The Buzz behind BB Creams
|BB Creams Craze
am sure, after all the buzz beauty balms have created in the last two
years; you must have one in your make-up stash, if no then you will soon
get one, but first you need to know what BB Creams actually are.
History of BB Creams:
It all started in Germany back in 1960’s. A Dermatologist Christine
Schrammek, M.D. who wanted a single cream that would protect skin and
provide coverage after laser treatments to his patients, formulated the first BB cream. Back in mid 90’s, Korean beauty market came up with a similar idea of an all in one, multi-tasking skin cream, which was a hit.
BB creams are short for Beauty Balms, Blemish Base or Blemish Balms
and have been around for quite some time. BB Cream manufacturers claim
that they combine the benefits of serums/primer/tinted moisturizer/sunscreen
in one cream so you may get a multi-tasking product for your skin. BB
cream is a multi-functional cream and it is supposed to make a good base
for your make up by moisturizing, priming & concealing the
blemishes and redness over your face. It also provides protection from
sun as it contains SPF and hydrates your skin like a day cream. Sounds
so amazing, right? That’s not all, BB creams also contain anti-aging
properties, if you are someone who requires lighter coverage, you may
easily replace your moisturizer and foundation with a BB cream.
Lisa Eldridge, No 7 Creative Consultant says:
…not only is it an illuminator, moisturizer and protector
with SPF15. It also has corrective and balancing qualities. Your one
stop shop to flawless, beautiful skin.
Ni’Kita Wilson, a cosmetic chemist at Englewood Lab in New Jersey says:
The idea of a well-formulated BB cream is that it’s the only product you’ll need after you wash your face.
New York City and Miami-based dermatologist Fredric Brandt, M.D.says:
BB cream is perfect for a busy woman.
Do You Need One?
There is no harm in giving it a try; one always wonders why everyone
is running after BB Creams. The trick is to get a perfect shade that
suits your skin, the best tip I got once, is to treat your BB Cream like
a skin care cream. Before
purchasing its ideal to give it a try at counter or get a sample of it,
make sure it blends well. It’s always good to seek advice from the
person standing at the counter.
Have a look at the list of BB Creams you can get in Pakistan:
L’oreal launched its BB cream in June 2013, named Revitalift Total Repair 10 some time back, which is priced around PKR 1800 and is easily available on all the leading stores nationwide.
Rimmel on the other hand has got its own BB cream named 9 in one Skin Perfecting Super Make up which is priced around PKR 995 and can also be purchased from all the leading stores nationwide.
Garnier’s version of BB cream is named Miracle Skin Perfector and is available in two different sized tubes 40ml priced PKR 450 can also be purchased from all Superstores.
Maybelline BB Cream is named Dream Fresh BB Cream 8 in one Beauty Balm and it is priced PKR 650 can be purchased from all leading Superstores.
The Body Shop’s All in one BB Cream which is priced at PKR 1195 and can be purchased from any The Body Shop outlet.