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A Guide to BB Creams

Women are known to be the masters of multitasking, and putting on our makeup is no exception. We rush to put it on when we’re late to work, sometimes even when we’re driving to work (not recommended), and we tend to skip vital parts of our routine, such as moisturizing and slathering on our SPF. While we want to keep our skin looking as luminous and flawless as possible, we crave a little less time spent in front of the mirror in the mornings if that means we can get a few extra minutes of shuteye. If we could find a way to shorten our makeup process—but could continue to have glowing skin—we would take that advice in a heartbeat.

The good news of the day? You can start setting your alarm clocks for a little later ladies, because BB creams will be your new morning lifesaver (besides coffee, of course). BB creams, short for beauty or blemish creams, are basically tinted moisturizers on steroids. The formulas are packed with powerful antioxidants to fight off acne and aging, and improves your skin with each use. The best part? Most have SPF built in already, so you won’t need to worry about adding that extra layer of sunscreen to your makeup routine. Scroll through to see our top five favorite BB creams!

Sheisedo ($35)

This oil-free cream gives your skin a luminous look and a healthy glow while concealing pores and minimizing the appearance of skin unevenness. It’s formulated with thiotaurine to protect skin from harmful environmental aggressors and to help you maintain youthful looking skin. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends this product as an effective broad spectrum sunscreen.

Clinique Age Defense BB Cream ($37)

The tiniest amount of this product evens out skin, and also helps prevent future breakouts. Bonus: It looks nice on any skin tone!

Kiehl’s ($37)

t’s formulated with a high level of vitamin C, which is known for its powerful clarifying action, and also delivers broad spectrum SPF 50 UV protection to prevent damage to skin.

Clarins ($34.85)

Evens 3D-radiance pigments soften the appearance of lines and wrinkles and camouflage imperfections.

Gorgeous Cosmetics ($39)

This cream corrects and protects your skin. It’s been formulated to moisturize, prime and camouflage your skin for a flawless, radiant finish.

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