Korean women have sworn by the rejuvenating, soothing and corrective properties of Blemish/Beauty Balm a.k.a. BB cream since the 1980’s. I totally jumped on the BBand Wagon (see what I did there?) ever since the introduction of the magic skin potion to Western markets. So why all the hoopla? Is it just another beauty fad joining the ranks of spray-on self-tanner, vibrating mascara, lip-plumping gloss and the Bump-it ? I highly doubt it. I’ll be the first one to pipe up when a product sounds too good to be true (though I’m the first one to run out and buy it) but this stuff really is THAT GOOD. Essentially, it’s a moisturizer infused with a light tint, SPF, and some form of preventative/healing elements depending on the brand—it’s pretty much a one stop shop for daily skin care.
If you prefer a matte finish, try Boschia’s oil-free version – the velvety-sheer formula instantly picks up on your skin tone and conceals imperfections while Too Faced Tinted Beauty Balm renders a dewy glow. If it’s SPF protection your after, 3LAB SPF 40 Perfect BB Cream has you covered.