Chances are you've probably heard a lot about BB creams in the past few months. In case you're still not sure what these mythical skin creams really do, here's the deal: BB creams are a type of tinted skin treatment that became a phenomenon in Korea and quickly spread across Asia and into the U.S. The BB cream is similar to a tinted moisturizer— if your tinted moisturizer had taken a bunch of performance-enhancing drugs, bought a Porsche, and was now dating a supermodel.
"Tinted moisturizers are too basic — they provide simple moisture and low-level sunscreen, with a few vitamins or extracts thrown in. They work best on perfect skin that doesn't need much love. However, most of us (unless you're genetically blessed) want more coverage," says Sena Kang, general manager of North America for Dr. Jart+. "BB creams are the next generation of product because they contain high-performance treatments like anti-agers, antioxidants, brighteners, and botanical actives combined with high-level sunscreen, coverage, and moisture."
We've seen a steady surge of BB creams invade our beauty counters of late, so we thought we'd take these so-called miracle creams out for a spin to see if they live up to the hype. See what our R29 guinea pigs had to say about these super-charged creams and find out if they'll be trading in their tried-and-true tinted moisturizers this spring.
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