If you follow any Asian blogs then you might be aware of the BB Cream phenomenon. The ‘BB’ abbreviation stands for ‘Blemish Balm’, but that’s a little misleading in terms of description. A BB cream is tinted moisturiser with additional properties, such as a brightening skincare ingredient, an SPF, some anti-ageing element, hydration, and often includes healing properties too, making it a multi-tasker addressing many skin needs in one tube. A BB cream gives a natural finish while concealing pigmentation or spots for a ‘real skin’ look and comes in many different variants, depending upon what issues you want to address with your skin (ageing, acne, dehydration, skin tone, etc).

Currently, it is mainly sold in Korea, China, Japan and South East Asia, where it is ‘the’ product every girl wants and has been for several years. Some say that it was intially invented by cosmetic surgeons in Korea, others suggest that it began in Germany. But where ever, it’s making its way here this summer! 

On paper, BB creams seem like an excellent idea; an all-in-one product that ‘treats’ skin as well as gives it coverage. I can’t wait to try some!

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