If you’re wondering what a BB cream is, you probably have never tried one. And you’re missing out, because this simple little product – not quite foundation, not quite tinted moisturiser – could be just the thing your complexion needs.
The first thing you should know is that BB stands for blemish balm. And according to Chatelaine, the original BB cream was formulated in the 1960s by German dermatologist Dr. Christine Schrammek to help protect patients’ skin after surgery. It worked, and with surprising side benefits: lightening and brightening. These results caught on in the ’80s in Korea, and word spread to Japan, China and Southeast Asia. “Porcelain skin is extremely popular in most Asian countries,” says Toronto-based makeup artist Sheri Stroh, “so blemish balms were created to help lighten age spots, discoloration and acne scars—essentially treating the skin while providing coverage.” A few decades later, North American skincare giants took notice, sent their scientists into the labs and started Mixmastering their own formulations.
When the rush of balms came out in 2012, they were an instant hit, thanks to their sheer consistency, frequent inclusion of an SPF and a promise to rejuvenate the skin and treat the signs of premature aging. Additionally, they help to balance the skin and provide oil and shine control.
Babor Skinovage PX Advanced Biogen Anti-Aging BB Cream SPF20 — 01 Light is a tinted anti-aging cream with SPF20 for daily use. Alpine stem cells, OsmoTec and other selected active ingredients provide protection against premature skin aging and free radicals. Provides intensive moisture while promoting smooth skin and a radiant complexion. Your complexion looks fresh and your skin tone is visibly even.
Free of Parabens.
- Active protection from premature aging and free radicals.
- Visually evens skin tone.
- A vitalised, rosy-fresh, radiant appearance.
- How to use:
- Apply to the face every morning as a tinted cream.