12 Top-Rated BB Creams That Can Simplify Your Beauty Routine — and Protect Skin, Too
Whether you're still completing a lengthy beauty routine each morning or your beloved products are collecting dust, there's one base makeup item that both can simplify things and persuade the fresh-faced crew to change their tune: BB cream. First developed in South Korea, this all-in-one product can replace your foundation — and also your serum, moisturizer, primer, and sometimes even sunblock — saving you time, money, and effort.
"Beauty balms" (i.e., "BB") are typically more sheer than traditional foundations (and even most tinted moisturizers), and are easy to apply with a brush, sponge, or even your fingers. Nearly all formulas include some form of SPF to protect against the sun, as well as active ingredients to help treat common skin concerns. Now, this versatility could explain why they seem to be flying off the (virtual) shelves at Sephora, but we picked out 12 popular options that get an A+ from us — and other shoppers, too.
Here are the top-rated BB creams you can still nab at Sephora ahead.