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what is bb cream


BB cream - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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** BB cream **

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BB cream
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Selection of BB creams

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Origins Christine Schrammek, German dermatologist, in the 1960s; developed
further in the 1980s by Korean cosmetics companies^[1]
Description All-in-one facial cosmetic product to replace serum,
moisturizer, primer, foundation and sunblock
Main markets South Korean and Japanese markets from 1985; Western markets
from 2012

*BB cream* stands for *blemish balm*, *blemish base*, *beblesh balm*
(apparently because of a trademark in Korea on the word "blemish"), and in
Western markets, *beauty balm*. It is a cosmetic item sold mainly in East
and Southeast Asia, although larger beauty brands are increasingly
introducing BB creams to Western markets.^[2]

BB cream is promoted as an all-in-one facial cosmetic product to replace
serum, moisturizer, primer, foundation and sunblock.^[3] 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
coverage.^[2]

*Contents*

· 1 History
· 2 Formulations
· 3 Markets
· 4 Cruelty-free and vegan BB creams
· 5 References
· 6 Further reading

*History[edit]*

What became BB cream was originally formulated in the 1960s in Germany by
dermatologist Dr. Christine Schrammek to protect her patients' skin after
surgery.^[1] Introduced to South Korea and Japan in 1985 – where
healthy-looking, porcelain skin is heavily prized – the cream was
hailed as "the secret of Korean actresses," and was heavily endorsed by
Korean celebrities.^[4]

*Formulations[edit]*

Christine Schrammek Blemish Balm from 1960s

BB creams come in a variety of different formulations.^[1] Because Korean
companies focused initially on the Korean and East Asian markets, they are
offered in a limited number of hues. Instead of


Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BB_cream

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