BB Creams are very popular in Asia. They are becoming more popular here in the U.S.
What are BB Creams?
BB Creams are a combination of moisturizer, sunscreen and foundation in one. Think of it as a tinted moisturizer with a sunscreen. BB Creams are slightly thicker than traditional moisturizers and they are multi-task products. Some BB Creams also control oil, prime the skin and heal blemishes.
“BB” stands for beauty balm initially used to help the skin heal after a laser treatment.
Where can you find “BB” Creams? Many cosmetic companies make and distribute BB Creams in Asia. You can find several here in the US. Many are offered at Sephora and other beauty retailers. Listed below are 5 top BB Creams worth trying. There are several new BB creams that will be available soon. Dior just launched a BB cream that will moisturizes and hydrates.
Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35 is available in 5 shades. Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35 primes and controls oil too. The finish is flawless and smooth as it leaves your skin beautiful. Although you can wear this product alone, it is light enough to wear under a foundation. ($39 smashbox.com)
Dr Jart Premium Beauty Balm SPF 45 is a moisturizer, sunscreen, treatment serum that brightens, even your skin tone and providess a natural
coverage. Dr Jart Premium Beauty Balm contains no parabens, harsh chemicals, synthetic fragrances or synthetic dyes. ($39 available at Sephora)
Clinique Age Defense BB Cream SPF 30 is available in 3 shades and provides sunscreen protection, antioxidants and hides imperfections. Clinique Age Defense BB Cream SPF30 provides light coverage and can be worn under foundation. ($37 Clinique.com)
Boscia B.B. Cream SPF 27 is an oil-free formula that soothes, hydrates and even your skin tone. Boscia B.B. Cream SPF 27 is a self-adjusting formula that conceals imperfections and provides natural long wearing coverage. ($38 available at Sephora)
Dr. Brandt Skincare Flexitone BB Cream provides flawless coverage with anti-aging benefits. This new product helps to even skin tones and improve your skin’s texture. Dr. BrandtSkincare Flexitone BB Cream smooths lines and wrinkles. There are no parabens, sulfates or synthetics in this product. ($39 drbrandtskincare.com)