Does BB cream work on mature skin? Proof it’s the ultimate beauty all-rounder at any age

It's the perfect product for women who want to combine skincare with their beauty routine.

By Maddison Leach
When it comes to skincare and makeup, BB creams are one of the best all-rounder products on the market.
Combining the skincare benefits of active ingredients with the coverage and radiance of makeup, these 'beauty balms' or 'blemish balms' offer the best of both worlds.
They're typically lighter than a full foundation and offer a more radiant, natural glow – and they're a surprisingly effective product for making mature skin look its best.
The glamorous Laura Dern, 55, is known to use Sisley skincare and makeup. (Image: Getty)
April Roberts, Sisley's Head Trainer, tells Now To Love exclusively that BB creams and tinted skincare products do a great job of enhancing the beauty that's already there, especially when paired with a solid skincare routine.
"It's about using products that are going to suit their needs, desired results and the time they have to spend on their skin," she says of women looking for the perfect products for mature skin.
"Focus on using makeup that will hydrate, protect against harmful environmental factors and add a luminous glow."
BB creams and other lightweight formulas that combine skincare and coverage are therefore a perfect choice, especially for women who want to save time on their beauty routines.
With typically less coverage than a classic foundation, BB creams let your natural skin shine through. That means you'll want to invest in a nourishing skincare routine to make sure your base looks its absolute best.
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"To create the perfect canvas for makeup application, use good quality skincare to ensure the skin is firm, plump, hydrated and healthy," April suggests.
"A regular but gentle exfoliant, such as Sisley Buff and Wash, will help to ensure skin is smooth and radiant for make-up.
"A serum and a targeted moisturiser that address any concerns such as pigmentation, radiance, firming or fine lines will also ensure that skin is in the best condition to allow a more seamless make-up result."
It's also a good idea to apply your makeup with brushes instead of your fingers or a beauty sponge, as they allow for more precise application as you build up the perfect amount of coverage for your skin.
As for what the "perfect" makeup look is for mature skin, April says it all depends on your own preferences and what makes you feel confident and beautiful.
That means finding products that enhance your beauty at any age, like BB creams that will nourish your skin and provide an effortless makeup base.
We've rounded up our top BB cream products for mature skin, from budget options to something a touch more luxe.
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