Saturday, September 17, 2011

What is a BB Cream?

Before starting off with my reviews, many of you may wonder what is a BB Cream?
For those of you how don't know, BB Cream is a shorter way to say Blemish Balm Cream or Beblish Balm Cream depending oh where and what you get. Don't worry both terms are correct. ;}

BB Creams are one of the hottest and most famous beauty product in Asia. It first originated in Germany, created by a plastic surgeon, who initially created this product to help dermatologist with patients, who have under gone any type of surgery/chemical/laser peels.
BB Creams' purpose was to help heal delicate skin by protecting it from the suns harmful rays, sooth and refine the skin while keeping it moisturized, and hide any scaring or blemishes. Many times you will find whitening and brightening properties in BB Creams to help diminish and fight hyper pigmentation. You will also find properties for wrinkle care, anti-aging, and much more.
What is so great about BB Creams is how versatile they are. Not only is this product for woman, but believe it or not there are companies that have a line aimed towards men. The most common way is to use it to replace foundation, but there are so many other ways that it can be used. The functions for this product are never ending, from a base to a primer, moisturizer to sunblock, even as a pore minimizer and skin brightener. Use it as a base for makeup, foundation, concealer, highlight, or use it to double up as apart of your skincare routine.

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This product is meant to give the user a fresh, natural, and flawless face, which is why it is so popular especially amongst Asian countries. It is defiantly a big hit in the Asian market and slowly transitioning overseas.
Like everything else in like, there are faults to this product. With most BB Creams, they only provide 1-2 shades and both are pretty light. There are some rare companies that has a wider range, but not by much.
Something to keep in mind about this product is that it does oxidize after time. A lot of times the product will come out a bit too light, but after giving it time to oxide it will give you a closer match. More often than not mot BB Creams have a grayish undertone to them.
Another thing is coverage, depending on which type/brand you are looking for the coverage will range from sheer to medium-full coverage.

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There are so many different types of BB Creams made by many different companies. I defiantly recommend giving BB Creams a try.


  1. I love BB creams. they're so amazing but for me a bit expensive, because I have to order it via internet and then from asia... the delivery charges are about 16 $ :(
    and i found a garnier one, but I've heard such bad things about so I decided not to buy it anymore.


  2. Hi Rebekah,
    Im glad to hear you think bb creams are amazing products as well! ^0^ awww really? have you tired looking at the sites ive linked on the side? most of them should offer free shipping, but im not sure how far the free shipping will extend to :( if shipping is still pricey, have you tried sephora? They started carrying bb creams not too long ago x)
    Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Hey Kristen ^___^ I followed your blog too a few days ago :D Love it !! hehe look forward to talking to you more soon on YT or twitter :D

  4. Hey Lisa,
    Aww thank you so much for following and for letting me know you love it. I am glad to hear that. Of course I cant wait until we can get to know each other better ^^ <3
    Talk to you soon!

  5. I always wanted to try bbcream but im trying to find one with good oil control bc i know most korean ones have a silky or dewy finish which i dont llike.

  6. Hi J00CiiEx,
    You should definitely give bbcreams a try :) there are some bb creams that dry to a matte to powdery finish. I suggest Dr. Jart silver label or Lioele Beyond the Solution. Another thing that might help with the dewiness is to set the base with a powder. Hope this helps!
    Thank you for stopping by!