BB Cream: The Bestselling Top 3 (August 2012)

Favluv’s Top 3 Rankings are derived from bestseller data via 7 department stores (Sephora, Macy’s, Saks, Bloomings….to name a few) in the previous month. Through meticulously tabulating results from research; we offer an informed, quick reference for you when you shop!

1. Clinique Age Defense BB Cream SPF 30 $37 (1.4oz)

2012 CEW Beauty Insider’s Choice Finalist. Natural, lightweight coverage; 3 Shades

2. Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF35 $39 (1oz)
Paraben and Fragrance free; 5 Shades; Easy to apply

3. Estee Lauder DayWear BB Cream SPF35  $38 (1oz)

2 Shades; Great for dry skin

Favluv Reviews:

1. Clinique Age Defense BB Cream SPF 30     Buy Here
Clinique Age Defense BB Cream SPF 30 continues to top the chart as number one bestselling BB cream. 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. However, it does have the tendency to dry up quickly when applying. Try squeezing a small amount 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 your BB cream after regular skincare routine plus sufficient sunscreen will help. Key ingredients include:

  • 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 for a matte look

Shades: 3 tones (1 pink, 2 golden undertones)

User Feedbacks:

“Love this bb cream. I no longer have a need to wear a foundation.”

“Great coverage, great color…natural finish like a porcelain face.”

Ingredients: Octinoxate (7.5%), Octisalate (4.0%), Oxybenzone (2.5%), Titanium Dioxide (1.1%), Water, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Pentylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, Behenyl Alcohol, Trioctyldodecyl Citrate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, PEG 40 Stearate, Polyglyceryl-10 Pentasterate, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Barley Extract, Wheat Germ Extract, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Linoleic Acid, Oryzanol, Squalane, Cholesterol, Caffeine, Sucrose, Glycerin, Polyquaternium-51, Lecithin, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Polyglycery-6 Polyricinoleate, Sodium PCA, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Trehalose, Urea, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/vp Copolymer, Xantham Gum, Glycyrrhetinic Acid, Stearic Acid, Aluminum Hydroxide, Silica, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Disodium Edta, Chlorphenesin, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Mica.

2. Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF35     Buy Here 
Smashbox is best known for its primers, as an extension the company created a 5-in-one solution – the Camera Ready BB Cream.

  • Primes: Wear alone, or under your favorite foundation to create a smooth canvas.
  • Perfects: Tinted formula in 5 shades evens out skin for a flawless finish.
  • Hydrates: Improves skin moisture in 4 weeks. Guaranteed.
  • Protects: SPF 35 guards against UVA/UVB rays.
  • Controls Oil: Minimizes shine with no chalky finish.

Use this product for light coverage with just a pea-size each time. Blend with your favorite foundation for more coverage, do not layer your BB cream.  Setting makeup with powder is optional. If you have dry skin, you still need to apply a moisturizer.  This BB cream contains many anti-aging peptides and natural plant extracts which may help to reduce fine lines after four weeks. This product is free of fragrance, dermatologist tested, and non-acnegenic.

Shades: 5 (fair, light, light/medium, medium, dark)

User Feedbacks:

“Lasts all day and helps keep the oil down.”

“Very lightweight and doesn’t cause breakouts.”

“Great coverage, non-greasy, moisturizing, evens out skin tone. Blends well too! no need to even set with a powder like most other BB creams”

Ingredients: Octinoxate (7.5%), Octisalate (4.0%), Oxybenzone (2.5%), Titanium Dioxide (1.1%), Water, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Pentylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, Behenyl Alcohol, Trioctyldodecyl Citrate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Peg-40 Stearate, Polyglyceryl-10 Pentastearate, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Wheat Germ Extract, Barley Extract, Cucumber Fruit Extract, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Apple Fruit Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Polyquaternium-51, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Trehalose, Oryzanol, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Urea, Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate, Propylene Glycol Laurate, Glycyrrhetinic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sucrose, Glycerin, Sodium Stearoyl Lacylate, Caffeine, Linoleic Acid, Cholesterol, Lecithin, Squalane, Sodium PCA, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Propylene Glycol Stearate, Stearic Acid, Polysorbate 20, Sorbitan Laurate, Xanthan Gum, Aluminum Hydroxide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Silica, Disodium EDTA, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Mica, Titanium Dioxide , Zinc Oxide, Iron Oxides.

3. Estee Lauder DayWear BB Cream SPF35    Buy Here
Estee Lauder DayWear BB Cream has two tinted colors. It is oil-free and delivers high performance on hiding imperfections. Key ingredients include vitamin C, antioxidants (Eukarion and EGT), moisturizer (hyaluronic acid) and sunscreens.  This BB cream absorbs quickly, evens skin tones and yet coverage doesn’t feel “cakey”.  The refreshing cucumber scent is pleasant yet not overpowering. Great for dry skin.

Shades: 2 (light and medium)

User Feedbacks:

“Creamy and very blendable…covers the redness…without looking like I have anything”

“Coverage…makes my skin look smooth and firm”

Ingredients:

Octinoxate (7.5%); Octisalate (4.0%); Oxybenzone (2.5%); Titanium Dioxide (1.1%), Water, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, Behenyl Alcohol, Trioctyldodecyl Citrate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, PEG-40 Stearate, Polyglyceryl-10 Pentastearate, Gentiana Lutea Root Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Thermus Thermophillus Ferment, Hordeum Vulgare Extract, Fumaria Officinalis Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum, Hydrolyzed Rice Bran Extract, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Hydrolyzed Rice Extract, Rosmarinus officinalis, Artemia Extract, Vitis Vinifera Seed Extract, Triticum Vulgare, Cholesterol, Caffeine, Fragrance, Propylene glycol stearate, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sucrose, Glycerin, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Linoleic Acid, Lecithin, Squalane, Sodium PCA, Urea, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Ergothioneine, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Polysorbate 20, Sorbitan Laurate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citric Acid, Propylene Glycol Laurate, Glycyrrhetinic Acid, Trehalose, Polyquaternium-51, Hydrogenated lecithin, Fumaric acid, Alumina, Palmitoyl Hydroxypropyltrimonium Amylopectin/Glycerin Crosspolymer, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Cyclodextrin, Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid, Ascorbyl Tocopheryl Maleate, Xanthan Gum, Stearic Acid, Silica, Ethylbisaminomethylguaiacol, Manganese Chloride, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Iron Oxides, Mica.

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