BB creams aren’t just having a moment—they’re having a decade. As 2021 beauty trends usher in a new wave of makeup minimalism, the skincare-foundation hybrids continue to win over fans who are tired of full-coverage complexion routines and thicker, multi-step formulas. While the meaning of “BB” changes depending on who you ask—”beauty balm” might be the most common—one thing remains the same: they’re worth a try. Ahead, 12 BB creams that moisturise like skincare and cover like light, flexible foundation.
1. Rosilliance Mineral BB+ Cream Tinted Organic Sunscreen SPF 30
Coola’s vegan BB cream offers the best of three worlds: mineral and broad-spectrum SPF 30, tone-perfecting coverage that looks natural, and hydrating rose stem cells.
2. Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35
SPF 35 protects your skin from the sun, dimethicone acts as a silky primer, and botanical extracts reinforce your skin care routine. It’s a win-win-win.
3. Dream Fresh BB Cream
You’ll love how easy this three-in-one SPF 30 BB cream makes your morning routine, while your wallet will adore its affordable price tag.
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4. Acne Solutions BB Cream SPF 40
Yes, you can use BB creams if you have acne-prone skin. Clinique’s acne-specific and matte-finish formula is made for just that, and includes silica to soak up excess oil.
5. Skin Tone Evener BB Crème
Grape seed and sweet almond oils help this BB cream glide on exceptionally smooth, so you don’t have to worry about buffing forever with brushes.
6. Perfect Cover BB Cream SPF 42 PA+++
This BB cream is a K-beauty sensation, and with the SPF 42 PA+++ in tow, it makes sense. Pat it on in the morning, then touch up throughout the day when your sun protection needs a refresh.
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7. Neo Nude Foundation
Technically a foundation, this light liquid from Armani Beauty makes the list thanks to its skin loving formulation. Hyaluronic acid and glycerin give skin a plump, bouncy look as the tint smooths over your complexion.
8. Sports BB Cream SPF 50+ Sunscreen
Japanese powerhouse Shiseido thought about all things outdoor when it formulated this SPF 50+ BB cream. Like a powerful tinted sunscreen, the brand’s “WetForce Technology” makes it so your skin is safe from both UVA and UVB rays even if you end up sweaty after a jog or splashing around a pool.
9. Clean Matte BB Cream
Getting a matte finish is difficult with most moisturisers, let alone BB creams. Pick up COVERGIRL’s oily skin-friendly formula if you want a matte, natural look, while still streamlining your skin steps.
10. BB Cream SPF 20
We love that this vegan and cruelty-free option from e.l.f. includes aloe extract, vitamin E, and jojoba oil—oh, and that $6 price is pretty good, too.
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11. Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturizer Hydrating Gel Cream SPF 30
You know how electrolytes are important to your body’s moisture level? The same principal applies here. BareMinerals uses mineral electrolytes in this formula to help out dry skin.
12. Tinted Moisturizer Natural Skin Perfector Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Mini
The coverage might be sheer, but the Laura Mercier shade range doesn’t disappoint. Find which flexible shade from the 20-colour range works for your skin, and enjoy SPF 30, moisturiser, and a skin tint all in one.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.