Cut short your skin care routine with the new age miracle cream.
Surely you have looked into your closet wondering how many products are crammed in there. There is no room for anything new that you wish to buy or add to your collection. There is hardly anything you can throw away as each product has its own function for your skin. Have you ever wanted all of them to merge into one product and more space for other things in your closet? While you keep thinking what it would look like graphically there is already such a product existing in the market named Blemish Balm Cream. It is a rage among people and has caught on like wild fire.
You will find these BB creams available in different brands. While all of them claim to solve the woes of your skin, there are some that might work and some don’t. Which product or band suits your skin best also plays a rather important role.
Finding the Origins
BB creams seem to be everywhere and are a rage in Asian countries. Atul Shrinivas, Vice-President, Skin Care, Hindustan Unilever Limited took us through when and where the BB cream was originally discovered and why it has become so famous all of a sudden. He says," BB cream, also known as Blemish Balm cream, was originally formulated in the 1950s by German dermatologist, Dr. Christine Schrammek, to protect and provide natural light coverage for patients’ sensitive skin, who had just undergone laser treatments and surgery. Recently, it was introduced in South Korea and Japan and it has been named "the secret of Korean actresses" for their fair and flawless skin." The cream has became a hit since then especially in South Korea, where BB creams make up 13% of the market as it reduces the number of beauty or skin care products required during beauty ritual.
He further added that this trend has since spread from South Korea to many Asian countries including Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and China. Today, many international brands have launched their own BB Cream format with different formulation and product claims across the beauty industry.
The team at Garnier Skin Naturals further elaborated on the success of several BB creams saying," BB Creams have become a craze across the globe as they are a breakthrough innovation in skin care! The fact that BB cream is an all-in-one skin care product makes it a revolution in skin care."
What it Does for your Skin
If you are confused on whether it is a moisturizer or a foundation then you must know that it has the properties of both. It is a multi-tasking cream that works as a foundation, moisturizer, sunscreen as well as an anti-ageing agent. It is this reason that helps make life easy for you. With all of these properties bottled in one product you do not have to worry about having a long skin care ritual leaving out the part of cleansing your face.
Bharti Modi, spokesperson from VedicLine mentions there to be many benefits in a BB cream, "There are eight benefits of the creams mentioned on the product. It brightens, conceals flaws, whitens, works as an anti ageing, anti oxidant, moisturizes, unifies, with SPF 20."
Suit your Skin
More often than not BB creams are suitable for all kinds of skin and are dermatologically tested. On the other hand, it is best that you read the instructions given on the package carefully in order to avoid any potential damage that it might do to your skin. A patch test is necessary before you decide to start using any product to be sure that it suits your skin and does not cause any irritation.
This is confirmed by Atul Shrinivas who also speaks about his brand Pond’s white beautyTM BB+ fairness cream designed to work with your skin. It has been tested with wide range of consumer in use-tests as well as highly controlled human volunteer studies carried out under supervision of a team of expert dermatologists and other skin experts. These tests clearly showed the product did not cause any adverse effect. "However, if you have a history of skin allergy or are prone to breakouts or identified as sensitive skin, it is always best to seek advice from dermatologist. Always follow the instructions mentioned on the pack," he asserts.
Let the Replacement Begin
Bharti Modi mentions that a BB cream is promoted as an all-in-one facial cosmetic product to replace serum, moisturizer, primer, foundation, and sunblock. "It can be worn alone as a tinted moisturizer, over serum and moisturizer as a regular foundation and under powder, depending on the desired amount of coverage," says Modi.
The team at Garnier Skin Naturals are in agreement with the same when they say that BB cream is a new generation of skin care. However, they speak only for their product to convey that Garnier BB Cream is a miracle skin perfector which combines the benefits of multiple skin care products in just one cream. It gives you fairer looking skin, healthy glow, blurs lines and imperfections, evens you skin tone and provides eight hour moisturisation. All this with SPF 24 filters to protect your skin from UVA/UVB rays. It combines multiple beauty routines steps in one.
Your skin care regime just got cut by several minutes saving you time for other activities.
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