BB Cream... What is it?

There are so many different beauty products on the market these days, it’s so hard to know which ones are best for you and your skin, and what the difference is between all of them!

Gone are the days when it was just foundation or powder to give your complexion some coverage—now there’s a tonne of different formula foundations, plus tinted moisturisers, CC creams and BB creams, all with different finishes, coverage and benefits! And we thought picking an outfit for a hot date was hard, now we gotta make decisions on what looks and feels best on our skin too? HELP!

One of the most recent to join the complexion party are BB creams—but if we’re looking at history, they’re actually not the newbie we think they are! They came about in the 1960s, originally formulated by a German dermatologist who wanted to create a product that cared for her patient's skin, post-facial treatments and surgery. Years later, in the early 2000s, they were seen as the latest ‘IT’ product for almost every major beauty brand in the US and globally, following great success throughout Asia and in particular, South Korea.

Today, beauty balms, or BB creams as they’re widely known, have become a staple in the makeup drawers of women all over and are our go-to product here at Velo Beauty. Day, night, weekdays, weekends—we can’t get by without our BB cream—and we know once you try it, it will be your must-have too.

So what exactly is BB cream, what does it do and why should we all get on the BB bandwagon?

WHAT IS BB CREAM

Think of a BB cream as a combination of skincare and makeup—the perfect product to simplify your beauty routine! Just like a foundation, BB creams can vary in coverage, finish and tone, but they also offer great skincare benefits that a lot of foundations don’t. They’re super easy to apply, and are perfect for those days that you want a little bit of coverage but don’t have the time or energy to put on a full face of foundation. Think of BB creams as a little more coverage than your tinted moisturiser, but less than your foundation. They’re your go-to product to even out your skin tone without that cakey look, plus they work to care for your skin whilst you’re wearing it—WINNING!

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A BB CREAM?

There are many benefits to adding a BB cream to your beauty routine, with the most obvious one being that they’re fantastic time savers and perfect for those that don’t have hours to spend in front of the mirror (who does, really?!). But what are some of the other perks of a BB cream?

  • They provide anti-aging benefits, often containing vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other active ingredients that help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and plump and firm the skin.
  • They contain ingredients that boost hydration in the skin, giving you that hydrated glow that we all want!
  • They deliver a sheer, flawless coverage, evening out skin tone and imperfections.
  • They help to smooth the skin, almost acting like a foundation primer.

HOW DO I APPLY A BB CREAM?

BB creams are very easy to apply and require minimal effort to achieve that flawless finish. A small amount goes a long way, and because they’re more lightweight than a foundation, they’re super easy to blend so it’s not like you’re wearing a tonne of makeup.

The best way to apply your BB cream is with your fingers, as the natural warmth from your fingertips makes it easier to blend and achieve that natural “looks like skin” look.

If you want extra coverage to minimise redness or imperfections, try using a sponge to build up your BB cream in those specific areas.

For someone whose skin is on the dryer side, substituting your moisturiser for a BB Cream may not be the way to go as your skin obviously needs that extra hydration—so still use your daily moisturiser, and apply your BB cream on top for that extra boost of hydration.

VELO SKINWEAR BB CREAM

So why Velo Skinwear? Besides being cruelty-free and 100% Australian made and owned, our BB cream is like the superfood of makeup! It’s skincare infused, meaning that whilst it delivers that flawless complexion and that ‘no makeup’ makeup look, it also works to nourish and protect your skin with every application.

Some of the ingredients and benefits you will find in our Velo Skinwear are:-

  • Plant-based collagen – improves elasticity and hydration in the skin.
  • Hyaluronic acid – prevents water loss and plumps/firms the skin.
  • Vitamin C – an antioxidant that moisturises and protects the skin from external damage.

Its breathable and active formula means that you don’t feel weighed down by your makeup, and it’s effortless to apply, with minimal fuss required! Our BB cream is a must-have for those that are limited with their time but still want to look like the best version of themselves. Whether it's for pre or post-workout, for the ‘run-off-her-feet’ mum, the busy career woman or the beauty junkie—Velo Skinwear is suitable for everyone, men included! With five tints available, it provides a lightweight, medium coverage with a silky satin finish—like your skin at its most flawless!

Click here to check out our range of Velo Skinwear.

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