Your Guide to BB Creams

Your Guide to BB Creams
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Your Guide to BB Creams

Estée Lauder Daywear Anti-Oxidant Beauty Benefit Creme SPF 35

Moisturizing without making you greasy, this potion keeps your skin looking matte is packed with anti-oxidants.

Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream SPF 15 

If you're a bit skeptical about BB cream, this product's price point won't break the bank and it smells delicious. It's a light formula though, so don't expect major coverage.

Dr. Jart Water Fuse BB Beauty Balm with SPF 25

Best for dry skin, this oil-free concoction uses hyaluronic acid to keep your face hydrated and smooth.

Dr. Brandt Signature BB Cream with Flexitone SPF 30

This cream comes in just one color and relies on proprietary Flexitone technology to match your skintone. 

Maybelline Dream Fresh BB

Maybelline laughs at the six-in-one claims of other BB Creams, stating its Dream Fresh BB has "eight great skin benefits."

Stila Cosmetics Stay All Day

Age doesn't stand a chance against Stila Cosmetics Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Beauty Balm. This age-defying wonder starts by priming skin, reducing pore size and controlling oil and shine. 

Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF 35

Botanical extracts and caffeine reduce discoloration and redness in Bobbi Brown's take on BB cream. 

Boscia BB Cream SPF 27 PA ++ 

Another cream with shade-changing abilities, you can count on coverage, high-SPF and hydration.

Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35

A high-SPF and oil-control, this one makes the perfect primer for adding another layer of coverage at night time or for the camera. Smile!

Clinique Age Defense BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30

The choice for those who love Clinique's hypo-allergenic products

L'Oreal Paris Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream

Vitamins A & C + antioxidants will keep your skin looking radiant long after the pigments fade away.

Dior Hydra Life BB Crème SPF 30 - PA 

Helps defend against harsh environmental factors

Alex Cosmetic Pure BB Cream

For all you eath-lovers out there: it's 100% organic

Biotherm White D-Tox Translu.Cell BB Cream

Promises visably brighter skin in one week

MAC 'Prep + Prime' Beauty Balm SPF 35

Nearly sheer coverage with the perfect primer base for foundation


What is BB cream, you ask? Crawl out from under that rock you're living under, because it's the latest and greatest thing in beauty (until next season that is). Also known as Blemish Balm, Beauty Balm, Blemish Base and whole host of other double-B word pairs, BB cream is a multi-tasking product that combines serum, moisturizer, primer, foundation and sunblock to create the ultimate must-have. A German dermatologist initially created BB cream to protect and heal the skin of her post-op patients. But it wasn't until Korean celebrities credited it for their flawless, porcelain complexions in the 1980s that it became a trend.

Now, having been used all over Asia for decades, BB cream has reached our shores and there are already dozens to choose from. Click through to see which BB cream might be the BB (best buy) for you. It's skincare + makeup all-in-one. What's not to love?

Wondering what's next? Well, it's called CC Cream, click here to read more!
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