Beauty Punch: BB Cream BeautyPosted by Alex Lagman on July 16, 2012 under Beauty,Beauty Punch
It is known by a lot of names – blemish balm, beauty balm, beblesh balm, or BB cream, but one thing is for sure: it is a beauty essential that conceals, protects, and brightens your skin all at the same time. The BB cream was first invented in Germany, but it became extremely popular in Asian countries like Taiwan and Korea. Now, the United States is joining the BB bandwagon too. Check out our most coveted BB creams from some of the best US beauty brands.
Dr. Jart+ Premium Beauty Balm SPF 45 ($39) – This one-step balm protects the skin from the environment’s harmful elements while reducing the imperfections of the face. It also evens the skin tone and restores the face’s suppleness. In addition, this beauty balm can also be considered as a moisturizer and sunscreen at the same time.
Dior Hydra Life BB Crème SPF 30 ($56) – If you want to hide those fine lines on your forehead, this BB cream can be your good companion. Inspired by Asian beauty rituals, this formula balances the skin as it preserves that youthful glow every girl wishes for. It also defends the skin from damaging UV rays.
Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35 ($39) – If you want to look like Hollywood stars whose faces look so perfect on-cam, you should get this one. This five-in-one cream is infused with emollients and optical pearl pigments that give skin a delicate look and hydrates the skin.
Clinique Age Defense BB Cream SPF 30 ($37) – Before going out with full make up on, be sure to use this BB cream because it has antioxidants that protect skin from blemishes. It helps your face look younger as well.
Estée Lauder DayWear Anti-Oxidant Beauty Benefit Crème SPF 35 ($38) – Just like other BB creams, this lightweight emulsion has a Super Anti-Oxidant Complex that frees the face from excess oil. Its powerful protection maintains the skin’s moisture and flawlessness all day long.
Maybelline Dream Fresh BB in Light ($8.99) – There’s an overload of benefits this BB cream has to offer. It smoothes, brightens, hydrates, enhances, and evens skin tone. It also hides blotches and eliminates grease on the skin’s surface.
MAC Prep+Prime BB Beauty Balm SPF 35 ($30) – This primer has a sheer beige tone that works on some skin tones. It maintains the texture of the face with an SPF 35 defense against UVA and UVB rays that are damaging to the skin.
Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream ($11) – This BB cream offers advanced skincare and immediate skin perfecting coverage. It restores radiance, lightens skin tones and hydrates the skin without being harsh. It is best used before exposure to the sun.
Stila Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Beauty Balm ($38) – The micro-spheres in this formula hide the skin’s flaws effortlessly. It also contains natural emollients like bamboo and pea extracts, which diminish the formation of fine lines and wrinkles that make you look old. You don’t have to worry about using it since it is ideal for all skin types and skintones.