Don’t feel like applying layers of foundation in this hot weather? Then maybe it is time to switch to BB creams. Read on to discover 4 beauty benefit creams that not only even out your complexion but will also keep your skin hydrated.
Admit it or not, but there are days when you just want to skip your base/foundation especially in summer and instead go for a lightweight formula that brightens up your dull complexion in a jiffy. This is where BB creams come in. The ‘BB’ typically stands for beauty benefit or beauty balm, and the benefits include anything from hydration to color correcting to shine control. The beauty balm is not only a good option for your summer makeup routine but is a multi-purpose, all-in-one product that works as a primer, a tinted moisturizer and a concealer. And the best part is that BB cream is just perfect for those sunny days when you don’t want to wear loads of makeup but would still like lightweight coverage.
Instep shortlists 4 BB creams that offer hydration, SPF protection and sheer coverage, and will make your skin look fresh and flawless.
Estée Lauder DayWear BB Creme
This antioxidant formula works wonders on oily-to-combination skin and gives a subtle glow. Packed with antioxidants and hyaluronic acid this BB cream hydrates and controls excess oil and offers a sheer but long-lasting coverage along with SPF 35 protection. Estée Lauder DayWear BB Crème also contains anti-ageing components and vitamins E and C. This oil-free product won’t clog your pores and you’ll feel refreshed and moisturized all day long.
Garnier BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector
The lightweight cream formula contains SPF 15 as well as mineral pigments and vitamin C for a flawless finish. It sinks into the skin just like a moisturizer, leaving a subtle tint behind. The coverage is barely-there, but it gives a warm, soft finish that will instantly brighten up your dull complexion.
With ingredients like hyaluronic acid and glycerin, this BB cream is ideal for dehydrated skin. Garnier BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector covers minor imperfections and is easy to blend over dry areas.
Maybelline New York Makeup Dream Fresh BB Cream
The water-gel formula goes on smooth providing hydration in an instant. Maybelline New York Makeup Dream Fresh BB Cream is an amazing product that has eight skin benefits rolled into one tube. It not only covers pores and imperfections, but also brightens and evens out the skin tone. It helps moisturize, offers sheer coverage and protects with SPF 30. Thanks to its oil-free formula, this BB cream does not cause breakouts.
Clinique Acne Solutions BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 40
If you have acne prone skin, slathering on foundation all over your face is probably the last thing you want to do. Clinique Acne Solutions BB Cream is a formula that is designed specifically for acneic skin types. It covers all problem areas, is oil-free and won’t clog your pores. The SPF 40 provides sun protection and leaves behind a matte finish, rather than the usual greasy residue of a sunscreen.