Multi-functional BB creams aim to moisturise and regenerate skin with hyaluronic acid and antioxidants - as well as concealing imperfections and helping to fight the signs of ageing. Many also claim to prime skin for make-up, cover pores, plump and protect from UVA and UVB rays. If you need plenty of coverage, BB creams may not be for you as they normally give just a sheer hint of coverage that's perfect for evening out skin tone but not covering blemishes, rosacea or dark circles. If you are pretty confident with your skin however BBs offer a fabulous lightweight option - especially in summer - and there is no need to apply foundation on top, cutting your morning routine in half.
Nearly every brand has a now, with each one promising a host of benefits from anti-ageing benefits to colour correction and oil-control.
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