You must have heard of BB cream by now. It is also known as beauty balm and is apparently such a wonder product that any cosmetics company, both luxury and high street, worth their salt has created a version. There are now so many on the market all claiming the same miracles that I am going to give you a little rundown of one I decided to test run at random. Clinique age defense BB Cream SPF 30 £25.00 ($39.00).
All of the creams are apparently (so they claim) the first line of defence for your skin, especially for us city dwellers. Packed full of antioxidants and SPF30, these are the ingredients that protect us from the elements and general junk in the atmosphere.
It contains UVA/UVB to protect us from any premature signs of ageing. It also contains special optical beads to reflect light away from the skin which reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Although anything with light reflecting properties will do this if used in the right way.
There is more, It gives enough coverage to even out skin tone and cover over any (very little) pimples. This particular BB Cream comes in three shades. Think tinted moisturiser in terms of coverage.
Personally this won't be replacing the base products on my dressing table, but have a do go with one as these are good multi-functional products, and if you are a fan of minimal fuss items then this will be perfect for you!
So there you go, a wonder balm or a totally un-necessary make-up bag edition? Have you tried one, what did you think?