When BB creams emerged into the market, I wasn’t sure what they were, but I’m glad I’ve found out.
What are they? BB Creams are Beauty Balms or Blemish Balms.
History: They were first developed in Germany by a dermatologist who wanted a single cream that protect the skin and provide coverage after laser treatments.
They are supposed to provide good coverage, a smooth even complexion, have anti-ageing components and an SPF of 30+
I originally tried Garnier’s BB Cream, but since then other brands have brought out their own ranges and I think they’re much better.
Catrice and Essence have their own range and I love their affordability. I thought I would give both of them a try.
I love BB creams because it acts as a foundation, especially when you don’t want to be wearing make-up, but still want coverage.
I do find that they leave me slightly oily. I have an oily/combination skin and so I find myself blotting, but not as often as I have with other BB creams.
Both BB creams apply easily and don’t feel like they’re being caked on. I do prefer the nozzle of the Catrice one as I find it allows me control the amount that comes out of the tube better than the Essence one. I found myself putting on more Essence than Catrice because of this.
Their colours are pretty well matched for my skin tone.
They both have an SPF 30.
The price range is fantastic and they’re available in Dischem and Clicks.
Essence – R54, 95 available at Clicks and Dischem
Catrice – R76, 95 available only at Dischem.