This Makeup Artist–Approved Cream Is Perfect for Dry, Mature Skin


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I don't know about you, but I think there's a lot of confusion surrounding the difference between tinted moisturizers, BB creams, and CC creams. Truth be told, they're actually all pretty similar, with a few unique traits each. A tinted moisturizer can also act as a CC cream with the right ingredients, but the main thing that I'm going to clear up here is what a CC cream is versus a BB cream. Celebrity makeup artist Allison Kaye breaks it down for us. "A BB cream is a beauty balm or blemish balm," she says. "This product is going to provide more of a sheer coverage and will have ingredients like moisturizer, SPF, and brighteners. The goal is to brighten and hydrate your face while providing very light coverage. CC cream stands for color corrector or complexion corrector and is meant to help with redness, dullness, uneven skin tone, and dark under-eye circles. CC creams usually have a matte texture and finish, whereas BB creams are going to be more glowy due to the hydrating/moisturizing properties in them."

That being said, BB creams are great for dry or mature skin types because they add another layer of hydration to the skin and can camouflage the look of sun spots or other skin damage. You can also go in with a foundation or concealer to add more coverage if desired. For the absolute best BB creams for mature skin, keep scrolling! We've rounded up a few below.


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Best Overall: BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturizer

2. Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream

3. L'Oréal Makeup Magic Skin Beautifier Anti-Redness BB Cream


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4. Purlisse Perfect Glow BB Cream SPF 30

5. Maybelline Dream Fresh Skin Hydrating BB Cream

6. Clinique Age Defense BB Cream


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7. Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream

8. Physicians Formula Super BB Cream

9. Pacifica Alight Multi-Mineral BB Cream

This article was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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Shawna Hudson
Associate Beauty Editor

Shawna Hudson has worked in editorial for over six years, with experience covering entertainment, fashion, culture, celebrities, and her favorite topic of all, beauty. She graduated from California State University, Fullerton, with a degree in journalism and has written for other publications such as Bustle, The Zoe Report, Byrdie, Elite Daily, Mane Addicts, and more. She is currently an associate beauty editor at Who What Wear and hopes to continue feeding her (completely out-of-control) beauty obsession as long as she can. Stay up to date on her latest finds on Instagram @shawnasimonee.