Summer is here! That means heat waves, oil and sweat all day. While most of us would like to step out of the house without applying layers of make-up, skipping SPF is not recommended. I know I’m never going to apply moisturiser, a sunscreen and then a foundation in this heat. I often turn to tinted moisturisers better known as BB and CC creams. Let me tell you why! These multi-tasking beauties will hydrate, prime, conceal imperfections and even out your skin; replacing not one but 3 products in your beauty arsenal. They do the job of a moisturiser, foundation and a sunscreen! If you’ve never tried out a BB cream, this would be a great time to give it a shot! We’ve handpicked the best tinted moisturisers on the market according to skin type. Check em’ out!
Olay Total Effects 7 In One Touch Of Foundation BB Creme SPF 15
This is an anti-ageing cream, moisturiser, foundation and sunscreen all packed in one potent concoction! It’s definitely going to be your one and done go-to summer product. It’s got a universally flattering tint that works well on most Indian skin tones.
Best suited for: Dry skin
The Face Shop CC Ultra Moist Cushion SPF 50+ PA+++ - V201
This cushion foundation is highly moisturising and offers medium coverage. It has an SPF of 50 and works on brightening your skin and helps ease out fine lines and wrinkles. It is enriched with hyaluronic acid that will hydrate and plump up your skin.
Best suited for: Dry skin
Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 40
This BB cream has a formula that is best suited for people with acne and blemishes. It helps fight acne causing bacteria while fading away any residual blemishes. It also offers an SPF of 40 to protect yourself from the sun. Best suited for: Acne prone, sensitive skin
The Body Shop Tea Tree Flawless BB Cream
This BB cream has Tea Tree oil as it’s base ingredient making it perfect for anyone suffering from breakouts. If you absolutely must use make-up on acne prone skin, this BB cream would give you light-medium coverage. Don’t forget to add an SPF before you use this one though. Best suited for: Acne prone, sensitive skin.
Maybelline New York Clear Glow Bright Benefit Cream
This BB cream is works really well to even out your skin tone and give your skin a subtle glow. It has a medium coverage and a built in SPF of 21. If you’re just about getting into make-up, this would be a great affordable buy. Combine it with the Bright Benefit powder and you’ll never need a foundation. Best suited for: Oily skin.
The Face Shop Waterproof BB Cream
Just as the name suggests, if you’re a water baby - you need this one. Come rain come shine, this BB cream will hydrate, brighten and tone out your skin. This is a sweatproof, waterproof BB cream that definitely won’t let you down. It has an SPF of 50 to keep you skin safe from the sun. Best suited for: Oily skin.
M.A.C Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm SPF 35
This is your moisturiser, primer, foundation and sunscreen all in one! It has a powerful oil control formula to keep you matte and shine free all day long. If you’re a fan of the M.A.C Studio Fix Fluid Foundation but need something lighter for everyday wear - this is going to make it to your favourites list. Best suited for: Normal to oily skin
Ponds White Beauty Blemish Balm Fairness Cream
This BB cream has a great medium coverage that hydrates and brightens your skin. The shade adjusts to your skin and it is infused with Vitamin B3 and E that help fight pigmentation and brighten your skin over time.
Best suited for: Normal to Oily skin.
L'Oreal Paris True Match BB Cream
The L’Oreal BB cream is perfect if you’re looking to add a hint of coverage to your skin. It has a light coverage and a sheer lightweight formula that wears comfortably through the day.
Best suited for: Normal skin
L.A. Girl HD PRO BB Cream
This BB cream is perfect for the girl on the go. It offers a medium to full coverage and blends easily. It has a lightweight yet hydrating formula that works well on all skin types. If you have extremely oily skin, use a loose powder and set this in place and you’ll be flawless all day.
Best suited for: Normal to oily skin.