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The 7 Best BB Creams You Need In Your Beauty Stash Now

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We love any product that takes care of multiple skincare needs at once (who doesn't?), and BB cream does just that. Short for beauty balm or blemish balm, BB creams are like a moisturizer, a foundation, and skin boosting serum all rolled into one. With just a few dabs, it brightens, hydrates, and offers sun protection for easy, everyday wear.

The best thing about BB cream? There’s one for every skin type. Whether you have oily skin, dry skin, or even acne-prone skin, there’s a BB cream out there designed perfectly for you. In fact, we’re such believers in BB cream that we decided to break down the best BB creams for every skin type and skin care need. Take a look at our list below and start discovering the skin-boosting magic of BB cream for yourself.

PURLISSE BEAUTY Illuminating BB Cream SPF 30

1. The Best BB Cream for a Soft Glow: PURLISSE BEAUTY Illuminating BB Cream SPF 30

While many tinted moisturizers make your skin look glowy, it can be hard to find the perfect not-too-shiny, not-too-matte finish. But this BB cream from PURLISSE BEAUTY does just that. It gives your skin a natural glowy finish that’s completely oil-free. With the benefits of the best anti-aging moisturizer and the SPF 30 protection of a sunscreen, it’s the perfect daily all-in-one cream. It’s suitable for all skin types, but those with extra dry skin might want to apply it on top of their usual moisturizer for extra hydration.

PACIFICA BEAUTY Alight Multi-Mineral BB Cream

2. The Best BB Cream for Dewy Radiance: PACIFICA BEAUTY Alight Multi-Mineral BB Cream

A moisturizer that's not only 100 percent vegan, but brightens, primes, and boosts your skin's natural radiance, too? If we didn't know about this BB cream, we'd say it was too good to be true. This BB cream is so light and blendable, you’ll barely notice it’s there. What you will notice is a gorgeous, dewy finish that will make your skin look lit-from-within luminous. Pair it with concealer for a more full coverage effect, or wear it alone for a sheer, natural look that will smooth the appearance of fine lines and blur away blemishes. This BB cream also boasts special mineral pigments that blend into almost every skin tone without being cakey, so you can reach for it without worrying about creasing or orange tints.

CLINIQUE Acne Solutions™ BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 40

3. The Best BB Cream for Acne-Prone Skin: CLINIQUE Acne Solutions™ BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 40

If you have acne-prone skin, it can be hard to know what kind of face makeup will provide the coverage you need without causing breakouts. Enter: CLINIQUE Acne Solutions™ BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 40. Frequently recommended by dermatologists, it’s our top beauty balm for oily skin because it delivers fragrance-free, oil-free coverage combined with solid sun protection that lasts for hours. Plus, it comes in a variety of matte, shine-free shades, so you can find one to match your skin tone seamlessly.

BOBBI BROWN BB Cream SPF 35

4. The Best BB Cream for Dry Skin: BOBBI BROWN BB Cream SPF 35

When it comes to makeup for dry and sensitive skin types, Bobbi Brown knows what’s up. This pretty much does it all: brightens dark spots, hydrates dry skin, covers blemishes, and even has SPF 35 sunscreen to keep fine lines and sun damage away. Sodium hyaluronate (which is similar to hyaluronic acid) and hydrating emollients provide deep hydration, while light-reflecting pearls instantly give dry skin a luminous boost.

ANDALOU NATURALS Vitamin C BB Beauty Balm Sheer Tint SPF 30

5. The Best BB Cream for Bright, Nourished Skin: ANDALOU NATURALS Vitamin C BB Beauty Balm Sheer Tint SPF 30

Dryness and lack of sleep can leave your skin looking tired and dull. If your skin is in need of a brightness-boost, Vitamin C is your BFF. This BB cream is chock-full of the skin-saving vitamin, as well as fruit stem cell complexes, to keep your skin firm and youthful-looking. This skin perfector offers sheer coverage, so you can wear it solo for a natural tint, or underneath foundation for full coverage.

SMASHBOX COSMETICS Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35

6. The Best BB Cream for Shine-Free Skin: SMASHBOX COSMETICS Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35

Ready for your close-up? With SMASHBOX COSMETICS Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35, you will be. If you’re short on time and can’t squeeze in an entire beauty routine, don't worry: this matte medium coverage cream does triple-duty as your moisturizer, primer, and sunscreen in one. Wear it with concealer or on its own for totally oil-free, shine-free coverage that comes in a variety of shades for every skin tone.

JUICE BEAUTY SPF 30 Tinted Mineral Moisturizer - BB

7. The Best Anti-Aging BB Cream: JUICE BEAUTY SPF 30 Tinted Mineral Moisturizer - BB

We’ll take anti-aging benefits wherever we can get ‘em, so why not in a beauty balm? This tinted BB cream is not only made with hydrating hyaluronic acid and nourishing sunflower, coconut, and jojoba oils, but it's also formulated without lots of nasties and never tested on animals, so you can feel good every time you swipe it on. Use it whenever you want lightweight, sheer coverage that'll make your skin look naturally healthy.

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Isabel Miller-Bottome
Ipster, California girl, French beauty product fanatic
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Article Last Updated July 1, 2020 12:00 AM