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BB Cream - Actively Correcting and Beautifying with SPF 50 PA+++

A dual-action formula that perfects and corrects skin
  • Dual-action formula instantly conceals imperfections with lightweight, buildable coverage AND is clinically proven to correct skin tone irregularities.
  • Formulated with a high level of Vitamin C, known for its powerful clarifying action.
  • Delivers broad spectrum SPF 50 PA +++ UV protection, this formula also helps to fight future sun damage.
  • Comes in 4 shades to suit a wide range of skin tones.
  • Provides all day hydration
  • Paraben Free. Fragrance Free. Silicone Free. Mineral Oil Free.
  • Safe for Sensitive Skin and All Skin Types. Non Comedogenic. Dermatologist and Allergy Tested.
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"This BB Cream instantly corrects my imperfections, while it hydrates and improves my skin tone over time."

Michelle, Kiehl’s Insider

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How to Apply:
- First dot a small amount of the formula down the center of the face, on the forehead, nose and chin. Then go back and blend the formula into the skin all over the face, using an outward and upward sweeping motion with the fingertips.


Kiehl’s Insider Tips:
- Apply a small amount first. Then if more coverage is desired, repeat the application outlined here, using a small amount of product for each application.
- Concentrate the application on the areas of the face where coverage is needed most, for example around the nose and mouth.
- Wear our BB Cream alone, or follow with an application of foundation and/or powder, if desired.

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Vitamin C
Known for its affinity with skin and its powerful ability to improve the appearance of skin aging. See more products with Vitamin C

UV Filters
A unique combination of Homosalate, Octocrylene and Ehtylhexyl Salicylate to provide very high level broad spectrum SPF 50 protection.

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Why did you choose this?
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I use it regularly.
Mary Lynn L on Oct 31, 2014
i am trying this product for the first time.
BETH R on Oct 31, 2014
refill
cassandra m on Oct 31, 2014
I already use this cream but decided to shop online.
marcella k on Oct 31, 2014
What is the difference between light and medium? How light is light?
A shopper on Apr 15, 2013
Best Answer: previously answered
Reply · Report · ethelinda r on Apr 28, 2013
How do I elect my color?
A shopper on Apr 16, 2013
Best Answer: previously answered
Reply · Report · ethelinda r on Apr 28, 2013
Do you have more dark color?
A shopper on Apr 12, 2013
Best Answer: I'm a fair skinned redhead, complete with freckles and I love the color. It gives me a sun kissed glow that makes me look like I've been in the sun, without the harsh blending lines. So us say its perhaps a bit darker than it seems in the computer monitor.
Reply · Report · Susan M on May 2, 2013
I'm interested in your BB cream. Is there not a shade for darker skin tones? Notice Fair, Medium but not Dark.
angela C on Apr 24, 2013
Best Answer: four shades available should include a dark - I actually only saw light and medium as selections
Reply · Report · ethelinda r on Apr 28, 2013
Why does it show only two colors when four are advertised? What are the four colors, I only see light and medium leaving two missing, Thanks Can't wait ti try!
Caryl S on Apr 14, 2013
Best Answer: fair and light/fair are "coming soon" according to the e-mail. I would think fair is lightest, then light/fair, light, medium...
Reply · Report · Brianna M on Apr 15, 2013
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Is this okay to use for acne prone skin?
A shopper on Apr 16, 2013
Best Answer: This should be perfectly fine with acne prone skin. Obviously, do not cake it on, but rather put a thin layer to help cover. The skin correcting and vitamin C aspect will help to calm the acne and help eliminate the acne marks or redness you may have.
Reply · Report · Juliette D on Apr 20, 2013
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Previous customer who used the Kiehl's Tinted Moisturizer in Medium (I am using my last precious bottle, actually). What shade of the BB cream would be closest to this shade, please? Thanks.
Donna M on May 8, 2013
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What is Vitamin C concentration?
A shopper on Apr 15, 2013
Best Answer: I just tried a very small amount on my face. I found it made my skin very dry. I have tried other BB creams & found them good. Could it be the Vitamin C in the product that causes the dryness, I think it is possible!
Having used Kiehl's Ultra Facial Tinted Moisturizer for some time, I am hoping Kiehl's will bring it back, as the new BB cream is just not for me. By the way, I have quite good "normal to dry combination" " senior" skin
Reply · Report · Elizabeth L on May 20, 2013
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Is that CC cream? And do you have natural color?
A shopper on Apr 12, 2013
Best Answer: This is a BB cream; I purchased the color medium and it blends well - my skin is fairly light (dark blonde hair, blue eyes) and when I first opened the bottle I thought the color was going to be too dark - it wasn't, it actually was perfect. I love the cream, it has good coverage, lasts all day - all I do is use a loose powder on top of the cream and my skin looks great. I have received compliments and just started using the cream!
Reply · Report · SHERRY D on Apr 25, 2013
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So this is basically just for white people. yes?
A shopper on May 6, 2013
Best Answer: I don't know how dark your complexion is, but if you've a tan/medium complexion w/ minor sun spots like me, the medium BB Cream might work for you (I'd try it in a Kiehl's store to be sure). I have the BB Cream in medium, and my haole (white!) skin responds well to the BB Cream as it is fairly light and you can 'build' the amount you'd like re coverage. The BB Cream lightly covers my sun spots and helps even out my tan/reddish nose.

My only worry is that my continual struggle w/ hot flashes will make the BB Cream drip off or not adhere when I'm 'moist' from having a raised body temp.! Jury's still out re IF I can even use the product on an upcoming trip to NC in the humidity/heat...And here in No. Calif. it gets really hot in the summer, so time will tell if it works for me in the extreme weather.

Hope that helped answer your question - I'd seriously try it in the store to see if it works w/ your skin tone. The sunscreen is an added bonus!
Reply · Report · Katherine D on May 7, 2013
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What are the four shades of BB cream---only find light/medium?
juanita L on Apr 16, 2013
Best Answer: Fair, Light, Fair/Light, and Medium.
Reply · Report · Aubrey R on Aug 26, 2013
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Will this clog pores? I get acne pretty easily.
A shopper on May 6, 2013
Best Answer: hi i have sensitive skin and it worked very well for me. It hasnt flared up my acne
Reply · Report · mervete l on May 7, 2013
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Do you have sample of the BB cream?
x j on Apr 30, 2013
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I'm confused about BB creams.......do you use them in place of foundation? Do you use after your moisturizer? I would love to try the Kiehl's BB cream. I've been satisfied with other product purchases in the past.
A shopper on May 6, 2013
Best Answer: hi i just started using it and all i apply is the BB cream. no need for cover up. my skin looks very good. and it looks like i have a tan which is nice.
Reply · Report · mervete l on May 7, 2013
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I want to replace my ultra facial tinted moisturizer in medium.....i cant
find it on the web site, please advise......?
A shopper on Apr 26, 2013
Best Answer: HI I am still waiting for an answer to this question also.
Reply · Report · Donna M on May 8, 2013
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Is this BB cream recommended for oily skin?
A shopper on Apr 16, 2013
Best Answer: It depends on how oily your skin is. This definitely will add moisture and does not contain ingredients that absorb oil. But, if you have slightly oily skin you should be fine.
Reply · Report · Anne D on May 5, 2013
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Do you still sell the Ultra Facial Tinted Moisturizer -- Medium?
Jean D on Jun 25, 2013
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why does the website say it is $22? I don't see anything for $22 about the bb cream.
A shopper on May 6, 2013
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hello, my skin color is kind of lighter than chocolate color, which one should I use?
A shopper on May 20, 2013
Best Answer: I have olive skin....and with a tan I have been using the medium. Awesome coverage. A little goes a long way
Reply · Report · Jennifer W on Jul 17, 2013
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I love kiehl's products - but what about BB cream for darker skins?
A shopper on May 15, 2013
Best Answer: I am Japanese and my father is from southern Japan, so my skin has a darker and slight yellow tone. I bought the Medium shade BB cream and it works just fine. I imagine the light shade will be too light for me.

It is hard to describe, but it does not tint your skin as much as it coats it. You may have to use a concealer if you have darker spots, but it does give your skin an even tone.
Reply · Report · Maki U on May 15, 2013
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Does it contain avobenzene? If so, I'm allergic to it.
Aldora K on Aug 7, 2013
Best Answer: I honestly don't know...sorry! But it's great coverage for a tinted moisturizer. I'd email or call Kiehl's directly. However, I break out extremely easily and Kiehl's is the only line that doesn't make me break out. Good luck!
Reply · Report · Melissa B on Aug 7, 2013
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do i need to apply sun cream before this?
A shopper on Apr 28, 2013
Best Answer: I would say you don't need sunscreen with this product. I wore it all weekend in the sun and it worked fantastic. Great product!
Reply · Report · Susan B on Apr 29, 2013
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Does this cream have petrolatum in it?
Lori M on Apr 21, 2013
Best Answer: from the ingredients label it didn't show petrolatum in it.
Reply · Report · Ching Hua L on Apr 24, 2013
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What does it mean by mineral oil free? Does it mean it's not really oil free?
Nora Y on Sep 18, 2013
Best Answer: No idea!
Love the cream, though, and glad they brought it back after taking away tinted moisturizer cream that only had 15 SPF
Reply · Report · Heidi w on Sep 19, 2013
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Will there be a color darker than medium? I'm a medium dark skin tone and get quite dark during the summer time. I use kiehls exclusively on my face (don't use foundation) and I'd love to have something to utilize for coverage!
A shopper on May 5, 2013
Best Answer: im pretty fair and i purchased the medium BB cream and its pretty dark. i think you will be ok.
Reply · Report · mervete l on May 7, 2013
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The description says that there are 4 shades to choose from, but when I go to order there are only Light and Medium options. I have freckles but am not pale, would go with the 2nd option on a scale of 1 to 4. But I am confused since I only have 2 options when I should have 4? I read the reviews but no one really mentions their skin color. Anyone who has used it, please advise. Thanks!
A shopper on Apr 28, 2013
Best Answer: There is Fair, Light, Fair/Light, and Medium. You might need to try samples first to see what is best. The light colors range from pale to creamy to pinkish-light colored skin and the medium is pretty dark.
Reply · Report · Aubrey R on Aug 26, 2013
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why isn't there a medium/dark or dark option?
A shopper on Aug 9, 2014
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Is this BB cream gluten-free? Thanks.
Rachel F on Apr 14, 2014
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How deep is the medium shade?
A shopper on May 6, 2013
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Does this product have shimmer or "glitter"?
Johnny on Sep 23, 2013
Best Answer: Not at all, but it's not matte either. It basically is like a tinted moisturizer with SPF that covers better than most and is actually good for your skin. Depending on how dry your skin is (or not), use powder to set...
Reply · Report · Melissa B on Sep 23, 2013
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Hi, I'm wondering if BB Cream can be washed off by Ultra Facial Cleanser or I have to use a special cleanser?
Andrea H on May 17, 2013
Best Answer: I've been using the BB cream for about a week and have been surprised that it washes off easily with my regular face cleanser. I thought it would be heavy or greasy, but it's not. It's pretty thick, but it smoothes over my face beautifully and leaves a nice glow.
Hope that helps!
Reply · Report · Donna V on May 17, 2013
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how do you know which color to choose?
A shopper on Sep 25, 2013
Best Answer: I had previously used the tinted moisturizer and purchased the same color in this product. If I did not have experience with other Kiehl's tinted face products I would have made my best guess based on customer reviews because I am too impatient to wait for the samples! I love this product so much and was really surprised that I was able to wear it during the humid northeast summer. It help up so well I am almost out and need to reorder. So much for thinking it would be my fall/winter product!
Reply · Report · Theresa S on Sep 25, 2013
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Do I need a moisturizer or serum under this?
A shopper on Jun 13, 2013
Best Answer: Neither is required to obtain the benefits of this product. However, a serum can be used as part of your daily regimen and if your skin is real dry an additional moisturizer is fine to use as well. Although, the BB Cream is a 3 in 1 product...a moisturizer, SPF protector and color cover. I love it!
Reply · Report · Stephanie S on Jun 17, 2013
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is this product a matte finish or a smooth lustrous finish? I don't want a matte finish
A shopper on Jul 27, 2014
Best Answer: It's definitely not a matte finish. On it's own it's a smooth product. For me personally, I put this on after a light moisturizer, so it makes it a little more lustrous. It goes on smoothly, not sticky or chalky.
Reply · Report · Lauren M on Jul 27, 2014
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What color should I choose?
Brandie S on Jan 30, 2014
Best Answer: It is not a complete coverage cream so getting exactly the right color is not as important as it is with some other products. If you can't get to the store to try it out, go with what you would normally go with in terms of light/medium/dark in drugstore brands. If you are a transitional person (in between light/medium), I would go with the lighter in the winter months and the darker in the summer months. Again, very light coverage, you can be a little off.
Reply · Report · Mary A on Jan 30, 2014
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Shall I use normal cleanser or make-up remover to clean this BB cream?
Shiyun Z on Sep 21, 2013
Best Answer: You can definitely use your normal cleanser or make-up remover. I use the make-up remover towlettes/cleansing cloths and it comes right off. I don't layer the BB Cream as I like the sheerness and use it almost like a tinted moisturizer. Hope this helps.
Reply · Report · Diane L on Sep 23, 2013
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Do you offer a darker color? These all seem too light.
A shopper on Jul 19, 2013
Best Answer: I bought BB cream and I REALLY don't like it! I'd like to return it for a credit if you do that sort of thing.
It is way too thick and cakey. Even when I thin it with moisturizer, I don't like the way it goes on. Also, it seems yellowish on my skin. But, the color is not the main problem, it's the texture and glueyness of it.
Could never recommend it to anyone.
Reply · Report · Betsy D on Jul 19, 2013
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