Saturday, May 19, 2012

What is a BB cream?

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Ever since i saw the first Korean drama 7 years ago, i have always been fascinated about how flawless the korean actresses looked on screen. They put on a shiny peach lip gloss and that's it!!! no kohl , no flashy blush. , i secretly wish i had skin like that . little did i know , they had a secret helper too-BB cream :)

If you've been living in a cave, BB cream might sound alien to you.
Otherwise , so many of you know its the most raved beauty product in the blogging world these days.(now that we can finally lay our hands on them via all the international online websites).

I finally got my very own BB cream . But before i review my baby bb cream missha :p (yes ! my bb cream has a name- Missy Baby), i wanted to give an introduction on BBcream for those of you who are new to it. A big sorry to those who already know about it :p
BB cream, also known as Blemish Balm, Blemish Base or Beblesh Balm (due to an apparent copyright on the word "Blemish"), is a cosmetic item sold mainly in East and Southeast Asia, although larger beauty brands are increasingly introducing BB creams to Western markets as well.

Originally formulated in Germany by dermatologist Dr. Christine Schrammek in the 1950s,The cream was initially used to protect skin after laser procedures and surgery, while also providing light coverage Introduced to South Korea and Japan in the 1980s,BB cream has been named "the secret of Korean actresses" and has been heavily endorsed by Korean celebrities,which gained it large exposure in these Asian markets.

BB creams come in a variety of different formulations and qualities mainly perceived as being anti-inflammatory and having a soothing effect.As companies focused initially on the East Asian market, BB creams have a limited number of hues.Due to its "multi-tasking" all-in-one properties — moisturizer, primer, foundation, and sunblock — the cream became a hit in Asia, especially in South Korea, where BB creams make up 13% of the cosmetics market.Moreover, the cream is also used by men in South Korea,
Asian brands include Missha, The Face Shop, Etude House, Sulhwasoo, Skin Food, and Nature Republic.

Companies began in 2011 to launch BB creams in Western markets, namely Garnier and Dr. Jart, with others such as Dior and Clinique following suit in 2012. BB creams have been tailored for Western markets:for example, although whitening properties are a main selling point of BB creams in Asia,Estée Lauder is not including it in their formulation for North America"- Source GOOGLE

Advantages of a  BB cream are:
1.improves the skin's condition
2.provides coverage for dark spots and blemishes
3.Helps to even out the skin tone
4.Encourages healing and soothing in skin and skin regeneration
5.Contains Sunscreen Protection
6.Some have Anti-Aging and Skin-Lightening agents. is also said to prevent breakouts !!!

                                     "FLAWLESSNESS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN "
                      i will be reviewing my Missy baby BB cream after i've used it for a couple of days :)
                                  i'm wearing it right now. i feel like i'm at the top of the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  1. thanks for the info!
    I've used BB cream almost daily..
    and now I heard some brands already have CC cream O_o

  2. Thanks for the information about this :)
    I never try BB cream :)

  3. ya. ters also DD creams now lol

  4. You should try BB creams :)
    they are my fav

  5. Well Well... nice blog.. Even i love BB Creams.. I have two different brands in India and they are awesome..

    Garnier BB Cream Review

  6. Well In India, Lakme has recently launched a CC .. and i found it better than BB Cream.. I have also reviewed Lakme CC cream here


    The Blah Queen
    CC Cream Review