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The Best Next-gen Beauty Balms That Will Give You That Post-summer Glow
Health and beauty
September 2021
Reading time 6 Minutes

The next-gen beauty balms bringing skincare benefits, along with that much sought-after post-summer glow

With all the benefits of a moisturiser, anti-oxidants you find in your favourite serum, an essential broad spectrum SPF and just enough coverage to make you feel confident.
Creams and Balms

1. Enriched with La Roche-Posay thermal spring water, mineral pigments melt into the skin for a smooth and flawless complexion. Great for sensitive skins, and available in light or medium with an SPF20, this non-greasy BB cream ensures skin looks great all day long. Hydreane BB Cream, £16 La Roche-Posay

2. Lightweight and subtly pigmented, this velvety cream works to even out and mattify, refining both tone and texture. Enriched with a blend of traditional Asian herbs, the cream hydrates and plumps, whilst ginger and liquorice extracts revitalise and even out skin tone. BB Cream, £38 Erborian

3. Barely-there coverage combines with SPF30 and advanced bio-complex in this BB+ formula which helps to smooth skin, whilst rose stem cells soften visible signs of ageing to leave skin looking radiant. Rosliliance Golden BB+ Cream, £52 Coola at

4. This cooling formula offers up to 24 hours of hydration, an SPF20, soothing aloe and ginger and comes in a range of 19 great shades for great-looking skin. Skin Paradise Tinted Water Cream, £10.99 L’Oreal at Boots

Balms, BB creams

5. Breathable, lightweight and ultra thin, this formula cleverly evens out skin tone for a smooth, impossibly dewy finish. Perfecting Skin Tint, £20 Glossier

6. Quickly becoming every beauty editor’s Best Buy, the micro encapsulated pigments in this BB cream give just the right amount of coverage for perfect-looking skin. The SPF30 helps give vital protection, whilst porcelain flower extract gives an antioxidant boost. BFF Skin Perfector Cream, £35 Trinny London

7. With a broad-spectrum SPF30, this lightweight gel offers medium to light coverage and is available in 18 shades to give you a natural-looking glow all summer long. Complexion Rescue, £30 bareMinerals

8. This tinted cream delivers a veil of breathable coverage with a seamless, satin and flawless finish. Infused with aloe and cucumber extracts, it provides up to eight hours of hydration too. Bare With Me Tinted Skin Veil, £10 NYX

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