I remember a few years ago when the hype was HD Makeup, and now it is BB Cream. Everyone seems to make it and it is the must have product. Many clients have been asking me what is it and do they need it. BB Cream is actually not a new product it was originally formulated in 1960. BB Cream stands for Beauty Balm and is promoted as an all in one product that can replace your moisturizer, serum, foundation and sun protection.
I was fortunate to receive a sample of Garnier BB Cream: Skin Renew to test out. It is the company’s first BB Cream that combines hydration with tinted minerals and Vitamin C. I found that the product was very creamy and smooth, reminding me of a moisturizer and tinted to match my skin tone. The product gives a good amount of coverage and evened my skin tone. I was surprised that the coverage lasted longer than a tinted moisturizer which I personally am not a fan off, and more like a traditional foundation.
It is a great option for the upcoming Spring and Summer months, easy to use and not a strong scent. Skip the tinted moisturizer which does not hydrate as well as a BB Cream and gives minimal coverage if any. I would still recommend to clients to use a moisturizer after washing your face and a serum based on skin type.