BB creams are versatile beuaty products that moonlight as skincare products as lightweight moisturisers with sheer coverage. BB creams often have skincare benefits, while also being cosmetic. You should use BB creams if you want to give your skin an even looking complexion, hydration with added benefits of skincare ingredients, create an even skin tone with light tinted coverage. Each BB cream will have a unique formula, check the product packaging to understand the specific uses. La Roche-Posay's range of bb creams are developed to include SPF protection. Explore the Anthelios Ultra BB Cream SPF 50+ for Dry Skin and the Uvidea XL Tinted UV Protection BB Cream.
BB creams have moisturising properties and add hydration to the skin, however, they are not exactly moisturisers. BB creams stand for Beauty Balms/Blemish Balms and are a hybrid of moisturisers, foundations and SPF. To maximise the skincare benefits, use a face moisturiser before application of bb creams as they have specialised skincare properties.
Although BB creams have hydrating properties, they are considered beauty products. You should complete your full skincare routine, including cleansing , toner, serum, moisturiser and SPF. Follow that with a BB cream which can reinforce hydration, and SPF protection and give your skin an even tone, acting as a sheer, light foundation.
You should first apply your SPF as normal onto your face, neck, and chest, then wait for it to be fully absorbed. Follow this with the application of tinted moisturisers like BB creams and begin your beauty routine with any makeup you wish to wear. Learn more about how to apply sunscreen and makeup here.