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BB Creams & Beyond!

Geoffrey Rodriguez

Amidst a multitude of product categories in the highly competitive world of cosmetics, BB creams have consistently held center-stage in the past  several seasons, with new products continuously hitting the market to meet a growing consumer demand. Currently sharing the spotlight is the next generation of these so-called ‘miracle’ salves otherwise known as CC creams – or complexion/color correctors. In the simplest terms, BB creams  are designed to be ‘all-in-one’ beauty solutions;  a fusion of skincare and cosmetics that prime, hydrate, protect and depending on the formula, provide varying degrees of coverage. In this issue of Beauty Guru, we turn our spotlight on the very best BB and CC creams available. From all areas of the market, we have chosen the top performing formulations that will not disappoint.

Chanel CC Cream

Formulated by Chanel’s advanced research laboratory and experts at the brand’s makeup studio, Chanel’s CC Cream is one of the best all-in-one beauty products on what is already a roster of high-performance formulations from the luxury brand. Minimizing discoloration while providing beneficial skin nourishing, protective ingredients, Chanel’s CC Cream receives our highest ratings.

Derma E 

One of our most recent discoveries – Derma E’s BB Crème is a superior formula that delivers a beautiful, sheer, natural looking coverage and conceals imperfections while supplying the skin with valuable anti-aging nutrients. Results continuously improve the complexion with regular use, making Derma E’s BB cream one of our top selections in this category.

Diorskin Nude

Available in four shades, this incredibly light formula virtually melts into the skin, instantly adjusting to a variety of skin tones while providing the ideal texture for a primer. The finished results are precisely what one might expect from the house of Dior – absolute perfection!

Dr. Jart

Devotees of BB creams will certainly credit Korea’s Dr. Jart as the pioneer of this now rather established product category. This is no wonder considering the brand now boasts four different BB cream formulations to cover every possible need.

Jane Iredale 

Our top resource for mineral and eco-friendly formulations, Jane Iredale’s Glow Time Full Coverage BB Cream is one of the best performing formulations we have tried. In addition to providing optimal sun protection as well as the most full coverage of any of the formulas we tested, one can easily adapt Glow Time to a sheer finish.


With a speciality  in high-performance, studio-tested products, Smashbox Cosmetics has covered with some of the most effective BB Cream and CC Cream formulations on the market. The Camera Ready BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 35  is available in five shades, and is among the brands top-performing products. The Camera Ready CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30  is also available in five shades is and ideal for anyone with dark spots.

-Geoffrey Rodriguez

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