The product: Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector ($11)
The story: Lots of big brands are releasing BB creams for $15 or less, but Garnier was the first to get in the game.
Sun protection: Could be better. The SPF 15 protects against UVB rays (the burning kind) but not as strongly against the UVA rays that lead to premature aging.
What we like: Two shades are available for this nongreasy formula, and vitamin C is a good antioxidant that also brightens skin over time.
What we don't: Octinoxate, the sunscreen in this formula, only protects against UVB rays. It also "may contain" titanium dioxide — which would cover UVA rays, too — but stronger, guaranteed-to-be-there protection would be nice.