Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF40

If you haven't at least tried a serum foundation yet, you absolutely need to get yourself to a beauty hall pronto and experience the skin-friendly difference of this new generation of 'treatment' foundations. We love the comfort factor - the textures are smooth, silky, and melt into skin. Skin-friendly ingredients include extracts of bamboo grass, cordyceps (a mushroom) and lychee. Gloriously moisturising and skin plumping, a little goes quite a long way if you like light coverage, and it's easily buildable if you want a more concealing effect. (And - only where its applied - it offers an SPF40.)

And as usual, Bobbi Brown's offering comes in an impressive range of shades - 16 in all - from palest Alabaster to deepest Warm Almond. (And oh, how we wish every foundation range offered as wide a spectrum...)

A fab foundation 'find' - and as we say, for older faces, serum foundations are the way to go.

UK readers find Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF40 at www.johnlewis.com/£39 for 30 ml