Does BB stand for Burt’s Bees or Beauty Balm? Maybe it’s both with Burt’s Bees BB Cream

We’re always talking about weather around here but that’s because our cosmetic life is so dependent on it. I like some products year round while others are best for me during one or more of the 4 seasons. The newest addition to my summer makeup wardrobe is a new product from Burt’s Bees that was recently sent, Burt’s Bees BB Cream.

Burt's Bees BB Cream
Burt’s Bees BB Cream

This BB Cream is like going to a one-stop shop since it has everything I need for sweet summer days. There are 9 benefits in this one handy tube:

  • protects with Broad Spectrum SPF 15
  • moisturizes
  • smoothes
  • visibly firms
  • illuminates
  • evens tone
  • conceals
  • reduce looks of fine lines and wrinkles
  • perfects skin
Burt's Bees BB Cream
Burt’s Bees BB Cream

The first thing I noticed when applying the BB Cream is the refreshing orange fragrance it has. If you know me then you know I’m always looking for fragrance free products but this Burt’s Bees product is the exception to the rule. It starts with this great scent that dissipates but I’d be happy if it stuck around. This BB Cream comes in 3 shades: Light, Light/Medium, and Medium. That means it’s limited to only some skin tones.

Burt's Bees BB Cream in Light/Medium
Burt’s Bees BB Cream in Light/Med

Light/Med is more yellow than I would normally choose so when I tested it on my hand for photos I was sure it wouldn’t work for me. But the surprise is on me since it adjusts within a minute to my skin and looks natural on me. I’m not washed out when wearing it.

Burt's Bees BB Cream in Light/Med
Burt’s Bees BB Cream in Light/Med

One aspect of this that is a plus is that this dries very quickly on my face. I don’t want to use a finishing powder in the summer since the less layers the better. I can use a powder blush after a few minutes without it sticking in places. The blush will apply smoothly and hold. With an SPF of 15 it’s fine if I’m staying in for the day with maybe an occasional trip to the market but for a full day of being out and about I apply a higher SPF sunscreen separately. The good news about the sunscreen in this though is that the ingredients are physical blockers so they are less irritating on your skin than a chemical sunscreen would be.

Burt's Bees BB Cream
Burt’s Bees BB Cream

Burt’s Bees did a great job with their newest product. At $15 it’s not the least expensive option out there but to me it’s the most trusted. Plus there are always great drugstore sales going on. Enjoy your summer skin with Burt’s Bees.  —  Marcia

*sent for consideration


Active Ingredients (Light Shade): Titanium Dioxide 5.3% and Zinc Oxide 7.0%

Active Ingredients (Light/Medium Shade): Titanium Dioxide 4.7% and Zinc Oxide 7.0%

Active Ingredients (Medium Shade): Titanium Dioxide 4.7% and Zinc Oxide 7.0%

Inactive Ingredients (All Shades): Water, Glycerin, Decyl Oleate, Isoamyl Cocoate, Isoamyl Laurate, Octyldodecanol, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Alcohol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Stearic Acid, Morinda Citrifolia Fruit Extract, Beeswax, Jojoba Esters, Mica, Iron Oxides, Silica, Sorbitan Stearate, Stearyl Alochol, Behenyl Alcohol, Sodium Carboxymethyl C10-16 alkyl glucoside, lauryl glucoside, magnesium aluminum silicate, xanthan gum, citric acid, isostearic acid, lecithin, polyglyceryl-3 polyricinoleate, polyhydroxystearic acid, sodium phytate, trihydroxystearin, alumina, arachidyl alcohol, sorbic acid, alcohol denat., potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate, fragrance, phenoxyethanol.


  1. Rosie Areola (Heather) | 13th Jun 16

    Looks lovely, love the brand too, I’ll be looking for this in-store.

  2. Lola Seicento | 14th Jun 16

    I have been using mine nearly every single day, and have to say that I am very impressed! You also ca’t beat the price!

  3. Babi | 14th Jun 16

    I love Burt’s Bees and I LOVE BB cream! Must check this out!

  4. Cindy (Prime Beauty) | 14th Jun 16

    How is the coverage Marcia? I need at least medium coverage for my sun spots.

  5. Phyrra | 14th Jun 16

    I have the light shade. It’s interesting.

  6. Shipra | 14th Jun 16

    This looks really great! I would definitely try it out! <3

  7. Aleya Bamdad | 14th Jun 16

    This sounds like such a great BB cream. I’ve been a fan of the brand ever since I started using their hand lotion so I really want to try it.

  8. Chelsea | 14th Jun 16

    I really like this BB cream! It’s nice for light makeup days.

  9. Kath Thefabzilla | 15th Jun 16

    I like Burts Bees so I’m going to buy this next time I go to Target

  10. Anastasia | 15th Jun 16

    That shade is a tad too yellow for me, but I love Burt’s Bees and I hope they expand the shade range in the future. I would love to try this BB cream some day!

  11. The Beauty of Life | 15th Jun 16

    I’m not a BB cream user but this one sounds worth a try, especially with the orange fragrance1

  12. Julie | 15th Jun 16

    Ohh, I haven’t seen this yet! I love Burt’s Bees, so I will definitely check this out!

  13. Justina | 15th Jun 16

    The finish on this stuff looks divine.

  14. Destany | 15th Jun 16

    I’m a huge BB cream fan, so I will need to try this out. I’m just not sure about the fragrance.

  15. Bailey | 15th Jun 16

    I’m all about BB cream and I think I’ll have to try this. It sounds like a winner.

  16. Honeygirlk | 16th Jun 16

    This sounds like something I would like to try. I have heard both positive and negative things… negative being the shade range… some people look like they are white and ashy… but I think I would like it.

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