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My current beauty obsession is the BB Cream!  BB Cream stands for Beauty Balm or Blemish Balm and it basically combines the functions of a primer, moisturizer, sunscreen, and foundation all in one bottle.

Depending on the formula, BB Cream has beneficial skin care ingredients that can shrink pores, mask redness, and protect from sun damage.  Not to mention some creams claim to have anti aging properties.

Originally invented by a German dermatologist named Christine Schrammek in the 1950s, the BB cream was intended for patients recovering from intensive facial peels and laser surgery, masking redness and providing healing properties.  Fast forward to 2005,  Korean brands such as Dr. Jart began to introduce the concept to the Korean market.  Soon, it becomes the miracle cream of the rich and famous in Korea and from there, it spread like wildfire all over Asia.

Finally making its way over to the Western market, I decided to do a little research before choosing one that will make its way into my beauty routine.  I got samples of three big name brands, Stila, Dior and the original BB Cream, Dr. Jart. Then a sample of the drugstore brand, Mayballine.  Which reigned supreme?  Find out in my next post!!!

What Are BB Creams?

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