Monday, November 14, 2016

Best in Beauty 2016: BB Creams & CC Creams

The NARS Pure Radiant Tinted
Moisturizer Broad Spectrum.
Beauty balms and color correcting creams first started in Asian markets somewhere in the mid 80's before making their way here to the United States in 2012, thanks to dermatologist, Dr. Christine Schrammek.  As a BB Cream contains a serum, a moisturizer, a primer, a foundation and a sunscreen; a CC Cream is almost the same thing. A CC Cream possesses a color correcting medium and may contain optics or light diffusing particles that help cover the skin more so than the average beauty balm product. I have tried quite a few BB Creams as well as, CC Creams this year. Some I loved, some I hated and some I debated whether or not I wanted to use again. But, what are really the best? What are the best BB Creams & CC Creams of 2016?

1. NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum - As most would consider this product to be a tinted moisturizer, this is also part of the BB Cream family as it provides your skin with the right amount of color, moisture, and protection. It also feeds your skin the right amount of nutrients which work together to create results. What is better than that?

2. Sulwhasoo Snowise Brightening Serum BB Cream - When it comes to both BB & CC creams, it is important to use one that works amazingly to enhance your skin. It is also key to find one that feeds your skin the right nutrients while protecting it from UVA/UVB rays. As one of the best beauty essentials of 2016, this is one of the few BB Creams that will correct, protect and repair your skin while smoothing it.

3. Amarte Natural Finish BB Cream - This BB Cream provides your skin with the perfect balance of color, moisture and protection while feeding your skin the necessary nutrients it needs to repair itself. A beauty balm should always look and feel natural. If you are looking to use one of the best BB Creams of 2016, this would definitely be the one.

4. AmorePacific Moisture Bound Tinted Treatment Moisturizer - One thing to not only love and appreciate about an excellent BB cream is its ability to consistently deliver the right amount of color, moisture and protection. And whether you have normal skin, dry skin, oily skin, combination skin and sensitive skin, this one will work for you. I can't think of anyone on earth who doesn't want a flawless complexion that looks and feels naturally flawless.

5. Physicians Formula Super BB #InstaReady BB Cream - Using patented 'InstaFilter' technology, this BB Cream rebalances and restores the skin. Not only does this amazing Physicians Formula essential mattify the skin, erasing pore imbalance and blemishes, it protects it from DNA damage and environmental stressors. Did I mention that product is also organic and does not contain any synthetic or lab created ingredients?


The beautiful and talented Angelina Jolie is a huge fan of both the Rodial BB Venom Skin tint and the Rodial BB Venom Eye. Victoria Beckham and Whitney Port are also huge fans of the BB Creams. Launched in the Summer of 2012, both BB essentials sold out within minutes of the launch.

It is no surprise that the gorgeous Megan Fox loves the Luminessense Bright Revelator Greige BB Fluid from Giorgio Armani Beauty. As this product is discontinued, it can still be found on FragranceNET.

The beautiful Nina Dobrev absolutely loves the Urban Decay NAKED Skin Body Beauty Balm. In fact, it is her go-to essential and secret to amazing skin.


According to Nordstrom, Sephora, and ULTA the BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel BB Cream is one of the best-selling, highest rated BB Creams out there. As the buzz is quite evident, the Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream is also quite popular. After examining the hashtag #bbcream, this year's winner is the Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream.


After conducted this year's 'Best in Beauty Awards' poll, you chose your favorite BB Cream/CC Cream. So, what did you choose as this year's reader's choice winner? The BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel BB Cream with a total of 110 votes. Thank you to every single one of you who voted.


One thing is certain, women cannot stop talking about the Garnier Fructis Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream. Not only is this product known to change your skin, but your life too. This product is one of the most popular here in the United States, as it is also popular in India, United Arab Emirates, and Australia too. It is also ranked high among those individuals who suffer from acne-prone skin. When performing multiple internet searches using the terms: BB Cream, this BB Cream is the first to appear making it this year's social media choice winner.

"I really love the Rimmel London BB Cream. It is the only BB Cream that I have used that does not clog my pores. Its also the only BB Cream I have found that absorbs oil, so its great to wear at the gym or the beach." - Linda Lopez

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FTC: Best in Beauty Awards. All opinions are my own. Affiliate links used.

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