BB creams have been on the market for a while now, but what exactly is BB cream? Keep reading for our answers to your most commonly asked questions about BB cream!

What Does the “BB” Stand for in BB Cream?

Depending on who you ask, the “BB” in BB cream can stand for blemish balm, blemish base, or beauty balm. At 3LAB, we prefer to think of them as beauty balms because of their multi-tasking, beauty-enhancing abilities. BB creams are so much more than just tinted moisturizers. BB creams act as moisturizer, foundation, and sunscreen all in one convenient package!

What is BB Cream Used For?

You can use it in place of your moisturizer, foundation, and sunscreen. How easy is that? Or, you can wear BB cream as an alternative to foundation. BB creams are actually more beneficial for the skin than traditional foundations because they’re designed to cover and treat the skin.

How Do You Apply BB Cream?

BB cream is super easy to apply. Like any moisturizer or sunscreen, you can use your fingers to apply BB cream to your face. If desired, a damp beauty sponge or foundation brush also works well to apply BB cream. Try a few methods and see which works best for you!

What is the Best BB Cream?

3LAB offers three amazing BB creams, each with different coverage and protection levels.

Aqua BB Protect
If you love a full coverage look, this is the BB cream for you. Aqua BB Protect offers a flawless, matte finish while protecting the skin from the environment. This BB cream is formulated with microspheres that absorb shine while hydrating your skin.

Perfect BB SPF 40
This sheer tinted moisturizer brightens and hydrates while it protects your skin from the sun. That’s why it’s one of our favorite items to pack for summer travel!

Aqua BB SPF 40
This lightweight formula offers illuminating, color-correcting coverage while defending your skin against UV rays and other environmental aggressors.