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"Are you wondering what the rage is about BB creams and how BB creams work? Also known as blemish balms and beauty balms, these creams have recently taken the beauty world (and the United States) by storm. So what is this amazing new product? A blemish balm is a tinted moisturizer with extra benefits. It contains SPF, disguises blemishes, and soothes and moisturizes skin some versions even contain anti-aging properties! Depending on your needs, BB creams can replace foundation and moisturizer depending on your skin type, you can wear them completely on their own!

The History of BB Creams

The first version of BB cream was developed in Germany in the 1950s by dermatologist Christine Schrammek, M.D. for her patients after they had finished treatments such as laser surgeries, skin peels and facials. This BB (Blemish Balm) cream was designed to soothe skin while camouflaging redness with its tinted color.

How BB Creams Work ?

Essentially the ultimate all-in-one product, BB Creams offer strong sun protection, prevent pimples, cover imperfections, and contain anti-aging, skin soothing properties. They also prime the skin and prevent shine. But before now, BB cream was only available in one shade. In our office we carry Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream and Smooth Affair Primer.

Why Primer?

A good primer creates a canvas that allows makeup to go on easier and last longer. But that’s just the basics. Smooth Affair is a lovely translucent formula packed with deliciously fragrant botanicals that have anti-aging properties, and brighten and even skin tone, minimizing the appearance of pores. Skin feels nourished and looks smoother, the senses are uplifted. Now that’s a fresh start. Glow Time covers blemishes, minimizes pores, disguises wrinkles, smoothes and brightens. This natural mineral BB Cream is a multi-tasking dynamo that combines foundation, concealer, sunscreen and moisturizer in a versatile one-step product. It’s available in 6 shades that adjust beautifully to match individual skin tones. It nourishes, protects, smoothes and brightens your skin as it provides gorgeous total coverage for skin like luminous velvet. See a video how to apply BB cream

New BB Creams

BB cream is perfect for a busy woman. It has broad spectrum protection that’s been approved by the FDA. Essentially, it’s a moisturizer, anti-aging cream, sunscreen, primer, and foundation all rolled into one. So is BB cream right for you? If you want coverage that not only brightens, soothes, moisturizers, primes, and provides UV protection and anti-aging properties, then be sure to add BB cream to your beauty arsenal. "