WHAT IS BB CREAM?

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A couple of months ago my sister told me about BB cream. However, I never blogged about it for some odd reason, as it is the most-talked-about-secret in the beauty industry today.

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What is BB Cream?

Christine Schrammek, German dermatologist, in the 1960’s developed in the 1980’s by Korean cosmetic companies.
It’s a blemish balm aka beauty balm. An all-in-one serum, primer, moisturizer, foundation and sun block.
Main market: South Korean and Japanese market 1985, but only came into the western market in 2012.

1) BB Cream was originally made to protect the skin of a patient after surgery by Dr Christine Schrammek.
2) BB cream was then introduced into the the eastern market in 1985, where healthy looking, porcelain skin is heavily prized and therefore was hailed as the “secret of Korean actresses” and heavily endorsed by Korean celebrities.
3) BB Creams come in different formulas, but due to the fact it was only available in the east, it was available in only a few hues. But now with it going global, more hues and tones are being introduced.
4) It can cover blemishes, acne, sun spots, and age spots due to its mineral and anti inflammatory effects.
5) It acts as an anti-wrinkle cream too. It contains hyaluronic acid and vitamin C and can therefore regenerate the skin with all its properties.
6) Some brands have BB creams available for men.

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BB Cream can be worn alone as a tinted moisturizer, over serum and moisturizer as a regular foundation, and under powder, depending on the desired amount of coverage.

It’s basically known as a MIRACLE CREAM!!!

Here are some before and after pics

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There are various brands of the famous BB Cream, which ever one you choose, make sure it’s CRUELTY FREE!!!!!!!

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The following 3 brands are CRUELTY FREE, SMASHBOX, THE BODY SHOP AND HAUT MINERALS.

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I do feel that it being such a miracle cream many companies and cosmetic houses are coming out with their versions of the BB Cream, and might not be as effective as it was originally intended to be. So get a great quality, more expensive and also cruelty free brand.

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MuchLuv
Sandylashxx

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11 responses to “WHAT IS BB CREAM?

  1. yummistyle

    Love this.Do they have it for all skin types?

  2. Hey yummistyle! It used to be very limited regarding hues, but with these cosmetic houses wanting a piece of the pie, they’re making it available for all skin types. They originally had “whitening agents” because the porcelain look is what was desired in the East. But some brands took out the “whitening” property. Xx

  3. Hi Sandy! 🙂

    I think something people should be aware of is that many Western brands’ version of BB is more like a tinted moisturiser, so you don’t get much coverage and is then not really much of a BB! I’ve reviewed a few on my site; I like The Face Shop’s BBs the best but Skin79 and Missha are apparently also good.

    Have a great week ahead! X

    • That’s true. For sure. That’s why I said that the product basically loses its intended function coz every company was a slice of the pie. Are those brands cruelty free though?

  4. I use the Smashbox one and love it!! I recently did a review for it on my blog …it’s here if you want to see it:) http://www.flutterandpout.com/everything-beauty/finally-jumped-onto-the-bb-cream-bandwagon-with-smashbox-camera-ready-bb-cream/
    Also, did you know that CC creams have now become the new rave?! I wrote about it on my blog too … if you want to see it, it’s here:) http://www.flutterandpout.com/everything-beauty/for-those-f-you-who-havent-heard-bb-creams-have-been-upgraded-cc-creams-are-the-new-rave/

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