Great for those with oily and combination skin, but also hydrating enough for those who are on the dry side, this is a brilliant “one size fits all” sort of base and it has been on my face more than off it for about the last two months or so. I’m nearly through with this tube and I rarely finish off foundations – apart from the Perfection Lumiere Velvet by Chanel, which I race through a few times a year.

If you are like me and love a lightweight and light-medium coverage foundation. You want something affordable and wearable which will still show your freckles through? Something you can wear daily and doesn’t give you the look of a full face of makeup. Then this Clarins BB detox fluid might be just what the doctor ordered.

I looked quite orange in the 01 Light shade – the 00 Fair is perfect. But worth noting that I am not really that fair! However, with this issue out of the way, I can honestly say that I have nothing to gripe about when it comes to the BB skin Detox Fluid . I usually approach anything marked “BB” with caution – oh, the number of chalky-finished duds I’ve tried – but I was surprised from the first application with this one. Light and fresh to apply, creamy and comfortable in consistency and a finish that looks rather natural and lovely but that actually has good, medium coverage.

Clarins BB Skin Detox Fluid review, before & after photos

And from €95, receive the ultimate combo for a successful summer break: a nice beach bag to put your essentials and your Eau Dynamisante body lotion 100ml.

And from €95, receive the ultimate combo for a successful summer break: a nice beach bag to put your essentials and your Eau Dynamisante body lotion 100ml.

With bases, I want something that’s going to give me a decent amount of coverage, that’ll hide any redness around my nose, that doesn’t feel heavy on the skin and that doesn’t look cakey. The fact that this gives me the softest sheen to the skin without feeling wet is the icing on the cake. Nobody wants a wet looking face, especially an oily t-zoned bridie like me. Everyone wants cake though…. In the face, not on the face. The squeezy tube means it’s perfectly travel friendly and the pump applicator means there’s no product wasting. Clarins’ original BB cream also comes in a red tube, so make sure you’re getting the one you want. Clarins are touting this BB cream as half skincare, half makeup and I’d have to agree. I feel like this actually moisturises my skin and doesn’t just sit on top of it hanging around. Acerola seed extract “contributes to good oxygenation of the skin exposed to harmful factors”. Ah, that must be what the whole detox label is all about.

In terms of texture, it’s fresh and easy to apply but at the same time has a creamy and comfortable feel – I can get away with just using serum underneath, which is good news for those with oilier skin who just want to pop a treatment beneath it, but it’s equally nice layered over a rich moisturiser if you have very, very dry skin. Works well in all ways. The only thing I don’t get is the “detox” part, but we’ll totally ignore that because the product is so spot-on.