No matter how versed you are in beauty trends, you have probably heard about ‘bb cream” and its revolutionary benefits. BB cream or Beauty Balm, was created by1960s in Germany by dermatologist Dr. Christine Schrammek to protect her patients’ skin after laser procedures and surgery. It became a craze in South Korea a few years later and spread to other Asian countries. The year is 2012 and bb has finally made its way to America with even more skin care benefits. L’Oreal has introduced the YouthCode BB Cream Illuminator, an all-in-one skin care product that instantly evens, illuminates, perfects, moisturizes, and protects skin. In one week, tone and texture are improved and skin is healthier looking.
This product is a multi-tasker and replaces the need for an SPF lotion, a daily moisturizer, a light foundation or primer, and a concealer. Now how fab is that? With continual use, your the L’Oreal YouthCode BB Cream Illuminator will even skin tone and improve texture. It’s benefits comes from an innovative blend of six ingredients, including:
- Vitamin B3 – Skin-brightening ingredient
- Vitamin CG – Active antioxidant to help brighten skin
- Pro-Cysteine – Antioxidant that works to protect skin from daily exposure to environmental aggressions
- Chestnut Seed Extract (Recoverine) – Promotes natural skin exfoliation
- Bismuth Oxichloride – Provides an immediate lightening effect
- Hyaluronic Acid Microspheres – They retain and absorb water even under low humidity conditions
L’Oreal YouthCode BB Cream Illuminator, which launched in August, comes in two formulations (light and medium) that will cover most skin tones. Don’t let the limited colors deter you from trying this out because the formula is a universal tint that will work on most skin tones. BB cream is a miracle cream but a full-coverage makeup it is not. I love using the product on hot and balmy summer days when a light moisturizer with a nice tint to provide sheer coverage and luminous skin will do. BB can also be used as a primer and with light-reflecting particles that illuminate the skin, you’ll get a dewy, flawless finish after makeup application. L’Oreal YouthCode BB Cream Illuminator is available for $16.99, 2.5 fl oz, at mass, food and drug retailers nationwide.