There’s nothing I love more than something that makes things quicker and easier, and The Body Shop All-In-One BB Cream has pretty much achieved maximum simplicity in my daily makeup routine.
Before I bought it, I didn’t really know what a BB cream is – and I still don’t know what the BB stands for – but for me, a BB cream (or at least this one) is an adaptive cream that means I can have my face ready for the day in less than a minute.
My general routine will include cleansing my face with an exfoliator scrub, slapping on some of The Body Shop Hemp face protector, a primer, and then The Body Shop All-In-One BB Cream followed by a little bit of powder to take away the shine. That’s it.
The BB cream has made things easy because it provides a decent enough amount of coverage without feeling heavy. I used to avoid wearing makeup at all because I thought my only option was a foundation that usually ended up cakey on my dry and sensitive skin. Sure, I could have gone through countless foundations and found one that was perfect for my skin type, but why bother when you have a light cream that even adapts to your skin tone?
The cream comes in a smallish silver tube which is harder than it looks to photograph (hopefully the photo will provide some context on scale though?), and you squeeze a small amount of the cream into the palm of your hand, massage it in and then apply to your face. Or, at least that’s the way I do it and it seems to work well.
The texture of the cream is nice because it’s not too “wet” – it is quite similar to your average liquid foundation texture but combined with a light weight moisturiser. It’s a white-ish colour until you rub it in to the skin where it then “adapts” to the shade. Whilst it is a product that claims to adapt to your skin colour, they do come in different shades. I went for a medium (02) as it looks a similar colour to the foundations I have bought in the past.
The great thing about The Body Shop All-In-One BB Cream is that you don’t need a huge amount of this to make a difference, so it can last longer if you want it to. I imagine that if you prefer heavier coverage that you may use more of the product than I would, but even still I do think it’s well worth the £12 price tag.
Have you tried this product before, or any other BB creams that you would recommend?