When skincare meets make-up, the result is a perfect everyday tint.
Um, what's BB cream?
"Blemish balm as it was called in the 1950's, was created in Europe in wound-healing trials," says skin care therapist Sue Dann.
"As the formulation evolved, it was obvious that it worked wonders on more than impurities; it also helped regenerate the skin to leave it brighter."
Bye Bye Foundation
BB creams can be used alone in place of foundation, but if you have more obvious blemishes, team it with a good concealer.
The BB Creams to try
Alex Cosmetic Organics Pure BB Cream, $79.80, is an organic cream with a zinc base. The natural formulation uses the purest ingredients to leave your skin looking healthy and nourished. This one's great for those with sensitive skin.
Dior Hydra Life BB Crème, $85, is super smooth and gives fresh, light and luminous cover in just one step.
Erborian BB Crème au Ginseng SPF 25, $59, is a 3-in-1 formulation that combines moisturiser, sun protection and foundation. Its hero ingredient, Korean red ginseng, provides the cream's regenerating and energising properties.
Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream, $17.49, mixes BB technology with vitamin C and mineral pigments for the perfect all-in-one moisturising tint.
L'Oreal Paris Nude Magique BB Cream, $29.99, offers revolutionary results including 24-hour moisture and a nude finish. Smart pigment capsules are able to adapt to every skin tone, and the SPF 12 offers UV protection.
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