In today's blog im going to review the new sensation that is beauty balm a.k.a BB cream!
I heard about this new revolutionary cream whilst reading a magazine, and after reading what it claims to do I felt I had to try it.
BB cream originate from Korea and was originally used to sooth skin that had been cosmetically treat. Of course, A high percentage of people who had been through such procedures were well known and famous names, and after discovering the great effects of BB cream ('Beauty Balm') retailers and buisness men/women saw dollar signs in their eyes and began to sell the product itself to a wider audience. It has now become a phenomenon within Asian women and is slowly making its way into more global markets in the UK, USA and Europe.
So, a lot of 'beauty balm' creams retail in the higher price bracket. BUT, whilst shopping in Birmingham I spotted this product for sale in Superdrug....
This is the 'Daily All-in-one B.B. cream' by Garnier. It currently retails at £10.00 but im not sure if the price is going up after the introductory season. The product claims to give you 'Immediately perfected skin' in the following 5 areas:
Evens tone + boosts glow.
Smoothes fine lines,
24 hr hydration,
SPF 15 UV protection
The product comes out very thick and has the consistency and color of a tinted moisturiser. Once blended it leaves a nice sheen on the skin and gives a coverage slightly better than you'd expect from a tinted moisturizer. It is a lot thicker than usual and takes a bit of getting used to. The product also targets uneveness in the skin and will dampen the appearance of any acne scars or spots. If you have good skin you can simply use this product on it's own for resounding results, a nice coverage and a dewyy glow. And these are just the immediate effects...
After using this product for a week I have noticed a HUGE change in my skin. It's a lot more even and hydrated. Foundation appplies a lot, lot easier and smoother. The texture of my skin is better and any red spots are a lot less pigmented. The coverage of the product also means I have to use a lot less foundation so my skin isn't caked with make up and I have a lot less blocked pores and blackheads.
I simply cannot rave about this product enough. It is the best £10 I have ever spent and a true skin investment. I can totally understand why this has become such a beauty phenomenon. I would recommend it to anyone. The product comes in Light, Medium and Dark shades so there is something for everyone. It really will work wonders for you. I PROMISE!