BB cream became popular in Korea since 2006. Currently it became a "must-have" item for females in Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, and all of Asia!! It was a product made for post-cosmetic surgery, but it became a product that can protect your skin.
BB cream is short for "Blemish Balm," also gives your skin a transparent and healthy effect. It's meant for Korean ladies who had cosmetic surgeries, however, their skin turn more and more beautiful!! BB cream has many functions, including: whitening, hydration, UVA/UVB, foundation, make-up base, concealer (including dark eye circles, pimples/ blemishes, dark spots), wrinkles, pore minimizing, oil control, skin repair and etc... It can suppress the oil formation under your skin, not affected by sweat or tears and can protect your skin throughout the day. Each BB cream has different effects, usually it has a combination of ~3-5 of the above. It's suitable for any skin type, including sensitive skin.
The main ingredients of BB Cream include soy beans, Vitamin E and etc.. BB cream with certain functions however, may include other ingredients. eg. to strenghten the whitening effect, addition of Arbutin is necessary
Basically, BB cream is most suitable for ladies who DON'T like to wear make up. It can adjust your skin tone, cover your blemishes, pimple marks, and dark spots. Natural ingredients can supply your skin with all sorts of nutrients, making you look very very natural and healthy (as if you did not put any make up on at all)~~ Of course, applying too much on your face makes you look pale... just like a ghost =PSome BB cream is hard to spread on your face, or it feels dry. In this case, you can mix BB cream with aqua gel, ratio (1 drop aqua gel + 2 drop BB cream), this method can also help with oil control.
Depending on your needs, where you are going, pick the right BB cream~~ If you are going out at night, you should pick one without SPF. If you often feel oily, pick an oil control BB cream.
Since BB cream is NOT a skincare, you MUST use a make-up remover!! Best to use a cleansing oil~ Don't just go to sleep without removing it!
cleanser -> toner -> serum/ essence -> lotion -> UV protector -> BB cream -> dry/loose powder -> other blush/mascara