17 August 2011

What is a BB Cream?

Oops. I kind of missed the boat on BB creams, in fact until today I was blissfully unaware what the hell one even was. So for all those people as clueless as me, I found out what the hell it was, and have written a quick description for those who are also clueless.

The Korean market tapped into BB creams years ago but the UK market only seems to have been producing them for the last few months. So....what the hell is a BB cream?

BB stands for Blemish Balm. Automatically you would assume it's a spot cream and so, for people with dry skin such as myself, you might think - hmm don't need that - next!

But apparently it is so much more than that, being a primer, complexion smoother, concealer, moisturiser, UV protector and some even have anti ageing properties.

Some of the BB creams available to the UK market at the moment are:

Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector Daily All-In-One BB Cream (hello longest product name in the whole world).
Germaine de Capuccini - BB Cream Perfectionist
Dior Snow White Reveal UV Protection BB Cream
Estee Lauder Cyber White Brilliant Cells Extra Intensive BB
Mac Prep and Prime BB Cream
Clinique's Age Defence BB Cream
Now I am on the fence currently. I generally use Korres Quercetin and Oak primer (anti ageing, moisturising and a primer) and then my foundation which has SPF. So do I need a BB cream? Ok let's rephrase that because if it's skincare I always feel I need it. What I mean is - shall I buy one? They say this is the Asian celebrities secret to looking flawless - is this true? If you've tried a BB Cream what did you think? Any recommendations?

I can't get the Garnier one as my skin will have a fit, I doubt it would like the Mac one either as I rarely get on with their foundations, Clinique skincare is known to be full of alcohol and mineral oil so I'm not spending buckets on that when I could just cover myself in vaseline...Hmm maybe this Germaine de Capuccini is a good plan?

I need details!

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