Wednesday, May 9, 2012

BB Cream

BB (Beauty Benefit) creams are becoming quite popular here in the US.
First formulated in Germany, they have been all the rage in Asia for many years (they currently make up 13% of the beauty market there). BB creams are multi-tasking (oooh, we like multi-use products!) skincare potions.

Suntegrity “5 in 1” Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen - Tinted, Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is the winner here at StormSister Spatique.

This cream addresses five skincare concerns and it delivers!
It treats, hydrates, protects, primes and covers the skin. Supercharged with youth promoting antioxidants that fight free radical damage, this cream also provides mineral Broad Spectrum SPF 30 coverage. Cruelty-Free and Vegan!

Who should use it:
Perfect for all skin types including those with sensitive skin and rosacea.

What it does:
Zinc-oxide (uncoated/non-nano size) - Protects the skin from harsh UVA and UVB rays delivering Broad Spectrum SPF 30 protection with therapeutic benefits that calm inflammation.

Astaxanthin – Powerful antioxidant effective at preventing lipid peroxidation with up to 500 higher efficacy than vitamin E, and up to 10 times stronger than beta-carotene.

Red Algae - Rich in antioxidants, minerals, enzymes, phyto-hormones, and essential fatty acids that help reduce irregular pigmentation.

Hyaluronic acid  - Fantastic hydrator for the skin that holds up to 1, 000 times its weight in water.

Organic Green Tea Extract - Antioxidant that boosts protection from UV rays by quenching free radicals and reducing inflammation.

Organic Pomegrantate Oil - Helps repair and maintain the skin’s lipid barrier. Contains many antioxidants that help to fight free radicals and protect skin from environmental stress.

Organic Cucumber Extract - Soothing, cooling skin nutrient that attracts moisture and hydrates the skin. Known to refine pores while balancing oil and toning skin.

Organic Aloe Vera – Soothes sunburns and calms inflammation. Known to rejuvenate dry or dull skin and promote production of new cells.

Cetyl Dimethicone – Primes the skin leaving a silky finish perfect for flawless makeup application.

Iron Oxides – Naturally occurring mineral deposits provide the perfect dash of color giving you a healthy sun-kissed glow without the need for makeup.

Suggested Usage:
Place a large pea-sized amount in your hand, dot around your face and then blend in completely. Then do the same for your neck.  Viola....one step to flawless looking skin!

Product Tip or Fact:
One of the few (if not the only) “5 in 1”/BB cream on the market that uses mineral sunscreen actives vs the chemical sunscreen actives found in other brands, so you can feel safe while getting your “pretty” on!
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