The latest beauty buzzword for the Hollywood hotlist is BB or Blemish Balm  creams. Almost every celebrity makeup artist carries some type of BB cream to  layer on the skin of some of your favorite celebrities: Jennifer Lopez, Angelina  Jolie, Lady Gaga, Mila Kunis, the Spice Girls and Sandra Bullock to name a  few!

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BB cream us a hybrid product, which means it  sits somewhere between skincare and make up, gives skin a  natural luminous look – meaning BB creams are fast becoming the beauty secret of  celebrities and their make-up artists worldwide.

BB  creams then quickly became popular in Korea and across Asia and most recently amongst Hollywood A-listers and make-up artists for their amazing skin  nourishing benefits, which also leave skin primed and with a healthy  glow.


  • BB creams originated in Germany where a dermatologist gave it to her clients who had undergone laser treatments, which left the skin sensitised and vulnerable to the sun.
  • They brighten skin in the same way a primer does, evens out complexion like a lightweight foundation, covers blemishes like a concealer, has the hydrating properties of a moisturizer, soothes skin like an anti-inflammatory and contains UV protection.


The success of these BB creams is based on SYN-AKE, a neuropeptide, which inhibits the contraction of innervated muscle cells, thus providing a mild, non-invasive temporary Botox-like effect on fine lines and crow’s feet.


If you’ve been suffering with dry, post-summer skin, check out the Body Shop’s BB offering. Their All-in-One BB cream, is highly rated, and has sold at the rate of one every 27 seconds since launching in August this year. It contains skin protecting and soothing vitamin E and hydrating Marula oil for 24 hour hydration that not only leaves you feeling good about your skin but also your conscience.


As well as tackling dehydration, fine lines and wrinkles, redness and radiance, at the very heart of a BB cream is a high SPF protection, so no more excuses not to protect skin from the damaging and aging effects of the sun all year round, as recommended by skin experts and dermatologists.


Rodial, the go-to beauty brand of celebrities such as Angelina Jolie and Lady Gaga, have just launched their new Rodial BB Venom Skin rodial BB cream Tint , which comes in three shades, Capri, Hamptons and St Barts.



For the eye area, there is a triple-action brightening concealer, Rodial BB Venom Eye , which comes in two shades: a cooler pink-toned shade called Aspen and a warmer yellow tone called Malibu, which sold out within a week of their launch this summer.



Giorgio Armani’s new Luminessense Bright Revelator Greige BB Fluid SPF 50, is one of the more pricey option when it comes to a BB cream but it does help you get your glow on and leaves all skin tones including the very deepest ones looking even – as well as having one of the highest SPF protection on the market.




BB vream ORIGINSSome BB creams can sometimes leave a white or chalky appearance on deeper skin tones, but if you’re looking for light to medium coverage as well as anti- aging skin benefits grab yourself OriginsA Perfect World BB SPF 15 Age-Defense Tinted Moisturizer with White Tea.

Lieve Declercq, Origins Global Spokesperson of Plant Physiology and Molecular Biology explains: ‘BB Creams should provide broad-spectrum SPF protection from UVA and UVB rays to protect against sun damage but can also help conceal hyper-pigmentation, acne, scars and blemishes, hydrate, whitening as well as having anti-aging benefits’

It smells heavenly with an essential oil blend of sweet orange, lemon and spearmint, which will put you in a good mood at the start of a hectic day and also comes in six shades with a blend of mineral pigments for super quick and easy airbrushed-looking skin.








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