The Best BB Creams for Dry Skin When It's "Colder Than Mars"

Updated 01/08/18

We've officially passed the point where the bomb cyclone is no longer a funny name we use in conversations about the cold weather. (To the weather gods, we are very sorry for making fun of the term, and if there's anything we can do for penance to stop our faces from hurting when we venture outside, feel free to DM us). Between losing circulation all over our bodies when we go out and curling up very close to our space heaters when we sleep, we know we're putting our skin through the ringer.

To combat the inevitable dryness, we turn our attention to BB creams, which are great options for everyday use. While they are normally used for tinting and smoothing the skin, a lot them are packed with ingredients that help lock in moisture. We've rounded up seven of our favorites. Scroll through to see the creams that will be saving our skin this winter.

Moisturizing Bomb Cushion Compact Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Light/Medium (pink undertones) 1.04 oz/ 30 g
Belif Moisturizing Bomb Cushion Compact Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Light/Medium $42
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As huge fans of Belif's Moisturizing Bomb, we were very excited to find out this BB cream incorporates that moisturizer into its formula. You not only get great coverage and natural-looking, dewy skin, but you also get hydration all day long.

BB Cushion Hydra Radiance No.37 Cacao 0.5 oz/ 15 g x 2
Laneige BB Cushion Hydra Radiance No.37 Cacao $38
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The Laneige BB Cushion was one of our first forays into the cushion compact trend and got us instantly hooked. This hydrating version is made with a technology that not only gives you a nice glow but also uses pigments that are packed with moisture to soothe dry skin.

Erborian BB Crème au Ginseng $39
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Ginseng is known for its moisturizing properties, and it couldn't be better utilized in this BB cream. Its creamy texture goes on so smooth, evens out uneven skin tone, and hides dark spots and fine lines. While it gives off a matte finish, you won't be cakey at all.

Hydra Life BB Creme Broad Spectrum SPF 30 01 Luminous Beige 1.7 oz
Dior Hydra Life BB Creme Broad Spectrum SPF 30 $60
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This BB cream is made with centella, a plant cultivated in Madagascar that promotes collagen production and enhances the skin's water movements to keep it hydrated for hours.

Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse Beauty Balm SPF 25+ $34
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Made of 50% water, this BB cream has a water-based technology that locks in moisture. It also has dry-skin-fighting ingredient hyaluronic acid for an extra punch of hydration. 

Garnier Skinactive BB Cream 5-in-1 Miracle Skin Perfector $11
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This one promises to do (and truly delivers on) five things: control shine, minimize the appearance of pores, even out skin tone, protect from the sun's harmful UV rays, and hydrate. At $11, we couldn't ask for more in a BB cream if we wanted to.

Estée Lauder Day Wear Antioxidant Beauty Benefit BB Creme SPF 35 $43
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The antioxidant complex—which contains vitamins C and E—found in this BB cream makes it so that you get the healthiest-looking skin. It provides great coverage to even out skin tone and keeps skin hydrated in the driest atmospheres.

Next up, read up on the difference between BB creams and CC creams.

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