BB Creams seem to be everywhere at the moment and you be forgiven into thinking that they have always been on the scene. But they have only really come into their own since last year, and originate from Asia. BB Cream stands for Blemish Balm or Blemish Base but that doesn’t mean it’s just a cover up cream. BB Creams are multi-functional and serve to give flawless cover, while acting as a skincare cream as well. So it is a make up that actually helps to protect and hydrate your skin in one.
It also promises to give you a great base for foundations and primers, it can even out your complexion like a tinted moisturiser would, it also covers minor imperfections and redness like a concealer. Plus it hydrates your skin like a normal moisturiser, and can brighten up a dull complexion. Some even come with SPF protection and others promote healing, soothing and anti-ageing properties. But which is the best for your skin? Do you have oily skin that is prone to spots? Or do you need a cream that hydrates throughout the day to combat dryness? Read our tips below to find out what BB Cream is the best for you.
If you suffer from oily skin and have continual spot outbreaks, you’ll need a BB Cream without any extra oil and that is medicated. Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector Oil Free BB – £7.49, is suitable for combination to oily skin. Once applied, you immediately see a perfected skin tone with no shine. This unique BB cream will offer a skin-clearing formula, as well as delivering a smoothing and picture-perfect, beautiful finish. It’s great for oily skins and anyone who worries about recurring acne.
Skin that needs constant re-hydration throughout the day requires a BB Cream that doubles as a skincare product. As most BB creams offer some moisturizing factors, if you have very dry skin you’ll need a heavy weight cream to help you. Superdrug’s BB Cream 5 in 1 Skin Perfecting Day Cream – £8.99, will keep your skin hydrated for a full 24 hours. Its unique blend of mineral pigments means that it is looking after your skin whilst you get on with your day. And it comes with SPF 15. Comes in light or medium shades.
Women of a certain age demand more from their products but they also need more! If your skin could do with a boost of super concentrated anti ageing compounds, and you want a BB Cream that actively works to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, then choose GOSH BB Cream – £9.99. It contains a special ingredient called Phytosan which works magically works to increase the firmness of your skin, so you’ll notice a much smoother complexion.
All Skin Tones
If you are struggling to find a BB Cream that matches your skin tone, try The Sleek Be Beautiful BB Cream – £8.99, which caters for both dark and fair skins, so there really is a shade for everyone. It contains jojoba oil, vitamins E and C, and red algae extract. Expect a brightened and glowing finish.