All you need to know about BB creams
If you haven’t heard of BB creams, we hate to break it to you, but you're seriously missing out. Beauty or blemish (BB) creams do the job of five or six cosmetics — moisturizers, primers, sunscreens, skin treatments, concealers, and foundations. Using them can help you to streamline your makeup routine and beauty enthusiasts everywhere are (rightfully!) obsessed.
A magic mixture
Because BB creams are like basically multiple products packed into one powerhouse, their ingredients often include aging favorites like peptides and antioxidants, moisturizers like hyaluronic acid and glycerin, skin tone balancing ingredients like licorice and arbutin, light-reflecting mica, dimethicone for priming, and zinc oxide or titanium oxide for sun protection.
A BB cream for every skin type
Need rejuvenating ingredients? No problem. Want to control oily skin and minimize pores? There’s nothing a BB cream can’t do!
Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream 8-in-1 Skin Perfector SPF 30
This formula gives sheer to medium coverage with amazing hydration benefits.
Dr. Brandt Signature Flexitone BB Cream
This ultra-hydrating cream makes skin more luminous, because it contains light-reflecting pearl powder.
Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream SPF 30
This gel-cream provides natural-looking coverage with a nourishing squalane, glycerin, and fatty acid formulation that hydrates like a true moisturizer.
Estée Lauder Double Wear Cushion BB All Day Wear Liquid Compact SPF 50
This long-wearing oil-free cushion compact makeup minimizes fine lines and imperfections, and lasts all day, no touch-ups needed.
Garnier Skin Active 5-in-1 Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream Oil-Free
This affordable BB cream contains mattifying minerals that keep oil at bay for hours and creates just enough coverage to minimize large pores.
Dr. Jart Dis-A-Pore BB Cream
This BB cream is infused with peppermint, chamomile, lavender, jasmine, ylang-ylang, and hibiscus, which control oil production and calm irritation. This formula also provides medium coverage, helping to diminish the appearance of large pores.
Stila Stay All Day 10 in 1 HD Beauty Balm
This BB cream contains ingredients that reduce the appearance of wrinkle depth by 84%. It also contains peptides for treating fine lines and wrinkles.
Hydroxatone Anti-Aging BB Cream with SPF 40
This BB cream conceals, smooths, protects, and hydrates your skin for an even complexion. Vitamin C promotes collagen production and protects against damage from free radicals.
Lumene Bright Now Vitamin C BB Cream SPF 20
This BB cream is formulated with wild arctic cloudberry and vitamin C to brighten, hydrate, and protect your skin.
Clinique Age Defense BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30
This BB cream contains caffeine to soften lines and vitamin E and seaweed extract to control oil.
Dr. Jart Premium Blemish Base with SPF 45
This BB cream contains soy, licorice, vitamin C, and arbutin to fade discoloration on your skin’s surface.
Derma E BB Crème
This BB crème helps to refine and conceal uneven skin. It also contains rejuvenating antioxidants and wrinkle-fighting peptides.
Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse BB Beauty Balm with SPF 25
This fragrance-free BB cream neutralizes redness and soothes skin.
Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF 35
This BB cream combines a moisturizer, treatment, broad spectrum SPF, and a lightweight foundation.
Boscia BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 27
This botanical formula created for sensitive skin creates a lustrous, flawless finish as it hydrates, firms, and soothes skin.
3 pro treatments to supplement your BB cream
If BB creams alone aren’t cutting it, here are three noninvasive treatments that can significantly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, even out your skin tone, and minimize the appearance of pores.
1. Clear + Brilliant
Get flawless skin with Clear + Brilliant laser facials. Using fractional laser technology to fight the early effects of aging, Clear + Brilliant stimulates collagen and rejuvenates the skin leaves you with a radiant, youthful appearance.
A revolutionary prescription medication that improves moderate to severe frown lines, forehead furrows, smoker’s lines and crow’s feet, Botox is quick, painless, and seldom causes side effects. Botox can smooth away existing wrinkles and prevent new lines from forming.
3. IPL photo facial
An IPL photo facial is a unique skin treatment that uses gentle pulses of light to beautify sun-damaged and mature skin as it reduces redness and flushing. Perfect for pigmentation issues, IPL evens skin tone and refines your complexion.
The beauty bomb
With so many multitasking qualities, it's no wonder girls are trading in their traditional foundations in favor of more effortless BB creams. And thanks to a number of different formulations with different skin types in mind, everyone can reap the time and energy-saving benefits of a priming, tinting and protecting BB cream.