Whether you’re new to the world of makeup and all its offerings, or a beauty aficionado who stays on the hottest and latest trends, you’ve likely heard of BB cream and CC cream. As multi-tasking products, BB and CC creams are excellent for simplifying your morning routine. They can help you save time, money, and space on your vanity. Before buying a BB or CC cream, check out below to learn about the difference between the two, plus the best choice for your skin type.
A BB cream is a lightweight formula that includes a skincare aspect, sun factor, and brightener. The “BB” stands for “Beauty Balm” or “Blemish Balm.” It offers sheer coverage which is suitable for concealing minor blemishes. BB cream has ingredients that are often used in skincare and acts as a barrier to protect your skin from environmental toxins courtesy of pollutant-fighting antioxidants. This means you can lightly cover imperfections while caring for your skin. BB creams are lighter than foundation, which is designed for max coverage. Foundation is a better choice if you’re trying to cover blemishes or imperfections.
CC cream is similar to BB cream, but it has more coverage. The “CC” means “Color Control” or “Complexion Corrector.” Specifically, CC cream is formulated to correct discoloration including redness, dullness, dark undereye circles, uneven skin tone, hyperpigmentation, and acne scarring. CC creams have a lighter consistency than BB creams. They often have a whipped, fluffy texture and matte finish.
Oily and Acne-prone skin
CC creams are a godsend for oily and acne-prone skin. It conceals your acne and acne marks, mattifies your look and gives full coverage. Also, its lightweight texture is less likely to cause breakouts.
Because BB creams often contains hydrating properties, they are good for adding an extra layer of hydration for dry, dehydrated skin.
Normal or Combination skin
For normal or combination skin, either a BB cream or CC cream is suitable. Decide what kind of finished you want : dewy (BB) or matte (CC).