Crème de la crème: BB Creams

Imagine a moisturizer, complexion-perfecter and sun protection all rolled into one.

I’ve been imagining something like that for quite some time. And then, before you could say, “I need a cream that combines SPF, moisturizer and a blemish concealer,” it appeared as I was walking down Connecticut Avenue on the window display of Blue Mercury. Helloooo, B.B. cream.

It’s easy to want one, but it’s even harder to choose which one is the best fit for your skin type. Here are my favorites:

Dior Hydra Life BB Crème: Dior’s BB cream will hydrate your skin, correct skin’s pigment and holds an anti-aging serum. The cream was first created by a plastic surgeon as a post-surgical product to soothe skin. [Note to self: need to write that guy a thank you note.]

Dior Hydra Life BB Crème, $56. & Sephora Exclusive

Estée Lauder Daywear Anti-Oxidant BB Crème: What I love about this cream is the light signature cucumber scent, which will leave your skin feeling cool and rejuvenated.

Estee Lauder BB Crème, $38, on counters and

NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer: My go-to for illuminators now has their own Tinted Moisturizer? Ah, heaven. This bottle packs a whole lot of SPF, hydration for your skin and a sweet natural glow. Some of their ingredients derive from the French Polynesian lagoons. I’ve always wanted to resemble the little mermaid…

               NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30, $42,