The Best BB Creams in the Market!

Karen Alfonso , 29 Apr 2014
The Best BB Creams (photo courtesy | freedigitalphotos.net)
The Best BB Creams (photo courtesy | freedigitalphotos.net)

If you’ve noticed, make-up has changed over the past few years, with women forgoing the typical primer-concealer-foundation in favour of BB/CC and now DD creams. Wondering what these alphabets stand for? Here’s a crash course on BB creams and the best ones available at a store near you.

BB Cream:

BB creams were first formulated by renowned German dermatologist Christine Schrammek in the 1950s and prescribed to patients to help conceal post-surgery imperfections while nurturing and healing the skin. Off late, it has seen a resurgence in        Korea, which second to Japan is a pioneer in the beauty industry. Standing for Blemish Balm, this formula is a notch higher from your regular tinted moisturiser. It is a sunscreen, moisturiser and foundation all rolled into one. It is known to combat reddishness, and as the name suggests, covers your black spots and acne marks.

Kiehl’s

Kiehl's BB Cream
Kiehl’s BB Cream

Suffer from acne prone or sensitive skin? The Kiehl’s BB Cream Actively Correcting and Beautifying with SPF 50 is just right for you. The formula is paraben free, fragrance free and mineral-oil free. It provides a luminous and pore-less finish. With Vitamin C extracts that help clarify skin tone and enhance radiance. Available in 3 shades in fair, light and natural. Priced at ₹3200.

M.A.C

M.A.C Prep + Prime BB Cream
M.A.C Prep + Prime BB Cream

M.A.C’s Prep + Prime has us sold on the 6 shades that cater to every type of Indian skin tone. With creamy emulsions and SPF 30, the BB cream is also available in a compact form. Available for ₹2,100.

 The Body Shop

The Body Shop BB Cream
The Body Shop BB Cream

This All in One BB cream from The Body Shop is a bit of magic. It transforms from your standard white cream that adapts to your skin-tone. It does not clog your pores and gives an even finish. Available in 2 shades for ₹1,595.

Bobbi Brown

Bobbi Brown BB Cream
Bobbi Brown BB Cream

Bobbi Brown’s BB cream tackles dull skin with the formula containing light reflective pearls such as Scutellaria Extract, Caffeine and Sucrose. What’s more is that it is perfect for those of you have oily skin, as it contains absorbing ingredients such as Sodium Hyaluronate, special emollients, and natural minerals. Priced at ₹2,940. Available at the Flagship Bobbi Brown store in Delhi.

 Revlon

Revlon Photoready BB cream
Revlon Photoready BB cream

With translucent photo chromatic pigments that bend and reflect light to make your skin look photo ready, the Revlon Photoready BB cream is available in three shades such as light, light/medium and medium. Priced at a pocket-friendly ₹550.

Clinique

Clinique BB Cream
Clinique BB Cream

Clinique’s Age Defense Broad Spectrum BB cream is perfect for those who have pink or gold undertones. With absolutely no parabens, sulfates or phthalates, this is a great option for women who are concerned about what they apply on their faces. Priced at ₹1,900.

Lancôme

Hydra Zen Beauty Balm
Hydra Zen Beauty Balm

With its lightweight feel, the  Lancôme Hydra Zen Beauty Balm SPF 15 provides 24 hour hydration. Available in 6 shades for ₹3000.

Rimmel London

Rimmel BB Cream
Rimmel BB Cream

UK’s favourite make-up brand Rimmel has a 9-in-1 BB cream. Available in 3 shades, it is priced at an affordable ₹460.

Clarins

Clarins BB Cream
Clarins BB Cream

Clarins specially formulated their BB cream for Asian women. It is city proof as it provides protection against pollution, sun and oxidative stress.  Priced at ₹2300.

Maybelline

Maybelline BB Cream
Maybelline BB Cream

Maybelline BB creams are purse friendly and offer great coverage. Priced at ₹199.

Have you tried BB creams? Tell us your experiences with them?

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