If you've been living in a parallel universe devoid of magazines, websites, and Sephora, I'll break it down for you: BB stands for "beauty balm" or "blemish balm," and these creams have been huge in Asia for years. They recently arrived in the U.S., and they're being touted as "all-in-one miracle creams" that combine skin-care ingredients with SPF and a tint for coverage.
Unfortunately, it's mostly marketing hype. "There's nothing magical about a BB cream," says Washington D.C.-based dermatologist Elizabeth Tanzi. But if you're looking for a new tinted moisturizer -- and you're not opposed to paying $35+ -- there are plenty of options.
However, if you're more of a foundation girl, BBRead More »from BB Cream: "Miracle in a Bottle" or Pure Hype?