Even some of the serious beauty junkies love a BB Cream, but still don't actually know what is it.
We’re all pretty familiar with different types of foundation, most of us would’ve even tried the staple before we hit double digits in life. Raiding your Mum’s makeup bag and painting your face a similar ‘look’ to what North West recently achieved on her Mum, Kim (if you haven't seen it, do yourself a favour and look it up). But what exactly is BB Cream and why would you use it in place of your trusty foundation? Here we break down everything you could possibly need to know about BB Cream, aka the skincare hybrid that deserves a prized spot in your beauty routine.
BB Cream explained
You’ve definitely heard of it before and may have even used one or two, but what exactly is a BB Cream? The name is short for beauty balm or blemish balm depending on where in the world you live. It’s an all-in-one product with more skincare benefits than you will find in a foundation and tinted-moisturiser combined. A BB Cream hydrates the skin, corrects blemishes, provides SPF sun protection and even includes anti-aging skincare. We really weren't lying when we said it was a hybrid. On the coverage scale it sits above a tinted moisturiser but below foundation, meaning you will still get that skin perfecting glow without the risk of looking like a powdered sponge cake. With a ‘your skin but better’ finish, it’s the perfect Monday to Friday coverage, weekend ‘gym to brunch’ accessory and vacay beachside complexion lifesaver all in one effortless tube.
A BB Cream will help smooth your skin’s complexion and cover up blemishes, redness or imperfections. While its ability to make your skin look glowing and awake in a hot minute is amazing, its list of skin-loving ingredients is the real winner. Here are the 5 star hero ingredients in the Bali Body BB Cream.
Hyaluronic Acid: The secret to plump, hydrated and super soft skin. Naturally occurring in the body, we lose 1% of hyaluronic acid each year, so topical application is essential to moisturise, reduce inflammation, prevent water loss and boost the skins elasticity and plumpness. It also helps minimise fine lines and holds moisture on the skin.
Marine Collagen: Extracted from the natural seaweed variety Porphyra tenera, it works to stimulate natural collagen synthesis, helping to firm, plump and renew the skin. Unlike many beauty brands, Bali Body’s source of collagen is 100% vegan.
Green Tea Extract: Renowned as a rich source of antioxidants that help fight against free radicals that cause damage to skin cells and lead to premature signs of aging. It is also antibacterial, aiding in inflammation to keep skin clean and clear.
Prepare for transformed skin
Now you know what all the fuss is about, it’s no wonder why beauty editors and bloggers have swapped their foundations and tinted moisturisers for BB Cream. Unless you hate dewy, glowy, ridiculously perfect-looking skin that is? The only thing that could make our BB Cream any better is teaming it with an equally complexion perfecting product like the Bali Body Face Tan Water. Read about how why Face Tan Water is the product you never knew you needed here.