BB Creams are a make-up product that help simplify a woman’s daily beauty routine. BB cream, which can stand for beauty balm or blemish balm, was originally created to help heal patients’ skin who had experienced laser treatments. It first became popular in the Asian market and has taken the United States by storm over the last year. BB creams are essentially a moisturizer, foundation, concealer and SPF protection in one product.
Best Overall BB Cream
Garnier’s Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream is one of the best overall BB creams for its affordable price, its superb coverage, its choice of shades and the types available. This BB cream evens your skin tone, hydrates the skin, protects it with an SPF 15, brightens it with vitamin C and renews it with its formula of hyaluronic acid, glycerin and lipidure microspheres. Garnier’s BB cream is available in two shades, light-to-medium and medium-to-deep. One formula of Garnier’s Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream provides all-day shine control for oily and combination skin, while the other has an advanced skincare formula that is more hydrating. Both formulas offer skin-perfecting coverage and more than 90 percent of women who have used Garnier’s Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream reported their skin tone was more even, smooth and brighter after just one use.
Best Sweatproof BB Cream
If you lead an active lifestyle, you’ll want to use a formula of BB cream that is sweatproof and/or waterproof. Look no further than Boscia’s BB Cream SPF 27 PA++. The product was tested on a jogger and someone who took a spin class, and the formula held up through both sweat-filled workouts. Boscia’s BB Cream SPF 27 is water-based and oil-free, but provides the right amount of moisture through an ingredient called beta-glucan which is derived from oats.
Best Full-Coverage BB Cream
Jane Iredale’s Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream SPF 25 offers the best coverage for all skin types. It provides an extra concealer built into the BB cream so users do not need to add that extra step when applying their daily make-up. Made with aloe leaf juices to tone down skin redness and grapefruit extract to brighten and even the skin tone, this mineral-based BB cream offers pancake-style coverage, without the heavy, caked-on feel.
Best Anti-Aging BB Cream
For the best BB cream with anti-aging properties, try Estée Lauder’s DayWear Anti-Oxidant Beauty Benefit Crème SPF 35. With such a high SPF, it helps prevent future skin damage but also provides skin-brightening coverage that can diminish freckles, sun spots, acne scars and more. This oil-free beauty balm is enriched with vitamins E and C, as well as the antioxidant, eukarion.
DayWear Anti-Oxidant Beauty Benefit BB Creme Broad Spectrum SPF 35
Estee Lauder DayWear Anti-Oxidant Beauty Benefit BB Creme Broad Spectrum SPF 35
All at once. Moisture, protection and flawless perfection.
Plus the most effective anti-oxidant power ever.*
This lightweight creme delivers:
- An instant, even-toned, healthy look.
- Powerful protection with our proven Super Anti-Oxidant Complex and SPF 35.
- High-performance, oil-free hydration.
- Helps to control excess surface oil.
- Available in 2 shades to suit a wide range of skintones.
HOW TO USE
- Apply as a last step in your skincare regimen.
- Wear alone or under foundation.
Boscia B.B. Cream SPF 27 PA++
What it is:
An oil-free, skin-perfecting “Blemish Balm” that creates a flawless finish as it moisturizes and nourishes the skin.
What it is formulated to do:
– Oil-free botanical formula to promote skin elasticity and reduce the look of fine lines
– Features SPF 27 sun protection
– Comes in one universal lustrous shade
B.B. Cream is the ultimate multifunctional treatment. The gentle botanical formula creates a lustrous, flawless finish as it hydrates, firms, and soothes the skin. It helps to diminish the appearance of pores, fine lines, and uneven skintone while providing long-wearing, natural coverage that conceals imperfections. The self-adjusting shade warms to complement most skintones for sheer, flawless coverage. Designed to repair damage and protect skin from future damage without irritation, it’s packed with antioxidants and physical sunscreens that provide broad-spectrum sun protection rated to SPF 27 and PA++. The PA system is a grade of UVA protection that provides superior defense against the rays that cause collagen damage and photo-aging of the skin.
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
What else you need to know:
Beauty Balms or B.B. Creams were originally developed as a perfect post-procedure cream used to treat, hydrate, prime, protect, and camouflage the skin. Great for all skin types including those with sensitive skin, these versatile “five-in-one” formulas are designed to do it all: treat with high levels of active skin care ingredients; moisturize and smooth dehydrated skin; prime and perfect skin’s surface; camouflage and color correct the skintone; and protect skin from the sun with SPF. They can be used as a last step for their skincare benefits or used on their own as an instant beautifier.
Abyssine, a naturally derived survival molecule, shields and soothes skin. Hydroxyprolisilane promotes skin elasticity and reduces the appearance of fine lines. Beta-Glucan provides essential moisture and protects against environmental damage.
Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream
GLOW TIME™ FULL COVERAGE MINERAL BB CREAM
Glow Time covers blemishes, minimizes pores, disguises wrinkles and smoothes and brightens skin.
THE LOOK is luminous
THE FEEL is velvet