Wednesday, September 14, 2011

What is Korean BB cream?

BB cream, also known as Blemish Balm, Blemish Base or Beblesh Balm, is a cosmetic item sold mainly in East and Southeast Asia. [1]
Originally formulated in Germany by Dr. med. Christine Schrammek,[citation needed] it was initially used by dermatologists to help laser surgery patients protect, soothe and refine highly sensitive skin while providing light coverage for post-laser scars, acne and other blemishes.[citation needed]
BB creams come in a variety of different formulations and qualities. Some are said to have skin whitening or brightening properties. Others are anti-acne, some are anti-wrinkle, some are intended to even out skin tone, and yet others to lighten blemish scars. BB creams are sometimes used like a primer under foundation, and if tinted may even replace foundation and some newer ones will have functions of primer, foundation, moisturizer, sun block, pore minimization and skin refining together which can save time and money in make-up.[citation needed]
Brands on the market aside others include BRTC - Bio Remedies Therapeutic Cosmetic, Dr. Jart, Lioele, Skin Food,Etude, The Face ShopMissha and SKIN79.[citation needed]
In recent years BB cream has gained a huge following for its skin-regenerating functions and is now also widely used in Asia to provide natural-looking skin coverage. The fact that BB cream is often named the "the secret of Korean actresses" [2] gained it huge exposure in Asian markets.
     - from Wikipedia

I've been using BB cream for a year, and I would have to say that it is a great product! Well worth the purchase.
Look out for reviews in the future!

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