Scholars believe that the original, accurate name of BB cream is "blemish balm". Now, with the advancement of technology and product upgrades, BB cream Has become an all-purpose option: moisturizing, skin tone evening, sun protection, etc. On the background of rapid developments of modern life and stressful working and living conditions, most people's skin is not in good condition while acne and pimples often trouble us. For oily skin, a pimple will pop up on your face if you don’t take care of your skin. At this time, the cosmetics used to cover pimples are always a bit heavy and sometimes aggravate the situation, making the skin condition more difficult to control.
If you have acne-prone skin, we recommend you choose a matte BB cream. The mineral content inhibits oil production, provides a long-lasting oil control, lightens the fine lines, covers redness for a lightweight makeup look. Also, choose an oil-free formula, which hydrates the skin without exacerbating acne and oiliness.
When you have acne, it’s better not use makeup products. And if you must wear a makeup, apply a lightweight base makeup. BB cream is a better choice than foundation. Thanks to its medium coverage, a small amount can slightly hide imperfections and redness.
Based on customer reviews and tests conducted by our team, we have rounded up best 10 BB creams for acne-prone skin. If you never try these ones before, it’s time to have a try and we believe they will surprise you.View More
Dr. Jart+, a popular Korean cosmetics brand, offers many products that have gone viral in recent years. Dr. Jart+ Premium BB Beauty Balm SPF 45 is recommended by many famous beauty media and websites, and is available on Amazon and Sephora. Luciana, a dermatologist, said, “This formula was one of the first U.S. brand BB creams to be introduced to the market so it has a lot of loyal fans.” This product contains nourishing ingredients, leaving the skin moisturized and hydrated. Also, this lightweight cream feels comfortable on skin and is easy to spread. You’d better apply multiple layers with a small amount. This product has 3 shades, packaged in an exquisite golden tube. What’s more, it is excellent in coverage to conceal acne marks and dark circles, minimize the appearance of pores, as well as evening out skin tone, but it can not brighten the complexion. If you have no blemishes on your face, using this BB cream will make your skin look very natural and healthy. This long-lasting product will not oxidize after a day. With firming and lifting effect, it is suitable for mature skin (age over 25). Besides, it comes with SPF 45, so it is good for summer use. Also, its ingredients are safe enough for sensitive skin and for people with acne or in bad skin condition. However, we recommend women during pregnancy use it with caution, because it doesn’t mention instructions for pregnant woman.
Maybelline provides many cost-effective products, and as a drugstore product, Dream Pure BB Cream can be bought in supermarkets, ulta and also on Amazon. It’s available in 5 shades. Dream Pure BB Cream and Dream Fresh BB are from the same collection, but the former features coverage and matte finish. It can cover acne, dark circles and other obvious blemishes on the skin. With 2% salicylic acid, it helps to eliminate closed comedones, clear pimples, conceal pores, and inimize redness for a smooth and healthy look. This oil-free BB Cream contains no other heavy ingredients. Also, it is a good choice for oily skin, making your skin refreshed and smelling good. If there are pimples or acne on your skin and you have to wear makeup, you can use this one. The easy-to-apply texture gives you a natural and perfect matte finish. Our testers said, “The sheer tint spreads so smoothly that you don't even need a mirror to apply it, and it dries to a delicate, almost powdery matte finish.” Many beauty vloggers, like Yana Irbe and Thrift Thick, have uploaded reviews on YouTube to tell its amazing effects.
BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream is different from traditional base makeup products. The moisturizing cream gives a more seamless finish, and also can be removed more thoroughly. Formulated with mineral electrolytes and highly effective moisturizing ingredients, it helps smooth the skin, improve hydration balance, and resist aging. The gel-like and fluid product turns to be watery after spreading. The lightweight BB cream can make your skin refreshed and slightly glossy. If you don't want to wear makeup, or you’re in a hurry, you can apply it directly to get a perfect complexion. This product won the Allure Best of Beauty twice because it can be used by acne-prone and sensitive skin without worrying about worsening acne conditions. However, if you want to cover visible blemishes, then you’d better use professional concealers due to its medium coverage. Besides, this product comes with SPF 30, which is enough for daily commutes and summer use.
Tarte provides many products suitable for different skin types in recent years. Formulated with chamomile extract, Tarte Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer can soothe, calm and repair sensitive skin. As a mineral makeup product, it has natural, nourishing, moisturizing and oil-controlling features. This product is rich in vitamins A, C and E, hyaluronic acid and Tarte's exclusive Amazonian clay to resist oxidation and slow down the aging of skin without causing damage to the skin. This emulsion-like and lightweight BB cream has good bendability to spread easily. Also, it is available in various shades. If your skin is a bit dry with acne, it is a good choice because it achieves a seamless finish without causing peeling or making the acne worse. It still works for oily skin, but it may be not very long-lasting. It has almost no concealing effect, leaving a natural look after application. This BB cream comes with SPF 20, which is enough for sun protection during winter. For summer or outdoor activities in strong sunlight, you’d better apply sunscreen with higher SPF.
This product is designed for acne-prone skin, also suitable for oily skin and oily combo skin. It won’t cause any damage to acne-prone skin and can be used as daily sunscreen. This long-lasting BB cream can make your skin better after removing the makeup. Its texture is just like liquid foundation but more moisturizing, making your skin comfortable and not sticky for a matte finish. Also, it is excellent in oil-control and coverage. Only one layer could achieve a good finish, so it is very suitable for office workers who do not have enough time for makeup in the morning. Surprisingly, it also comes with SPF 40 to protect against the UVA and UVB damage to the skin, so you don't need to use other sunscreens. However, it is not very delicate without many choices for shades. If your skin is oily, you need to touch up in time. It is worth mentioning that with safe ingredients, it can be used as a daily sunscreen even if you do not have acne-prone skin. Besides, the cost-effective product can be purchased on shopping websites like Amazon and Sephora. Our testers said, “Available in four, medium-coverage shades, it’s a great choice if you need to cover up blemishes or redness but don’t feel like doing a full face.”
Bobbi Brown BB Cream is a highly recommended BB cream. It is very moisturizing, nourishing, and good at coverage to give a natural and glossy finish. Many catwalk models are using it. It helps to do preparation for a seamless makeup look. It is also excellent in oil-control without reasing. With good bendability, it can be easily and smoothly spread on the whole face with a small amount. In terms of ingredients, it contains peptides to tighten the skin. Its staying power is impressive, and the makeup artist Jeremy Robbins said, “it will keep even the slickest T-zones shine-free all day.” This BB cream also comes with SPF 35, which is enough for daily sun protection. It is not waterproof, so it can be cleaned with facial cleanser. But the poorly-designed bottle finish makes it difficult to control the amount and the bottle finish will be dirty after repeated use.
Dr. Jart+ Black Label Detox BB Beauty Balm is more suitable for normal to dry skin. The all-round product combines the functions of primer, liquid foundation, anti-wrinkle products with repairing and SPF features. The nourishing and moisturizing BB cream can cover light acne marks, dark circles, fine lines, redness, etc., presenting a natural and healthy skin tone. It can also conceal pores, brighten the complexion, and even out the skin tone. However, for people with serious blemishes on the skin, you’d better use other professional concealers. Dr. Jart+, a famous Korean cosmeceuticals brand, the ingredients of which are very safe without causing allergy and acne, so sensitive skin and acne-prone skin can use it confidently. This product is formulated with aloe vera and green tea extracts to soothe and reduce acne. Arbutin and caviar extracts help lighten old acne scars. This BB cream comes in a black tube, and there is also a silver one that is more suitable for oily skin or oily combo skin. Black Label Detox BB Beauty Balm has good bendability, and a small amount can be evenly applied to the whole face. If you skin is well hydrated, your finish will be more long-lasting and seamless without creasing. Applying with makeup sponge can achieve a lightweight finish which will not oxidize or be oily. It is also a very good choice for summer use. With SPF 25, it’s enough for daily sun protection.
Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint is a product for oily skin to create a matte and lightweight finish. Some people apply it even without using loose powder to achieve a natural, long-lasting finish. With excellent oil-controlling effect, it can cover acne marks and fine lines and even out skin tone without causing acne. The cream-like product spreads very easily with excellent bendability. What’s more, it contains nourishing ingredients such as vitamin C, vitamin E, and rosehip extract to nourish and repair the skin. However, it contains few moisturizing ingredients, and is a little dry to the skin. Therefore, be sure to hydrate your skin before applying it. According to the wear tests conducted by some beauty bloggers, even in summer, the makeup on the nose and the oily T-zone may only slightly melt down but will not be patchy. It comes with SPF 35, which can protect against UVA and UVB damage to the skin. Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint is is warmly welcomed by many consumers. One user said, “While this luxurious-feeling cream is more of a tinted moisturizer with skincare benefits, it merits a shout-out for having one of the most natural-looking matte finishes we've ever seen.”
3Lab is a high-end, niche and young skincare brand, with a very advanced production line and its own laboratory. The entire product line has the exclusive Nano-Claire GY, which mimics the body's growth hormone and stimulates cellular self-renewal. It is stable, safe and effective with powerful repair and antioxidant effects, suitable for sensitive and acne-prone skin. This moisturizing product blends perfectly into the skin to prepare it for makeup application. The texture of this BB cream is a little heavy, but if you apply it with a makeup sponge, then it will appear to be lightweight and is easy to spread. Also, its brightening effect makes the skin look natural and healthy. Besides, it achieves a long-lasting finish, which won’t be oily or melt down, won’t be over-drying or greasy, and won’t clog pores if you skin is well hydrated and coated with setting products. However, it doesn’t work well for coverage. and if your skin has serious blemishes, you’d better apply professional concealers. But if you have a fair skin tone, it is effective at covering redness on the skin. Perfect BB comes with SPF 40, which is enough for sun protection during summer. But it’s a little pricey.
Omorovicza is a top Hungarian skincare brand providing mild products. Omorovicza Complexion Perfector BB features moisturizing benefits, and promises to combine sunscreen, moisturizer, concealer, makeup base and foundation in one, but the real effect is not that amazing. This silicone-free BB cream will not clog your pores, so you don't have to worry about causing closed comedones and pimples due to the incomplete makeup removal. The texture of the BB cream is between liquid foundation and cream. With good bendability, it is easy to spread, leaving a natural finish. This moisturizing product makes your skin look very shiny and won’t melt down or cause caking during hot weather. It won’t dry out your skin in winter but feels refreshing. What’s more, it is long-lasting without causing dullness. However, due to its medium coverage, it can only cover the light acne marks. With hyaluronic acid, vitamins C and E, etc., it well nourishes the skin. Also, it comes with SPF 20, and in summer you can pair it with some other sunscreen for better sun protection. It carries a hefty price tag, but it is worth your every penny. Jeremy Robbins, a makeup artist, said, “this best BB cream has ruby crystal in it, which minimizes the appearance of blemishes and white lupin to energize skin for a radiant finish.”
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