Ever wonder what exactly BB cream is but haven’t a clue? Well luckily, you have us to enlighten you. BB creams (beauty balms or blemish balms) are a nifty combination of skincare and cosmetic coverage with the added bonus of an SPF, and all of this comes in one handy little tube! But, don’t confuse it for CC cream girls (and guys). CC cream (colour corrective or complexion corrector) on the other hand is focussed on temporarily correcting skin tone rather than blemishes. Let’s give you the lowdown.A Hero Was BornBB creams were first developed in Germany by a dermatologist who wanted a single cream that would protect skin and provide coverage after laser treatments. Said dermatologist is also commonly known as our “Hero”.The all-in-one, magical formulation became a sensation in South Korea and then spread throughout Asia decades before the rest of the world caught on. This only happened in the Spring of 2011, when they started hitting U.S. store shelves. Fast forward to 2018 and just about every beauty company sports a BB cream.BB cream owes its main appeal to its all-in-one package deal. Pigmented, but lighter than a foundation, it boasts more robust coverage than a tinted moisturizer. Not only that, these creams usually contain antioxidants, illuminators, and other skin-care ingredients to smooth the complexion and blur imperfections. They tone and brighten the skin and provide the long-term benefits of free-radical relief. But, don’t be fooled, not every BB cream features all these amazing benefits…Which One is the One?While most BB creams will contain all the active ingredients we mentioned before, some don’t and are simply a light foundation that contains SPF. The key is to find the right one that is not only cosmetic but also acts as a skincare product which contains all those lovely little soldiers to soothe and protect your skin.BB cream has fully proven itself as an absolute must-have in your makeup bag and that it’s not just a fad; it’s here to stay, and we couldn’t be happier. Its benefits are (almost) endless:1. Minimise Appearance of BlemishesBB creams contain silicone-based ingredients, which blends perfectly with your skin and provides a base on your skin, just like a foundation does. Because it is not as heavy as a foundation, you can use BB cream for oily skin daily, without looking caked.2. Anti-AgingA good BB cream contains peptides and is full of anti-oxidants such as vitamin A, E and C. This helps in your skin getting the nourishment it needs. Over time, your skin will look tighter and more youthful.3. As a MoisturiserThe main components of a BB cream are hyaluronic acid and glycerine, both of which are great ways to keep your skin from drying out.4. Protect Yourself from the SunUsing a BB cream containing at least an SPF factor of 15 will protect your skin from harmful rays of the sun.5. Evens Your Skin ToneWith ingredients like licorice, contained in our Alex Cosmetic Pure BB Cream, it helps even out your skin tone, while the light reflectors give your skin a light tint… BB creams are what makeup dreams are made of!At Cosmetology, our BB cream contains the perfect combination of ingredients for optimum coverage and maximum protection: Alex Cosmetic Pure BB CreamNATRUE certified, all-natural complex with healing plant extracts offers pure and secure care to comfort sensitive, sensitized and damaged skin.Alex Cosmetic BB Cream – Medium ToneEspecially designed for red, irritated, blemished and problem skin, which needs special care and attention. Balances skin and soothes irritation while offering a flawless finish.Alex Cosmetic BB Cream – Dark ToneEspecially designed for red, irritated, blemished and problem skin, which needs special care and attention. Balances skin and soothes irritation while offering a flawless finish.