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So, what is BB Glow, anyway?

Updated: Feb 12, 2021

The BB Glow treatment is fast becoming a very popular facial treatment here at The Blush Lab. It is also sometimes called the “Korean Glass Skin Facial” as it originated in Korea and gives the skin a very clear and luminous glow that lasts for 2-8 weeks. BB Glow treatments have been performed in both Korea and Europe for many years and are generally deemed safe and suitable for even the most sensitive skins.

Basically, a BB glow treatment is meant to help you achieve that flawless skin that looks like you have a snapchat filer on, in real life!

Over the coming weeks, I will be shining a spotlight on the BB Glow treatment and the features and benefits in the ingredients of the products I use. The Physiolab range are used in the Nano-Needling treatment, the BB Glow treatment and the Man-Up treatment and I am a big believer in educating myself and my clients on what they are putting on their faces, and into their bodies.

BB Glow is an effective way to get your skin to look the way you want it to look and reduce the need to apply foundation, BB cream or tinted moisturizer every day. In simpler terms, it is like getting a semi-permanent foundation, with a coverage equivalent of a BB cream that looks just like your skin, only better! The results look incredibly natural, making it a fantastic solution for both men and women.

In fact, I actually LOVE this treatment for guys! It's not as easy for men to cover up scarring and pigmentation, but that doesn't mean they are happy about it! Because it looks so natural, the BB Glow treatment is ideal for men that want to look their best, with as little effort as possible. My partner gets one every month, and I have several male clients who absolutely LOVE the results.

But Jo, what actually IS IT?! Simply put, it is a facial that uses a mix of semi-permanent makeup, nano-needling and a special serum that has a multitude of benefits. The procedure is generally considered to be very safe, especially when applied by a trained professional. The BB Glow treatment is an intensive skin treatment that uses state-of-the-art nano-needling technology to penetrate only into the epidermal layer of the skin. This stimulates natural collagen production as well as ensuring that up to 97% of the serum is absorbed into the skin, whereas your daily skincare products absorb up to a maximum of only 5%!

Ultimately, a BB Glow treatment will give you a semi-permanent no-makeup makeup look, and you walk out the door with glowing, radiant skin! As the serum is sitting in your skin and not on top like a BB cream would, it gives a very natural look. The makeup is undetectable because you are seeing it through the skin, if that makes sense.

Besides the obvious benefits of the procedure such as smooth, dewy, luminous skin, there are a variety of other benefits:

  • Reduction in age spots

  • Fading of acne scarring

  • Brightening dark under-eye circles

  • Skin brightening:

    • The whitening serum features exclusive whitening technology that reduces pigmentation in the skin. Combined with the BB Serum tint & LED treatment, an overall reduction of pigmentation happens instantly and over time, with continued treatments, pigmentation continues to reduce.

  • Reduction in fine lines and wrinkles

  • Minimised appearance of pores

  • Enhanced collagen production:

    • Collagen is a natural protein found throughout the body. It helps to give structure, elasticity and vibrancy to your skin. Unfortunately, as we age, our body produces less collagen. This leads to wrinkles and a loss of skin elasticity and firmness. Nano-needling triggers the generation of new skin cells, collagen & elastin, and dermatologists have found that just a few sessions will noticeably reduce fine lines, crows feet, and deep wrinkles on the forehead.

There are a few online articles that pose questions and concerns with the BB Glow treatment. In general, the concerns centre around the ingredients used in the serums and the risk of the practitioner going beyond the epidermis, into the dermis. The ingredient concerns are related to things like mineral oil, artificial fragrances and parabens – and that is absolutely correct! Those ingredients shouldn’t even be in regular skincare, let alone something that is being needled into the skin! Here are The Blush Lab, we are using the Physiolab Cosmeceutical range of BB Glow Serum’s and Tints, which are completely natural and free from all of those nasty ingredients. We are also using the EXY device, not a microneedling device like Dermapen or Dr Pen. The needles on the EXY MTS Nano-Cartridge are only 1mm long – this means that we cannot accidently penetrate into the dermis, ensuring our clients have the optimal and consistent results, every time.

The Blush Lab is a beauty salon & training academy and is based in Adelaide, South Australia. We specialise in BB Glow Facials, Cosmetic Tattooing, Lash Lifts, Brow Lamination and Lash Extensions as well as Makeup, Tanning & Hairstyling.

Blush Academy offers both online and face to face training for BB Glow Certification, Lash Lifting & Brow Lamination courses, Spray Tanning Training and Makeup Artistry Certificate, as well as independent in-depth ingredient and consultation training for the major BB Glow brands Physiolab & Stayve.


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