Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Clinique Age Defense BB Cream Review

2012 is clearly the year for BB Creams - aka Blemish Balms - in the UK, however the multi-tasking beauty product has been a hit in Asia for a while. Several beauty brands have launched BB Creams in the last few weeks and each differ slightly in what they offer.

Clinique promises to soothe, hydrate and conceal with its Age Defence BB Cream, but how does it work? Iron oxides and silica pigments provide coverage for fine lines and wrinkles, while vitamin E and a combination of chemical sunscreens provide SPF30 and protect skin from the environment, and caffeine soothes and stimulates. 

To live up to its promise of hydration, Clinique has created a hydration complex comprising of trehalose, carboxylic acid both of which retain moisture, and sodium hyarulonate which is one of the best natural moisturising components. Together all three ingredients help hydrate and moisturise skin throughout the day, picking up where your day cream left off.  

While Clinique’s BB Cream doesn’t quite live up to hype, it does provide a relatively good amount of coverage, especially if you use it as a primer and mix it with your foundation.

On its own the pink shade can wipe out natural colour and leave you with a blank canvas, making foundation and blusher or bronzer essential. If you are looking for a moisturising primer that will conceal stubborn blemishes however, this could definitely be a beauty buy for you.

Clinique’s Age Defense BB Cream is £25 from

Rating: 6/10 – The beauty product didn’t quite live up to its promises, however it’s a mixed review as if you did use it as a primer it would certainly excel. It just depends what you want from Clinique’s BB Cream.

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