BB creams quickly went from trend to staple after women learned that using them could slash a few steps from their daily beauty routine. Somewhere between a foundation and a tinted moisturizer, BB creams provide light coverage to help hide imperfections, but are also laced with antioxidants and sunscreen. Here, six of the best—each catered to help solve a different skin problem.
L’OrÃ©al Paris Magic BB Anti-Redness
This lightweight cream goes on green (don't be alarmed) to neutralize redness on your cheeks or around your nose. Once blended, the shade changes to match your skin tone to ensure your complexion looks natural and even.
To buy: $6.50, amazon.com.
Clinique Acne Solutions BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 40
Thanks to salicylic acid, this BB cream not only helps camouflage pesky breakouts, but it also helps heal them. Plus, it keeps oil production under control so your T-zone stays oil-free for hours. In four shades.
To buy: $38, sephora.com.
Dr. Jart+ Premium Beauty Balm SPF 45
This workhorse hydrates skin, protects it from the sun's harsh rays, evens skin tone, and serves as an anti-aging serum. Antioxidant bio-peptides and adenosine help boost firmness so skin appears a little smoother with long-term use.
To buy: $39, sephora.com.
Estée Lauder Double Wear All-Day Glow BB Moisture Makeup SPF 30
Perk up a dull, tired complexion with this oil-free brightening balm, which is packed with light-diffusing pigments that leave skin glowing. A bonus dose of vitamins E and C help fight free radicals throughout the day. In eight shades.
To buy: $38, esteelauder.com.
Smashbox Camera Ready BB Water Broad Spectrum SPF 30
This oil-free formula offers sheer-to-medium coverage and has a silky, lightweight consistency that infuses moisture into skin (read: no caking or cracking). Shake the bottle, dispense a few drops onto the back of your hand, and then use your fingertips or a sponge to blend. Available in eight shades.
To buy: $42, sephora.com.
Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF 35
If you don't have one blaring skin concern, but want to streamline your routine and incorporate anti-aging benefits, reach for this multitasker. The cream contains sodium hyaluronate and emollients to increase hydration, light reflective pearls to brighten dull skin, caffeine and botanicals to reduce redness, and UVA/UVB protection—truly a one stop skin shop. Available in nine shades.
To buy: $46, bobbibrowncosmetics.com.