Tuesday, 3 April 2012


BB Creams- what are they and where did they come from?

I've decided to do a little post regarding BB creams. All you avid beauty buffs will more than likely know all this info. For you guys that do not know much about them I just want to give a little insider info. I hope you enjoy reading.

BB creams are also known as Blemish Balms. They are mainly sold in Asia but in recent months have become a phenomenon in Europe. They were most definitely 2011's biggest beauty trend and get ready to see this trend get even bigger in 2012.

A German Doctor originally invented them with the purpose of treating and helping post laser surgery patients. They provided light coverage while still soothing and regenerating the skin.

Some BB creams claim to be "all-in-one miracle creams". This is because there are multi-functional products with multiple properties.

Here are a couple of characteristics of BB creams on the market at the moment.

  • Even out complexion
  • Cover blemishes
  • Brighten skin tone
  • Hydrate like a moisturiser
  • Soothe skin
  • Contain Sun protection
  • Some also contains anti-ageing properties

Examples of BB Creams available in Ireland and the UK are;
Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector (available in light and medium)
No7 Beautiful Skin BB cream (available for different skin types and in light and medium)
L'oreal Nude Magique BB cream (available in light and medium)
L'oreal Revitalift Repair 10 BB cream (anti-ageing properties, available light and medium)

Tips when buying a BB Cream:
Treat it as if it were a foundation, find one for your skin type and skin colour/tone. Always try before you buy.

Good Luck!!

If you have any questions or queries I would love to help you out just drop me line Id be more than happy to  help if I can.

Rachel x


  1. ahhh THANK YOU! I've been seeing "BB Cream" -every- where and I'm a bit new to all this (and learning!) so I couldn't, for the life of me, figure out what it was! Thank you <3