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For the past few years BB and CC creams have been a favorite tool for hiding facial imperfections while also fighting the tell-tale signs of aging using antioxidant- and peptide-packed formulas. A new crop of creams is taking the concept to new levels, coloring and correcting head to toe.
FOR LIPS: StriVectin CC Clinical Corrector Anti-Aging Lip Tint
Just as CC creams do for wrinkles, this targeted balm blurs frustrating lip lines while hydrating and plumping in equal measure.
To buy: StriVectin CC Clinical Corrector Anti-Aging Lip Tint, $19 at strivectin.com
FOR EYES: Physicians Formula Super BB 10-in-1 Beauty Balm Concealer
Is there anyone out there who doesn't need a little help concealing dark circles, puffiness, imperfections, blemishes and redness? This eye-centric BB cream is brightening and hydrating, concealing fine lines without creasing into them. Included among its skincare actives is a dose of SPF 30, for all of us who spend way too much time squinting at the sun.
To buy: Physicians Formula Super BB 10-in-1 Beauty Balm Concealer, $12.95 at drugstore.com
FOR BODY: Jergens BB Body Skin Perfecting Cream
The first thought that popped into our heads when we learned about Jergens' BB for Body: 'What took so long?' This first-to-market game-changer instantly smoothes legs, arms and everywhere in between with a sheer, ever-so lightly tinted formulation that addresses stretch marks, cellulite and blotchy skin. It won't replace your self-tanner, but will imbue skin with just a touch of subtle, smudge-free color.
To buy: Jergens BB Body Skin Perfecting Cream, $12.99 at walgreens.com
FOR HAIR: Pantene Ultimate 10 BB Creme 10-in-1 Hair Perfector
Pantene was the first brand to create BB cream for hair, and it’s an all-in-one wonder of epic proportions. No, we’re not exaggerating; It’s pretty amazing. Whether your hair is dry, needs smoothing, softening, is damaged, has frizz, needs heat protection, or just a little help taming flyaways, one or two pumps will fortify and add manageability.
To buy: Pantene Ultimate 10 BB Creme 10-in-1 Hair Perfector, $6.99 at pantene.com
FOR FACE: Stila Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Illuminating BB Cream With SPF 30
BB creams for the face are nothing new, and the endless array of options can be mind-boggling. However, the Stila BB cream is one we keep coming back to. The slight shimmer of their illuminating version is subtle enough that it won't leave you feeling like a night club reject. It lasts all day, includes an SPF 30 (more than most) and lets you glow without ever feeling shiny.
To buy: Stila Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Illuminating BB Cream With SPF 30, $38 at sephora.com