The 5 Best Products to Conceal Skin Blemishes And Scars

Last week we featured skin products that helped to mend and repair the skin, from creams that penetrated into the epidermis to oils that helped to reduce stretch marks. This article is about products that help to camouflage and conceal unsightly scars and blemishes, made by old acne scars or burn marks or from stretching. Here are the best ones that we could find on the market today:

Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream – £9.99

Garnier BB cream for immediately perfected skin with even tone and boosted glow. Blurs imperfections and smoothes fine lines. SPF15 protection and 24hr hydration. The formula with mineral pigments gives an instantly ‘perfect’ skin. The result? Sheer coverage; imperfections look blurred, lines softened. Your skin looks luminous, smoother and more even. 24hr hydration. Skin feels more supple, smoother, softer. UV protection: SPF15 to help protect the skin. In just one step, even, cover, hydrate, illuminate and help protect your skin. Use it on its own, use it as a primer, when you get up, after the gym, a post-work touch up, pre-date beautifier… the list is endless. Buy from www.boots.com

Clinique Continuous Coverage – £21

Provides full coverage all over the face or in target areas. Non-chemical SPF 15 sun protection. Safe for use around eyes, as concealer and sun block. Recommended by physicians to cover scars, skin discolourations, birthmarks. Ophthalmologist tested. Water resistant. Anti-aging, Covers or treats uneven skin tone, Long wearing, Full coverage. Reviews have been positive – “Best ever, have been using this foundation for the past 30 years. My daughter is a fan too.” “This foundation gives fantastic long lasting cover and you do not need a lot. You can also achieve a more subtle coverage if you wish. Overall great foundation.” Visit www.clinique.co.uk for more information.

M·A·C Studio Finish Spf 35 Concealer – £13.50

M·A·C Studio Finish Spf 35 Concealer. A lightweight, creamy, discreetly opaque concealer. Provides a smooth, long-wearing invisible coverage for all skin blemishes. Water-resistant, fragrance-free and non-blemishgenic. This emollient-based, lightweight concealer is so concentrated that a tiny amount can provide opaque coverage of the skin’s imperfections and discolourations. It effectively covers dark circles, blemishes, moles, tattoos and birthmarks. Enriched with antioxidants (derivatives of Vitamin A and Vitamin E), it also contains Silica to help adsorb the skin’s oils. Concealer has an SPF of 35 and is available in a wide range of colours. It can be applied with a medium to firm fibre brush (try the 242 Brush), a latex sponge, or the fingertips. Buy from www.houseoffraser.co.uk

Bobbi Brown Correct & Neutralise Under Eye Area Concealer – £17

A wake-up call for tired eyes. Corrector is pink- or peach-based to neutralise under-eye darkness and is designed to be used before Creamy Concealer. New and improved formula is long-wearing and brightens dark circles with quick, just-right coverage that’s easy to blend and won’t crease. And since great makeup starts with healthy skin, Corrector is infused with skin conditioners to protect the delicate under-eye area. Prep under-eye area with Hydrating Eye Cream for a soft, smooth finish. For dark circles, apply Corrector to brighten & neutralise discolouration. Conceal with skin-tone correct Concealer to lift & brighten, and set with powder. Buy online at http://www.bobbibrown.co.uk

Estée Lauder Double Wear Maximum Cover – £26.50

Estée Lauder Double Wear Maximum Cover Camouflage Makeup for Face & Body SPF 15. 12-hour staying power. Helps protect with SPF 15. Soothing, natural-looking, liquid-creme makeup for concealing all skin imperfections, including surgical and acne scars, birthmarks, sun spots and varicose veins. Full Coverage, natural-looking, long-wearing, non-transferable. Suitable for post-surgery use as directed by your physician. Developed and tested in collaboration with surgeons and dermatologists. Dermatologist-tested and Non-acnegenic. Buy from http://www.esteelauder.co.uk

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