Cult favorite beauty balms are now available in drugstores everywhere, but do they work as well as their more expensive counterparts? We put staffers on the case to find out. By Lauren Le Vine, REDBOOK.
Youth Code's BB contains vitamin B3 to brighten skin, chestnut seed extract that promotes natural skin exfoliation, and vitamin CG to brighten skin. It's light-reflecting particles immediately illuminate skin, while broad-spectrum SPF protects from UV rays.
Testimonial: "This cream is actually moisturizing - a lot of other brands are not. It did seem to cake a bit on my nose (I could see my pores), but that may have been user error. It didn't conflict with the other serums and eye creams I use on a daily basis. Although it didn't provide major coverage, it did even out the dark spots on my cheeks."