BB creams are all the rage at the moment, so it was no surprise to hear that a top brand like Clinique was bringing their own version out.
The Clinique Age Defense BB Cream has an SPF30 and helps to prevent the premature signs of ageing with UVA and UVB protectants. It has a very lightweight formula but also manages to smooth the skin and hide some imperfections. It seems to have a lot more coverage than all other BB creams I have tried, but without looking any heavier. In fact, to me, it looks as though I am wearing no make up when I wear it - in a effortless kind of way, not a 'daaaamnnn, get that girl some make up' kind of way!
I have quite a lot of scars on my face, and it managed to cover them with ease. At the time of taking the photo below I was having a period of particularly bad skin - apart from the raised spot near my nose, the BB Cream has managed to hide those imperfections.
It wears well through the day without needing to be reapplied and leaves the skin with a nice, naturally dewy kind of finish.
As I am used to wearing a full-on foundation it feels a little strange
to me going out feeling so light in the face, so I have taken to wearing
it for days I'm not meant to wear make up but am not brave enough to go
barefaced - like swimming.
As well as being worn on its own, it can also be used under foundation as a primer to help your foundation last longer - I have enjoyed doing this, knowing that what I am putting on under my (quite heavy) foundation, is doing good to my skin.
It is allergy tested, 100% fragrance free, oil free, dermatologist tested, ophthalmologist tested, Super Gorgeous tested, non-comodegenic and suitable for all skin types. Phew!
It comes in two shades for pink or golden undertones - I used the pink - which is fine for me, but too light (almost white) on my mum who has golden tones - so if you decide to invest, make sure you get the right one for your skin tone.
Clinique Age Defense BB Cream is available exclusively at Harrods and Clinique.co.uk right now, and nationwide at selected Clinique counters from the 2nd March 2012 and is priced at £25 for 40mls.