Ranked #1. Clinique Age Defense BB Cream SPF 30 $37 (1.4oz)
2011 Gold Star Award Winner. 2012 CEW Beauty Insider’s Choice Finalist.
Natural, lightweight coverage.
Ranked #2. Dior Diorsnow White Reveal BB Crème SPF 50 $50 (1.0oz)
Highest sunscreen level among BB creme products.
Ranked #3. 3LAB Perfect BB Cream SPF 40 PA+++ $95 (1.5oz)
Sold out, back-ordered item. High-end product with impressive antioxidants.
For those who are new to BB Creme, refer to our previous post here.
Clinique Age Defense BB Cream SPF 30.
Our number one pick for the month. Not only does it provide three shades to choose, it is also the best in terms of value. Users report having results that are natural looking and lightweight, while achieving flawless coverage to banish imperfections. It works both as a primer and foundation.
The drawback is a common one for BB cream in general, which is the tendency to dry up quickly when applying. Try squeezing a small amount of BB cream onto palm and warm it with your fingers. Then, dab sparingly onto several spots of the face, starting from the center. Using semi-circular movements, press quickly and gently to even out the cream. Practice makes perfect! Also, applying after skincare routine plus sunscreen will help.
Shades: 3 tones (1 pink, 2 golden undertones)
- Titanium Dioxide – Physical sunscreen (deflects sunlight), gentler on skin
- Zinc Oxide – Physical sunscreen (deflects sunlight), gentler on skin
- Wheat extract/Vitamin E – Antioxidant, protects and repairs
- Caffeine – Tightens and firms
- Seaweed Extract – Controls oil, creates a matte look
Dior Diorsnow UV Shield BB Crème SPF50 PA+++
This popular BB crème formula contains exclusive color-correcting pigments to create an impeccable look. Diorsnow collection contains Icelandic glacial water and Dior’s transparency-enhancing (read: brightening) complex to promote evenness, luminosity, moisture, texture and plumpness. The best part about this BB crème is its high level of sunscreen, effectively blocking both UVA and UVB which helps to prevent premature aging.
Shades: One. Suitable for pale skin. A second, even lighter shade is unavailable in North America.
- Octinoxate – Chemical sunscreen (absorbs sunlight)
- Titanium Dioxide – Physical sunscreen (deflects light), gentler on skin
- Oxybenzon – Chemical sunscreen
- Betula Alba Juice – Brightens
- Mallow Extract – Soothes, reduces inflammation
- Citric Acid – PH adjuster
- Hibiscus Esculentus Fruit Extract – Stimulates cell turnover
- Plankton Extract – Hydrates, stimulates cell turnover
- Meadowsweet Extract – Antiseptic, reduces inflammation
- Biotin – Scavenges free radicals
3LAB Perfect BB Cream SPF 40 PA+++
A luxurious BB creme infused with the company’s signature bio-engineered growth hormone and apple stem cell technology. Its multi-functional design includes: lift, firm, regenerate, brighten, moisturize and protect. Also, it comes in three shades to match your skin tone perfectly. The matte, effective coverage is welcoming, as well as an additional touch-free applicator in the shape of a roller. This is “the” product for those looking beyond a mere BB creme.
Shades: 3 tones
Key ingredients and claimed improvements from 3LAB:
- Phytocell Tec - Protects longevity of skin stem cells and preserves youthful look of the skin
- Nano Claire GY - The first patented liposomal encapsulated Human Growth Hormone that treats fine lines and wrinkles.
- ?-White - Biomimetic peptide that whitens skin by decreasing proteins , inhibiting melanin synthesis
- E-Mortal - Hydrolyzed Pea Protein- activates skin cells and promotes collagen production
- Ascorbyl Glucoside - Stimulates collagen synthesis and acts like a skin whitening agent
- Titanium Dioxide - Physical sunscreen (deflects sunlight)
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