When we asked you on Instagram, one of the beauty items you were keen for us to try was BB creams. Very similar to their twin product CC creams, these blemish balms (or as others refer to them, beauty balms) are meant to work like a light foundation or base. Unlike CC creams, they don’t necessarily use colour-correcting, light-diffusing particles to match your skin tone, so BB creams often come in a range of skin colours. They aim to provide hydration, sheer coverage and SPF protection, alongside potential soothing and healing properties, hopefully preventing the need for several separate products. They are similar to tinted moisturisers, but go one step further, with additional ingredients such as antioxidants to regenerate skin. We tried and tested the best the beauty market has to offer and came up with our four favourites.