BB creams have really taken the world by storm and now Maybelline have got in on the action with the launch of their Maybelline New York Dream Fresh BB Cream RRP $19.99, the one-step wonder for a good skin day, every day.
The BB cream (short for “Blemish Balm” or “Beauty Balm”) was originally developed in Germany in the 1960s by dermatologist Dr. Christine Schrammekt, who designed a post-peel and laser surgery balm for her clients to help with inflamed redness and sun protection. It’s basically a hybrid treatment/moisturiser/makeup that is said to be soothing and ultra-nourishing to your skin while providing light, tinted coverage of dark spots, acne and other facial blemishes. Some variations include an SPF to protect your skin from the sun’s rays and other environmental damage, while providing anti-aging and anti-inflammatory serums to the skin to make it look younger.
The Dream Fresh BB Cream has an ultra-fresh, gelled water formula that glides on to skin quickly and easily with no oils or heavy ingredients. The formula also contains an SPF30 and glycerin to hydrate, aloe extract to soothe and chamomile extract to calm. The ‘mistake-proof’ product is available in three shades – fair, light, meduim, and has become a staple in my makeup bag.
Check out this awesome clip from Maybelline to find out more.