The 10 Best BB Creams

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The 10 Best BB Creams

As like most game changing beauty innovations, BB creams began in Asia. Bridging the gap between skincare and make-up, they soon garnered a legion of loyal followers. With SPF, moisturising, blemish banishing and healing properties, the latest crop of creams allows us to streamline our make-up bags while simultaneously looking after our skin. On spring-like days and lazy Sundays a BB is all you need. Take your pick…

1. Clarins BB Skin Detox Fluid SPF 25

‘Worried you won’t get much coverage from a BB? You don’t have to be with this. It’s extremely moisturising while boosting the same amount of coverage as my usual foundation. The dream for everyday wear.' – Sam Freedman, Associate Beauty Editor

Clarins BB Skin Detox Fluid SPF 25, £30 from Clarins

2. Garnier BB Cream Oil Free

‘I suffer from pretty oily skin, so this BB is my everyday go-to. Smoothing out my skintone, while not blocking my pores, I don’t even need to add powder over the top thanks to the anti-shine technology’ – Chanelle Ho, Beauty Assistant

Garnier BB Cream Oil Free Light, £6.66 from Boots

3. La Roche-Posay Hydreane BB Cream

‘This French pharmacy classic is free from nasties and is hypoallergenic, making it my go-to when my skins feeling particularly sensitive. The finely milled mineral pigments lighten and brighten, while supplying SPF 20.’ – Phoebe McDowell, Beauty Writer

La Roche-Posay Hydreane BB Cream, £15 from Boots

4. Eborian BB Crème au Ginseng Clair

‘I wear Eborian on my off-duty Saturdays - offering a concoction of multi-tasking skin health benefits, supreme hydration and a flawless veil of sheer coverage. It always gets me a compliment or two.’ – Phoebe McDowell, Beauty Writer

Eborian BB Crème au Ginseng Clair, £36 from SpaceNK

5. bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream

‘I tend to go for a base with medium to full coverage, but often foundations crepe into dry patches. This tinted base doesn’t. Mega hydrating, while still offering great coverage, it also comes in an amazing 16 shades.’ – Chanelle Ho, Beauty Assistant

bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream, £27 from bareMinerals

6. Omorovicza Complexion Perfector BB SPF 20

‘The silky and salubrious formula justifies the price tag. With the skincare benefit of slow release hyaluronic acid, expect a pillow-y plump complexion for this baby.' – Phoebe McDowell, Beauty Writer

Omorovicza Complexion Perfector BB SPF 20, £80 from SpaceNK

7. Burberry Fresh Glow BB Cream SPF 20

‘Tapping into the ‘post gym-skin’ trend that took the fashion capitals by storm, this Burberry base bestows a delicious dew, so my skin looks as though it’s been given a shot of healthy goodness’ – Sam Freedman, Associate Beauty Editor

Burberry Fresh Glow BB Cream SPF 20, £30 from Burberry

8. Maybelline Dream Bronze 8 in 1 BB Cream

‘Perfect for when I’m sporting a post hols tan, the ‘bronze’ edition of this BB suits my skintone perfectly, I also like to wear it after a spray tan, it offers all the pros of beach skin, bottled.' – Sam Freedman, Associate Beauty Editor

Maybelline Dream Bronze 8 in 1 BB Cream, £7.99 from Superdrug

9. Bobbi Brown Brightening CC Cream SPF 35

‘Containing water-attracting molecules to boost hydration, and light reflecting pearls to brighten. I love wearing this when flying as the added caffeine helps to reduce redness too.' – Phoebe McDowell, Beauty Writer

Bobbi Brown Brightening CC Cream SPF 35, £29.50 from Bobbi Brown

10. Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35

‘Meet the best selfie-ready base, ever. It doesn’t make my face look shiny, even with an on-camera flash, and comes with a built-in primer to help downscale my morning skincare routine.' – Chanelle Ho, Beauty Assistant

Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF35, £27 from Boots

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