The makeup multi-tasker that will save your skin this summer

19 November 2018
By Fashion Quarterly

Avene BB Cream

It’s the season of sensational skin, but spending hours applying, perfecting and setting a face full of makeup isn’t that appealing when there’s shenanigans in the sun to be had.

That’s why paring down the routine comes naturally in summer months, when the heat and humidity can cause makeup to migrate and smudge and just feels heavy and gross.

Barefaced is always an option, but you’ll need an SPF at least, so choosing one that comes loaded with other benefits is a no brainer.

You can thank us later then, because we’ve found the one item, Avène’s new multi-tasking Day Protector Tinted BB Cream SPF30, that’ll do it all this summer.

Let us count the ways:

1. Perfects your complexion

The super-sheer, single-shade formula goes on in seconds with your fingers and delivers barely-there, breathable coverage, playing down any imperfections and playing up even-toned, lush and healthy-looking skin. The mineral pigments and brightening pearls make sure it blends to your skin-tone without having to match perfectly, which means there’s no need for precision application.

2. Offers sun protection

Don’t cringe, you know you should be using a decent SPF each and EVERY day. So why isn’t it easier? Combining it into a makeup product takes away what can be an annoying additional step, and with broad spectrum SPF30, you’ll be protected for most day to day activities.

3. Shields you from the environment

Okay so it wont ward off your co-worker’s bad vibes, but it has antioxidant ingredients that WILL ward off skin aggressors like particle pollution and extreme temperatures.

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4. A sensitive skin saviour

Reactive skin types often have a hard time finding suitable cosmetics, so a base that won’t induce flare ups is a gratifying find. Avène’s famous soothing thermal spring water direct from the source in a tiny town in France is rich in beneficial minerals, and is part of the new BB Cream formulation so it’s fine for medium to highly-sensitive skin. It’s also got no parabens, alcohol or fragrance.

5. Keeps skin hydrated

Maintaining the water content of skin is essential and any extra hydration skin can drink in will plump out fine lines and make you look healthy and happy, rather than tired and drawn. Avène’s BB has ingredients that retain moisture and drawn it into the surface level of skin.

The best part though is how easy it is to apply, it really is your summer ‘one-and-done’ godsend!

This article was created in partnership with Avène. Avène Day Protector Tinted BB Cream SPF30, $49, is available from selected pharmacies.Visit for more info and stockists.

Avene BB Cream


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