BB Cream , also known as Blemish Balm, started off as a soothing treatment balm dermatologists + surgeons used on patients who underwent laser skin treatment. It helps to shield\protect and regenerate delicate skin. Korean actresses and stars soon started using this cream and it sparked off a huge craze in Korea due to its excellent results. Beauty brands in Korea have since developed BB cream and made it more suitable for Asian skin. Many brands have come out with their own BB cream of various different functions. BB cream is a foundation that soothes and regenerates the skin, meanwhile acting as a good foundation with excellent coverage. It can cover dark rings, acne marks and uneven skin tone naturally, giving your skin a natural glow. It also has good oil control power without conprimising your skin's moisture level. BRTC is the best brand of BB cream (or so it seems from what I've read) followed by Dr. Jart. Other brands that sells BB cream: Missha, Skin Food, Etude, etc.
(1) Dr Jart Black Label Detox Healing Blemish Balm
(3) Skin79 Dermarx Beblesh Balm
(4) SkinFood Ginko BB cream
(5) SkinFood Aloe BB cream
(6) BRTC Perfect Blemish Balm
(7) BRTC Whitening & Wrinkle Repair BB cream
(8.) Skinfood Mushroom BB cream
(9) Hanskin Super Magic BB cream
10) BRTC Protect Multiplex Balm
Summary of BB Cream Characteristics:
•Provides coverage just like a foundation but without clogging pores/damaging the skin
After hearing about how amazing BB Creams were, I decided to give the products a try. My first tube is BRTC Protect Multiplex Balm and I really love this cream and it is a must-have in my makeup collection.
The cream has a medium consistency, and does not feel too matte or watery. The blendability is excellent. I suggest applying your regular moisturizer or sunscreen onto your skin, and then massaging in the BB Cream while your skin is still moist. What I really like about this cream is that it's not so heavy that I look like I'm wearing foundation. When my skin is clear and I need even less coverage, I mix this on the back of my hand with a light moisturizer and then apply the mixture to my face.
Oil control on the cream is decent. I have combination skin, so my forehead and nose will become shiny throughout the day, but my cheeks and undereye areas still feel moisturized and great. You simply need to gently blot your oilier areas (do not rub!) and your skin will be good to go. True, this cream does not make your skin look "dewy," but I prefer a matte look, since my skin is combination already. If you have dry skin, I definitely recommend applying moisturizer beforehand or mixing this with a bit of sunscreen. To determine what ratio of moisturizer and bb cream to mix, you simply have to add a little by a little, until you get the consistency and coverage that you like.