Make-Up Musings: Make-Up Artist Lou Dartford Reviews the REN BB Cream

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BB Creams, or Blemish Balms if you’re using their full name, originated in Korea and have quickly risen to ‘cult’ status within the world of beauty.  Here in the west, they have become known as Beauty Balms and are famous because of their ability to tackle numerous skin concerns.  Instead of lots products, you can reach for just one multi-functional cream that offers many benefits.  RENS’s Satin Perfection BB Cream is no exception.

The product – Packed full of bio-extracts and free from silicone, it’s a great way to simplify your beauty regime this summer.  The smooth, satin texture delivers a flawless matte finish – great for the warmer months.  It has colour adaptive technology so the same colour will work even if you catch some rays.  REN’s version also has an spf15 included and will protect against UV damage – remember if you are using this as your only sunscreen, reapply if out in the sun for prolonged periods of time.

The Ingredients – Soft focus silica and light-reflective mica optically blur imperfections, giving lightweight coverage.  Flurophores from Noni extract boosts elastin to improve the skin’s tone and firmness.  Antileukine from ochroleuca seaweed, protects against UV damage while antioxidant properties come from artic cranberry seed.  Magnesium from Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Glycogen from marine glucose and Vitamin C revitalize and boost radiance.

How to use – Cleanse and moisturise as usual and then apply with your fingers, gently tapping to blend it into the skin rather than rubbing it. If you would like more coverage then use a concealer afterwards to disguise any stubborn imperfections.

We love – So many benefits from just one cream, never has there been such a good excuse to use one!.  Skin has a healthy glow while lovely ingredients get to work on brightening, anti-ageing and firming. The light texture makes this perfect for Summer.