The 23 Best BB Creams for Every Single Skin Type

The best formulas for a healthy, dewy glow.

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"Blemish Balms," commonly referred to as BB creams, are a coveted multi-tasking product for no-makeup makeup lovers who hate heavy-duty foundation. That you? If so, BB creams are a life-saver on days when you just can't muster up the energy to apply a full face of foundation, or when you're pressed for time and need to cut your complexion routine in half— BB creams to the rescue! These lightweight creams sit at the intersection of makeup and skincare, as they are jam-packed with skin-enhancing ingredients that mask imperfections.

What do BB creams do?

BB creams moisturize and prime the skin, while evening out discoloration, concealing blemishes, and protecting against UVA rays. Not to mention, they leave your skin looking poreless and radiant. BB creams come in sheer to buildable coverage and apply seamlessly to give you a smooth and effortless glow. You won't be concerned with looking too cakey or dry with these textures. Many offer added SPF protection, if you're looking to skip that very important step of applying sunscreen in your a.m. routine. What started out as a K-Beauty craze has evolved into a worldwide staple for beauty enthusiasts. Scroll on for the 20 best BB creams for every skin type and skin tone.

Chelsea Hall
Chelsea Hall

Chelsea Hall is the Assistant Fashion and Beauty Editor at Marie Claire, where she covers celebrity style, fashion trends, skincare, makeup and anything else tied into the world of fashion and beauty