20 Best BB Creams Of All-Time

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We’ve been using BB creams for years now. They are nothing new, but how many people know exactly what they are and why people are using them?

BB cream is beauty balm and it’s meant to be a skin-perfecting product that blurs imperfections, as well as moisturize and protect. The best BB cream also often offers SPF protection.

Of course, there’s some that add even more bells and whistles, like bronzer, antioxidants, or illumination. And because there's just so many options out there to consider for the best BB cream you can find, we rounded up some of our favorites across various price points.


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Under $30

1. La Roche-Posay Effaclar BB Blur

Effaclar BB Blur provides instant coverage and will result in a visibly flawless complexion in seconds. With cutting-edge smoothing mattifier Airlicium that absorbs 150 times its weight in oil for all-day matte skin, it won't clog pores or cause breakouts, and it provides Broad Spectrum SPF 20. 


(La Roche-Posay, $29.99)

2. IPKN Moist and Firm BB Cream

This multi-tasking BB cream is a total powerhouse. In addition to offering SPF 45 protection and flawless coverage, the gel formula is packed with nourishing ingredients like vitamin E and collagen, resulting in a more hydrated and brightened complexion. 


(Birchbox, $29)

3. Hydroxatone Anti-Aging BB Cream SPF 40

This is truly the next generation of BB cream. With foundation, primer, concealer, sunscreen and moisturizer, plus Hydroxatone's advanced anti-aging technology, it not only provides the flawless coverage that women are looking for, but addresses the concerns associated with aging skin.



4. [SKIN79] Golden Snail Intensive BB Cream

Containing 45 percent of Snail Secretion Filtrate and Golden Snail Extract, Gold, Bird's nest, and Red Ginseng ingredients to care for healthy skin. Moisturizing texture softly wraps the skin while Snail Secretion Filtrate and various soothing ingredients mildly care for weak skin.



5. bareMinerals Prime Time BB Primer Cream SPF 30

With a hint of skin-perfecting coverage, this multi-tasking BB primer-cream immediately diminishes the appearance of discoloration, uneven skin tone and imperfections while providing broad spectrum SPF 30 protection and defense against environmental stressors. Plus, the silky, smooth formula combats flaky dryness, excess oil and the appearance of pores.


(Ulta, $27)

6. The Body Shop All-in-One BB Cream

Enriched with 24-hour hydration, the hardworking, multitasking BB cream does it all, leaving your skin gloriously glowing and picture perfect. Blend into your complexion for a color adapting, dewy, even-finish that perfectly matches your skin tone.

(The Body Shop, $12)


7. Burt's Bees BB Cream

Burt's Bees BB Cream with SPF 15 marries makeup and moisturizer in a light, natural formula. This cream possesses the essence of the noni plant, known for being rich in antioxidants and moisturizing properties. It's clinically shown to even skin tone while moisturizing.



Over $30

8. Stila Stay All Day® 10-in-1 HD Illuminating Beauty Balm with SPF 30 

 Upon application, the silky and luxurious high-definition formula imparts a dewy, youthful glow that seems to defy the signs of age and time. Ideal for all skin types, this oil-free beauty balm helps to reduce the look of pores, control shine, and reduce the appearance of redness, while ensuring skin is protected well with broad spectrum SPF 30.

(Ulta, $38)


9. DR. JART+Premium Beauty Balm SPF 45

An all-in-one beauty balm that perfects the complexion with a powerful anti-aging complex while shielding skin from UV damage.

(Sephora, $39)

10. Urban Decay Naked Skin Bronzing Beauty Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 20


A five-in-one, luminous bronzing beauty balm that instantly enriches skin tone, minimizes flaws, and supports firmer skin in just eight weeks.

(Sephora, $34)

11. Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream

Available in nine shades, it incorporates natural minerals that adjust to your skin tone to cover blemishes, minimize pores, disguise wrinkles and smooth and brighten skin while also providing SPF 25.


(Jane Iredale, $48)

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12. INIKA Certified Organic BB Cream Foundation

Multi-tasking 3 in 1 formula with silky primer, moisturizer and foundation. Made with Prickly Pear to help hydrate and plump fine lines, pomegranate, avocado and jojoba. Certified Vegan and cruelty-free.



13. Coola Rosillance Tinted BB Cream

Lightweight formula with titanium dioxide with a fresh natural rose scent. Provides excellent coverage and slight tint so can be used as a sunscreen and tinted moisturizer. A true two in one product!

(Dermstore, $52)

14. Younique BB FLAWLESS Complexion Enhancer


A multi-tasking hydrating moisturizer and tinted complexion enhancer. Lightweight, creamy, easy to apply, and versatile for a flawless finish.

(Younique Products, $39)

15. Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35

Woah, 5-in-1 miracle-worker BB cream? It cuts down on prep time and instantly creates even, radiant skin. Primes. Perfects. Hydrates. Banishes shine. Protects with SPF 35.


(Macys, $42)

16. Erborian BB Crème au Ginseng

A five-in-one BB Cream made with ginseng for flawless-looking coverage and protection


(Sephora, $39)

17. MAC Prep & Prime Beauty Balm SPF 35

Features SPF 30 protection and softening ingredients to lock in moisture for a second line of defense, cased in a go-anywhere solid cream compact.

(Macys, $31)

18. Estee Lauder Daywear BB Anti-Oxidant Beauty Benefit Cream


An all-in-one BB cream that instantly hydrates and helps to protect and perfect the look of skin in one easy step.

(Sephora, $42)

19. 3Lab Perfect BB Cream SPF 40

Infused with 3LAB’s signature Bio- Engineered Renewal Complex and Apple Stem Cell Technology, Perfect BB SPF 40 is a sheer tinted moisturizer that brightens, moisturizes and protects the skin while also making it look more flawless.


(Nordstrom, $105)

20. NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30

This BB cream is a lightweight tinted moisturizer that evens skin tone and provides a translucent veil of protection. 

(Sephora, $45)

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Aly Walansky is a NY-based lifestyles writer. Her work appears in dozens of digital and print publications regularly. Visit her on Twitter or email her at alywalansky@gmail.com.


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