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Calling All Gentlemen: 15 Best BB Creams for Men

By: / February 22, 2021
Categories : Makeup

K-beauty trends have brought us a slew of beauty products that we beauty junkies are thankful for. Think cushion foundations and bubble masks for starters.  And of course, if there was one that has taken over our beauty arsenals, it would be the coveted BB cream. The BB cream — or otherwise known as a Blemish Balm — acts much like a tinted moisturiser. However, these bad boys are known to be loaded with a chock full of skincare benefits from delivering sun protection to keeping the skin hydrated! Although the BB cream might be highly sought-after amongst Asian women, this K-beauty trend is not leaving the boys behind! Here, Beauty Insider gives you the lowdown of the 15 best BB creams for men! 

What is BB Cream?

BB cream is also known as Blemish or Beauty Balm. Initially, the idea was taken from a soothing cream that was given post-surgery to camouflages cosmetic procedures. Then, the formulations and benefits were created by the beauty companies. BB cream is a highly sought-after product as it is a multipurpose makeup that serves as a sunscreen, and moisturizer. Thus, it is the perfect go-to product for men as it delivers significant benefits in just one compact size.

15 Best BB Creams for Men

Laneige HOMME Sun BB SPF 50+ PA+++

Trust the Laneige Homme BB Cream to leave you with skin that is your own but better. Packed with SPF 50, this BB cream doubles up as a sunscreen to protect your skin from the harsh sun rays!  It also works to cover unflattering imperfections and correct uneven skin tone for a natural skin-like finish. The best part?  This BB cream comes in a wide variety of shades to fit all skin tones! 

Here is what we love about this product:

  • Long-lasting moisture
  • Brightens up dull skin
  • Lightweight texture

Although this BB cream has received it share of rave reviews, some reviewers have also said that this BB cream leaves the skin with a sheer coverage at best. So if you are on the hunt for heavy coverage, this BB cream might not be for you.

“Looks natural, so marks are seen but not as obvious. Good for men. Not really that dark as it claims to be. More for yellow toned or light tan skin. Benefits are true. Skin becomes even toned and smooth after a couple days. The more often and longer worn, the better,” says one Amazon review.

Price: $27.90, Qoo10

Lab Series BB Tinted Moisturiser Broad Spectrum SPF 35

Lab Series BB Tinted Moisturiser Broad Spectrum SPF 35

As the very first brand to launch a BB cream catered just for men, you know that this BB cream is the OG when it comes to delivering flawless skin. Ideal for all skin types, this BB cream is a blemish balm and repair treatment cream all rolled into one. Besides camouflaging imperfections, this BB cream also packs a punch in the hydration department, thanks to its moisturising properties. Check out this product review to see this BB cream at work.

Here is what we love about this product:

  • Leaves the skin with a dewy finish
  • Corrects uneven skin tone
  • Protects the skin against UV rays

Reviewers loved that this BB cream lived up to its promise of leaving the skin with a subtle, skin-like finish that is almost invisible! With the rave reviews this BB cream has received, you can be sure that this is one to look out for.

Price: $76, Tangs

The Face Shop Clean Face Oil Control BB Cream

Even if you have suffered with oil shine for the longest time, you can count on this BB cream to keep your grease in check. With its sebum controlling powers, this BB cream absorbs any excess oil to banish midday shine! What’s more, this BB cream contains chamomile extract, which is known to soothe irritated skin.

Here is what we love about this product:

  • Ideal for sensitive and acne-prone skin types
  • Brightens up dull skin
  • Matte finish

From its lightweight texture to its sebum control powers, we can see why reviewers on MakeupAlley have said nothing but nice things about this BB cream! “Its light, blendable, very well coverage, and gives smooth finishing,” wrote one reviewer.

Price: $20, Qoo10

Iope Men Air Cushion 

For the gentleman who is always on-the-go, look no further than this BB cushion to perk up your skin in an instant. Perfect for those who are not fans of heavy makeup, this BB cream promises to blur out any imperfections while leaving your skin with an au-naturele, no-makeup finish! If you need a visual, YouTuber TheBeautyBreakdown has got you covered with this product review! Check it out here.

Here is what we love about this product:

  • Controls sebum production
  • High coverage
  • Lightweight texture

With countless glowing reviews on on YesStyle, we are not surprised that this BB cushion has become such a hit. “It really feels good and matches my skin color well. One application is enough for me throughout the day. It does not fade away easily even though I’m in a warmer/humid atmosphere,” says one YesStyle review.

Price: $33.36, YesStyle

Erborian BB Cream Au Ginseng

The Erborian BB Cream Au Ginseng has cemented its place as a cult favourite amongst many Korean men, and rightfully so. As its name suggests, this BB cream features Ginseng extract as its star ingredient, which is known to fight off all visible signs of ageing from fine lines to dark eye circles. Aside from its skincare benefits, this BB cream promises to cover up blemishes and blemishes to leave you with a luminous, semi-matte finish.

Here is what we love about this product:

  • Lightweight texture
  • Moisturising
  • Refines skin texture

“This BB cream comes out greyish but warms up on my skin. It matches my skin fair neutral pretty darn perfectly. It’s thick and smooth and blends in easily. I usually use my fingers to apply it. It’s a solid medium coverage, very natural finish,” says on MakeupAlley review.

Price: $49.94, Amazon

Innisfree Forest for Men BB Grooming Cream

In need of a radiance booster? Look no further than this Innisfree BB cream. With its silky and smooth texture, this BB crea Black yeast in this BB cream also works to form an invisible veil over your skin to protect it from irritation-causing aggressors. To see this BB cream at work, Brian Dez has got you covered with this review. Check it out here.

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Here is what we love about this product:

  • Silky, smooth texture
  • High SPF
  • Lightweight formula

Reviewers say that a little goes a long way with this BB cream, so you do not need to lather on too much product to see its full effects!

Price: $15.30, Shopee

MISSHA Men’s Cure BB Cream Suited for Men

Think that BB creams are not made for troubled skin? This MISSHA BB cream for men makes us think twice about that. Infused with green tea and cranberry extracts, this BB cream refines large pores while keeping your skin hydrated and dewy! Furthermore, this BB cream contains centella asiatica to soothe any redness and combat acne-causing bacteria.

Here is what we love about this product:

  • Brightens up dull skin
  • Retains moisture (thanks to hyaluronic acid)
  • Non-greasy finish

“As a guy it’s been difficult to admit I could use some help with my skin discoloration, but once I did, and I tried this, I loved it. it smoothed and evened out my redness and left my skin looking oil free. Any guy shy about putting “make-up” should definitely try this out at least once,” says one review.

Price: $12.35, YesStyle

REN Skincare Satin Perfection BB Cream 

This BB cream is a serious contender when it comes to giving your skin its much-needed radiance boost. Formulated with photo-rejuvenation technology, this BB cream improves skin elasticity and smoothens out fine lines and wrinkles to give your skin its youthful glow! With its light, satin coverage, you can expect an effortlessly flawless complexion that can withstand the heat and humidity in Singapore.

Here is what we love about this product:

  • Silicone-free
  • Improves skin firmness
  • Matte finish (goodbye, oily skin)

“This BB cream has a pretty runny texture, which really surprised me since I was used to seeing more cream-like consistency from the usual BB creams. It works best when you pat it on your face. It came out of the tube looking more orange and a tad darker than my skin tone, but give it a few seconds after you pat it on and the colour will adjust to your skin tone which is amazing,” says one review.

Price: $56.50, Lookfantastic

La Roche-Posay Uvidea BB Cream 

A sunscreen and BB cream in one bottle, this La Roche-Posay BB Cream arrives with all the offerings you need for healthy and glowing skin. Designed to fit Asian skin types and concerns, this BB cream blends seamlessly into the skin without leaving the skin with an oily finish. Moreover, Thermal Spring Water in this foundation works to soothe the skin and protect it from harmful environmental aggressors.

  • Natural, skin-like finish
  • High SPF
  • Long-lasting coverage

“Smells nice and has a nice amount of natural coverage with a awesome SPF. I wear it under a little makeup everyday and have no problems at all! I have combination skin and It doesn’t dry my skin or make it too oily,” says one MakeupAlley review.

Price: $49.90, Robinsons

Dr Jart+ Black Label Nourishing Beauty Balm 

Blemish-prone skin will be a thing of the past with the help of this BB cream. A triple threat to imperfect skin, this all-in-one BB cream corrects uneven skin tones, soothes irritation and hides pesky zits well. It also leaves the skin with a non-dulling matte finish to keep oil shine at bay.

Here is what we love about this product:

  • Works well on even the most sensitive of skin types
  • Blends seamlessly into skin
  • Non-greasy finish

For people who have oily skin types, this BB cream might be the next potential holy grail. Reviewers love that this BB cream leaves the skin with a nice matte finish. “This bb cream is perfect for acne prone skin. The texture is not oily. It’s very natural on my face with a no makeup look. It keeps my face from being too oily. I highly recommend this product to bb cream lovers,” says one Sephora review.

Price: $54, Sephora

Clinique Anti-Blemish Solution BB Cream

If you have an oily skin, the Clinique Anti-Blemish Solution BB Cream is the perfect choice for you. It camouflages blemishes on your skin and prevent acne breakouts. Furthermore, it protects the skin from harmful rays and delivers a matte finish. With its anti-aging properties, this BB cream does wonders for your skin.

Here is what we love about this product:

  • Suitable for oily and acne-prone skin
  • Matte finish
  • Features anti-aging benefits

“Provides a very nice Matte finish, which lasts several hours. I wear this with no foundation and add blush, making it look natural! Really good product,” says one reviewer.

Price: $38.56

DTRT Get Ready BB Cream SPF50+

DTRT Get Ready BB Cream SPF50+ delivers a natural-looking finish making it the perfect BB cream for any occasion. With its lightweight consistency, it does not only helps to brighten the skin tone, but it protects the skin with its broad spectrum SPF 50+. Moreover, it is infused with essential ingredients that combat signs of aging and it helps to keep the skin shine-free.

Here is what we love about this product:

  • Features SPF 50
  • Natural and powdery finish
  • Lightweight texture

With 5 star ratings on Amazon, this BB cream curated specifically for men is one of the best BB creams and one reviewer stated that “ Now, I got instant compliments on the look of my skin upon using this. It will be an asset to add this to your skincare regimen”.

Price: $42.45

Kiehl’s Actively Correcting and Beautifying BB Cream

Enriched with vitamin C, Kiehl’s Actively Correcting and Beautifying BB Cream helps to even the skin tone. It provides coverage for all of the imperfections on the skin and it features SPF 50 to protect the skin from sun rays. If you have sensitive skin, this BB cream should be on top of your list as it is free from paraben and fragrance. Available in 4 different shades, it caters to all different skin tones.

Here is what we love about this product:

  • Loaded with vitamin C
  • Suitable for sensitive skin
  • Hydrates the skin

Most of the reviewers on Amazon stated that the Kiehl’s Actively Correcting and Beautifying BB Cream provides coverage and it does not feel heavy on the skin.

Price: $30.00

Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF35

Infused with sodium hyaluronate, Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF35 ensures that your skin is moisturize and hydrate. Besides that, it features essential benefits in just one tube ranging from coverage, UV protection, even the skin tone and minimize the signs of aging. Most of all, it has a wide shade palette including for the pale skin tones as well.

Here is what we love about this product:

  • Prevents redness
  • Available in wide range of shades
  • Moisturizes the skin
  • Features SPF 35

With 4.6 star ratings on Amazon, reviewers have raved about this BB cream and it only needs a small amount to cover the blemishes. All we can say that it is definitely worth every penny!

Price: $153.35

Mac Prep + Prime BB Cream

Dry skin?  You need to grab the Mac Prep + Prime BB Cream asap as it moisturizes your skin with its hydrating properties. Moreover, this BB cream has a creamy texture that seamlessly camouflages blemishes and acne scars. It is available in five different shades and features SPF 35 to protect the skin from harmful rays.

Here is what we love about this product:

  • Suitable for dry and parched skin
  • Creamy consistency
  • Serves as a primer

“I LOVE THIS STUFF. Full coverage, feels light weight, and doesn’t cake up on your face (hallelujah!),” says one reviewer on Amazon.

Price: $117.20