Unless you've really had your head down whilst walking through the beauty floor of any major department store these past few months, you've probably noticed that BB creams, (aka blemish balms, blemish bases or beblesh balms) have taken over the skincare/cosmetics counters. Originating in Germany but manufactured and primarily used in Southeast Asia on laser surgery patients, those with acne and skin impurities, BB creams are the latest frenzy right now and are making a huge splash in the US and European markets.
With anti-inflammatory and regenerative properties, BB creams come as moisturisers, tinted bases, with and without SPF and whitening agents. They are said to be the "secret of Korean actresses." Take a peek at eight out of the many BB creams on the UK market today.