Makeup That Doubles Up As Skincare? Here Are 8 BB Creams That Come With Skin-Loving Benefits


Starting out in 2023, what is it that you are grateful for? Well, one thing we’re thankful for is this continuing wave of hybrids in beauty – where makeup meets skincare. No longer is makeup just makeup, and we are grateful. You can easily find multiple skincare benefits with it these days. One such beauty product is the all-time favourite, BB cream.

Also known as ‘blemish balm’ (to conceal blemishes) or ‘beauty balm’, this product has now found that perfect middle ground between beauty and skincare. Offering sheer to medium coverage, a lightweight base product, this is great for those who don’t want to slather on heavy foundations every day. Good news is, now many of these come with SPF, anti-aging benefits, hydrating and anti-pigmentation ingredients and lots more. We round up some of these for you to choose from:

1. The Derma Co. 2% Niacinamide Hydrating BB Cream

Packed with SPF 30 for sun protection, niacinamide for an even skin tone, and hyaluronic acid for hydrated, smooth skin, this new drop from the brand seems to have all bases covered. Pun intended!

2. Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing BB-Gel


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If you love the brand’s Dramatically Different Lotion or Gel for the hydration it offers, you’ll enjoy this BB gel. It gives 8-hour oil-free hydration and a sheer wash of colour. The gel when applied first appears as a grey hue, and then transforms to match the natural skin tone. The brand advises using the camouflage print on the bottle as a guide to see if BB-gel is a good fit for you. The swirls on the packaging represent the skin tones that are most suitable for this formula, and it works best on moderately fair to medium-deep skin tones.

3. Skeyndor DD Cream SPF 50

This daily defence cream is a tinted one offering medium coverage and a natural finish. It comes with a high SPF 50 that offers protection from solar radiation. The cream over time evens the skin tone and softens the skin, giving it a young and healthy look. It also comes with Blue Light Technology, which protects the skin from blue light radiation.

4. Dermafique Age Defying BB


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A BB cream focused on delaying signs of ageing, this product is formulated with PhytoCellTec, the rare stem cells extracted from a Swiss apple. It gives a luminous glow outside and helps tighten and firm up the skin with results that can be seen in four weeks of use.

5. MyGlamm Super Serum BB Cream


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A serum-infused BB cream with SPF 50 PA+++ UV protection, this comes in three shades. It is powered by hyaluronic acid, which retains skin moisture making it hydrated and supple, niacinamide serum that helps fade dark spots, and antioxidant-rich Kakadu plum that gives the skin a natural glow. The cream formula provides a non-cakey, radiant finish making it a good choice for an everyday makeup look.

6. Thank You Farmer Be Beautiful Natural BB Cream

With ingredients like niacinamide, sodium hyaluronate & butylene glycol, this BB cream not only offers coverage but also helps in brightening and improving skin texture. It is also formulated with SPF30+ PA++ which helps in protection from harmful UVA, UVB rays and blue light. Furthermore, it contains adenosine which stimulates collagen, thus decreasing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

7. SUGAR Goddess Of Flawless SPF30+ BB Cream


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For SPF & coverage, try this lightweight mousse-textured formula that gives a flawless matte finish while shielding skin against the sun with its in-built SPF30+ protection. It spreads onto the skin with the ease of a moisturiser. Take your pick from seven different shades.

8. SoulTree BB Cream


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Prefer using ayurvedic ingredients for your skin? Then try this herb-infused ayurvedic BB cream for that ‘no makeup, makeup’ look. It includes natural ingredients such as sandalwood, turmeric and pink lotus where sandalwood helps reduce dark spots and pimples and acne, turmeric revitalises the skin with anti-allergic properties while pink lotus helps reduce the appearance of fine line and wrinkles and repairs skin damage. It is available in five shades to suit Indian skin tones.

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