Since its debut, BB cream has become an absolute beauty must-have. And these days, the multi-tasking miracle product is a staple in many of our makeup bags. But, as Australians, we all know that a makeup product is only as good as its SPF.
When you’re looking for a BB cream, it’s important that it offers adequate protection from our country’s harsh sun and helps to boost the work of your face sunscreen. The best BB creams will offer at least an SPF 30, contain moisturising properties and give skin a natural glow.
Here are our top five picks of the best BB creams with the added benefit of SPF.
Maybelline Dream BB Cream
Depending on your skin’s needs, pick from two different finishes of the Maybelline New York Dream Pure BB: satin or matte. The eight-in-one formula instantly softens and evens out the skin, while also working hard beneath the surface to diminish pores and reduce breakouts.
“Overall this is a great and affordable multi-tasking product that covers blemishes, and hydrates and smooths skin. I do really like that there is added SPF protection and salicylic acid to keep my skin clear and to prevent breakouts.” – Dramsay82
Garnier BB Cream All-In-One Perfector Even Tone SPF 50
Garnier BB Cream All-In-One Perfector Even Tone offers SPF 50 and vitamin C protection to brighten existing age spots and prevent new ones from forming.
“If you are looking for a BB cream which has light coverage, gives the most gorgeous velvety semi-matte finish, counteracts shine, and makes your pores disappear – this is for you!” – Muser
$11.39 at Chemist Warehouse
BIODERMA Photoderm BB Cream SPF 50+
If you prefer a BB cream that offers you the same kind of coverage as your foundation, the BIODERMA Photoderm BB Cream SPF 50+ is a winner. The addition of SPF 50 eliminates the need for a thicker layer of sunscreen underneath, meaning your skin stays comfortable and lightweight.
“I apply a bit of moisture on top of my serum and then apply the BB cream. My face glows and the total finish achieved is great.. I absolutely love it as so many people ask em what foundation I use” – lollipopgirl
$31.49 at Chemist Warehouse
Skin Physics Foundation No More BB Cream SPF 30+
If you suffer from dry, red skin this Skin Physics Foundation No More BB Cream SPF 30+ has been infused with soothing ingredients like hyaluronic acid and chamomile to solve all your problems. With the added benefit of SPF 30 for sun protection, you really can’t go wrong.
“The lightweight formula has been perfect for the hot summer days and I’m so happy to report that this is not drying on the skin at all! I love that it contains a hyaluronic acid gel-film as it does moisturise and I’ve found no cracks or creases at the end of the day. I highly recommend!” – RM123
$12.95 at Cosmetic Capital
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra BB Cream Facial Sunscreen SPF50+
If you prefer products that are comfortable for sensitive skin, conceal large pores and provide SPF 50 protection, the La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra BB Cream Facial Sunscreen SPF50+ is for you.
“It claims to me non-comedogenic which it is on me and I have pimple prone skin so I’m a bit of a good test for that. It’s made in France so that’s probably why I detect that it’s a lovely high quality skin product.” – clearcrystalwater
$31.95 at Adore Beauty
Main image credit: @christinanadin
Have you tried any of these BB creams? Which other beauty products with the added benefit of SPF protection do you use?