These multi-purpose products are your moisturiser, concealer, primer, sunscreen and foundation in one 

The term "BB" cream has been thrown around a lot in the last couple of years, but have you ever wondered what the heck it even means? You're not alone.

BB cream stands for beauty or blemish balm, and was originally formulated by a dermatologist to help patients' skin after surgical procedures. But after a huge success in Asia, western cosmetic companies were quick to catch on to the skin/make-up hybrid because of its incredible multi-tasking abilities. BB creams are designed to keep your skin hydrated, protect you from the sun, cover blemishes and correct your skin tone all at the same time. Pretty nifty, right? Because of its lighter coverage and added SPF it has already become a make-up staple for summer, but what you might not realise is these all-in-one creams are ideal for every day of the year.

We've selected our favourite BB creams according to your skin type to incorporate into your make-up routine, stat: 

Double duty: 5 amazing BB creams to wear year round