You’ve heard about them, but have you tried them? BB Creams (short for Beauty Balm, or Blemish Creams) are becoming more and more popular in the beauty industry. These differ from tinted moisturizers in that they are multi-tasking skin perfectors that provide multiple benefits for your skin and make-up regimen. Continue reading for a list of some of the top rated BB’s out there and some facts about them you need to know.
- Most BB creams have similar qualities as foundation, are rich in SPF like sunscreen, and resemble products of your usual skin-care system. Specific features and benefits of BB creams include: hydrate skin, even skin tone, texture improvement,anti-aging benefits and protects the skin from UV sunlight and pollutants in the air. If that wasn’t enough reason to include BB creams into your make-up routine, they are generally lightweight formulas; wearing a BB Cream feels natural on the skin. Even so, they will help enhance whatever skin care you use.
- Since BBs are designed to be multitaskers, finding the best one requires prioritizing: Choose one based on your primary complexion concern, and the other benefits will follow.
Caution – They’re NOT one shade fits all. Despite what some packages claim(most seem to adhere to a general spectrum, i.e. “Light to Medium”, “Medium to Deep”, etc.), it seems that for the best results, you go and test out a few formulas that match your skin tone before settling.
What it is formulated to do:
– Antioxidants to prevent and banish imperfections
– Features SPF 30 sun protection
– Comes in three shades
This instant morning routine gives skin just about everything it needs for a quick start: SPF protection, antioxidants for prevention, and just enough coverage to banish imperfections. In addition to these beneficial factors, it makes the perfect primer, too.
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
What Shade is right for you?
Very fair complexions with pink undertones, use Shade 01
Very fair to moderately fair complexions with golden undertones, use Shade 02
Moderately Fair to Medium with Golden Undertones, use Shade03
- Garnier Skin Renew BB Cream
What it is Formulated to do:
Skin concerns, such as discoloration, dullness, blotchiness and dryness can come from a number of different sources. It’s hard to find just one product that addresses all these concerns at once.Garnier introduces it’s first BB Cream, Miracle Skin Perfector. Multi-benefit skincare that combines intense hydration with tinted minerals and vitamin C.
How It Works:
Vitamin C provides antioxidant properties, boosts radiance and luminosity of skin. Mineral Pigments delicately and immediately beautiful skin. The rich pigments instantly melt and spread flawlessly over skin.
- Too Faced Tinted Beauty Balm SPF 20
What it is:
A multi-benefit BB cream that tints, primes, nourishes, prevents, and protects skin in one easy step.
What it does:
This innovative cream offers both makeup and skincare benefits in one effortless step. Achieve better-than-real looking skin today and healthier skin long term by using this antiaging, multi-mineral complex that promotes cell health, strengthens skin’s elasticity, and enhances luminosity. This versatile tinted skin perfector instantly delivers oil-free hydration and primes the skin while protecting with a chemical-free SPF 20 UVA/UVB broad-spectrum sunscreen. Wear any of the shades alone or under foundation to achieve your ideal level of luminous coverage.
What it does:
Indulge your skin with this powerful multitasker that works as a primer, moisturizer, light foundation, antiaging treatment, and sunscreen to give you a youthful-looking glow. Worn alone or as the perfect base for makeup, this 12-hour, age-defying, oil-free primer offers light-to-medium, buildable coverage that helps even skintone and other skin imperfections while diffusing light to minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and pores. The creamy, silky formula goes on smooth and blends easily, leaving you with a natural-looking, flawless finish with a broad-spectrum, chemical-free SPF 30 that offers ideal protection from the sun’s harmful UVA/UVB rays.
What else you need to know:
This product is powered by tripleB complex, a proprietary blend of natural diamond dust, plants, and lipoamino acids that diffuses light and minimizes the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and pores while improving the appearance of skin luminosity.
What it is:
A five-in-one beauty balm that minimizes pores, lines, wrinkles, and redness instantly and gives you significantly firmer, more-lifted skin in eight weeks.
What it does:
Blur flaws in seconds and get serious antiaging benefits in just eight weeks. This lightweight, velvety, oil-free miracle works instantly and over the long term. Naked Skin Beauty Balm is invisible on your skin (zero rub-off): the universal shade glides on and dries down to a translucent, flawless finish that works on most skintones. While many beauty balms are tinted to provide coverage, Naked Skin diffuses light with high-tech pigments to give you amazing, natural, naked-looking skin that keeps getting better every week. Unlike a lot of beauty balms, Naked Skin delivers measurable antiaging benefits—and the claims to prove it.
What it is:
Age is nothing but a number with Stila’s Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Beauty Balm, a luxurious, priming beauty balm that seemingly turns back the hands of time by visibly improving the look and feel of skin and creating an impeccable canvas for flawless makeup application. Enriched with broad-spectrum SPF 30.
What it does:
Luxurious beauty balm glides onto skin and leaves a silky, powdery finish. High-definition formula helps reduce pore size and provides oil and blemish control. Contains innovative micro spheres, which have been shown to hide skin imperfections and reduce wrinkle depth by up to 84%. Features an exclusive complex, which helps reduce redness and skin irritation. Enriched with Tripeptide-37, bamboo and pea extracts, which help diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Infused with natural, skin-protecting emollients which have been shown to increase anti-oxidant activity by up to 89.7%. Uses the smallest particle size of coated pigments for seamless, smooth coverage. Ideal for all skin types and skin tones. Oil-free, paraben-free and dermatologist tested