Best BB Creams - Beauty Balms To Protect and Hydrate
What is a BB cream? It is partly skincare, partly makeup. A BB cream will moisturise, conceal blemishes, heal skin troubles, and contains SPF. They bridge the gap between skincare and makeup - you can use a BB cream instead of a light foundation. BB creams are hugely popular, thanks to their healing properties and how they can streamline your makeup regime (and bag). On Spring days and lazy Sundays a BB cream is all you need.
Choose a BB cream that will hydrate your skin, protect from UV rays, and give your skin a bit of highlighter without the need for layers of foundation and powder. If you have oily skin, there are BB creams with oil-free formulas to prevent your pores from blocking; if you have sensitive skin, choose a hypoallergenic BB cream to soothe and protect.
Whatever your budget, there’s a BB cream to suit you - we’ve found the best from £4.99 to £36. There are lots on the market to choose from; we’ve picked the best BB creams you can buy today.
Garnier BB Cream Oil Free Light
This Garnier BB cream is good for oily or combination skin, as it is light and oil-free. It will even out your skin tone without blocking your pores. Anti-shine technology means you won’t need a powder on to
La Roche-Posay Hydreane BB Cream
This BB cream from the French brand contains La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water and is hypoallergenic, so is a good choice for sensitive skin. With SPF 20 protection and mineral pigments, this brightens and protects your skin all day long.
Erborian BB Crème au Ginseng Clair
Designed to give you an even skin tone with a smooth finish, this BB cream is enriched with ginseng and will plump up your skin.
bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream
This bareMinerals BB cream doesn’t flake into dry patches, but keeps hydrating your skin and gives great coverage. It comes in 16 shades, and has SPF 30.
Burberry Fresh Glow BB Cream SPF 20
Burberry’s BB cream not only hydrates and covers blemishes, but it gives your skin a healthy glow too.
Bobbi Brown Brightening CC Cream SPF 35
With a slightly higher SPF than the other BB creams, at SPF 35, this Bobbi Brown product also contains water-attracting molecules to hydrate your skin, and light-reflecting pearls to brighten. There’s also added caffeine to reduce redness.
Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF35
Also with SPF 35, this Smashbox BB cream features a built-in primer, meaning you can wear it under or even mix it with your foundation. Smashbox says it will improve the moisture in your skin in four weeks.