BB cream was probably the most popular beauty product in 2012. Although BB creams are new to Western makeup brands, they have actually been popular among Korean women since the 1980s! BB creams actually originated from Germany in the 1960s, as a cream that would protect skin that had undergone surgery. However, Korea was the first to adopt BB creams as a cosmetic product in 1985 and it continues to be the best selling beauty product in Korea today.
The type of BB cream you should use depends on the type of skin you have. Below we'll list a couple of examples of BB creams for specific skin issues.
- It's Skin Babyface BB Cream
- Etude Shini Star Clear BB Lotion (less coverage compared to other BB creams)
Acne prone skin:
Dark skin tones:
- Etude Precious Mineral Bright Fit BB Cream (has a wide range of colours to suit most skin tones)