BB cream

The cosmetic market annually receives many products with a similar composition and the promises of manufacturers to give us perfect skin, long eyelashes, sensual lips, eternal youth. Therefore, we decided to check promises for ourselves. Every month the editors tell you about the 10 best, in our opinion, cosmetic products. As always, we will be purely objective.

This month we tested 10 of the most popular products of the year called BB creams.

The abbreviation "BB" stands for "Blemish Balm, Beauty Balm, Blemish Base" – that is, a tool that masks skin imperfections. The famous “beauty balm” was invented by German dermatologist cosmetologist Christina Schramemeck. Initially, it was a regenerating ointment that helped restore the skin after plastic surgery and serious aesthetic procedures.

BB-ointment was brought to the cosmetic scene in Asia. Korean makeup artists began to use it as a concealer, fluid, primer, moisturizing and matting cream. The first new product from the filing of personal makeup artists tried themselves Asian stars.

This miracle tool has become a constant companion of fashion shows and social events. BB creams launched into mass production in response to mass demand, giving it the properties of a protective and foundation cream. The popularity of explosives in the eastern part of Europe was so high that they decided to adopt this chip in the West.

Now every self-respecting cosmetic concern has its own BB cream. Such a diverse range does not fit on one shelf in the store. We hope that the results of our test will help you choose your favorite BB cream – if, of course, you do not have it yet.

Gosh BB-Cream was tested for you by Daria Abakumova, our Digital Marketing Director

10 best BB creams

Cream promises:

  • moisturizing
  • UV protection (SPF 15),
  • stimulation of collagen and elastin production,
  • increased smoothness and elasticity of the skin, reduction of wrinkles,
  • natural skin color
  • sustainable coating.

In fact:

It seemed to me that I chose a shade darker than my skin color, and was a little worried that as a result the cream would form a mask. But my fears were in vain, the cream really adapted to the pigment of my skin, and thanks to the velvety texture, I easily applied and distributed it.

This remedy is noticeable. evens out facial tone. Since I am the owner of the combination skin, by the evening I noticed a pleasant bonus – the lack of oily sheen (earlier in those hours it was my constant companion).

But something confused me. First, the cream does not contain perfume fragrances, but it smells like paints or gouache, secondly, in some parts of the face I felt tightness, apparently, anti-aging tightening components in the cream had such an effect. So the next time I applied explosives to a moisturizer, my skin felt great.

Rating: 8 out of 10Price issue: 600 rubles

Clinique BB Cream Age Defense by Anna Platova, Editor-in-Chief

10 best BB creams

Cream promises:

  • UV protection (SPF 30),
  • moisturizing the skin
  • elimination of oily shine
  • reducing wrinkles, smoothing facial relief,
  • visually hide skin imperfections.

In fact:

I decided to arrange a test of the strength of Age Defense in all respects. Therefore, to start using it as a means of skin care. That is, immediately after the washing procedure, she applied it instead of day cream, and did not make a bad decision.

Its light and soft texture brought a lot of pleasant emotions and bonuses. The face was well hydrated, the cream did not feel at all on the skin, and by the end of the day a little oily shine appeared only in the forehead area, and this is a victory for my combination skin. Zinc, iron oxide and silicon in the cream perfectly regulate the activity of the sebaceous glands and reduce secretions.

As a tonal tool Age Defense has proved itself as skillfully. This BB-cream has a very light texture, it merges with the skin, while masking all the flaws, and even hiding inflammation. When I first applied the cream, I was worried that this color would not suit my skin. But the fears were in vain, he easily and quickly adjusted to the shade of my skin, not demarcating the boundaries between the face and neck.

Foundation and tool for skin care in one bottle – just what I was looking for. Later, when I was on a holiday trip, he showed his sun protection properties as well.

Rating: 10 out of 10Price issue: 1400 rubles

BB-cream Flexitone by Dr. Brandt tested by Polina Tkachuk, pr-manager

10 best BB creams

Cream promises:

  • adjust to the skin color
  • give it a healthy shine
  • help smooth out wrinkles,
  • moisturize,
  • protect from UVA / UVB rays (SPF 30).

BB cream

In fact:

BB-cream turned out to be in my hands for the first time – until that moment I had heard a lot of positive things about this product, and waited for it to work wonders.

The cream has a light texture, a pleasant smell, lies on the skin smoothly and masks visible defects in the form of wrinkles, redness and enlarged pores. A dispenser tube is also an obvious plus, as it allows you to spend money very economically. BB-Flexitone is quite resistant, and this is also its positive feature. True, you can remove it only with the help of the makeup remover.

The minus was in focus, which was promised by the manufacturers – the cream should adapt to any skin color. I got Flexitone with a rather dark shade, and if it’s easy to almost perfectly perfect on my olive skin, then my sister, the owner of aristocratic pallor, did not confirm this miracle property of the cream.

To summarize, I can say that BB-cream Flexitone Dr. Brandt (your shade) – a necessary thing in a cosmetics bag.

Rating: 7 out of 10 question Price: 2140 rubles

BB cream Garnier "The secret of perfection" for mixed and oily skin tested Natalya Prokopyeva, HR-manager

10 best BB creams

Cream promises:

  • moisturizing
  • removal of skin imperfections,
  • skin shine
  • sun protection (SPF 20),
  • skin tone alignment
  • elimination of fat content.

In fact:

Garnier belongs to the mass-market cosmetics order, but you shouldn’t focus on this. With all its price democracy, this BB-cream will give odds to many luxury products.

Apply the product easily, absorbs quickly, does not roll! What is important, does not contain strong perfumed fragrances. It literally melts on the skin after application and really evens out its color. Hides visible defects such as acne and redness, and at the same time the cream is completely invisible on the skin. After the application of explosives, it becomes velvety, there is no effect of a mask and a feeling of tightness.

By the end of the day, my skin began to shine a little, but I could easily remove the shining effect with powder, which ideally falls on the cream. My opinion: a great combination of price and quality.

Rating: 9 out of 10Price issue: 329 rubles

BB Cream Nude Magique L’Oreal tested Zarina Ktsoeva, Assistant General Manager

10 best BB creams

Cream promises:

  • perfect, even tone
  • perfect relief and smooth skin,
  • natural shine
  • inconspicuous coating
  • moisturizing 24 hours
  • sun protection (contains SPF filters).

In fact:

I will say right away: I, as the owner super sensitive skin, The cream did not fit. So I decided to pass the baton to my mom and ask her a month later about the results of the experiment. It was the first beauty product that mom did not want to part with.

The cream is a pigment capsule, at first it seems to be colorless, but in the process of applying when in contact with the skin, the magic begins – the cream takes on a hue. Nude Magique is fairly light and almost odorless.

On aging skin, such as my mother, it produces a striking effect. Reduces wrinkles, makes them less noticeable and evens out the relief of the face. Mom used the cream even without powder and was very pleased with the result. Personally, I would not recommend the cream to owners of dry and sensitive skin.

Rating: 8 out of 10 question Price: 399 rubles

Lumene BB Cream Illuminating Anti-age SPF 20 was tested by Maria Ivanova, Director of Marketing and PR

10 best BB creams

Cream promises:

  • moisturizing the skin
  • healthy shine
  • elimination of skin imperfections and alignment of natural tone,
  • prevention of appearance signs of aging skin,
  • sun protection (SPF 20).

In fact:

Usually I do not use make-up in makeup, golden powder was until recently my only and loyal friend. But I could not miss such a large-scale advertising campaign of BB-media and general testing of our entire editorial staff. So I decided to change my powder with Lumene Illuminating Anti-age.

Delicate and light texture of the cream with a delicate citrus shade promised miracles. And indeed, Lumene Illuminating Anti-age works well on facial relief, masks pimples, redness and fine wrinkles. The cream gives a fresh glowing look to the skin. It ideally keeps during the day – does not roll down, does not appear greasy.

Rating: 9 out of 10Price issue: 399 rubles

All-In-One BB Cream from The Body Shop was tested by Olga Davydova, editor-in-chief

10 best BB creams

Cream promises:

  • alignment of complexion and skin texture,
  • natural skin tone
  • 24-hour hydration.

In fact:

I decided to use All-In-One in my daily beauty ritual instead of moisturizer. The cream is applied easily, leaving behind a pleasant honey aroma, has a delicate texture. True, for my hypersensitive skin, All-In-One was unable to fulfill the role of a moisturizing cream, the feeling of dry skin did not leave me all day, so I had to additionally use a moisturizer.

And in the role foundation The Body Shop performed much better.. All-In-One BB Cream well mattes the skin, evens the complexion. True, it does not hide the redness, so for a better masking effect, you need to apply powder over it, which, by the way, fits well on the cream.

Rating: 7 out of 10 question Price: 690 rubles

BB Cream "Pearls Caviar" Arnaud, Lena Zvereva, author

10 best BB creams

Cream promises:

  • fight against signs of aging skin
  • deep hydration of the skin
  • skin leveling, redness masking,
  • uniform skin tone
  • UVA / UVB protection (SPF 15).

In fact:

The composition of the cream, which contains pearls, caviar, silicon, hyaluronic acid, was promising! In practice, the cream turned out to be quite thick in consistency, but it lay well on the skin, without the effect of a mask (although, before I applied it, I assumed the opposite).

Cream perfectly masks skin imperfections. Even removed the vascular reticulum on the cheek, which I recently appeared. The tool does not dry the skin – however, after 6 hours, it began to shine. And this is the only negative I have noticed, which is easy to fix with powder.

Rating: 8 out of 10 question Price: 1200 rubles

BB Cream Dream Fresh "Instant Radiance" by Maybelline New York was tested by Anya Makarova, author

10 best BB creams

Cream promises:

  • moisturizing
  • skin shine
  • smoothness,
  • no greasy shine
  • UV protection (SPF 30).

In fact:

Cream of the lightest gel texture, it seems that in the hands of a weightless cloud. Very easily distributed around the perimeter of the face. The active ingredients moisturize the skin well, matting. The cream perfectly aligns the relief, hides imperfections such as wrinkles, removes peeling.

However, in order to hide visible redness, acne, rashes from prying eyes, it is necessary to use powder. By the way, she lies on this cream just perfect. I concluded that for me the BB cream from Maybelline would be an excellent basis for makeup.

Rating: 9 out of 10Price issue: 329 rubles

BB cream

BB cream from Estée Lauder tested Katerina Popova, beauty editor

10 best BB creams

Cream promises:

  • even out skin tone and relief
  • matting the skin
  • protect against the formation of free radicals,
  • protect from UV rays (SPF 35).

In fact:

The cream on the texture turned out to be quite dense due to the large SPF figure, so I didn’t put tonal tool or powder on top. VV really well aligns the relief of the face and hides the visible imperfections.

There are light-reflecting particles in the composition, they gave my skin a shining effect. But, I suppose if there were wrinkles, the optical effect would work, and these defects would disappear out of sight.

By the way, SPF 35 paid off in full. I used the cream in hot weather, I had a lot of time in the open sun, but didn’t apply a protective agent to my body, so my shoulders and neck were burned, but my face was really protected. For those who always do makeup to the beach, BB cream from Estée Lauder perfect remedy.

The only minus is the dense texture of the cream: it should be applied to the face with a driving-in motion or a sponge. And on my oily skin literally after 4 hours shine appeared. Therefore, sometimes powder still had to be used.

Rating: 8 out of 10 question Price: 1800 rubles

What is your BB cream?

Prepared by Katerina POPOVA

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