It is said that the formula comes from Germany where dermatologists prescribe it to heal laser skin surgery because it has soothing and skin-regenerating properties. Famous South Korean actresses then began using it for beauty purposes and since Asian dramas are huge all over, a craze was born. The trend that started in Korea first spread to Japan then to South East Asia and is now quickly making its way to Europe and the USA.
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So what exactly does BB Cream do?
All about this Korean beauty secret.
Korean celebrities seem to be blessed with naturally flawless skin, as you've surely noted if you watch K-dramas a lot. Well now we know that they'e able to maintain their beautiful skin with the help of a secret weapon called the BB Cream.
Referred to as the secret of Korean actresses, the hallyu (wave) of Korean cosmetics in Asia started in 2005 with the launch of the BB Cream. BB stands for "Blemish Balm" and dermatologists initially used it to help laser surgery patients protect, soothe and regenerate their highly sensitive skin while also providing good coverage for post-laser scars and redness.
Celebrities who underwent laser surgery discovered and started using this wonder cream. Korean cosmetic companies got wind of it, realized the business potential, adapted the technology and started making their own formulas, thus making it available to the general public. Song Hye Kyo, the pretty Korean actress in the above photo is among the first to reveal that she uses the product.
This "public" version of BB cream is suited for all skin types and are targeted to those who have sensitive and acne-prone skin. It has the advantages of both skin care and makeup as it improves the skin's condition and evens out the skin tone while providing coverage for dark spots and other blemishes.
General Product Features and Benefits
* Produces a very natural, "no makeup look"
* Provides perfect coverage like a foundation would but since it's not as thick, it doesn't clog the pores
* Works pretty much like a tinted moisturizer
* Conceals all types of pigmentation, discoloration, acne and other blemishes
* Has healing properties that soften, smoothen and refine skin
* Encourages skin regeneration to create and maintain youthful skin
* Contains UV Protection for healthy skin (SPF levels differ for each brand/product)
* Anti-wrinkle and skin-lightening benefits (available for some variants)
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