You’ve probably heard about the latest beauty craze by now. BB Creams, AKA “beauty blemish” creams, originated in Korea and claim to be an all-in-one skincare solution. Marketing suggests a BB Cream can replace the rest of your skin care repertoire.

Our thoughts on the hype? Don’t throw out your serum, moisturizer and SPF just yet. BB Creams can be a good replacement for traditional foundations, especially if you’re looking for something light and relatively moisturizing. But we wouldn’t rely on them as our sole moisturizer and SPF.

As LA celebrity dermatologist, Dr. Harold Lancer, says, “BB Creams are a brilliant marketing concept, however one cream that fits all is a false notion. [They] should not be the end all of the fountain of youth and certainly should not replace any other vital steps in skincare.”

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