BB creams, what are they? Why are they so popular?
BB Creams are a foundation, concealer, moisturizer, sun protectant, acne fighter, and anti-aging cream all in one! This cream also acts as a foundation primer for those who need more coverage.
The benefits of BB Creams
- Conceals under eye circles, acne and red areas.
- Most contain SPF 25 or greater
- Has moisturizing ingredients such as aloe
- Contains whitening agents to light uneven skin tone
- A matte look
- And works to control oil and shine through the day
- Helps to soften skin texture
Prolonged used of product will help to improve overall texture of skin and fade acne scars.
*Originally formulated in Germany by dermatologist Dr. Christine Schrammek in the 1950s, the cream was initially used to protect skin after laser procedures and surgery, while also providing light coverage. Introduced to South Korea and Japan in the 1980s, BB cream has been named “the secret of Korean actresses” and has been heavily endorsed by Korean celebrities, which gained it large exposure in these Asian markets. But due to the multitasking abilities of such creams they soon become popular to the public and has spread into other countries.
The only drawback I have spotted yet to these creams is some brands have only one color option available. If you don’t see your shade checkout other brands before writing off the b.b creams.
The Best BB Creams For Oily Skin
SKIN79 Super+ Beblesh Balm BB Cream Triple Function ( Pink Label ) SPF25 PA++ 40g amazing reviews on Amazon.com, scores a 5 out of 5 with everyone who has wrote a review. One of the glowing reviews off of Amazon* Let me just say that this stuff is awesome!! I am a loyal customer of Proactiv and Revlon Colorstay for more than 10 years. I’ve never found anything that works as well those do… until this. I have sensitive, porcelain, combination skin. So I always have to use the lightest possible shade of anything. At first I was worried the BB cream would be too dark but it immediately oxidizes to perfectly match your skin tone. It has an extremely faint fragrance that is very pleasant. It smells clean. This is my first day trying it out and I can not stop touching my face and looking in the mirror! It doesn’t even look like I have makeup on! It just looks like I have a perfect, flawless complexion. It covers up every imperfection beautifully just like makeup base but it doesn’t settle into fine lines and it doesn’t feel heavy or greasy. I didn’t even need concealer or powder! Once you’ve applied the BB cream and given it a few minutes to set your skin just feels smooth and soft. It minimizes lines, makes your pores vanish, controls oil and shine… it does everything! It’s amazing! With the summertime heat and humidity I’m always having to blot the oil on my face or use powder and I haven’t had to use either even once today. I can’t wait to see the long term benefits of using this BB cream. I’m definitely hooked! I would recommend this to anyone who wasn’t born with a flawless complexion but wants to fake it.
MISSHA M Perfect Cover BB Cream (BB stands for Blemish Balm) is good for all skin types. Has a spf of 42 and can be used alone or with foundation on top. It helps cover irregularities on the skin, cover up scars or existing acne, and even out skin tone. Continued usage helps to actually fade discoloration from acne or even sun spots if your older.
ETUDE HOUSE Precious Mineral All Day Strong BB Cream 60g – #1 Sheer Silky Skin SPF30/PA++Precious BB Cream Mineral 60g (#1 Sheer Silky Skin) – For Oily Skin
SPF30/PA++, Anti-Wrinkle & Whitening + Anti-Darkening
Precious Mineral BB Cream promotes silky complexion with pearl infused medium to full coverage. This basically covers almost as much as a foundation but has a slight simmer to it. If you have large pores you might not want to try this one as the shimmer can make the pores more noticeable. Contains adenosine and arbutin for anti-wrinkle & whitening efficacies. SPF 30 for UV protection. Its mineral oil, petroleum, ethanol and paraben free!
Dr. Jart+ Silver Label Rejuvenating Blemish Base BB Cream (Whitening) SPF35 Dr. Jart’s Silver label is made for oily skin, it controls the skin’s natural oils, while giving you a beautiful and clear finish with UV protection. . It has a thick and pasty texture that would make you drag it on your face if you use fingers. What I love about is the full coverage that it gives that will not break you out. It covers freckles and the smaller zits.
Holika Holika Pore Clearing Petit BB Cream with Tea Tree Oil and Sebum Control Powder 30ML– This one I love because it comes in the lighter shades and is very affordable! Around $7 on Amazon.com and has 4+ stars on the customer reviews. Contains tea tree oil as a main ingredient this is well known natural acne remedy. Only compliant I’ve read is you need to use a setting powder to keep this on all day.
L’oreal Studio Secrets Magic BB Cream, Light, 1 Fluid Ounce– It’s unique as it comes with beautifying beads which are said to be the encapsulated pigments with a ultra-light lotion and antioxidants Vitamin C & vitamin E.