6 Best Tinted Moisturisers, CC Creams, and BB Creams for Men

I’ve been known to hit the snooze button many times in the morning.

Before I know it, I have to run, literally, to the train. However, even on mornings when I sleep through the alarm, the last thing I want is to not look my best.

Thankfully, BB creams, CC creams, and tinted moisturisers exist to simplify my morning routine.

BB and CC Creams, and tinted moisturisers are perfect for men as they hydrate, give a hint of tint, and some offer SPF protection in one easy step. Why can’t everything in life be this efficient?


BB, CC, and Tinted Moisturisers with SPF

For days when you want a true all-in-one product, look for one with SPF. You can apply it as a single step and then run out the door!

Blurring the line between skincare and makeup, Bioderma’s hypoallergenic formula is ideal for oilier skin as it mattifies on application. Sheer coverage gives the skin just a bit of oomph while looking like you’re not wearing anything. The formula also has broad spectrum SPF 50+ protection that lasts throughout the day. On top of all of this, Photoderm BB Cream is also fragrance-free, meaning even the most sensitive skins can use this one! Use after you wash your face in the morning. Simply apply with your fingers, massage in, and you’re ready to go.

If you’re looking for something that helps cover breakouts and also calms them down, this Avène BB cream is for you. Its sheer tint looks completely undetectable. Plus, it’s got SPF 30 broad-spectrum protection and leaves a natural matte finish, too. But wait: there’s more! Antirougeurs UNIFY features Pongamia glabra Seed Oil to soothe skin and support the natural microbiome. And Avène’s signature thermal water is rich in trace elements and minerals. If you’re prone to any form of inflammation in your skin, you’re going to love this one.

Since BB and CC creams tend to be sheer, they’re often offered in only a handful of shades. But what if you’re a man of colour looking for a CC cream? IT Cosmetics has you covered! This one comes in 15 shades, mattifies the skin while offering SPF 40 protection, and is cruelty-free to boot! Your Skin But Better is also heavy on the active ingredients: Peptides, fan fave Niacinamide, and various Clays to absorb excess oil. Since this CC cream offers fuller coverage too, it can be built up in areas that need extra coverage without looking cakey. Win!

Do you work inside where there’s little sun, but still want a touch of SPF protection? Asap’s vegan and cruelty-free CC cream features SPF 15, which is just enough to keep your skin safe from incidental sun exposure. White Leaf Tea Extract is rich in amino acids, and Pomegranate Extract is full of antioxidants. Also, asap cc cream won’t clog pores and looks completely seamless on the skin. If your skin is on the drier side, this formula layers beautifully over moisturiser so you can get a double hit of hydration with added protection.


BB and CC Creams, Tinted Moisturisers Without SPF

Sometimes you just want to treat yourself, y’know? Not only does Vita Liberata Beauty Blur deliver sheer coverage that makes your skin look luminous. It also delivers big-time skin benefits. Aloe Vera soothes, Vitamin B5 hydrates and calms, Hyaluronic Acid plumps, and Vitamin E offers antioxidant benefits. Because there’s no SPF, this formula is excellent to wear on a date night. To top it off, Beauty Blur is cruelty-free and vegan.

If you’re looking for a BB cream that’ll adapt with you throughout the seasons, Clinique BB Gel is for you. You get a shade-adjusting tint, 8 hours of hydration, and an instant fix for dullness. Hyaluronic Acid plumps the skin while Caffeine reduces puffiness and Probiotics feed your microbiome. The fragrance-free formula is the ultimate one-and-done product any time of day. Just make sure you layer your SPF over top in the morning.


Guys, it’s 2021. Men can absolutely wear a BB cream, CC cream, or tinted moisturiser. These products are the perfect way to cover all your skincare bases while instantly improving your complexion.

Go on, put your best face forward!



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