Our love for skincare has increased tenfold. With articles on skincare among our most visited, our favourite influencers sharing their skincare routines online, and all of us investing more on quality beauty products than on our wardrobes. Your beauty regime may have completely changed this year due to the lockdown, putting more consideration into the skincare benefits of our makeup alongside the coverage provided by our foundations. Whether you’re looking for a foundation with SPF, or a BB cream enriched with vitamins to brighten your skin, take a look at our list of the best beauty products with skincare benefits.
#1 What is a BB cream used for?
Otherwise known as a ‘beauty balm’ or ‘blemish balm’ BB creams are essentially foundation formulated with skincare benefits which will provide a light coverage in the same way that a tinted moisturiser would. Whether it’s hyaluronic acid you’re looking for to help with the signs of aging, or you need a foundation to help treat dry skin, you should be reaching for a BB cream instead of your usual foundation.
#2 What is a CC cream used for?
The CC in CC cream stands for colour correcting or complexion correcting, meaning as well as providing skincare benefits similar to a BB cream it provides a fuller coverage to help disguise any imperfections. Because a CC cream offers more coverage, the formula is slightly thicker and is typically used more on ageing skin to help with the appearance of fine lines. Depending on which CC cream you choose it may also offer other skincare benefits such as protection from the sun and feature ingredients to create more brighter skin.
#3 Best beauty products with skincare benefits
- By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra Foundation
- The Ordinary Serum Foundation
- By Terry UV-Base Primer
- The Perricone MD Face Finishing and Firming tinted moisturiser
- Chantecaille Just Skin Tinted Moisturiser
- Perricone MD No Makeup Lipstick
- By Terry Cellularose CC Serum
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By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra Foundation (Various Shades)Buy now with free delivery
By Terry products are renowned for both their beauty and skincare benefits. Combining a background in the medicinal sector with a passion for beauty was a recipe for success, and the By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra Foundation is the perfect example of where beauty meets skincare benefits. The Hyaluronic Acid attracts up to 1,000 times its weight in water for plumped up and youthful skin. The vegan formula instantly hydrates to allow for flawless, lasting wear and an effortlessly smooth application. The foundation also provides SPF30 protection to help defend against sun damage and ageing caused by UV light.
The Ordinary Serum Foundation with SPF 15 by The Ordinary Colours 30ml (Various Shades)Buy now with free delivery
The Ordinary brings together science informed skincare and beauty, utilising their understanding of plants and biochemistry which creates the base and nature of their products. The vegan and cruelty free brand not only offers a selection of skincare products, serums and oils but also a range of foundations. The Ordinary serum foundation comes in a range of shades to match your skin tone, with a lightweight formula the foundation offers protection from the sun with its SPF 15 coverage.
Perricone MD Face Finishing & Firming Tinted Moisturizer SPF30Buy now with free delivery
Known for their holistic, three-tier skincare and wellness system, Perricone MD skincare solutions are backed by powerful ingredients, cutting-edge research and extensive clinical and consumer studies. The Perricone MD Face Finishing and Firming tinted moisturiser protects and perfects skin with SPF 30 to fight the effects of UVA/UVB rays, and delivers on essential hydration with a hint of colour. The hydrating formula also contains Alpha Lipoic Acid, a fatty acid which works to refine the look of fine lines and pores.
Chantecaille Just Skin Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 - 50g (Various Shades)Buy now with free delivery
Luxury French skincare and cosmetics brand Chantecaille are inspired by a passion for the natural abilities of botanicals to heal and work in harmony with the body. Using only the purest ingredients the Chantecaille Just Skin Tinted Moisturiser helps you to achieve a flawless base with a velvety smooth texture the three-in-one formula blends seamlessly into skin, providing hydration, SPF15 and a foundation-like buildable coverage. Combining a unique blend of Thyme and Butterfly Bush extracts with Sodium Hyaluronate, the moisturiser offers antioxidant benefits as well as sealing in moisture for plump hydrated skin.
Perricone MD No Makeup Lipstick Broad Spectrum SPF15 4.2g (Various Shades)Buy now with free delivery
For deeply hydrated lips with a touch of colour, the Perricone MD No Makeup Lipstick is your go-to. Coming in a range of shades enhance your lips natural colour and contour, with its solid to serum formula, application is easy. Each lipstick also features SPF 15 to protect against sun damage.
By Terry Cellularose CC Serum 30ml (Various Shades)Buy now with free delivery
The By Terry Cellularose CC Serum is a must-have item for your makeup bag. The colour correcting formula delivers brightening, moisturising and correcting properties to rejuvenate dull skin. Featuring white rose stem cells for moisturising and antiseptic benefits and antioxidant vitamin E, the CC serum absorbs into skin quickly for a long lasting finish. Light reflecting properties also minimises the appearance of fine lines and imperfections, while also providing a healthy glow.
Words by Emma Bowkett