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What Is "BB Cream" Exactly? What Does It Stand For? & What Does It Do? 10 POINTS REWARD!?

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  1. Dee on May 29, 2013

    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. BB Cream was created more than 50 years ago by German Doctor, Dr. Christine Schrammek. It was initially created to be used to help heal skin after skin peels as well as hide any scars and redness post peel treatment. It was later introduced in Asia, specifically South Korea where K-pop stars and K-drama stars made note of its ability to transform skin. With several big-name stars endorsing it in South Korea, consumers went wild for it.Blemish Balm or BB Cream is a multi-tasking skin product that truly can be the one product your skin needs. It’s said to be able to moisturize, protect against the sun, soothe skin, prime skin and give full coverage, depending on the brand. (Though, in our experience, our skin needed a real moisturizer applied under. In doing so, the BB cream went on easier and looked more natural.) BB cream is lighter coverage, more moisturizing, primes the skin, and usually has SPF and anti-aging benefits. It’s a nice alternative to foundtion.

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  2. Monstermunch on May 29, 2013

    BB cream stands for blemish balm, blemish base, beauty balm or beblesh balm (apparently because of a trademark in Korea on the word "blemish"), The problem with it is like all nonprescription over-the-counter products. You never how much of any active ingredient your getting. Since they can call the mixtures proprietary a company can put as little of the active ingredients as they wish and still charge what they fell.

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  3. beer101 on May 29, 2013

    Technically, it stands for Blemish Balm or Blemish Base but that doesn’t mean it’s a spot cream.The Korean girls love it because it promises natural-looking skin coverage. This wonder cream is meant to be all-singing and all-dancing. It will give you a good base for makeup like a primer, even out complexion like a tinted moisturiser, cover minor imperfections and redness like a concealer, hydrate your skin like your day cream, brighten and perk-up a dull complexion and some will even protect with SPF. Some also promise healing, soothing and anti-ageing properties.

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  4. Jo on May 29, 2013

    As others had already answered, it mainly stands for "beauty balm" or "blemish balm". It primes, moisturizes, and perfects your face. I just finished writing a post about a L’Oreal BB Cream, if you are interested in seeing it in action :) http://welikeshiny.com/loreal-magic-bb-cream/

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  5. RameshHT on May 29, 2013

    BB cream is an all-in-one facial product to replace serum, moisturizer, primer, foundation, and sunsree. It can be worn alone as a tinted moisturizer, over serum and moisturizer as a regular foundation, and under powder, depending on the desired amount of coverageBlemish Balm Or Beauty Balm.

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  6. Baby Kangaroo on May 29, 2013

    Beauty Blemish Balm. They were created after women had had things like chemical peels and couldnt wear make up but because the skin was so red they wanted to get rid of it alittle. They tend to provide alot of good ingredients providing you buy a proper asian one. Like dr,jarts

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  7. Gummy Bear Hugs on May 29, 2013

    Beauty balm. It moisturizes, covers, corrects, and comes in different shades according to your skin tone

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  8. Pringles on May 29, 2013

    Blemish Balm

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  9. Honey Bear Roses on May 29, 2013

    Blemish balm

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