The Best Skin Protecting BB Creams For Summer

By now you’re probably familiar with one of the cosmetic industry’s greatest creations: the BB cream a.k.a ‘Beauty Balm’. These all-in-one foundation-moisturizer hybrid products perfect the skin, reduce pores and fine lines, conceal blemishes, and make skin look healthier all in one swoop. Essentially eliminating the need for multiple products. Here are our favorite BB creams for summer that will help banish shine and protect your skin all season long.

DR. JART+BB Dis-A-Pore Beauty Balm SPF 30

DR. JART+BB Dis-A-Pore Beauty Balm SPF 30, $36

This pore tightening formula contains SPF 30 and reduces the appearance of fine lines, blemishes, and uneven skin tone. It also helps keep oil at bay with a mixture of smoothing powder and herbal extracts. The result is smooth, brighter, more even skin.

CLINIQUE Acne Solutions BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 40

CLINIQUE Acne Solutions BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 40, $34

This BB cream is specifically for oily and acne-prone skin types. It contains SPF 40 and helps conceal blemishes while hydrating and protecting the skin. It’s also lightweight and non-pore clogging and will help keep skin from looking shiny throughout the day.

LANEIGE BB Cushion Pore Blur

LANEIGE BB Cushion Pore Blur, $34

This BB cream delivers a semi-matte, soft focus finish and contains a blend of pine needle and mint water to cool and refresh the skin. It helps blur imperfections and protects with a powerful SPF 50. Perfect for all skintypes and imparts a beautiful natural finish.

COOLA Mineral Face SPF 30 – Matte Tint

Coola Mineral Tint Natural BB Cream, $34

Antioxidant-rich and non-greasy, this mineral formula from Coola contains SPF 30 along with Vitamin C, rose hip oil, and shea butter to keep skin moisturized yet matte.  It goes on smooth and makes skin look radiant and flawless.

REVLON PhotoReady BB Cream

REVLON PhotoReady BB Cream, $8

This triple treatment BB cream smoothes, covers blemishes, and protects the skin with SPF 30, blurring imperfections and leaving a soft focus “photoready” finish. Plus, at less than $10, it’s the most affordable cream on our list!


SMASHBOX Camera Ready CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Dark Spot Correcting

SMASHBOX Camera Ready CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Dark Spot Correcting, $30

This is technically a CC cream (color correcting) which means it’s essentially a BB cream but with added benefits of color correcting. In other words, CC creams are just specialized BB creams. This multi-functioning CC cream visibly reduces the look of dark spots and acne marks while also reducing redness and brightening the skin. Plus, it contains SPF 30 to help protect your complexion from further spots and damage. It imparts a natural-looking cover that is lightweight and looks just like your natural skin.

IT COSMETICS Your Skin But Better™ CC+™ Cream with SPF 50+

IT COSMETICS Your Skin But Better™ CC+™ Cream with SPF 50+, $38

This award winning CC Cream does just what it claims -makes your skin look like your own but better! Ultra smoothing and perfecting, this cream blurs imperfections while leaving your skin glowing and natural looking. Plus, it has SPF 50 so you have all the protection you need in one product.




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