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Best BB Creams for Your Skin

Best BB Creams for Your Skin

Are you tired of slathering sunblock, primer, moisturizer, and foundations? Instead of juggling a lot of makeup products, get a BB cream. This versatile skincare and makeup product provides light coverage, radiance, and sun protection. This article provides a roundup of some of the best BB creams in the market.
Parul Solanki
BB creams were originally formulated by a German dermatologist Dr. Christine Schrammek as an ointment for the sensitive skin of patients who had undergone various skin procedures, such as laser treatments.

It's a dream for a woman to have a product that combines the best of makeup and skincare. Well, BB creams are the answer to all those prayers. They seem to be everywhere, ruling the roost on every major cosmetic counter and beauty shelf around the world. But what exactly are BB creams, and why are they so hugely popular?

BB, short for Blemish Balm, is a kind of tinted moisturizer that does basically everything. This all-in-one skincare and makeup product primes and evens out skin tone, moisturizes and brightens the skin, and covers and conceals any blemishes and imperfections. It also contains SPF and anti-aging properties that are absent in many foundations and other makeup products. In short, this double-duty makeup product can easily replace your sunscreen, foundation, and moisturizer. In this BeautiSecrets article, we provide the scoop on some of the best BB creams for your skin.

Ten Best BB Creams

Too Faced Tinted Beauty Balm Multi-Benefit Skin Care Makeup
Price: $34.00

One of the highlights of this cream is that it provides broad-spectrum, chemical-free sun protection. It also has an anti-aging, multi-mineral complex. The texture is lightweight and moisturizing, so the cream feels light and comfortable on the skin. Available in four shades, it provides a sheer finish and beautiful glow. The skin looks blemish-free and even-toned. Moreover, the fragrance-free formula is great for people with sensitive skin. This cream can also be used as a primer to prep the skin before applying foundation.

Stila Stay All Day 10-in-One HD Illuminating Balm with SPF 30
Price: $38.00

The oil-free formula uses small particle-coated pigments that provide the skin with a beautiful glow and smooth coverage. It contains broad-spectrum SPF 30 and is supposed to enhance collagen production and reduce wrinkles and skin inflammation. The coverage provided is great, and it hides redness and blemishes to a great extent. The cream is hydrating and blends well. It is also paraben-free.

Dr. Jart+ Premium Beauty Balm SPF 45
Price: $39.00

This BB cream is a boon for women with normal to dry skin. The lightweight, lotion-like formula hydrates the skin and provides a beautiful dewy glow. It absorbs quickly to provide an even-toned, radiant skin. The blemish balm has just enough coverage to hide brown spots or uneven skin tone. The sunscreens provide protection from a broad range of UVA and UVB radiation. The only problem is that it is available in one shade that does not suit all skin tones, especially the darker ones.

Tarte Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer
Price: $36.00

There are days when you just do not want anything heavy and constricting on your skin. This cream is perfect for the days when you want the "no makeup" look. The oil-free tinted moisturizer works well for normal to combination skin. It provides light coverage and a beautiful dewy finish. It blends beautifully and lasts for a significantly long time―approximately four to five hours. The best part is that it has around eight shades so that you get a good match for your skin tone.

Estée Lauder DayWear Anti-Oxidant Beauty Benefit BB Creme Broad Spectrum SPF 35
Price: $39.00

If you can remember the huge name, then you should definitely want to check out this cream. One of the amazing things about this product include its all-day 'Super Anti-Oxidant Complex' that protects against radical damage and aging. It also has broad-spectrum sun protection. Since it is oil-free and oil-controlling, the Estée Lauder BB cream works well for oily-skinned beauties. Although the texture is thick, it spreads easily over the skin to provide light to medium coverage. This cream is available in two shades.

Revlon PhotoReady BB Cream Skin Perfector with SPF 30
Price: $10.99

The Revlon BB cream with its mineral and synthetic broad-spectrum sunscreen and an excellent hydrating formula is the perfect multitasking product for dry-skinned women. This lightweight cream blends well to provide sheer coverage and a dewy look. Women with oily skin would want to pair it with a mattifying powder on top. This drugstore BB product is available in three shades.

Physicians Formula Super BB All-in-1 Beauty Cream
Price: $14.95

The reason why this BB cream makes it to the list is because of the satin-matte finish and medium coverage that it provides. It also provides sun protection and anti-aging benefits. The fragrance-free, hypoallergenic formula makes it a good choice for people with sensitive skin. It is available in two shades―Medium/Deep and Light/Medium. None of these, however, are a good choice for extremely fair skin.

Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 35
Price: $39.00

The fragrance-free creamy texture provides the perfect matte finish to your face. It is, however, not the best finish for dry-skinned girls looking for a dewy glow. Some of the advantages of this product include the five shades it is available in and the anti-aging peptides in the cream which reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Moreover, it does disguise those ugly pores and works very well as a primer.

Bobbi Brown BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 35
Price: $42.00

It may be one of the expensive BB creams around, but its wonderful creamy texture, broad-spectrum sun protection, and its skin-repairing ingredients, make it worth the extra bucks. The cream blends in like a dream to provide a gorgeous satin-smooth finish. The coverage is sheer, and it provides a more natural finish. There are nine shades available to suit everyone from the fair- to dark-skinned women out there.

Boscia BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 27 PA++
Price: $38.00

This cream contains pure titanium dioxide sunscreen for UVA protection and a sheer tinted formula for a beautiful glow. It also contains arbutin that is known to diminish the appearance of brown spots. It hydrates and soothes the skin to remove any fine lines and wrinkles. This cream is best suited for normal to slightly dry skin. It also fares well on sensitive skin that is not prone to blemishes.

So, are BB creams actually skincare and makeup miracles in tubes? Most of them are good for providing color coverage and sun protection. Some of them may moisturize the face as well. However, these products do not address all skin care issues. With long-term use, some may find a reduction in skin discoloration and brown spots, but these products cannot and should not be expected to do everything. For serious skin troubles, it is best to opt for targeted treatment products. However, BB creams are quite handy on the days when you do not want to hide behind layers of foundation and instead, just want a quick-fix solution.