Let's face it, BB Creams are making waves in America and soon we're going to have far too many options to choose from. But what is BB cream, who is it for, how do you apply it and what brand should I buy? We'll answer all of those questions and more.
“BB” stands for Blemish Balm, but you don’t have to have a single blemish on your skin to use and love BB Cream. BB cream is great for anyone with any skin color or any skin type. Here is more on where it came from, how you use it, who it’s best for and where you can buy it.
BB cream can be used as a highlighter, primer, moisturizer, foundation, concealer and facial sunscreen. With many BB creams having a great SPF level and the ability to conceal and cover-up imperfections, we recommend trying one. Think of it as a tinted moisturizer on drugs. So much more than a tinted moisturizer!
If you can't wait for international shipping and you just want to grab the first BB Cream you find, start with this list of 8 US BB Creams to try. You'll recognize the familiar US brands.
Here are 5 more easy-to-find BB Creams with US brands you'll recognize. Though we recommend trying a Korean brand for your first BB cream, we bet you'll find one in either this list or the list above that you'd love.
When I asked the woman working in the Korean market in Itewon which one was the best, she immediately pointed to Tonymoly's Intense Care Snail BB Cream. It was one of the higher priced options, but at only $25ish dollars, compared to our product prices, it was a steal, so I bought it on the spot.
What BB Cream are you using? Would you buy it again or recommend us skip it altogether? Here's a place for readers to share their own personal BB Cream reviews no matter the brand or country it originates from.