The recent appearance of BB creams (beauty balms) is new to Americans, but it has been used in Asia for almost 30 years. It is often referred to as “the secret of Korean actresses” to achieve that porcelain-like skin. One of the first to hit the American market is Lumene C+ Illuminating Anti Age BB Cream ($14.99, 1.7 oz.); yet another pioneering product at an inexpensive price from the Finnish skincare company. Lumene has been creating skincare for over 40 years with a focus on natural anti-aging products. Lumene BB is a one stop shop product. It acts as a primer, moisturizer, foundation, sunscreen with SPF 20, concealer and anti-aging treatment. You sincerely don’t need all those separate products with a beauty balm. Lumene’s only drawback is that it only comes in two shades: light or medium. The BB is applied like foundation and comes in a cream texture. It blends easily with a slight citrus aroma providing a dewy, bright complexion. All you need to add is the makeup!