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Stupid question...what does the "BB" stand for in BB cream?

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What is it an acronym for, please? I've been wracking my brain and I know the answer is going to be so easy, I'll do a forehead slap. TIA!

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glmama1307801579.50320226 PostsRegistered 12/8/2006

Beauty Balm, I think. :)

Over 40. Dark hair. Fair, with mild-moderate Rosacea. Finicky skin. Did I mention--Gorgeous? ;)

hulagirl1307801651.6377369 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

To me it means "Bimbo Buy"......I swear they (all cosmetic companies) come out with the new "wonder product" every single day........I love Holly, but I'm skipping this one.

smhr661307802552.0432384 PostsRegistered 9/5/2010Laid Back and Mellow Small Town USA

There are no stupid questions, and I think it stands for Blemish Balm. It originated in Japan or one of the Asian countries a few years ago. I believe, it is now catching on in the U.S. Truthfully, I don't know a lot about it. It's talked a lot on makeupalley.

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glmama1307802629.4420226 PostsRegistered 12/8/2006

ooooh, maybe Blemish Balm is correct? See? I think I know and I don't. {#emotions_dlg.crying}

Over 40. Dark hair. Fair, with mild-moderate Rosacea. Finicky skin. Did I mention--Gorgeous? ;)

NeetaLyn1307802661.4072700 PostsRegistered 7/27/2008Maryland

The original BB cream is either blemish balm or beblish balm. It was invented in Germany for people to wear post plastic surgery. Then a famous Korean actress started sporting it and it caught on like wildfire. Many of the Koreans creams are bb - blemish balms. However many companies are now jumping on the bandwagon in the US primarily and are taking liberty to coin them beauty balms.

50yo; combo. sensitive skin;minimal wrinkles but prone to some redness

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scorpio38131307803031.9532200 PostsRegistered 3/18/2007Indy
Thanks ladies! So, were the original blemish balms used for clearing up skin issues? Do the ones today have blemish eliminating ingredients? TIA!

NeetaLyn1307803173.4432700 PostsRegistered 7/27/2008Maryland
On 6/11/2011 scorpio3813 said: Thanks ladies! So, were the original blemish balms used for clearing up skin issues? Do the ones today have blemish eliminating ingredients? TIA!

Yep- many of them but not all have lightening ingredients to help with discoloration and fading of acne scars and they're made for sensitive skin. However, not all of them have these properties.

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scorpio38131307803300.812200 PostsRegistered 3/18/2007Indy
Thanks so much!

BonnieBelle1307803454.8719581 PostsRegistered 4/13/2007

I was wondering that too. I saw it this morning. It would be really nice if they would explain things and the ingredients and what skin types they are for, etc. It looked nice on the models but I would never take a chance purcashing any cosmetics from the Q, just not enough information for me.

mostf1307809536.29797 PostsRegistered 5/19/2007

For the Smashbox product, BB stands for Beauty Balm

sueinsf1307811334.4472413 PostsRegistered 9/5/2006
On 6/11/2011 hulagirl said:

To me it means "Bimbo Buy"......I swear they (all cosmetic companies) come out with the new "wonder product" every single day........I love Holly, but I'm skipping this one.

While I agree that cosmetic companies are always coming out with new products and market them for us to try, reality is that the only way of knowing what works for you or not is trial and error. If it doesn't work for you, you can return it and get your money back. If it works for you, then you'd probably be happy to have it.

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martin9592­0001307812442.377367 PostsRegistered 8/25/2008

As other's have mentioned, it stands for blemish balm and it is a huge trend in asian countries (particularly Korea). It's supposed to be an all-in-one product with lightening properties, anti-acne properties, anti-aging properties, light coverage AND spf. In Asia there are a LOT of brands and different formulations to choose from, they are also a LOT cheaper than what they're being sold for here in the US. The best information I've been able to find on these comes from The Muse at:

Musings of a Muse

Hope that helps!!

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