BB Creams are showing up all over beauty publications these days – but what are they, and what do they do?
BB Creams – short for beauty balm or blemish balm – are a unique product in that they are meant not only to provide tinted coverage, but also improve your skin and protect from damaging UVA and UVB rays. This all-in-one product acts as a moisturizer, primer, coverage, and sunscreen to make your beauty routine easier and more streamlined.
A quality BB Cream will:
- Hydrate, smooth, and prime skin
- Hide imperfections and even skin tone
- Treat skin with high quality active ingredients
- Protect with SPF from UVA/UVB damage
While the benefits of a BB Creams are many, perhaps the most important of its uses is its protection from the sun – damaging rays can not only cause skin cancer, but also allow free radical damage which visibly ages the skin. In fact, a new study released just this week showed that people who apply sunscreen at least once a day see 24% less aging in their skin.
BB Creams are also customizable in that they can be worn different ways for different skin types and preferences. For normal skin it can be worn alone or blended with foundation for higher coverage, for dry skin it can be combined with a preferred moisturizer, and for oily skin it can be used as a primer to control shine and hold makeup in place.
Convinced? Luckily, A French Touch Salon offers the highest quality options for BB Creams from Jan Marini Skin Research.
SPF 33 Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant
Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant provides broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection to decrease the risk of premature skin aging. This fast-absorbing, cosmetically elegant formula features microscopic sponges for additional oil control. Enhanced by the anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and skin rejuvenating benefits of phytomelanin and beta glucan 1,3 to help prevent and reverse damage caused by sun exposure. Available in tints of Neutral, Sand and Bronze.
SPF 45 Marini Physical Protectant
The newest product to join Jan Marini’s superior sun protection line, Marini Physical Protectant utilizes purely physical filters for broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection. The weightless formula features microscopic sponges for additional oil control with a matte finish. Green tea extract and alpha bisabolol provide enhanced free radical protection while soothing and calming the skin from stress caused by UV and heat. Paraben free, chemical free, and universally tinted.