You’ve certainly heard of them and you’ve probably even used one, but what actually is a BB Cream? The name is short for Beauty Balm (or some say Blemish Balm) and it takes all the best skin care benefits; hydration, correction, sun protection and a whole heap of other skin-loving bonuses and bottles it up into one easy-to-use product. Multi-taskers rejoice! TMM gives you the cheat sheet on how to find your perfect match. Born this way: The genius idea is said to have originated in Germany in the 1950s thanks to dermatologists who were looking for a do-it-all skin-perfecting formula (sign us up!). It gained momentum in Asia, thanks to its ability to provide glowing, woke-up-like-this coverage (a.k.a the ultimate complexion goals). Fast forward and now it’s the perfect weekend brunch accessory, your beachside complexion lifesaver and your best gym buddy—effortless in a bottle. A simple skin solution: Whether you’re a beauty junkie or a beauty novice, BB Cream is super simple to use. After moisturising, simply blend the cream into skin using your fingertips for a truly second-skin finish (or use a foundation brush if you’re feeling fancy). Extra coverage required? You can always follow with foundation. It’s as easy-going as it gets. Spoilt for choice: Choosing the right BB Cream is a lot like finding the right skin care. Our top tip? Go for the one that addresses your biggest skin concerns. Whether it’s oiliness, redness, dullness or even signs of ageing, these six wonder creams have all matter of concerns covered. Ready for BB-eautiful skin? Let’s go.