One of my favorite finds of 2012 was this nifty little Dream Fresh BB Cream by Maybeline. I'm one of those people who would prefer to go without foundation but unfortunately, my skin care situation doesn't allow me that luxury (just yet). That's part of the reason why I was so excited when Maybeline BB Cream came into my life.
For those who aren't yet familiar with BB Cream (Beauty Balm Cream), it's pretty much an all in one product that takes care of several skin care needs all at once. Technically, BB Cream is a tinted moisturizer that provides mild coverage. When you're wearing BB Cream, your skin doesn't have that "I'm wearing heavy foundation" look or feel. After application, your skin feels more moisturized, a bit more even toned, and (best of all) you get the benefits of SPF 30 sun protection.
Sounds like a perfect product right? But what if there's a way to take BB Cream to the next level? Hold on to your horses, ladies. It's coming!
Yes. The evolution of BB Cream, or CC Cream (Color Control Cream), will hit store shelves in 2013. CC Cream will incorporate the much needed the missing link to flawless skin....color correction and skin brightening. This means that our moisturizer will also cover imperfections and even out skin tone, all while providing adequate sun protection. What can be better than that?
As of this moment, there are only a few brands that will offer CC Creams. Olay, Chanel, Rachel K, and L'Oreal currently have CC Creams and, by next year, I suspect that many others will flood the market in a similar way as BB Cream. In the mean time, I'll be patiently waiting for the day when brands make an amazing CC Cream to match brown skinned tones like myself.