Youthful skin is number one when it comes to beauty these days. Countless products are created every year to help the inevitable effect of aging. The all-in-one effect of BB cream is that it acts as a hybrid to cover blemishes, help aging, moisturize, and protect skin from the sun. Perfect for the summer as the go-to product when wearing a ton of makeup is not an option in the heat and SPF is a necessity.
BB cream or “blemish balm” was developed in Germany in the 1960′s by dermatologist Dr. Christine Schrammek to cover recent skin procedures (think lasers and peels). The product itself was somewhat unknown to the masses until South Korea and Japan bought it in the 80′s to use as the secret to their actresses on camera. The gorgeous soap opera actresses quickly stirred a phenomenon throughout Asia and now U.S. cosmetic industries are perfecting their own BB creams as the demand for this magic in a bottle continues to soar.
I have personally tried Clinique’s Age Defense BB Cream with SPF 30 and fell in love. Although the cream itself is a bit thicker than I would prefer, it blends beautifully with the perfect amount of coverage. You can feel your skin tighten a bit as the anti-aging components work their magic and I never have to worry because of the included SPF 30. Here are some popular BB’s….