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If you thought BB, CC, and DD face creams were confusing, wait until you try to sort through the next generation of so-called "alphabet" products. According to a recent article in WWD, BB cream sales alone (not counting CC creams) reached $36 million in 2012, up from $2 million in the prior year. That's 1,800% growth. Last week alone I got samples for three new BB creams, two CC's, and even one BBB cream. So with the skyrocketing popularity of BB creams (and its other ABC relatives), it's not that surprising that companies are trying to expand the category beyond skin.
There’s a (pseudo) new kid on the beauty block here in the US, and from the looks of it, BB creams—otherwise known as Beauty Balm, Beauty Benefit, Blemish Base, Beblesh Balm, or Blemish Balm--are quickly becoming the crème de la crème of the cosmeceuticals (skin care + makeup) industry. BB creams can be traced back to 1950s Germany, when Dr. Christine Schrammek created a salve to aid skin healing in post-peel and laser surgery patients, while also masking splotchy, inflamed redness and shielding sensitive skin from the sun. Fast forward 50+ years, when BB creams exploded in popularity in Asia, Japan, and Europe--thanks to drop-dead gorgeous Korean actresses like Song Hye Kyo singing its praises--and suddenly everyone is clamoring to introduce their own to the US market. Why?
1. Does anyone else think it’s funny that the band’s one-note hairstyle kind of resembles a sheep dog? Perhaps it’s why they named themselves that? 2. Do the show’s producers realize that designing menswear requires an entirely different degree and that they’re setting everyone up for failure? 3. Hey guys, haven’t we gotten a little too PG by calling the drug rug a caftan? Really? 4. Why isn’t Bert using gloves to dye his fabric? And how are his hands perfectly clean two hours later?