The lowdown on BB and CC creams
These days, beauty products seem to hit the market almost as quickly as we throw them out. But an entire new beauty category? That?s something worth talking about.
Short for ?beauty balm? and ?color and care,? BB and CC creams are having a moment. A blend of foundation and sheer tinted moisturizer, they can become your all-in-one makeup by functioning as a serum, primer, foundation and anti-aging product. But not all creams are the same: You can still specialize based on your skin-care needs.
For age-fighting qualities, we love Origins A Perfect World BB ($35) with SPF 15, white tea and antioxidants. Estée Lauder DayWear BB Cream with SPF 35 ($38) is another great option as it treats age spots, minimizes pores and supplies oil-free hydration.
To even out skin tone, go for a cream that doubles as a primer. Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream ($8) brightens and blurs imperfections. For more preventative action, try Olay?s brand-new CC cream ($24), which simultaneously thwarts discoloration while providing ample coverage.
If your skin is on the sensitive side, look for gentle products like Boscia BB Cream ($38), which reduces redness with natural elements like jojoba leaf and willow herb extract. For those who have rosacea, creams with niacinamide, like Dr. Jart+ Renewalist Beauty Balm ($36), can work wonders.