BB Creams, Are They Worth It?
Recently, one of our loyal followers asked for information on the growing BB Cream craze. I will gladly weigh in on this trend! In a quick answer, I am not a fan. If you want more information, keep on reading!
Bit of BB Background: BB creams have been in existence for years but only have become new and booming in the US. BB stands for beauty balm, blemish balm or blemish base. They boast multiple benefits of things like smoothing, hydrating, brightening, evening, protection, and softer, sheer coverage. Basically, it’s a tinted moisturizer. It’s quick and simple, and that’s something most women are looking for.
My opinion: For myself personally, BB stands for blemish builder. I have tried 3 different BB creams and have had zero luck with any of them. For one, my face is oily, and throwing this hydrating, brightening booster on my face just makes me look like I’ve dunked my face in a deep fat fryer! Thanks to my dream team, my face has cleared up significantly from what it used to be (more on that in a later post!) but all of these BB creams gave me blemishes that were so stubborn and unsightly! There was no other reason that I would be breaking out like I was, it was most definitely the BB cream. A friend was complaining about sudden stubborn breakouts so I asked what she was using, she too, was using a BB cream.
It’s not to say that this isn’t a product that won’t work for you. People with dry skin may have great luck with this. I know that a lot of women with more mature skin happen to be jumping on this BB bandwagon and loving every minute of it! But, again, for myself personally, I’m steering clear of any and every BB cream any brand has to offer.