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With the array of skin creams available on the marketplace today, you may have come across what is known as a BB cream, and even a CC Cream (I’ll write about this in another article).

About BB Creams

After much success on the Asian beauty marketplace, BB creams debuted in Europe in 2011. The careful combination of skincare and make up made this cream a stable favourite. A BB cream is designed to hydrate the skin whilst also adding a subtle tint to the skin.

Are BB Creams The Same as Tinted Moisturisers?

There are many tinted moisturisers on the market, which provide a hint of colour to the skin with the addition of moisture, but BB creams go further. With the addition of key ingredients like hyaluronic acid⎯which is fantastic for the skin to retain moisture⎯plus antioxidants that protect the skin from free-radical damage that causes premature skin aging, a BB cream is a worthwhile investment for your skin with price to suit all budgets.

BB Creams Protect the Skin

A hint of colour to the skin always makes the skin look healthy and toned, which is one of the benefits of using a BB cream. If a foundation is difficult for you to apply, or you don’t want the ‘caked on’ effect, try a BB cream and enjoy protective moisture for the skin, with a hint of colour to make your skin look its best.

Here are some BB cream recommendations to suit all budgets.

Rimmel BB Cream 9-in-1 Super Make Up

  • Primes, moisturises, minimises pores, conceals, covers, smoothes, mattifies, brightens, and helps protect
  • Lightweight, ultra comfortable formula
  • Instantly gives a flawless, 100 percent natural finish
  • SPF 25 protection

Garnier BB Cream Original Medium Tinted Moisturiser

  • Daily all-in-one beautifying moisturiser with vitamin C and mineral pigments
  • Evens skin tone and boosts glow for a natural look
  • Helps to conceal skin redness and smoothes fine lines
  • Provides skin with up to 24 hours hydration
  • SPF 15 to help protect skin against UV rays

Decléor BB Cream 24 Hour Moisture Activator with SPF 15

  • Decleor BB cream 24 hr moisture activator Spf15 40 ml
  • Provides a light yet full coverage for a flawless complexion
  • Refines skin texture
  • Illuminates the skin and keeps it moisturised for 24 hours
  • 40 ml tube

Erborian Korean BB Cream Baby Skin Effect SPF20

The true secret of the Korean skin perfection: Enriched with SPF 20, BB CRÈME AU GINSENG transforms your skin to a velvety, ultra-soft, spotless finish. Giving all the benefits of restorative skincare, with the appearance of lightweight, perfecting make-up. One of our most popular and famous products, BB CRÈME contains a highly concentrated selection of herbs used traditionally in Korean skincare, that promote longevity. Imperfections wiped-out, perfect skin finish; BB CRÈME AU GINSENG leaves your skin wonderfully soft, silky, replenished and velvety.


Bobbi Brown – BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 35

This multitasking formula perfects the appearance of skin in five ways: it covers imperfections and evens the appearance of skin tone; draws moisture to skin; brightens dullness; helps reduce the look of wrinkles; and helps protect skin against damaging UVA/UVB rays. Available in a wide shade range for all skin tones, from fair to dark.

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