I ASKED, YOU ANSWERED: What is the best anti-aging, natural finish BB, CC, or Tinted Moisturizer?!

Lifestyle Blogger, Shannon Silver, asked YOU on Instagram (@shannonsilver) what the best anti aging bb / cc or tinted moisturizers are and you answered. This is what you guys said!

The other morning as I was getting ready, I noticed my current cc creme {It Cosmetics Illuminizing to be exact} is near it’s end. I have probably about 3 uses left of it.

This is my second tube of the stuff that I actually finished to the end. I liked it… but it wasn’t the one, you know?

I liked that it was illuminizing, anti-aging, & it’s one of my favourite brands {their tightline is INSANE, i love it}. However, it was too full coverage for me. I much prefer a lighter finish & not to sound like Glossier, but I want my skin to look like skin. I found this to be too heavy for my liking… more foundation like honestly.

SO- I did what I usually do… I took it to Instagram. I asked and I am SO glad I did because I had some of the raddest suggestions that I figured I’d share here with you! Some were really unique and from brands I have yet to try.

Here is the instagram I posted of what I am looking for. Ignore the quality as it was a screengrab from a video story!

To reiterate, I want a nice dewy finish, natural coverage, anti-aging benefits, & I especially love Asian brands. I also prefer bb, cc, or a tinted moisturizer vs a full blown foundation.

Here is what you guys told me about – listed in no particular order.

The Best Anti-Aging Tinted Moisturizers, BB & CC Cremes – all with a natural finish:

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer

Champagne at Shannon's talks anti-aging, natural finish bb, cc, or tinted moisturizers • Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer

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This one is a cult favourite! I’ve seen many other bloggers & influencers rave about it and this one. It comes in three different varieties: illuminating, oil free, natural. This boasts to give the “no makeup” make up look, which is what I’m all about. It’s jam packed with vitamins and has sodium hyaluronate which keeps skin moisturized and help plump in wrinkles.

Laura Mercier Radiance Primer

Champagne at Shannon's talks anti-aging, natural finish bb, cc, or tinted moisturizers • Laura Mercier Radiance Primer

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so this TOTALLY piqued my interest: I’ve recently incorporated a primer in my makeup routine and it’s legit like a filter for your face. I like that this one illuminates too – so even though the primer finish is matte, it will lend a slight radiance. Ingredients include Vitamins A, C, & E, pearls, & jojoba.

Erborian CC Skin Perfector

Champagne at Shannon's talks anti-aging, natural finish bb, cc, or tinted moisturizers • Erborian CC Creme

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I’ve been told that this Korean brand is completely life-changing. It’s a fave of one of my fave bloggers, Monique Sedlar of Le Freak, & her skin is seriously insane. It’s a more natural coverage and literally “perfects” the skin! It has SPF 25 and does exactly what it says: perfects the skins. Blemishes & lines are blurred and gives a smooth, dewy finish.

Pur-lisse Tinted Moist Cream SPF 30

Champagne at Shannon's talks anti-aging, natural finish bb, cc, or tinted moisturizers • Pur-Lisse BB Tinted Moist Cream SPF 30

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Okay how have I never heard of this brand? It’s based on Asian skincare with a focus on anti-aging. The creator, Jennifer Yen based it off of her grandmother’s Asian beauty secrets. Ingredients include:their exclusiveive Asian Herb extracts complex, chamomile & Artemisia to soothe skin, sugar maple to improve skins appearance. This is a favourite of Vogue and probably the one I will try first!

Beauty Counter Dew Skin

Champagne at Shannon's talks anti-aging, natural finish bb, cc, or tinted moisturizers • Beauty Counter Dew Skin

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BeautyCounter is completely clean & non-toxic & this one got mentioned a few times. It’s sheer coverage with natural ingredients but I love that it has Vitamin C. It claims to enhance brightness & firm skin with a dewy glow! Other ingredients include peony flower root & black currant. I also love that it has Dew in the name… but I’m an easy sell. 🙂

Dr. Jart+ Premium Beauty Balm SPF 45

Champagne at Shannon's talks anti-aging, natural finish bb, cc, or tinted moisturizers • Dr. Jart BB Beauty Balm

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First off, I am obsessed with Dr. Jart+ so I was stoked to see this be mentioned. I have not tried their BB’s but the “All That Contours” sheet mask is one of the best anti-aging sheet masks I’ve used. I trust this brand fullheartedly. The brand focuses on the art of skincare & Korean skincare techniques. The products are seriously amazing so I’m not surprised that this one came up! This BB is awesome for long term anti-aging & provides great sun protection. After all, sun protection is KEY for good skin.

Clinique Age Defense BB CreamBroad Spectrum SPF 30

Champagne at Shannon's talks anti-aging, natural finish bb, cc, or tinted moisturizers • Clinique Age Defense BB Cream

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Clinique is a classic! This BB creme is loaded with antioxidants, SPF, & blurs imperfections. I also love that it can be used as a Primer. As mentioned above, primers can be like an instagram filter to your face and this one has all the ingredients that you want. Clinique is a science based line too so I trust them for anything anti-aging. Their dramatically different jelly looks interesting too!

Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue

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This is another with a cult following. In fact, as I was scrolling through Facebook just this morning a bunch of girls in some Facebook groups I’m in were raving about this. It’s a gel cream of foundation, moisturizer, & SPF. I’ve even heard many say that this transformed their skin. It’s basically a mix of a BB & CC… not to mention Bare Minerals is totally legit.  According to their website, after a week of use, this increased skin hydration by 215%! PS – hydrated skin is the key to youthful skin 😉

Lawless Woke Up Like This Foundation

Champagne at Shannon's talks anti-aging, natural finish bb, cc, or tinted moisturizers • Lawless Woke Up Like This Foundation

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Okay so this one is a full blown foundation BUT was highly raved about. Lawless is another non-toxic, clean AF line so it’s good for your skin. This foundation leaves a dewy finish & it’s so pigmented that all you need is a tiiiiny little bit. I’m interested to see how a kiss of this foundation mixed with my moisturizer… not to mention it will last forever doing it that way! There’s also a huge variety of shades where most bb/cc’s can be limited in.

That’s all I got! THANK YOU for your suggestions. Seriously, some of these I would of never found on my own and I fully intend on trying them ALL. It’s half the fun about blogging 🙂 I’ll let you know which ones are a winner.

If there are any that  you love, let me know in the comments. I want to know! If you tried any of the above PLEASE let me know your favs.

Happy Wednesday! Also, every Wednesday on Instagram, I host a little “wine Wednesday” where I tell you what I’m sipping and digging. Come hang!

xo Shannon

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