I recently got a chance to check out a super luxe BB cream, created by 3LAB. What's a BB Cream? It officially stands for Blemish Balm. It's an all-in-one wonder product, famous for its skincare and makeup properties. Women overseas have been clamoring for these for years, and we are just now jumping on the BB bandwagon, stateside.
What makes a BB Cream a BB Cream? The really nice ones offer major coverage, flawless, high-end skin care and tend to usually only come in a few shades. I'm not sure why they offer so few shades, especially since most do give that serious coverage.
One of the other trademarks of a BB Cream is its whitening properties. Overseas, these types of products are beloved not only for they skin they give you today, but for the porcelain-looking skin you'll get down the road. I've only tried the Boscia and Dr. Jart formulations. They are both more sheer than I had been led to believe BB Creams should be (by my friend Muse).
So how does the 3LAB BB Cream stack up? I love how it looks on my skin. It's heavier than a tinted moisturizer, but not as opaque as I had expected. I'm thinking that the powers that be don't think Americans are ready for the true BB Cream experience. Shade 02 gives me flawless, dewy, beautiful coverage. It's not heavy enough coverage to conceal some of my age spots, but it's hydrating and plumping powers definitely shave years off of my appearance.
What sets 3LAB apart from other skincare technology is their bio-engineered growth hormone technology and use of apple stem cells.According to their website, here are the ingredients that make this stand out from the others:
Nano Claire GY - The first patented liposomal encapsulated Human Growth Hormone that treats fine lines and wrinkles.
β-White - biomimetic peptide that whitens skin by decreasing proteins , inhibiting melanin synthesis
E-Mortal - Hydrolyzed Pea Protein- activates skin cells and promotes collagen production
Ascorbyl Glucoside - stimulates collagen synthesis and acts like a skin whitening agent
Titanium Dioxide - Sunscreen
(Wearing the BB Cream with no setting powder.)
I haven't been using it quite long enough to see a difference the skincare ingredients may make. I can say I haven't had a lot of luck with stem cells in the past, but it's such a new frontier, cosmetically speaking, it's going to happen. I'll be sure to update this post with my results.
(A closer look at the coverage, still with no setting powder.)
But in the meantime, if you are looking for a BB Cream with some serious high tech ingredients, this may be for you. And it comes with a rolling brush that gives you a perfect finish, which I adore.
Sent for review.
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