Tinted Moisturizer or BB Cream?

Posted: Sep 20 2014

Everyone wants one product that does it all. If you don't already have a BB cream or a Tinted Moisturizer tucked inside your makeup bag, what are you waiting for?  BB creams have been touted as the all-in-one beauty balm - equal parts tinted moisturizer, sunscreen, mattifier and anti-ager.  Since 2001 they have made there way across Asia and into the North American market.

It's important to  emphasis that BB Creams and Tinted Moisturizers are too quite different products. Even though the concept is the same the ingredients and performance of the two products are very different. There is also a difference between BB creams and tinted moisturizers depending on the brands. Both are designed to conceal blemishes, soothe irritation, control oil and shine without the heaviness of a Foundation. 

The idea of a well-formulated BB cream is that it's the only product you'll need after you wash your face. It's true that average woman goes through seven different steps taking care of her skin, so clearly BB creams help shorten the process.

Most BB Creams are created in one shade while a Tinted Moisturizer is a thinner consistency compared to a thicker, creamy formula of a BB. Tinted Moisturizer has a range of shades to choose from so you’ll find a better colour match.

We recommend for Principessa's Bella Balm BB Cream  which is designed to moisturize your skin and smooth out imperfections, use generously each morning as there is no oily or heavy residue.  Lightly fragranced with ginger and white tea.

A tinted moisturizer that we love is Jouer's Matte Moisture Tint- in five shades.  This lightweight mattifying moisture tint evens out imperfections and leaves your skin with a velvety smooth finish with its Multi-Mineral Complex. SPF 15 protects from UVA & UVB rays while Vitamins A, C & E deliver rich antioxidants to the skin.Oil Free. Hypoallergenic. Fragrance Free. Perfect for all skin types.  

Jouer's Luminizing Moisture Tint adds a bit of shimmer to your complexion and this lightweight moisturizing tint evens out imperfections ,while it fades the appearance of fine lines with its light-diffusing multi-mineral formula. SPF 20 protects from UVA and UVB rays while Ginseng and Gingko Biloba Leaf Extract deliver antioxidants to skin, promoting a healthy complexion. Light to Medium coverage. To find the right shade we recommend dropping by our boutique soon. 


Another tinted moisturizer that brings it's "A" game is The Balm's Balmshelter the lotion-like texture feels very light and it's easy to apply. Once set, the finish is slightly dewy, so it isn't for oily skin, but it's great for normal, dry, or combination skin.

As a true tinted moisturizer should, it provides just enough colour to even out redness and minor imperfections for a look that is remarkably natural; in fact, it makes your skin look like an enhanced version of itself—and you get broad-spectrum sun protection for anti-aging benefits. We find this wears well throughout the day without emphasizing pores, fine lines, or wrinkles, and there's four shades for very light to medium-dark skin tones - best of all, it's fragrance-free!