It's True, 3Lab Perfect BB Cream Lives Up to its Name

The BB Cream craze hit our makeup bags hard last year, and there’s no sign of it letting up. Especially as summer approaches. We love the instant benefit a BB Cream provides — sun protection, moisture, brightening, primer, coverage, etc. And in the case of 3Lab Perfect BB Cream SPF 40, some major anti-aging benefits as well.

3Lab is not messing around with this formula. We’re talking proprietary growth hormone and apple stem cell technology (from a rare Swiss Apple proven to delay the aging process). 3Lab and its team of scientists spared nothing here. Look for a peptide blend, called “Beta White,” that illuminates and brightens the skin by decreasing proteins involved in the pigmentation process. There’s also a hydrolyzed pea protein that activates skin cells and is clinically proven to reduce wrinkles. Yup, we said pea protein. All of this amazing science resulted in one of the best BB Creams we’ve ever used. It feels like a luxe skin care treatment on the skin and smells ever so slightly of lemon.

Score one more for 3Lab – there are three shade options to choose from. I found a perfect match in Shade #01. For added oomph, blend a tiny bit of your favorite liquid highlighter with one pump of 3Lab BB for radiance you didn’t think possible. At the suggestion of my friend Romy, I used Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer. My skin was so naturally glowy that I almost didn’t recognize myself. Like, who is this chick staring back at me in the mirror?

The only downside to 3Lab BB Cream is the $95 price tag. For as pricey as it is, I do think it’s splurge-worthy. Think of it as skin care and it’s a little easier to process. Just a little bit.