With its origins from a dermatologist in Germany created as a healing treatment following laser skin therapy, BB Cream first busted out on the beauty scene in Korea following a Celebrity influence and quickly spread throughout Asia and now making its way into the beauty regime of girls in the US, Europe and Australia.
BB Creams, short for Blemish (or Beblesh) Balm, is one of those multi-purpose, all in one wonder products with can be used as a light coverage foundation or foundation primer, sun protection (most contain SPF 30+), a whitening cream or to assist with facial pigmentation, as a anti-wrinkle cream and has healing properties that assists with the softening and refining of the skin.
I was first introduced to BB Cream through YouTube’s Missglamorazzi who also introduced Sasa.com an online Asian Beauty/Lifestyle department store that stocks both Asian, Western and European beauty products.
I purchased the Skin 79 Super Beblesh Balm from Sasa.com for $29.30(AUD) with a $6.00(AUD) shipping fee.
The Skin 79 Super Beblesh Balm boasts three functions: whitening, wrinkle improvement and cultivating more bright and elastic skin and it states in its directions to apply a decent amount by patting into skin during your last step of skincare (after moisturizing, if you’re like me).
The first thing I noticed about this BB Cream was the packaging, its luxe cylinder casing with a sparkly holographic BB gives off an expensive vibe and the large gold button on top produces the right amount of product with a medium push.
The cream itself is quite thick in consistency when initially applied, however it is quickly absorbed into your skin. It offers a light to medium coverage, similar to a tinted moisturizer however Skin79 BB Cream (like most other brands) only come in one or very few shades as the cream is skin tone adapting and is to blend on application to suite most light complexions. Those lucky enough to have gorgeous darker completions, this particular BB Cream may not be suitable for you.
The scent is fresh and florally with a slight sunscreen smell – quite pleasant and not overpowering. As a tinted moisturizer I find my BB Cream pushed to the back of my most used beauty products throughout the colder winter months; however I’m sure to get use come the summer months as it’s a great facial sunscreen with slight coverage perfect for the beach or enjoying the summer sun outdoors.
Research on the origin of BB Creams was sourced from: http://www.squidoo.com/b-b-cream