issue five : a feast for gluttony
This issue, we are talking about time-saving products. BB Creams are well-documented multi-taskers. Serving as a primer, moisturiser and foundation in one. Despite its acronym standing for blemish balm/base, it doesn't actually function as a spot-treatment. Go figure!
While I am a believer in a stand-alone moisturiser and a fan of traditional liquid foundations (applied with a light hand of course), there is no doubt that a good BB cream is a kit essential. Perfect for a bit time-saving application for when you're being shouted at by the AD to get your cast through the works because they've pulled the shooting schedule forward to accommodate some other departments time-schedule. Or, just for those lucky lot with great skin who only need a light application of colour to even out their skin tones. It's also the ideal consumer product really, as it ensures that you don't leave the house plastered in thick, unflattering foundation, which is all too often badly blended. Oh yes, and it saves you time in the morning so you can be more gluttonous with your snooze time. It's a buildable product, so you are able to achieve perfect skin for both day and night-time wear...saving you money too.
They don't really come better than Inika Certified Organic BB Cream! Filled with Prickly Pear, Pomegranate and Avocado to boot. How could we possibly not include this in our A Feast for Gluttony issue?
While the range doesn't stretch the full skin colour spectrum, it does deliver six shades and we can only hope that the range gets extended sooner rather than later, as the formulation is flawless and everyone should have the opportunity to wear it.
If you have very dry skin, or winter is simply getting the better of you, don't skip your regular moisturiser before applying the BB cream.
Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice*, Citrus Aurantium Amara Flower Water*, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Vitis Vinifera (Grapeseed) Seed Oil*, Helianthus Annuus Seed (Sunflower) Oil*, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil*, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil*, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Seed Oil*, Argania Spinosa Kernel (Argan) Oil*, Glycerin*, Opuntia Ficus Indica (Prickly Pear) Seed Oil*, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil*, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil*, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Leaf Extract*, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil*, Lactobacillus Ferment, Cetyl Alcohol, May Contain (+/-) Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Ultramarines (CI 77007). *Certified Organic