BB creams originated in Asia – so Dr. Jart’s coveted Korean formulas caused much excitement when they launched in the UK in 2012. The Premium BB Cream from Dr Jart is a standout product from his range, as well as many of those on offer in the UK.
The brand offers several different formulas, but we like the Premium Beauty Balm, which brightens and hydrates as well as offering light-to-medium coverage and SPF 40 protection in an easy-to-apply formula.
‘BB’, ‘Blemish Balm’ or ‘Blemish Base’ creams were initially created with skincare and makeup in mind in equal measure. Beauty Balms or BB Creams were originally developed as a perfect post-procedure cream used to treat, hydrate, prime, protect, and camouflage the skin. The high SPF factor also links to this, preventing the skin from further sun damage while it recovers.
Great for all skin types including those with sensitive skin, these versatile five-in-one formulas are designed to do it all: treat with high levels of active skincare ingredients; moisturise and smooth dehydrated skin; prime and perfect skin’s surface; camouflage and colour correct the skin tone; and protect skin from the sun with SPF.
The Premium Beauty Balm is a moisturiser, sunscreen and treatment serum all in one, and the natural-looking coverage minimises the appearance of imperfections and evens out the skin tone beautifully, whilst looking non-makeup like.
The standout ingredients that ensure that this product firmly sits in the BB category are the antioxidant bio-peptides and adenosine, which protect skin from harsh environmental factors while restoring firmness and elasticity.
This lightweight formula features mineral sunscreens to provide broad spectrum sun protection from both UVA and UVB rays, skin is left looking smooth, perfect, and natural.
- Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide: Provide broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection.
- Bio-Peptide Complex: Provides antiaging properties and supports natural collagen.
- Arbutin: Brightens skin; evens skin tone.
- Adenosine: Improves elasticity and firms skin.
Gives excellent protection against sun damage, gentle mineral sunscreens means it is great for sensitive skin, fragrance-free, easy to blend, beautiful natural-looking finish
We can’t think of any
The Dr Jart Premium BB Cream is really a standout product BB cream that’s on offer in the UK. It has a whole host of skincare benefits, all the while leaving your skin looking fresh, dewy and natural. The staying power is really great too, lasting at least 10 hours, more with a powder on top. We can’t find fault with this make-up-skincare hybrid and don’t doubt you will too.
The dermatologist-developed skin care brand that introduced BB creams to the US market, Dr Jart+, was founded in 2004 with the belief that skin should be properly diagnosed and cared for using highly functional products. Dr Jart+ utilises advanced technology with the safest and most effective ingredients to create breakthrough formulas. Not just a team of expert dermatologists, Dr Jart+ collaborates with forward-thinking artists, designers, and technophiles to combine proven methods and modern innovation.
Dr Jart works closely with a group of 15 dermatologists from 15 different clinics. Each is at the forefront of dermatological research and they all work privately with patients as well as in collaboration with research universities.
Dr Jart BB is Asia’s ‘wonder’ beauty product
Dr Jart+ BB Creams are a highly sought-after range of Beauty Balms, tailored for different ages and needs. Although we’ve reviewed the Premium Beauty Balm here there are more variations on offer, they are:
Dr Jart+ Premium Beauty Balm SPF40 – Provides high SPF40 protection with anti-oxidants. A slightly glossy, low coverage cream which helps fight ageing. Particularly suitable for those over 30.
Dr Jart+ Platinum Beauty Balm SPF30 – Provides high coverage in a light application. The moisturising lotion is particularly suitable for those in their 30s.
Dr Jart+ Regenerating Beauty Balm SPF30 – Provides strong coverage for redness and spots which won’t rub off as easily as traditional cosmetics. Skin will look brighter, whilst still suitable for problem and sensitive skin. Particularly suitable for those between 20 and 35.
Dr Jart+ Water Fuse Beauty Balm SPF25 – ideal for those aged 20-35s with a soft application which gives natural, fresh looking skin and controls sebum production.
More BB Creams we’ve reviewed
Etude House BB Cream
Etude House have three different BB Creams to try, and we have to admit, they’re all pretty great. The South Korean cosmetics brand is thankfully available through Amazon, where you can shop their range of three different BB Creams, Perfect Fit, Cotton Fit and Blooming Fit, as well as their other cosmetics too.
A gorgeous line of BB Creams that sit beautifully on the skin, provide a decent amount of coverage and work to hydrate, brighten and soften the skin. The SPF30 is a huge draw, protecting from UV damage.
Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream
The Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream evens out the skin tone and provides sheer coverage to the skin. Whilst those with acne scars and pigmentation might find this doesn’t have enough coverage, like most BB Creams/tinted moisturisers. For those who want a quick and easy product that brightens and peps up skin, this is just what you need. It does have an SPF30 but if you’re going to be outdoors for any length of time, don’t trust any foundation-type product as your only form of sunscreen.