Ever since I did that review on Maybelline's BB Cream/Tinted moisturizer, I got curious what "BB" meant. Take for example the model I put makeup on (photographed) a few months ago, Rica. She's Filipino-Korean and I just admired her skin. I just thought that they were born with it. But after a little research, I found out about the BB Cream.
Doesn't it seem like every Korean actress is blessed with naturally flawless skin? Well, maybe so but now we know that they are also armed with a secret weapon called the BB Cream.
SO WHAT EXACTLY IS BB CREAM AND WHAT DOES IT DO?
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BB stands for "Blemish Balm" and dermatologists initially used it to help laser surgery patients protect, soothe and regenerate their highly sensitive skin while also providing good coverage for post-laser scars and redness.
Korean celebrities (who I assume underwent aforementioned laser surgery) discovered this wonder cream and started using it. Korean cosmetic companies got wind of it, realized the business potential and adapted the technology and started making their own formulas, thus making it available to the public. Song Hye Kyo, the pretty Korean actress in the above photo is among the first to reveal that she uses the product.
This "public" version of BB cream is suitable for all skin types and are targeted specially to those who have sensitive and acne-prone skin. It has the advantages of both skin care and makeup as it improves the skin's condition and evens out the skin tone while providing coverage for dark spots and other blemishes.
General Product Features and Benefits
Anti-wrinkle and skin-lightening benefits are also available for some variants.
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