What is a BB Cream?
I asked that question over & over during the time that i started beauty blogging. I see it being reviewed every now & then & with people swearing that they got good results, i eventually became interested & decided to test it out for myself.
It stands for Blemish Balm Cream. BB Cream originated in Germany especially formulated for those who had undergone cosmetic surgery. Since Korea is known for its brilliant cosmetic surgeries, BB Cream came more popular there. It promises to soothe the skin while helping it recuperate from the surgery.
It's like a tinted moisturizer which provides better coverage. Aside from the coverage, you'll be getting a lot more like sun protection, pore-tightening, healing, whitening, moisturizing, anti-aging, & all of those good -ING ending words (every cream targets different areas,ok?).
Why, it sounds too good to be true?!
Yeah, it is...except for 1 major flaw...it only has LIMITED SHADES!
BB Creams are available in either just 1 or two shades from a specific brand. The reason for this is that BB Creams are formulated to adjust to your skin's tone. Though we have yet to wait for that to happen. Don't ask me about the scientific explanation of how it does, but it does. You apply it, wait for a couple of minutes before you go out (especially if the shade is way darker/lighter than your actual tone).
But it doesn't necessarily mean that it will magically adjust exactly to your tone, it will adjust just a shade or two, but not more than that. So if you are really pale or dark, you might have a hard time looking for the perfect shade for you. That's why hunting for the perfect BB Cream takes time, patience & money!
On the other hand, it doesn't also mean that it will work for everybody. In my case, i have tried using BB Creams & it just made my acne worse. Yup! it did...So imagine my disappointment. I thought that BB Cream is the answer to my prayers. I jumped from 1 BB Cream to another hoping to find the solution to my problems...but alas! my acne also jumped from worse to worst.
But don't be discouraged, i guess the BB Cream team decided to boycott me or something..LOL
I know a lot of people who swears by the power of BB Cream.
Have you tried BB Creams?
If so, what worked for you?
Hope you all have a great start for your week!