9 Best BB Creams For Every Skin Type

by Kimberly Ong & Joyce Cheo
LIFESTYLE  |  August 10, 2018
  • Lancôme, UV Expert XL-Shield™ BB Complete SPF 50 PA+++, $75
    1 / 9 Lancôme, UV Expert XL-Shield™ BB Complete SPF 50 PA+++, $75

    Loaded with Lancôme’s revolutionary UV filtering technology, hazardous UV rays and pollutants have no way through to your skin. And that’s not all, this multi-action formula is also packed with ingredients that inhibit excessive melanin product, refines pores and reflects light so skin imperfections are diminished. It is also naturally tinted to help bring out skin’s natural rosy glow.

    (Also read: 8 New BB Cushions and Cushion Foundations to Try)

    Photo: Lancôme

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  • Clarins, BB Beauty Perfector SPF30 PA+++, $74
    2 / 9 Clarins, BB Beauty Perfector SPF30 PA+++, $74

    This all-in-one BB cream evens skin tone, brightens, protects and hydrates, making this the last but essential step in your skincare routine. On top of that, it is also fortified with a special anti-pollution agent which forms an invisible veil over your skin to repel pollution particles and fend off free radicals. Those who prefer more coverage will also appreciate its medium coverage which not only evens out skin tone but also minimises the appearance of minor breakouts and enlarged pores for a soft and diffused finish.

    (Also read: 4 Reasons to Love BB Cushions and Cushion Foundations)

    Photo: Clarins

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  • The Face Shop, Power Perfection BB Cream SPF 37 PA++, $33
    3 / 9 The Face Shop, Power Perfection BB Cream SPF 37 PA++, $33

    Best suited for dry to normal skin tones, this BB cream is a total skincare treatment that promises improved elasticity, hydration, and a corrected complexion. A little bit of this rich balm goes a long way so always start with less product before layering on more on areas where you need more coverage. It gives a healthy, dewy finish so it’s best to set with a light dusting of loose powder to prevent it from smudging in the heat.

    (Also read: A Step-By-Step Guide on How to Achieve the No-Makeup Look)

    Photo: The Face Shop

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  • Smashbox, Camera Ready BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 35, $68, at Sephora
    4 / 9 Smashbox, Camera Ready BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 35, $68, at Sephora

    This feels like a medium coverage foundation, as its creamy texture blends well, regulating sebum production throughout the day for a well-balanced mien. And thanks to its formula that’s enriched with peptides, emollients and light-reflecting pearl pigments, it keeps skin smooth and plump while imparting a natural glow.

    (Also read: K-pop Stars From Shinee and Red Velvet Reveal Their Top Tips For Flawless Skin)

    Photo: Smashbox

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  • Dr. Jart+, Premium Beauty Balm SPF 45, $82
    5 / 9 Dr. Jart+, Premium Beauty Balm SPF 45, $82

    This is perfect for those with uneven skin tone or want to add a boost of radiance to skin. It contains antioxidant bio-peptides and adenosine to counter free radicals that can cause skin dullness, as well as to restore firmness and elasticity. The lightweight formula gives you the look of your skin, but better, and is exactly what you need for that no makeup makeup look.

    (Also read: 9 Lightweight Foundations That Will Give You A Natural Glow)

    Photo: Dr. Jart+

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  • Missha, Signature Real Complete BB SPF25/PA++, $38.90
    6 / 9 Missha, Signature Real Complete BB SPF25/PA++, $38.90

    Formulated with herbal extracts, the silky texture of this best-selling BB cream provides breathable, long-lasting coverage without any stickness or greasiness. The formula contains ceramides which mimics skin lipids so as to strengthen skin’s barrier layer. Peptides and botanical extracts also deliver moisture and a boost of nutrients to your skin for a healthy glow.

    Photo: Missha

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  • Tarte, Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20, $55
    7 / 9 Tarte, Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20, $55

    Perfect for those with combination to oily skin types, the Amazonian Clay found in this product helps to absorb oil and minimise the appearance of pores without emphasising the appearance of dry patches. It is also infused with chamomile, vitamins and sodium hyaluronate keep skin soothed, hydrated and well-protected against environmental hazards all day long. Apply a thin layer for sheer coverage or add more product on areas where more coverage is desired.

    Photo: Tarte

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  • Erborian, BB Creme Nude SPF 20, $58
    8 / 9 Erborian, BB Creme Nude SPF 20, $58

    In our humid climate, things can get tricky when it comes to getting the perfect dewy finish. While many BB creams are hydrating, they are often too rich or nourishing for those with shine-prone skin. Which is why this is such a gem. Thanks to its ginseng-enriched formula, this lightweight BB cream blends seamlessly into skin for a natural effect. Hydrating agents plump surface fine lines and the sheer pigments even out the skin tone, leaving behind a silky smooth effect that is perfectly radiant.

    (Also read: 7 High Coverage Concealers That Are Super Lightweight)

    Photo: Erborian

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  • Rimmel, 9-In-1 BB Cream, $16.90, at Watsons
    9 / 9 Rimmel, 9-In-1 BB Cream, $16.90, at Watsons

    This affordable BB cream comes in a standard tube that boasts a 9-in-1 skin-perfecting formula, which includes moisturising, pore-refining and brightening. In addition, it also has mattifying benefits to control shine and gives enough coverage to mask redness or small blemishes. It glides over skin seamlessly and blends beautifully without looking or feeling thick and heavy.

    (Also read: 10 Lightweight Sunscreens You Can Wear Under Your Makeup)

    Photo: Rimmel

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