Battle of the BB Cream

W editors make the case for their favorite skincare multi-taskers.

Dr. Jart+ BB Radiance Beauty Balm

“If you struggle with acne like I do, you’ve likely discovered the miracle of Jane Iredale’s makeup. This BB cream disguises my red bumps and splotches without clogging my pores. Plus, it has SPF 25—score.” – Katie Becker, Beauty Editor

Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream, $48,


“My skin is super dry, so I rely on this incredibly moisturizing BB cream.” – Karla Martinez de Salas, Fashion Market and Accessories Director

Amore Pacific Color Control Cushion Compact, $60,


“This formula has more coverage than most BBs, yet if I blend it in enough, it’s pretty invisible. Mostly, I like the safety of its high SPF.” – Jane Larkworthy, Beauty Director

Dr. Jart+ BB Radiance Beauty Balm SPF 30, $42,


“I was worried about overloading my skin with a sunscreen on top of a BB cream. Face Shop’s Neo Classic Homme Enersurge BB cream protects my skin and nourishes at the same time” – Biel Parklee, Assistant Bookings Editor

Neo Classic Homme BB Cream SPF 20, $15, The Face Shop, 35 West 32nd Street, 212.967.0515.


“The Korean brand Missha makes the best BB cream. My skin felt clear, smooth, and protected from suns rays.” – Ryann Foulke, Assistant Fashion Editor

Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream SPF 42, $22,


“When it’s hot out, I like to wear as few layers as possible and the same goes for my skin. With SPF 50, this almost sheer formula offers the complete package in one product.” – Kat Herriman, Digital Editorial Assistant

Kiehl’s Actively Correcting and Beautifying BB Cream, $37,


“In true BB style, this cream protects, moisturizes, brightens, and balances skin tone. Better yet, it has just enough coverage to conceal blemishes and redness without looking like I’m wearing a ton of makeup.” – Sue Williamson, Digital Editorial Associate

Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF 35, $44,


“I love that this BB cream has SFP 30, to protect my skin from the sun on a daily basis, and that it also functions as a primer, keeping my foundation in place.” – Sarah Leon, Web Editor

Clinique Age Defense BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30, $37,