Youthful skin is number one when it comes to beauty these days. Countless products are created every year to help the inevitable effect of aging. The all-in-one effect of BB cream is that it acts as a hybrid to cover blemishes, help aging, moisturize, and protect skin from the sun. Perfect for the summer as the go-to product when wearing a ton of makeup is not an option in the heat and SPF is a necessity.
BB cream or “blemish balm” was developed in Germany in the 1960′s by dermatologist Dr. Christine Schrammek to cover recent skin procedures (think lasers and peels). The product itself was somewhat unknown to the masses until South Korea and Japan bought it in the 80′s to use as the secret to their actresses on camera. The gorgeous soap opera actresses quickly stirred a phenomenon throughout Asia and now U.S. cosmetic industries are perfecting their own BB creams as the demand for this magic in a bottle continues to soar.
I have personally tried Clinique’s Age Defense BB Cream with SPF 30 and fell in love. Although the cream itself is a bit thicker than I would prefer, it blends beautifully with the perfect amount of coverage. You can feel your skin tighten a bit as the anti-aging components work their magic and I never have to worry because of the included SPF 30. Here are some popular BB’s….
They say the key to true beauty is hydrated skin. With time against us all, the reality is, taking care of skin now is essential for us in the future. With that said, I have tried all sorts of moisturizers and day creams for a couple of years now and when Sephora sent samples of their instant moisturizer I had to give it a try. I immediately fell in love and made sure to purchase it the very next day! It hydrates instantaneously and feels rich on the skin. It’s light enough to be combined with foundation and is a great base before makeup application. It lasted for hours and kept my skin dewy and fresh all day. I’m seriously obsessed…
Oh Fashion Week how I love thee…especially because of all the upcoming trends on the runway. With nail art as all the fad on 2012, it’s no surprise that Cushie et Ochs’ Fall 2011 makes its unique Caviar Nail appearance now with polish brand Ciate & Sephora releasing the Caviar Mani next month. I’ve never actually tried a 3D nail look but I am all about this one. With black, white, and multi colors as options I can’t help but get excited for the multi (pictured above) for spring and summer.