Jun 26, 2012
I think that foundation is wreaking too much havoc on my young skin! I really want to try one because I am trying to keep my skin healthy. I am 15 (my profile pic is my mum and dad, I'm not really that old lol) and I think a BB cream with be better. This is probably a silly question but do BB creams clog pores or cause pimples? I don't really need excessive coverage because I don't get many blemishes and they sound like perfection in a bottle! Does a cheap BB cream exist haha? And they are healthier than foundations? I would love to hear the pros and cons, I am thinking this is going to be better for me but I have no clue haha! If you could suggest a drugstore brand that hopefully exists in Australia , you would be a legend in my book haha! Thank you!
BB cream is bacially a tinted mousturizer which supposedly conceals and perfects your skin but for oily faces i wouldnt reccomend it,foundations cant really be bad for your skin if you take it off at night (unless you break out) and yes bb creams are light coverage but thier are so many foundations out there that there will be dozens of light coverage ones so its all about testing though personally i dont really think bb creams are much different to foundations to be honest,hope this helps:)
Jun 28, 2012
BB cream is not just a tinted moisterizer it's more then that...BB cream, also known as Blemish Balm, Blemish Base or Beblesh Balm (due to an apparent copyright on the word "Blemish", is a cosmetic item sold mainly in East and Southeast Asia, although larger beauty brands are increasingly introducing BB creams to Western markets as well. 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.
BB creams come in a variety of different formulations and qualities mainly perceived as being anti-inflammatory and having a soothing effect. As companies focused initially on the East Asian market, BB creams have a limited number of hues. Due to its "multi-tasking" all-in-one properties — moisturizer, primer, foundation, and sunblock — the cream became a hit in Asia, especially in South Korea, where BB creams make up 13% of the cosmetics market. The cream's popularity has reached the point where it is now also used by men in South Korea.
Leading Asian brands include Missha, The Face Shop, Etude House, Sulhwasoo, Skin Food, Skin79 and Nature Republic. $$$$ expensive
Companies began in 2011 to launch BB creams in Western markets, Garnier and Dr. Jart, with others such as Dior and Clinique following suit in 2012. BB creams have been tailored for Western markets: for example, although whitening properties are a main selling point of BB creams in Asia, Estée Lauder is not including it in their formulation for North America.
So this based on facts not opinions I really do love these products! I use garnier BB cream. Love love the stuff and my skin is picky
I think the cheapest one you'll be able to find in a store is probably Garnier's (which is about $12 in the US). I don't really like Garnier's version that much because it seems kind of thick and oily with little coverage compared to others that I've used. I've heard that Dr.Jart's Black Label is really good, but I personally like Missha's Perfect Cover BB Cream. You can buy small tubes on eBay for around $10 and a little goes a long way. I've had my small tube since October. Unfortunately, if you have darker skin, brands like Missha may not work for you since they're produced in Asia, where everyone has a really light complexion. I have pretty fair skin and I use the darkest color they have, which is #23. Sephora.com sells a lot of BB cream, so I recommend going there and reading the reviews or doing the same on YouTube before you buy anything. Hope this is somewhat helpful!
If you're willing to spend the money on it, I've heard great things about the Estee Lauder BB Cream. I bought the Garnier version when it was first launched, and I'm eager to finish it so I can try another brand. The Garnier BB Cream has little coverage, but it does have an SPF and I love how it feels on my skin (I have slightly dry skin).
BB Creams should be healthier than foundation, since they have ingredients in them that protect and nourish your skin. However, since the bb cream wave, many of the western variants have become more like tinted moisturizers.
If you buy the right one for your skin type, they shouldn't clog pores. For instance, I have oily skin, so I try to stay away from bb creams containing oil, cause I know oil will clog my pores.
Sorry I can't give you any suggestions on what to buy, I don't know what brands you have available in Australia, but try to find Asian brands if possible, would be my advice :)
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