Reader Question: I’m looking for a new tinted moisturizer for the summer, but I’ve heard a lot about BB Creams. Should I try one? – Courtney
The Answer: Yes, yes, and yes! BB Creams (short for beauty or blemish balm) are kind of the same, but better than a tinted moisturizer because they are packed full of skin treatments and antioxidants. A multi-tasker’s dream. They basically act as a skin brightener, tone evener, moisturizer, anti-ager, sunscreen, primer and tinted moisturizer all in one. Seriously good stuff, right? They’ve been all the rage in Asia for years and are finally catching on — or blowing up, really — in the US because of the amazing skin benefits and coverage. We love Clinique Age Defense BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30, $37 for it’s sheer coverage and broad spectrum sun protection. Lucky for you, they are hitting the market faster than we can keep track. Here are more of our favorites:
Do you already know about BB creams? Would you try one?
– Carrie Stern Kleiner