When BB creams first hit shelves in the US, there was plenty to buzz about. A moisturizer that evens complexion, provides anti-aging benefits and more? Magic! But what if I were to tell you that BB cream may just be another glorified marketing scheme?
Too many ingredients may lead to ineffectiveness: Think about it this way — when we jam pack all of these ingredients into one product and apply a dime-size amount daily... are you really benefitting from that? Individually, each ingredient works wonders, but combined with many others, it seems as though we're not receiving the most potent dose.
One product does not fit all: We're women, and like a pair of great jeans or heels, once size or style does not fit all. The same goes with BB creams. We all have different concerns (and levels of those concerns) — pigmentation, acne, oily skin, lack of luster, etc... with one standard formula, how can we expect to meet all of our needs all in one product and one application process per day?
It doesn't replace your skincare regimen: When it comes to BB creams, they're essentially a glorified foundation with a few anti-aging benefits. That's not to say I recommend ditching them completely, but the bottom line is this — before you go tossing all of those moisturizers, and serums in the can, remember that those essential steps in a skincare regimen (cleanse, tone, hydrate, protect) are key in keeping your skin balanced and best done individually for ultimate results.
If you'd like to incorporate a BB cream in, opt for a mineral-based product like "Glow Time" from Jane Iredale. With minimal chemicals, a broad color range, and a mineral formula, your skin will thank you.
What are your thoughts on BB creams? Love it, or loose them?