Put Your Best Face Forward with BB Cream

Learn about the many benefits of adding BB Cream to your personal beauty arsenal, including a simplified beauty routine and sheer, lightweight coverage

Trying to get your head around the latest beauty trends and tools of the make up trade? No doubt you’ve heard of the intriguing sounding BB Cream. Short for ‘Beauty Balm’, BB Creams are a handy arsenal in any beauty-conscious lady’s handbag and represent another evolution in modern cosmetics, with new products designed to ‘do more with less’. So how exactly would you describe BB Cream to an enthusiastic newcomer keen to try a different approach to beauty? BB Cream is essentially a tinted moisturiser, but on steroids! Whereas traditional tinted moisturisers offer only minimal coverage and therefore are only really effective on those of us lucky enough to have a clear complexion to begin with, these multi-tasking wonders combine the benefits of sunscreen, primer, concealer, moisturiser, illuminator and even foundation powder into one simple application with sheer coverage to boot. Keep reading to learn how you can put your best forward with BB Cream…

BB CREAM BENEFIT #1: SIMPLIFY YOUR BEAUTY ROUTINE

With most BB Creams typically combining the separate functions of common skincare items such as sunscreen, primer, concealer, moisturiser, illuminator and in some cases, foundation powder into a single, creamy tube-like application; you can kiss goodbye to a time-consuming morning beauty routine, simplifying the hardest part of the day and giving your bathroom cabinet welcome breathing space! For many people, this simplification of their daily beauty routine and the time it saves is enough reason alone to make a beeline for BB Cream.

BB CREAM BENEFIT #2: IN-BUILT SUN PROTECTION

All good BB Creams come with in-built sunscreen (as do many modern cosmetics), which gives you the confidence to leave the house with a radiant glow and return without looking like a rock lobster! Once again, this handy perk also saves you the time and hassle of applying sunscreen separately to your face, which let’s be honest – can be a real nuisance at the best of times!

BB CREAM BENEFIT #3: LIGHT ON APPLICATION, SHEER ON COVERAGE

Another handy benefit of BB Cream’s is unlike tinted moisturiser’s they provide sheer coverage on application, effectively covering up common facial blemishes like redness, uneven skin tone, sallow complexion and even minor acne. However, unlike foundation and other traditional forms of heavier make up, BB Cream is light and shine-free on application, allowing your skin to “breathe” – a handy benefit for those of us prone to acne. Please note, if your blemishes are severe (I.e. Rosacea) than CC Cream (Colour Correcting Cream) is probably your best bet.

BB CREAM BENEFIT #4: ALL DAY MOISTURISING

Whilst this benefit doesn’t turn heads as quite as much as it once did in the good old days of concrete-thick foundation and oily make up, BB Creams are universally equipped with strong moisturising properties to give your face 24 the hour hydration it needs. This makes for much smoother skin, slowing down the signs of ageing and allowing you to apply make up with greater ease for dare I say, a more elegant result!

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