Article by: Elaine C. Yang
BB cream was first formulated in Germany almost 30 years ago as an applicant for healing skin after laser surgery. This formula was later introduced to South Korea and as the Korean Wave continued to grow, celebrities heavily endorsed BB cream as their secret to having beautiful skin!
After more then 20 years of circulation on the Asian market, BB cream was finally introduced to the US market in 2011. Dr.Jart was one of the first brands to cross over from overseas with their vast product line of BB creams for men and women! Garnier, Clinique, Dior, Este Laudeer, Lancome and many others have also incorporated BB Cream to their line of beauty products.
So what is it about BB cream that is creating such hype worldwide?
BB cream also known as “Blemish Balm” or “Beauty Balm” is formulated to provide coverage for your skin all while providing moisture, SPF coverage, healing and detoxification of pores, and whitening your skin. Using BB cream in the long run will make your skin look younger and feel healthier!- It’s more then just a tinted moisturizer and it’s a lot lighter then foundation.
So if you want a natural look without the hassle, this summer is the best time to start switching out your foundation for a BB cream! Make sure to do some research and find the one that’s best for your skin!
For those feeling a little bold, try some of these popular brands of BB cream from South Korea that started it all:
- The Face Shop
- Etude House
- Skin Food
- Nature Republic