What's BB Cream All About?

By Kavuli Nyali - Tuesday, April 23, 2013

BB Creams pictured here may not be available in South Africa

What does "BB" stand for?

The "BB" in BB Cream can stand for Blemish Balm or Beauty Balm

How did BB Creams begin?

It was created back in the 1950’s by a German dermatologist, Dr. Christine Schrammek. 

What was the original purpose?

Its purpose was to provide a little coverage to patients with sensitive skin who had just undergone a cosmetic procedure.

When did BB Creams become popular?

Later, in the 80’s, the BB Cream was introduced to the East and was heavily endorsed by glamorous Korean celebrities as their big beauty secret. Today, however, BB Cream is popular throughout the world and can be found in most pharmacies and beauty counters.

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