Thursday, September 6, 2012

Makeup Miracle: BB cremes

There's been a lot of buzz over BB cremes lately (beauty balm, sometimes known as blemish balm).  These products claim to moisturize, protect, smooth, and improve the look and feel of the skin with anti-aging ingredients and sheer tints.  Can one little tube really do it all?  A lot of cremes inundating the market are actually CC cremes - (color corrective), lightweight tinted moisturizers that can also offer other benefits such as SPF.  A true BB creme puts skincare at the forefront, improving the skin with the additional benefit of a little coverage.  Different than a regular tinted moisturizer, these cremes are packed with repair serums in addition to offering moisture & sunscreen.

One option that works for every skin tone (some bb creme detractors complain about the lack of pigment options) is Intellishade by Revision Skincare.  This little wonder comes in both an Original radiant and Matte formula depending on your finish preference.  This creme offers broad spectrum (both UVA & UVB) SPF 45 coverage with it's micronized zinc oxide, and a blend of antioxidents for superior sun protection.  The mineral-based tint reflects your skin's own natural pigment for a perfect blend every time.  Both formulas contain clinical levels of the powerful peptide Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5 to improve skin's elasticity & firmness, and a proprietary concentrate to reduce the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles.  The Matte formula additionally contains unique ingredients to reduce pore size!  As this product is created by a skincare line rather than a makeup line, you know you're getting true BB creme benefits! 

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