Actually, I believe the Blemish Balm (BB Cream) originated from Germany. (Others, pls correct me if I am wrong).
It's kind of like tinted moisturizers. The main differences are: BB cream treats pimples. BB cream has thicker consistency so it conceals skin tone imperfections better than tinted moisturizers.
I have a jar of BB cream I got as a present from my mom. It is made in Germany, not sure about the company name. It does heal pimples, but very slowly though. Certainly not at the rate like drying lotion stuff from Sonia Dakar or Mario Badescu!
they are very popular in korea! really they're "all the rage"
the german ones in particular, I've been using Dr. Schrammek(Sp?) and i love it more than any tinted moisturizer i've ever used! it makes skin look flawless!
There is a Korean BB Cream Shopping Spree going on.. check it out..
I cant leave home without my BB cream now.. I feel my skin is getting softer each time I apply.. even my maid is so tempted to buy, she says my skin is getting better each day.. haha.. For those who have not try.. haha.. (just kidding)
I've tried BB creams when I was in Taiwan last winter. I would say it definitely provides good coverage and acts in lieu of foundation and concealers. However, it does feel a bit heavy on - I would not use it on a daily basis. Some dermatologists in Taiwan are also advising patients not to use this because it makes many people breakout.
Hey guys, I have tried Dr Jart's bb cream and I really didnt like the texture on my skin but that could have been preference. The best 2 products I have tried is the Gold Caviar bb cream and Blemish Recover Balm-made by BRTC. From my experience and research BRTC is by far the best products out there. I have bought it from http://www.brtcstore.com they have an entire line of bb creams and skincare products. I am afraid to buy off ebay as many of the products are fake and unreliable.
Does anyone who where I can get some good peeling gels as well?