What is B.B. Cream?
B.B., or beauty balm creams are all the rage right now. It seems like most every brand has released a version of this makeup equivalent of a superfood. But are you confused about what it is? Well, while each b.b. cream on the market does slightly different things (so read the packaging carefully!), let me tell you about what I use and all that it does for my skin.
Here’s a quick pic I took of myself before applying my b.b. cream.
I’m using Dr. LeWinn by Kinerase Instant Perfecting B.B. Cream SPF 15. It goes on just like a moisturizer, and here’s what it does:
- provides hydration (like a moisturizer)
- gives skin a brighter and more vibrant look (like a brightener)
- evens skin tone (like a primer)
- reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and blemishes (like a concealor)
- provides SPF protection (like a sunscreen)
So basically, b.b. creams are designed to do the work of several different products all in one. This is a HUGE time saver, and I can also tell a difference in how my skin looks when I’m wearing it. You can wear your b.b. cream under your foundation, or you can wear it alone. In the warmer weather that we are having, I often simply opt to wear the b.b. cream as my foundation. While it doesn’t provide the full coverage of a matte foundation, I’m still pleased with the results enough to leave the house without my foundation on.
Here’s what I look like after applying b.b. cream and before applying the rest of my makeup.
The visible evidence that I am wearing it is the fact that it has evened my skintone. But think of all the other great stuff it is doing!
And the best part? The b.b. cream I’m using is very reasonably priced (just $15.97 at Walmart). I think it is worth every penny of that price, and I think you’ll agree if you try it.
Night Cream: Really Necessary?
I was also recently sent one more product from the Dr. LeWinn by Kinerase line that I wanted to highlight, since I think it is totally worth talking about. I’ve been using a special cream at night on my face called Lift & Resculpt Anti-Wrinkle Night Cream. You can certainly get by just fine by using your day time moisturizer at night, but after using this product, I can tell you that athere is something to be said for having a special night cream. At night, your skin gets a long break from makeup and from the sun. This is the perfect time to apply a product that can do some pretty serious work! The Lift & Resculpt cream does just that, working to support natural production of more abundant collagen and elastin fibers. It also contains the Snap-8 Peptide, which is one of the most advanced neuropeptides available and that visably relaxes the appearance of wrinkles caused by repetive facial expressions. Again, you aren’t making all those faces while you are sleeping, and that means that a cream like this can really get to work, delivering noticeable results. Studies have shown this product to visibly reduct wrinkle size by 24% and depth by 27%. Pretty awesome, right? You can purchase this cream for $22.97, which is a bargain for what it does!
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I received complimentary products for review purposes. All thoughts and opinions express here are strictly my own.