In case you’ve missed the big news: there’s a Bioderma BB Cream. Oh yes, the French pharmacy darling has unveiled its latest launch, and it’s really very good.
The Bioderma Sensibio AR BB Cream, to use its full title, fits snugly into the existing Sensibio franchise (of Sensibio H2O Micellar Water fame), which is optimised to soothe sensitive skin. The AR arm of Sensibio is quite specific. It’s targeted towards skin that is reactive and prone to redness of any kind, including temporary flushing, long-term redness, and weakened skin that’s prone to heating up.
As well as this key anti-redness function, the Sensbio AR BB Cream has a further 6 actions that work to perfect and care for your complexion, including: excellent, tactile coverage; lasting moisture; soothing care; enhancement of radiance; the smoothing of uneven texture; and UV protection in the form of SPF30. It’s a proper hybrid of skincare and makeup, providing real skincare benefits both immediately and over time, with an adaptable, one-shade-suits-most tint.
Though it’s optimised for those with redness, the soothing BB cream can be used by all skin types. Its cocktail of active plant ingredients provides sustained comfort throughout the day, with glycerin to top up moisture reserves, ginkgo biloba, green tea and soy, and anti-irritant allantoin and canola.
The formula is quite dense for a BB cream, so a small amount is needed for a full-face application. The consistency is all about the comfort, offering a fairly rich, creamy finish that provides an impressive level of coverage to cover all redness. Bioderma says that the colour is instantly adaptable to most fair to medium tones, and this is somewhat true. It matches your tone, but I find it actually warms my skintone up a little, which is perfect for the spring/summer months.
The richer formula means it’s really easy to apply with your fingertips and go, secure in the knowledge that you have great coverage. When I want something a little extra, I apply with a foundation brush and build up the coverage around my nose, beneath my eyes and on blemishes by mixing the BB with a touch of concealer. Plus, it has the tiniest amount of fruity fragrance, which I know shouldn’t be important but I love it all the same!
Bottom line: if you’re looking to lighten up your base for the warmer months, this is your baby. The versatile Bioderma BB cream offers great coverage with a fresh feel, has an SPF of 30, and will keep those summertime flushes to a minimum. And what’s more, we’re offering a free 100ml Sensibio H2O Micellar Water with every purchase*. It’s a steal.
*While stocks last.