Decode the Best BB Creams for Indian Skin
BB creams have been the latest skin care and makeup phenomenon to sweep across the global markets last year. With tall claims such as skin improving qualities while providing SPF coverage while helping you avoid the use of foundations; almost everyone would have tried at least one version of this product. So here is the lowdown on how BB creams have worked their magic on Indian skin:
The Body Shop All-In-One BB Cream: According to The Body Shop website, this cream changes its original colour to adapt to your skin tone. It is a non-clogging formula that provides 24-hour hydration and even skin tone. It provides light to medium coverage. Because of its intense hydration properties, this formula is recommended for people with dry skin.
Maybelline Clear Glow BB Stick: The stick version of this BB cream seems to best suited for Indian skins. The fact that this product contains mineral clay to absorb excess oil, reduce the appearance of large pores and skin impurities, makes this a winner for all the oily skinned beauties out there!
Rimmel 9 in 1 BB Cream: This wonder product claims to do it all, from priming, moisturising, minimizing pores, providing coverage, smoothing the skin, mattifying, brightening and protecting the skin from sun exposure. The only con is that this product lasts for 2-3 hours and may have to be reapplied.
Oriflame Skin Dream BB Cream with SPF 30: This 5-in-1 formula contains SPF 30 and protects against UVB rays. It provides all day hydration, covers imperfections and blemishes and reduces the appearance of pores. This is an oil-free formula that is suitable for sensitive skin. The overall reviews of this product have been positive.
L’oreal La Crème True Match BB Cream: This BB comes in stunning packaging of gold and is hard to resist! It claims to self-adjust to match your skin tone, even it out, give 24-hour hydration, has SPF 35 and is enriched with antioxidants. While the claims do seem attractive, this product has a very white and chalky feel to it when applied. Make sure to test it in store before buying.
Garnier BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector: This BB cream has SPF 24 and protects against both UVA and UVB rays. It should provide 8 hours of moisturisation, blur lines and imperfections and even skin tone, boost healthy skin glow and give you a fairer complexion overall. According to beauty reviewers, this product is suitable for oily skins and provides medium coverage. It also provides a subtle glow throughout the day.
Hopefully, the above product reviews should help you decide which BB cream Is right for you. One word of caution though, even though most BB creams have SPF protection, wearers only use a small amount of these creams on their faces. Therefore, do apply SPF in generous amounts before applying a BB cream. Take care and have a great summer!