BB Cream... all-in-one skincare product!
BB, short for Blemish Balm or Blemish Base, "BB" Cream is a makeup product that was originally developed by a dermatologist in the 1960's to protect skin after surgical & laser procedures. The function of a BB cream is to be an all-in-one product that offers moisturizer, primer, foundation and sun protection in one easy step. Having gained popularity overseas throughout past years, BB Creams have now made their way into the U.S. The consistency of most BB Creams is similar to that of a tinted moisturizer or liquid foundation. Although a variety of BB Creams are available at beauty retailers nationwide, few actually contain zinc oxide - a crucial ingredient when it comes to sun protection.
Makeup products can tout SPF, but you're not getting true anti-aging properties or the full benefit of sun protection without zinc oxide. Here at skinfo®, we recommend Intellishade SPF 45 by Revision Skincare for a multi-purpose product. Available in Original formula for normal to dry skin, or matte formula for oily skin, this smart mineral tint matches all skin tones and contains a remarkable tripeptide complex to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improve elasticity and firmness, and activate the skin's own growth factors to stimulate new collagen. Add to that its broad spectrum SPF 45 plus IPF (immune protection factor) and micronized 2% Zinc Oxide for complete sun protection. Top it all off with a powerful blend of antioxidants and a lightweight formulation that gives your skin an even, healthy glow - this really is an impressive, all-in-one product! Dr. Taub's favorite BB cream is Colorescience Bronzing Perfector.