I love that we are finally catching up with the rest of the world on the whole B.B. Cream issue. Not sure what a B.B. Cream is? Basically, B.B. stands for Blemish Balm or Beauty Balm and it was created to give patients with sensitive skin (or post laser-treated skin) a lightweight coverage that also included potent skincare. Most come in a very limited skin tone range, focusing on the lighter skin tones, instead of darker ones. These balms also usually include skin-lightening ingredients, free radical protection and an SPF. The original B.B. Creams were very pigmented and provided enough coverage to conceal things like scars, blemishes and sun damage.
In the U.S., several of these B.B. Creams have launched over the past year. I've tried the ones from Dr. Jart, Boscia, Smashbox, and Too Faced. Most B.B. Creams will set you back around $25-$50, so they aren't always the cheapest new product to try. In a move that surprised a lot of us, Garnier recently threw their little green hat into the B.B. Cream ring with the launch of their Miracle Skin Perfector B.B. Cream.
It's only available in two shades; Light/Medium and Medium/Deep. So as usual, there isn't a huge range of people outside of pale to slightly-not-so-pale that this will work for. But, if you do fall into that category (most B.B. Creams are very limited, shade-wise), this is worth the $13. I found it to be hydrating without feeling greasy. It also provides a nice amount of coverage without feeling heavy. It even contains Vitamin C to help brighten the skin, and an SPF of 15 to prevent further sun damage. I don't know that Vitamin C on its own is a miracle, but I didn't name the product. Of course, the constant use of words like "guru" and "miracle" is seriously grating as of late. That aside, it gives a radiant, pretty finish to the skin.
I really like the coverage, look and feel of this B.B. Cream. And you can't beat the price. If the color range works for you and you are curious about B.B. Creams, definitely give it a try!
I bought this. Without a coupon or anything.
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