BB creams have been popping up everywhere it seems all of a sudden. You can't go to any cosmetic counter or watch t.v without an BB cream ad placement. All the latest beauty brands have jumped on board. But what is BB cream, where did it come from and how is it so popular out of nowhere?
Invented in the 1950s by a German dermatologist named Christine Schrammek but it was mostly sold in Asia. BB cream is known as beauty balm or blemish balm. The purpose is to combat skin redness. However, the reason this cream has become so popular is because it is an all-in-one product. BB cream combines the functions of a primer, anti-aging serum, moisturizer, and light foundation—plus and many include SPF.
Some people are saying that this new cream is just the newest marketing craze and it is just a glorified tinted moisturizer This BB cream is marketed to replace your moisturizer, primer, foundation and possibly SPF cream by just using this once cream. Overall, a one-step product that can protect, conceal, and correct texture and tone in a singular application.
I have not personally used the BB cream yet, but I am curious to try it. I had heard a little bit about it but only a dozen beauty brands started making their own cream in 2012 including Dior and Clinique, with more to come by the end of the year. I plan to try some of these brands and let you know what I think of the the results, but I wanted to explain what the heck BB cream is in the first place if you were also not sure.
|GARNIER SKIN RENEW BB CREAM MIRACLE SKIN PERFECTOR, $12.99|
|DR. JART+ PREMIUM BEAUTY BALM SPF 45, $39|
|Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream $8|
|Christian Dior - Hydra Life BB Creme $85|