Beauty: BB Cream

BB Cream is a well known cream in Korea, used by many artists. But what exactly makes this cream so good? And why is everyone using it? We’re gonna explain it! 


So first things first. What is BB Cream exactly? The BB stands for Blemish Balm and it’s promoted to be an All in one facial product to replace serums, moisturizers, primers, foundation and sunblock. It can be used in different methods. As a foundation, a make up base, it just depends on how much coverage you want.

It all started in Germany, back in 1960. a German dermatologist, called dr. Christine, created this cream to protect her patients’ sin after facial peels and surgeries.

It’s popularity started in Asia. Most Korean woman use it as a alternative for foundation. Foundation is more heavy than BB cream, that’s why they prefer BB cream. The coverage is often mineral-based. This is to both cover and treat blemishes.


But what is it that makes BB cream good for the skin? Several BB creams contain Hyaluronic acid and vitamin C. We all know Vitamin C, but what exactly is Hyaluronic acid? First of all, Hyaluronic acid is not the same kind of acid as the popular ones like salicylic of glycol, which take care of dead skin cells. It’s a natural occurring polysaccharide (a substance exciting out of more concatenated „sugars”) found in the human body. It acts as a lubrocation agent for our joints, nerves, hair, skin and eyes. Our ability to produce hyaluronic acid declines with age, which can lead to increased dryness, fine lines, wrinkles and sagging. There are some reports that BB creams have skin-regeneration properties.

There are many brands selling this item with different characteristics. For example; there are different sunblock factors, some don’t prevent skin aging and some might or might now hydrate the skin. That’s why it’s important which factors you need for your skin. If you have a dry skin you should look for a specific cream that hydrates the skin. If you get sunburns quick, you should look for a Bb cream with a higher protection from UV-rays. Maybe you can look out on ebay for samples to try them out and find out which cream would fit your skin the best.


You also have to think about the color. Since the Korean beauty standards are different from the western standards it might be hard for tinted girls to find the right color. In Korea they prefer a milky white skin, which is why the BB-creams are relatively light. if you take a shade that it’s too light for your skin it might look weird and unnatural. Make sure to buy the right tint of the BB cream.


Beside an awesome and light foundation, it also is a good treatment for the skin! That’s probably why Bb creams popularity grew over the years and more and more people start using it. Which BB cream is your favorite?

<This information is based upon our research on the web> 

Written by Kaori

Hiiya, I’m Kaori! I Love Kpop, Japan, Cosplay and Fantasy. I have too many hobbies and too less time for them all, but will keep up eventually! I’m pretty silly and mess up a lot! :D Nice to meet you!

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