Is a BB Cream the Right Product for You?

by Sheryll on May 31, 2013

I get so many questions about BB creams, and sadly I can’t answer them. I have yet to find a BB cream in Korea, Korean brand or otherwise, that matches my skin tone. I’ve seen darker toned women on YouTube mixing BB creams with their foundations to achieve the right shade, but that just seems like too much work/sort of defeats the purpose of a BB Cream in the first place. So, if you’re on the fence about buying a BB cream, or you aren’t sure what one is in the first place, I have a great guest post by Amanda from SkincareHQ.org. She’ll explain everything to you that I can’t!

BB Creams can be fantastic fix-it-alls, but just like any other beauty product out on the market, there are both pros and cons in using them. You may be wondering if a BB Cream is just what you need, and that is why we have compiled this short article that includes all of the major pros and cons associated with these fantastic creams. Let’s start with the pros.

The Pros

  • BB Creams help to smooth out wrinkles, so if have mature skin that causes fine lines or wrinkles, these creams can be a total lifesaver.
  • If you have oily skin, there may be no need to apply a moisturizer as these creams can also be used as one.
  • These creams include an added SPF, so your skin is protected from the sun’s harmful and damaging rays all day long.
  • They help to heal inflammation and redness. This is actually what BB Creams were originally invented for! No joke!
  • They can deliver a gorgeous glow and brighten the skin drastically so that it looks healthy and youthful.
  • You may end up saving you money because BB creams can be used as a tinted moisturizer, concealer, primer, and even a light foundation.
  • Many BB Creams include antioxidants and extra vitamin C, which are great for your skin.
  • BB Creams are designed to glide on your skin easily, allowing for easy blending into the skin. This easy blending also allows for a more natural, flawless look.

The Cons

  • Not the best choice for acne prone skin. These creams tend to be on the thicker side, and do not contain any salicylic acid.
  • If you are very fair skinned, the SPF included in BB Creams may not be enough to keep your skin protected, so you may need to add additional sunscreen.
  • Most people will still need to set their BB Cream with a good facial powder for the best results.
  • Can be a little pricey, depending on the exact brand you choose.
  • They’re not available in a wide range of colors.

We hope that our little list helped you out. Even after a ton of research, we found that there are way more pros than cons when it comes to BB Creams. There are a ton of different brands out there which offer slight variations in formula and tone, so a bit of research will find the best one for your own situation. Have you tried a BB Cream and want to tell us all about your personal experience? Write about it in the comments below!

Author Bio: Amanda is a makeup fanatic and author of SkincareHQ.org which features a Guide To BB Cream For Oily Skin. Aside from writing about skin care, Amanda loves to travel and dreams of one day visiting the beaches of Thailand. If you have questions or comments for Amanda, feel free to connect with her @Skincare_HQ on Twitter!