What does a BB Cream do? I get asked that question a lot and how using a BB cream differs from a tinted moisturizer.
There is a pretty big difference as tinted moisturizers are pretty straightforward- moisturizer + foundation & maybe SPF. BB Creams on the other can contain extra benefits such as skin treatment, skin brightening/lightening and anti-aging properties to name a few.
I put together a list of the 5 best beauty balms for your skin:
Dr Jart+ Beauty Balm. Dr Jart+ carries 4 different formulations and is probably the closest to the original BB creams that originated in Korea. The Water Fuse hydrates, Black Label calms blemishes, and Regenerating Beauty Balm brightens. They all offer light-to-medium coverage and SPF 30 protection.
Estee Lauder Double Wear BB gives your skin sheer coverage and contains antioxidants and hyaluronic acid which plumps out skin and moisturizes with the added benefit of an SPF of 35.
Ren is great for those of you looking for a BB cream with anti-aging ingredients. It also gives a medium coverage so it’s a little closer to foundation than the others.
Tarte is good for those of you looking for a BB cream with natural ingredients. This one is great too because it comes in 5 different shades so pretty much any skin tone can wear this. It contains an SPF of 30, is buildable and offers a 12 hour wear. The icing on the cake? It comes in an eco-friendly tube.
Marcelle. This is one of the best drug store BB creams out there and boasts 8 benefits in their formulation. Some of those benefits: evens out skin tone, protects from premature aging and environmental stresses and promotes skin regeneration to name a few.
Do you use a BB Cream? Which one is your fav? Let me know in the comments!