Posted: Apr 22 2014

Like most women I live in a busy world. Running a business as well as working part time, making time for my family and finding time for the gym... and myself, keeps my diary full. It's no surprise then that I'm often looking for ways to save time and products that make life easier. I recently went to a Body Shop party at home (Yes, you can get the Body Shop to come to you) and one of the products I walked away with was their All-In-One BB Cream. 

The Facts

BB Creams, aka Beauty Balms or Blemish Balms hit the US in 2011 but were first developed in Germany by dermatologists who wanted to create a single cream with the benefits of multiple products. Most claim to have the power of a moisturiser, primer, sunscreen, skin treatment, concealer, and foundation and contain the following:
  • Anti-aging components, including peptides and antioxidants such as vitamins A, E, and C

  • Moisturising workhorses like hyaluronic acid and glycerin

  • Ingredients such as licorice and arbutin that help even out skin tone

  • Light-reflecting mica to give skin a luminous finish

  • Silicone-based ingredients, such as dimethicone, that help smooth the skin, acting much like a foundation primer does

all of which are aimed at saving time and money. Needless to say this attracted my attention.


The Findings

I started using the Body Shops BB cream with the purpose of wearing it to the gym. I'm not one for working out with a full face of makeup however I'm not exactly comfortable leaving the house without some armour. 

Their product comes out white with tiny pigment filled capsules that burst when applied to the skin. The coverage is light and natural so not suitable if you prefer full coverage however i found it blended well and evened my skin tone nicely, the brightening effects were also lovely. I found the product lovely to wear and it made my skin feel soft and fresh which is not always the case with makeup (even light makeup). While I still like to wear makeup when I go out I've started wearing my BB cream during the week to work with a soft dust of powder over the top and it has definitely saved me time in the morning only having to apply one product.


Before and after wearing Body Shops All-In-One BB cream. Left is makeup free and right wearing BB cream (no other products worn)


Find out More

Body Shop All-In-One BB Cream $21.95 available online or on Body Shop stores.

You can find out more about The Body Shops All-In-One BB cream and their other BB products by heading to

or if you are interested about hosting a party at home which is a great way to try out products you can get more information at




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