What is semi-permanent BB Cream and how does it work?

Imagine waking up every morning with zero red spots and a perfectly smooth surface. What would it be like to look a full range of makeup every day without ever buying a Beauty Blender? Think about how much time it would save to roll off the bed with the ground already. Hell, think about how much money It can save over time. It is the promise of BB Glo, a microneding procedure that puts semi-permanent BB cream in the skin for coverage lasting six months to one year.

First and foremost what is semi-durable BB cream?

Aishe Balic, co-founder of Glo Skin & Laser in New York City, began performing BB Glo earlier this year. For me, the treatment was like a game changer or one botched episode, with little space for gray area in between. However, according to Balic, it only takes two treatments to overcome imperfections and let your skin look like you have a full but light face of makeup. "This is perfect for people who love the whole" My skin but better "look" reads the spa website.

Balic sought semi-permanent ground after a day at microblading school. After all, she thought if we could put pigments in someone's eyebrows, why not in the skin? "I just started Googling forever, and I came across this," she says attract.

What does the treatment mean?

The process is the same as micronedling, which works with rolling small needles across the skin. The micronutrient device may sound like a form of medieval torture, but it is actually a very effective way to increase the skin's collagen and elastin production. Teeny pinpricks force the skin to heal and build stronger than before, while the device also puts serum deeper into the skin. Here, instead of injecting the skin with a vitamin C or line-milking serum, Balic puts a millimeter deep into the skin. Think of it as a pigmentation tattoo for your whole face. The entire treatment, including an hour's numbering, takes about three hours.

It is so new that it has not yet been approved by the FDA.

It sounds good, but the treatment is so experimental that the pigment has not yet been formulated in the United States. Currently, Balic uses a product called BB Ideal Skin out of Moscow. The formula has some disadvantages as the lack of food and drug administration and the fact that Russian demography means there are no pigments for dark skin. For customers ranging from super fair to moderately tanned, Balic selects from the three possible shades and mixes them in a bowl just as a makeup artist mixes a customized foundation.

The results, Balic explains, appear to be waking up with a perfectly blended face of BB cream. "It will smooth the skin tone, eliminate hyperpigmentation and hide minor defects and skin defects," she says. "It's especially phenomenal for people with red skin, to eliminate rosacea, redness and broken capillaries."

And unlike ordinary make-up, it will not be washed with exercise or in the shower. "It will not lump like makeup or dissolve in a few hours or get dry because you have dry skin that day," says Balic. "It just looks like your face." She charges $ 400 for two treatments.

Because of this, experts are careful about the treatment.

For me and my acne-prone skin, BB Glo sounded the beauty of my hyperpigmented dreams. Melissa Kanchanapoomi Levin, a board-certified dermatologist and founder of Entiere Dermatology in New York City, advised me to skip the procedure. (Actually, she wanted me to do it on a potato instead. Seventh-grade science fairs beat me up.)