What is BB cream?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Many women fill their medicine cabinet with skincare products. In this video, Bliss founder Marcia Kilgore tells Dr. Oz how a BB cream can do the job of primer, foundation, anti-aging serum and more.

“The ‘BB’ in BB Cream stands for blemish balm,” explains Alyssa Kobel, Marketing Director for skincare company Boscia. “In Asia, a blemish is any skin imperfection -- not just pimples. It could be sunspots, blackheads, uneven skin tone.”

Although the creams are a hit in Asia, "BB cream was originally developed in Germany for post procedure coverage (i.e. face lift) to treat and conceal," explains Sephora Director of Merchandising for Skincare, Carolyn Bojanowski.

Continue Learning about Skin & Makeup/Cosmetics Use

Skin & Makeup/Cosmetics Use

Skin & Makeup/Cosmetics Use

There are so many options for cosmetics, at any price point you like. Whether you're using drugstore or high-end brands, you'll want to make sure the makeup you use treats your skin well to prevent skin problems like clogged pores ...

and blemishes. If you have sensitive skin, you'll want to look for products labelled hypoallergenic. Get answers to questions about ingredients in cosmetics, tips for application and guidance on product safety with expert advice from Sharecare.

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