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What is a BB cream?

BB cream has been around for quite a while now, and a lot of people are more familiar with it, especially since it started to move its way into the American market. I first learned of it last year and did all this research already (I’m too thorough for my own good), but since I’m planning on doing some BB cream reviews soon, I figured I’d better have this up beforehand just in case.

BB cream stands for blemish balm cream. It was originally a dermatologist-prescribed ointment intended for laser skin surgery patients. Formulated in Germany with soothing, healing, and skin-regenerative properties, South Korean actresses soon picked them up for use and the Korean market saw a great potential, modifying it to be an all-around beauty product.

A few of the Asian brand BB creams shown here: Missha, Skin79, L’egere, Hanskin, Skinfood. Available in select Canadian Asian stores and via online shopping and international shipping.

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In the midst of my mad search for a reputable BB cream distributor, this popped up as one of the few websites that seemed legitimate. I was hesitant to make an online purchase off a website without any quality assurances, but my attempts at googling reviews for this website were to no avail. So, I resorted to searching up on YouTube to see if there were any video reviews. It seemed that there were a few YouTubers who did make purchases off The BB Cream Shop, so with baited breath, I took a chance and made a reasonably large order on October 7th.

I ordered 4 BB creams: BRTC’s Jasmine Water BB Cream and Blemish Recover Balm BB Cream, Etude House’s Magic BB Cream Moist (for dry skin), and Hanskin’s Super Magic BB Cream.

I received the BRTC and Hanskin BB creams on October 21st, a mere two weeks later. Realizing that there were only 3/4 of the BB creams I ordered, I panicked slightly and emailed the contact on the site. I received a response within a day, despite it being a weekend, assuring me that the fourth is on its way. They were shipped separately due to different providers for the stock. Lo and behold, I received the Etude House BB cream on Monday, the 24th. All products were received seemingly in original packaging and in good condition within bubble wrap. supplies the following brands: BRTC, Dr. Jart, Etude House, Hanskin, Lioele, Medibeau, Missha, Skin79, and Skinfood. They also offer free shipping (yes, free international shipping) for orders over $100USD. You can select from 5 different currencies: USD, CAD, AUD, Pounds, and Euros. The prices shown on the website will be approximate, with an up-to-date currency conversion from USD at checkout. Payment is done via PayPal, which for those of you who don’t know, you do not have to register an account for in order to use. Questions you leave on their website through their Contact Us page receive prompt replies.

All in all, shopping on was a favourable experience. It is definitely worth the purchase if you are ordering enough for free shipping, as the prices offered are lower than ones I have been able to find in person in Canada. Some products offered are cheaper than on YesStyle, but some are more expensive. So if you enjoy shopping for lots of things at lower prices, make sure you compare between websites!

BB cream reviews will follow when I have used them enough 🙂

Disclaimer: I purchased these products myself  and this review is based on personal experiences and my honest opinion, for informational purposes only. Please be aware that I am not recruited or sponsored by for advertising purposes. (Image source: