The Best BB Creams for Oily Skin
Looking for an alternative to foundation that’s fit for oily skin? BB creams are our top recommendation. But don’t be fooled, not all formulas are the same. We’re sharing 17 of the best BB creams that are formulated for oily skin types, ahead.
If you have oily skin, chances are much of your skin-care-related efforts are spent keeping excess shine in check. There are plenty of cleansers, masks and moisturizers formulated to help control this, but often finding makeup that lasts all day is a different story.
Luckily, dealing with oily skin doesn’t mean you have to forgo makeup altogether in order to avoid that dreaded T-zone slick by noon. It also doesn’t mean powder foundations are your only option. To achieve fresh-faced perfection — while still wearing your favorite makeup looks — reach for a BB cream. These hard-working, skin-care-meets-makeup products can help enhance the skin in a number of ways. Many formulas even offer shine-control variations, perfect for oily complexions.
BB cream is the ultimate multi-tasking product that combines elements of our favorite skin-care products in a unique, tinted formula. BB creams can offer the benefits of a moisturizer, anti-aging cream, sunscreen, primer and foundation all in one. Oily skin types are great candidates for this multi-purpose power-player because the consistency of BB cream is often lighter than that of foundation. Be warned, though, not all BB creams are designed for oily skin, so it’s important that you find the right one. From lightweight formulas to mattifying finishes, we rounded up the best BB creams for oily skin types.
As the brand’s first blemish-fighting BB cream formulated with salicylic acid, this product was a huge hit. The formula helps to minimize the look of pores and conceal imperfections while hydrating and smoothing the appearance of skin. Dream Pure BB is also non-comedogenic and boasts a lightweight feel, deeming it an ideal choice for those with oily, combination and blemish-prone skin.
The difference between this BB cream and its sister product formulated for combination skin is its anti-aging properties. This Magic BB Cream helps counteract signs of fatigue in the skin that come with aging. Use this ultra-light lotion to revive tired skin, even tone and hydrate for a flawless-looking finish.
Interested in a BB cream that has the ability to reduce the appearance of wrinkles? We recommend turning to Garnier’s BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector. Formulated with Pro-Xylane, mineral pigments and broad-spectrum SPF 15, this anti-aging formula will also help keep excess shine at bay and minimize the appearance of pores.
This intensely hydrating formula contains SPF and vitamin C to deeply moisturize the skin and correct the appearance of uneven spots and imperfections.
This BB cream from Kiehl’s enhances the appearance of your complexion and temporarily masks imperfections. It’s formulated with antioxidant-rich vitamin C and UV filters and works to reduce the appearance of large pores for a virtually flawless-looking complexion. Plus, it’s free of parabens, fragrances, mineral oil and silicone, and is non-comedogenic, meaning it won’t clog your pores.
Formulated with oily skin types in mind, this oil-free, non-comedogenic BB cream helps minimize the appearance of large pores, visibly cover imperfections and absorbs oil for an all-day matte finish. It even boasts broad-spectrum SPF 20 for daily UV protection.
Dr. Jart Black Label Detox BB Beauty Balm
This beauty balm cream from Dr. Jart contains botanical actives to purify and calm blemish-prone skin. It covers blemishes while preventing new ones from popping up, while also treating signs of aging like uneven skin tone.