BB Cream: Top 20 Blemish Balm Creams

by jomol on October 14, 2011 · 33 comments

Top 20 Blemish Balm Creams

Blemish Balm Cream, though most popular in its abbreviated form of BB cream, is fast attaining the cult status as the “one-stop-shop” miracle product that is the answer to all your beauty nightmares.  Blemish balm cream was originally created by a German dermatologist as a soothing ointment that would alleviate redness and erythema of laser-treated patients as well double up as a concealing agent. Blemish Balm creams have since been developed to not only soothe the skin and to cover up the redness and inflammation, but also to nourish and improve skin texture and clarity.

Top 20 Blemish Balm Creams

Dermatologists initially prescribed it to treat laser surgery patients and to soothe and regenerate their sensitive skins while also providing good coverage of laser scars and erythema.

What Exactly Does Blemish Balm Do?

Blemish balm cream is a sort of tinted moisturizer, which offers light coverage, reduces inflammation, covers up minor irregularities of the skin whilst improving the skin texture, and most importantly BB creams offers UV protection. It’s an all-in-one cream, using which, you wouldn’t need to slather on your regular foundation, tinted moisturizer, concealer, moisturizer, sunblock, etc. Therefore, blemish balm cream is all-rolled-into-one wonder formula and how hard is that to believe.

Though it was initially conceived in Germany, it quickly caught the fancy of women of Korea and South East Asian countries, who lapped it up and got flawless skin.

Most of the BB creams cover the entire spectrum of skin tones and types. Most of the BB creams work best for dry skin, sensitive skin, dark and blemished skin, aged skin, and all other skin types needing bright and radiant glow, it’s more like “genie in a bottle”…err…sorry in a BB cream.

Please see the following experiment to see how effectively BB cream camouflages (taken from a review at our own Emirati blog 🙂

Trying to conceal eye pencil mark with Missha BB Cream:

Missha BB Cream before applying


The mark has been completely concealed by the BB Cream:

After spreading Missha BB Cream

It is also important to note that all of the BB creams offer sun protection starting from SPF 30 upwards to SPF 50.

Different Variations of Blemish Balm Cream:

While surfing the net, I came across different variations of BB cream, some containing Jasmine extracts which had added functions of whitening, wrinkle repair, and extreme nourishment. There was another BB cream with gold and caviar. Caviar is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acid as well as it contains vitamin A, B, C, and D, and minerals too. Gold is known for its anti-ageing and anti-oxidising properties and when these two are combined in a BB cream, the results would be nothing short of a miracle.

The most amazing thing about BB creams is that it not only benefits a majority of skin types, but also, it suits and soothes acne-prone skin, and improves acne condition if the correct product is used.

Missha BB Cream

Missha Cream before spreading

Summarizing the benefits of BB Cream:

If the benefits of BB cream were to be summarized, it would be the following:

• Provides a lightweight coverage and covers up blemishes and redness on the skin.
• Almost gives the effect of “nude” makeup.
• Covers up pigmentation, acne scars, redness, inflammation, erythema, and uneven skin tone.
• Over a period of time, due to the nourishment it provides, it smoothes up the skin and helps in the regeneration process, resulting in younger-looking and refined skin.
• Believed to contain anti-ageing properties.
• All BB creams offer SPF factors, so there is lesser need for added sun block.
• When combined with other exotic ingredients, it works miraculously to cure skin issues.

PureDerm BB Cream from Filipina Blog

What are the Famous Brands of BB Cream?

All major International brands have understood the importance and demand for BB creams and have upped their ante and have come up with interesting variations and concotions of BB cream.  Reviews of Maybelline, skin79, Missha, and PureDerm BB creams are available herehere, here, and here on IMBB.

Top 20 Brands of BB Cream:

  • Clinique Age Defence BB Cream.
  • Estee Lauder Cyber White Brilliant Cells Extra Intensive BB.
  • Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector Daily All-In-One BB Cream.
  • Germaine de Capuccini BB Cream Perfectionist.
  • Mac Prep + Prime BB Cream.
  • Etude House BB Magic Cream with SPF30.
  • Missha M Perfect Cover B.B. Cream SPF 42.
  • Skin79 Diamond BB cream.
  • Tony Moly BB cream.
  • Laneige Snow BB Cream SPF41.
  • Hanskin Magic BB Cream.
  • Skinfood Aloe Sun BB Cream SPF 20 PA+.
  • Hanskin Caviar Gold B.B Cream SPF 21.
  • Skinfood Agave Cactus Sun BB Cream SPF 36 PA.
  • Dr. Jart + Black Label BB Cream.
  • L’egere White Multi BB Cream.
  • Maybelline BB Cream.
  • The Face Shop BB Cream.
  • BRTC Jasmine Water BB Cream.

Skin79 BB Cream

Have you tried BB Cream and if yes, how has it worked for you?  Do share your experience.

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Maybelline BB Cream Vs Skin79 BB Cream
Skin79 BB Cream
Missha M Perfect Cover BB cream No.31
PureDerm 3-in-1 Beauty Magic BB Cream Product

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Pooja Bali October 14, 2011 at 7:06 pm

Nice article Jomol. I picked Etude House BB Magic Cream with SPF30 as my first BB cream and ever since then its my most used product. Nothing has ever given me the finish & feel like the BB cream as my skin not only super oily but also sweats like hell. I would recommend it to everyone.


jomol October 14, 2011 at 7:11 pm

I know Poojiiiiiiiiii and you so lucky :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: to have picked the best among the lot :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:


Chhavi October 14, 2011 at 7:29 pm

This is amazing :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:


jomol October 14, 2011 at 8:45 pm

Thanks Chhavi :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:


Kimi October 14, 2011 at 8:18 pm

This is an awesome article Jomol…very helpful!! :)) :))


jomol October 14, 2011 at 8:45 pm

Thanks Kimi :makeup: :makeup: :makeup: :makeup: :makeup: :makeup: :makeup:


Kimi October 14, 2011 at 8:55 pm

me right now applying mehndi for tomorrow!!! 😀


Maansi October 14, 2011 at 8:34 pm

Me too wants to know :methinks: :methinks:


jomol October 14, 2011 at 8:44 pm

Etude one… Pooja said….she has oily skin and she is loving the Etude one….see if you can get that one Riya and Maansi :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:


Bee October 14, 2011 at 8:37 pm

Great one JOMO…… I wanted this so bad
@Pooja- thank you as well…. 🙂


jomol October 14, 2011 at 8:46 pm

Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee… can get it so easily… jaalous :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:


Nupur October 14, 2011 at 9:00 pm

very nice posht jomol :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:
i desprtly want a BB cream now :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:


Pooja October 14, 2011 at 9:23 pm

Noopi @ anything left that you do not want 😛


Nupur October 15, 2011 at 2:08 am

:toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:


Pragnyadeepta October 14, 2011 at 9:23 pm

Brilliant article,Jomol di! :clap: :clap: And just what I was looking for! :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:
Now I have a whole list of them…I can choose one araam se and then proceed to pester my Amma for it. :whistle: :whistle:
:thanks: Sooo much for this! :puchhi: :puchhi:


Keirti October 14, 2011 at 9:24 pm

gr8 post… Jomol :-* :-* :-*
this is on top of my list of ma next haul… :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1:


neha October 14, 2011 at 9:31 pm

i had tested the garnier bb cream in boots in england n one was too dark and another too light :headbang:
i toh ran away


jyo October 14, 2011 at 9:48 pm

U hv any idea abt the TBS one jomol?? I really want to try tht bt dont want to hv another disastrous experience so will get it only after a review O:) O:) BTW nice post :shy:


Akshi October 14, 2011 at 10:28 pm

Maybelline too have a BB cream?? Why don’t they ever introduce useful products in India?? :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank:

I mean NONE of them have introduced a BB cream??!! Most of the people here don’t even know what BB cream is :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream:


Vid October 14, 2011 at 11:33 pm

thats an amazing compilation jomo :waytogo: :waytogo:


Parita October 15, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Very detailed and informative article Jomol :worship: :thanks: for sharing it
I have never tried BB creams but def would love to some day 🙂


Riti October 15, 2011 at 3:01 pm

Great article 🙂 🙂 ! Is there any way we can get these creams ?? Even the Maybelline one wud do 🙁 It has a compact thing too na ?


Rati October 17, 2011 at 1:33 am

jomol i just read the article :chewnails very well compiled and explained. I loved the 20 wali list. :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

I am so going to try BB cream some time soon :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:


Priyanka January 27, 2012 at 11:59 am

Well articulated.I am looking for blemish balm cream for acne.Could you tell me where I can get one in Delhi?


navya pandey October 9, 2013 at 9:05 pm

thanks a lot for d review , I so very needed it as I was way too skeptical pertaining to the same . However I want to know if d garnier one is really good?????? Can moisturiser be mixed with bb creams during winters for dry skin ????? please help


mag October 1, 2014 at 10:46 am

I have to share, albeit a lil late that I just used the Revlon photoready BB cream. I’m in love with gives a glow and as it promises, photos come out so well!


Devina March 12, 2015 at 9:54 am

Clarins BB cream works for my sensitive skin very well 🙂


Shweta March 21, 2015 at 1:25 pm

maybelline one is good for Indian wheatish complexion for everyday use. It really comes handy to cover acne marks and puffy eyes.


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