Say hello to radiant skin
BB cream is the perfect option if heavy, cakey foundations are not your thing. After all, we don’t all want to mask our skin, we want to enhance it and make it the best version it can possibly be. And that’s exactly where BB creams step in…
Like all cutting-edge skincare finds, BB cream originally came from Asia, and they’ve fast become a beauty bag staple. But…
What is a BB cream and who is it for?
The perfect skin-friendly face base, they’re not necessarily there to cover your spots. In fact, they’re the ideal product for people who like the natural look and want a lighter, dewy finish.
Created by dermatologists for patients who’d undergone laser surgery; think of them as a marriage between a foundation and a moisturiser with added SPF and a tonne of skincare benefits.
In short, they’re an all-in-one wonder balm that will leave your skin feeling hydrated, looking radiant, and give you just enough coverage to even out your skin tone and blur imperfections.
To confuse matters further (because the beauty industry quite likes to do that), there are also CC creams; and DD creams (yes, seriously) on the scene. One of our personal favourites which doesn’t quite fall into any dual lettered category, is Bareminerals’ Complexion Rescue and is a tinted hydrating gel cream (quite the mouthful, we know).
But, CC’s DD’s and all others aside, we’ve hunted down the best beauty balms you can buy online now.
The Best BB Cream For Dry Skin
The REN Satin Perfection BB Cream, £29 is perfect for drier skin types. It’s got a satin-finish so helps skin to look dewy and hydrated. And it has added SPF too, winner!
The Best BB Cream For Oily Skin
The La Roche-Posay Effaclar BB Blur, £16.50 is great for people with oily skin. It blurs the appearance of pores and absorbs excess oil throughout the day.
The Best BB Cream For Acne Prone Skin
If you suffer from blemishes then the Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage BB Cream, £39.95 is the one for you. It’s got a higher coverage than other BB creams, so will cover redness and spots in a flash.
So go on, treat yourself to one of these skin savours and expect a flawless complexion. You’ll never look back…
This thicker BB cream is ideal for those who want to cover imperfections yet don't what a foundation. The formula brightens skin instantly and over time, providing a clean, even and illuminated finish.
For a BB cream this product provides great coverage. It's matte finish means that there is no way kin will be left looking too shiny or oily.
We hate it when the frosty air bites at our skin and leaves it patchy and dry, so this moisturising cover up has come at the right time. It is also hyper-allergenic so this product is great for those with sensitive skin.
This high-performance cream acts to control surface oil so that skin is hydrated and healthy looking.
This multi-function cream really fits the bill. It works as a great anti-ageing formula as it tones and firms the skin.
This 24 hour hydrating formula works across all skin types. It is super super lightweight and feels like your own skin.
Benefit is a go to when it comes to radiance. This formula may be liquid but it transforms to powder on your skin, meaning there is no need for powder on top. Great to slap on in the morning before heading out the door for a busy, winters day at work.
Perfect for just a touch of colour and loads of glow - Givenchy's BB cream is packed with hydrating ingredients to keep your skin looking radiant all day long.