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How BB Creams Work

Balms aren't just for your lips anymore.
Balms aren't just for your lips anymore.

It's not easy being a woman. The slew of products we need to put on our faces to protect and camouflage our skin as we age not only creates a substantial time suck in the morning, it also racks up a considerable tab at the cosmetic counter. So this would explain all the hubbub about the BB creams that have recently come on the market. BB Creams -- also known as beauty balms or blemish balms -- have recently swooped into the American marketplace offering an all-in-one solution to your multi-step morning skincare regimen.

As with any beauty product that's getting a lot of hype, BB creams have their proponents and their detractors. In one camp, BB creams are being hailed as multi-tasking miracle creams, doing the job of your foundation, your moisturizer, your sunscreen, your anti-aging serums as well as vitamins and anti-oxidants in one product. But upon further inspection, others say these creams are little more than an expensive tinted moisturizer with SPF. If you're not sure what to make of these so-called miracle creams, read on for more information about how BB creams work.