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Lab Series BB Cream for Men

An Asian BB cream ad.

Have you tried a BB cream yet? Pretty much a souped up tinted moisturiser, BB creams are an Asian import that should deliver 3 main benefits: SPF, a light tint and skincare (usually anti-ageing or brightening).

BB creams for men are huge in Asia, while in Hong Kong I saw tonnes of guys at Laneige (a Korean brand) either repurchasing or trying out their BB creams for men. It’s big business there so it’s no wonder they’ve made it to our shores.

First off the block is Lab Series who have released the first Western BB cream for men. It’s pretty amazing.

One shade adjusts to any skin tone creating a sheer finish. The tinted men’s moisturising blemish balm cream instantly evens out and illuminates the complexion with soft focus optical effects.

With continued use, skin is even in tone and texture, brighter, pores are refined and lines/wrinkles and sagging skin are diminished.

SPF 35 provides daily protection against harmful UVA/UVB which cause premature aging.

Lab Series BB Tinted Moisturiser SPF35 PA++

Lab Series BB Tinted Moisturiser SPF35 PA++

How to use it: Massage a small amount (we’re talking pea sized blob) into your skin, blend down your jaw a bit too. Finish up by rubbing your hands together til warm and pressing into your face; that’ll heat up the product and help it blend seamlessly into your skin.

Results: Instant photo-perfect skin. The BB cream is non oily so it doesn’t make you look shiny, it covers pores and helps to even out your skin tone. We’re not talking foundation-levels of coverage, just enough colour to even out your skin (but not enough to cover blemishes. Apply it properly (rub it in well and warm it up using your palms) and nobody will be able to tell you’re using anything – not even in direct sunlight. You’ll just look…better!

Who should use it: As I said, the colour’s quite sheer so it covers quite a diverse range of skintones; you’ll be fine as long as you’re not at the very end of the spectrum of skin colour (i.e very pale or very dark).

All in all, you need to buy this if you want to look polished day-to-day and don’t have much time to do it. It covers skincare, cosmetics and SPF all in one – handy! Hell, even for one-off special occasions it’s a brilliant product to have to hand. Getting married soon? Going somewhere with a lot of photos being taken? Definitely recommended.

UK buy it here.

International? Try here.

 

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  1. Fernando Monday - 07 / 05 / 2012 Reply
    It sounds like a very interesting product! Is it water/sweat resistant? And what do you think about the laneige homme bb cream? Have you ever used it? I think this might be a good idea to use over an actual sunscreen, since the amount of this product that you're supposed to use is not enough for proper sun protection. Thanks!
    • Dil Monday - 14 / 05 / 2012 Reply
      Not sure about water but it's definitely sweat resistant - no transfer after a sweaty tube journey in London! I like the Laneige one, it's a bit thinner but it has more coverage than the Lab Series. If you're going for natural, i'd go Lab Series... Perfect to use over a thin layer of sunscreen, good idea!
  2. Tom Friday - 11 / 05 / 2012 Reply
    Great review, thank you. I have read several other great reviews for this product. I am in the market for a good moisturiser with SPF, although not sure how I feel about the 'tinted moisturiser' aspect of this. Have you tried the Lab Series Daily Defence Lotion SPF 15? Bit cheaper and no tint - might be the one for me!
    • Dil Monday - 14 / 05 / 2012 Reply
      Yeah - if you're not sure about the tint then i'd give it a miss (perfect for nights out/photography though!). I've tried their Daily Defence Lotion - really nice and lightweight, works well on my oily skin!
  3. Ross Wednesday - 16 / 05 / 2012 Reply
    One of the best products for men I have used in over 5 years working in beauty and grooming. Incredibly natural yet makes the skin look transformed and the protective qualities are a massive benefit! I'm excited to put this on everyday!

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Lab Series BB Cream for Men
Lab Series BB Cream for Men
Lab Series BB Cream for Men
Lab Series BB Cream for Men
Lab Series BB Cream for Men
Lab Series BB Cream for Men
Lab Series BB Cream for Men
Lab Series BB Cream for Men
Lab Series BB Cream for Men
Lab Series BB Cream for Men
Lab Series BB Cream for Men
Lab Series BB Cream for Men
Lab Series BB Cream for Men
Lab Series BB Cream for Men

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