The Buzz behind BB creams:
What are BB creams and what do BB creams do?
BB creams or blemish balms are multipurpose beauty products that have become one of the hottest trends in the beauty industry.
They are a versatile product that works as a moisturizer, sunscreen, concealer, makeup base or primer, skin treatment, and foundation.
BB creams were first developed in the 1960s by German dermatologist Christine Schrammek as a full coverage protective cover for patients’ skin after facial peels and surgery.
BB creams took off in South Korea as an alternative to foundation and moisturizer. Several BB creams contained important ingredients like hyaluronic acid and vitamins C, which brightened and evened skin tone, reduced hyper pigmentation of skin and treated blemishes such as acne, sun spots and age spots.