The Seven Best BB Creams

(Photo by Jess Sanchez)

The Seven Best BB Creams

By Selma Komisky

If your wondering what BB stands for, it means “beauty blessing” (just kidding). But in all seriousness, this “blemish balm” otherwise known as BB Cream, is an all-in-one cosmetic and skincare product that keeps your skin looking young and fresh. It acts as a concealer, sunblock, moisturizer, and foundation all in the same cream. Likewise, this product also helps fight acne and imperfections. It is good for sensitive skin and also protects from damage.

Here are seven great finds when it comes to buying BB creams:

BB Cream Broad

  • Spectrum SPF 35 for sun protection
  • Matte cream for oily and combination skin
  • Contains the ingredient Silica to keep that shiny look under control
  • Helps reduce wrinkles and also give a healthy glow
  • Gives you that “no make up feel”

($20, Bobbi Brown)

Photo Ready BB Cream Skin Perfector

  • Contains a broad spectrum SPF 30
  • Foundation and concealer
  • Make up primer
  • Light moisturizer that leaves skin soft
  • Comes in three lighter shades

($10.99, Revlon)

Acne Solutions BB Cream

  • Broad spectrum SPF 40
  • Concealer
  • Oil Free product
  • Matte Cream
  • Light on skin

($38, Clinique)

Paris Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream – Daytime moisturizer

  • Anti-redness (good for people who are prone to blush or turn red easily)
  • Good for medium skin tones
  • Transforms to a warm yellowish tone that glides on skin
  • Light on skin

($3.98, L’Oréal)

New York Dream Fresh BB Cream

  • Broad spectrum SPF 30
  • Oil free
  • Comes in five shades
  • Sheer
  • Skin perfector
  • Moisturizing

($6.29, Maybelline)

BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector

  • Light on skin
  • Conceals imperfections
  • Moisturizes
  • Keeps oil under control
  • Has a smooth finish

($8.99 – $9.99, Garnier)

Clear Difference Complexion Perfecting BB Cream

  • Broad spectrum SPF 35
  • Exfoliates and clears pores (contains salicylic acid)
  • Oil free
  • Fragrance free
  • Contains shine control
  • Available in three shades
  • Acne fighter

($40, Estée Lauder)