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10 of the best Beauty Balms that will give you flawless skin...
Before Beauty Balms came on the market our choices for getting even skintone, the right amount of coverage, sun protection and staying hydrated usually involved a series of steps and a lot of different products. Taking cues from Korean skin care trends, BB creams were introduced to western markets a few years ago and became an instant success. BB creams simplified skin care routines by creating essentially and all-in-one product. Most Beauty Balm products on the market offer a combination of hydrating ingredients, sun protection, skin perfecting foundation coverage, and also contain anti-aging ingredients.
Now BB creams have become the most essential product of nearly every woman's make-up bag. Every year the selection and quality of BB creams has improved and there are some great product choices for every skin type. You can also find BB creams at a range of different stores and prices, and some of our favorites are surprisingly inexpensive. There are so many to choose from it can be daunting to figure out which ones are the best. Based on customer reviews, beauty editor picks and our own experience with these products, we've put together a list of some of the top stand out BB creams to try in 2017...
1. Dr. Jart+
Premium Beauty Balm SPF 45
$39 at Sephora
Korean brand Dr. Jart+ has created some great BB creams that have rave reviews. This BB is great for keeping skin hydrated and gives your skin a nice even coverege without feeling too heavy. Unlike most BB creams out there this product contains a higher SPF coverege of 45 which is so important for protecting the skin from the suns harmful rays. Even though it has a high SPF it still feels very lightweight with a nice soft finish and even coverage. It's also formulated to brighten your complexion and protect it with antioxidants.
2. Dr. Jart+
Di-A-Pore Beauty Balm
$36 at Sephora
Another product by Dr. Jart+ that made our list is because it's especially good for oily skin types. This BB cream is designed to diminish the look of pores and blemishes, and give skin beautiful coverage with a creamy, natural finish. This product has the right balance of coverage for evening out skin tone and hiding blemishes, while still feeling light.
3. Clinique Age Defense BB Cream
$38.50 at Ulta
Perfect for women in the 30's or older since it's formulated with lots of skin hydrating moisturizers and has a dewy finish that keeps skin looking young. It feels lovely as soon as you put it on but has enough coverage to hide imperfections. It also has an SPF 30 to protect skin from harmful sun rays.
4. Lancome City Miracle
$31 at Nordstrom
Technically this product is a CC cream (color correcting) since it has pigments to help combat redness and dark circles. With a super high SPF coverage of 50+ this product does an amazing job of protecting skin from the suns harmful rays. It's also wonderfully hyrdating which is great for dry skin or aging skin.
5. Bobbi Brown BB Cream
$46 at Sephora
Bobbi Brown BB cream comes in an impressive number of shades to make sure you find the color that is perfect for you. This cream behaves a lot like a traditional foundation but has all the added benefits of a BB cream. It protects, moisturizes and has the right amount of coverage to keep your skin looking flawless with a nice matte finish.
6. Estee Lauder Daywear BB
$42 at EsteeLauder.com
Another gem for oily skin types, this oil-free cream helps control shine while still remaining hydrating. It also has a light sheer texture that gives skin a youthful glow. It contains anti-oxidants and an SPF35 sun protection to keep your skin looking young and beautiful.
7. Garnier Skin Active BB
$12.00 at Ulta.com
With a great price of around $10 - $12 this little gem packs in a lot of fantastic product for very little cost. What we love about the Garneir BB products is that you can choose the oil-free option for oily/ comination skin, or you can choose the ant-aging version which contains anti-oxidants and moisturizers for keeping skin looking youthful and fresh. They all contain some sun protection and ingredients designed to even skin tone.
8. Tarte Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer
$36 at Ulta.com
This cream wins points for being great for oily and senstive skin types. It's forumulated with chamomile to soothe skin and it's oil free so it won't clog pores. It'a also designed to reduce dryness, reduce redness, improve clarity and smoothe skin texture. It has a nice, natural finish and has a light sunscreen with an SPF 20.
9. Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue
$29.50 at BareMinerals.com
This tinted gel comes in an impression range of shades so you can find the perfect color for your skin type. It's great for finding just the right shade to perfectly blend in with your skin while covering flaws and giving your complexion a nice youthful glow. This product is great for dry skin as it contains a hydrating botanicals to helpd condition and hydrate skin, as well as giving a dewey glow to skin. It's also formulated with an SPF 30 to protect the skin from sun damage.
10. Eborian BB Creme
$39.00 at Sephora.com
This Korean-French brand created this much adored product with rave reviews around the world. Formulated with ginseng which is a very popular anti-aging ingredient in Korea. Ginseng soothes and hydrates the skin. While only having a few different shades to choose from, this product gives flawless coverage while helping refine skin texture. It's a perfect product for combination skin types since it is hydrating while still offering a matte finish.