care products due to their skin rejuvenating properties, among other aspects.
Brands like Missha and K-beauty have incorporated BBs in products like Missha BB cream and Missha Time Revolution. These BB Cream Products are multipurpose skincare creams that play different roles in rejuvenating the skin.
We are here to discuss what exactly BBs do, why do you need them, and who they are best for.
Where did it come from?
Dr. Christine Schrammek, a German dermatologist in the 1960s, first invented this multipurpose cream with an intention to provide a skin-soothing cream to patients recovering from surgery and laser procedure.
The product gained much attention when it made its way to Asia in the 1980s. Its popularity rose when creamy-skinned Korean actresses started endorsing the product.
Today, it has spread all across the globe where women are raving about the value, convenience, and effectiveness of BB cream.
What exactly is a BB Cream?
BBB is short for Beauty Balm or Blemish Balm. As the name suggests, it kind of does everything. For starters, BBs are jam-packed with anti-aging elements like antioxidants and peptides that provide coverage for your face, protect against UV rays, and hydrates your skin.
What does it do?
According to experts, BBs are makeup and skincare hybrid that provides the coverage of a light foundation, hydration of a moisturizer, and the sun protection of a sunscreen. Most people often confuse it with a tinted moisturizer. However, they both are different. In the case of BBs, the texture is creamier, and they generally offer more coverage than the tinted moisturizers.
It works in a way that the formula replaces the primer and, most often, the foundation. On the other hand, if you have dark circles or blemishes, you would want to use a concealer. While it provides protection against the sun, it doesn’t replace sunscreen as a whole.
Who should use BB creams?
There is no particularity about who should use BB creams. You can use a BB product:
- If you are looking for a beauty product that proves light coverage as well as moisturizes your skin while giving a matte finish
- If you don’t want to invest in a whole lot of different skincare products for simple daily beauty routine
- If you are looking for good value, BBs are a great choice as it gives you the benefits of a foundation, moisturizer, and sunscreen to an extent
You need to understand that while BBs have SPF, they cannot be counted as sunscreen. This is because you will reapply the product every two hours to get total protection.