The Difference Between BB and CC Creams

With the warmer temperature coming in, it’s time to start lightening up on your makeup routine. The foundations you’ve been wearing all winter and spring will melt right off your face in the summer heat. What do we recommend? The best product to arm your beauty collection with is a BB or CC cream.

What are BB and CC creams?

BB creams and CC creams are the queens of the season. They offer quality coverage, while many of them also provide moisture to help keep your skin hydrated. So what’s the deal with the letters? Well, the kind of coverage you like will lead you to one or the other.

BB creams

Beauty Balms or Blemish Balms, called BB creams for short, are essentially, foundations with skincare benefits. Initially they most popular in Korea, but then the buzz quickly spread around the globe! BB creams provide light coverage while also working to deliver hydration, sun protection or shine control depending on the formula. These multipurpose beauty products are created for all skin types, and it’s a great way to give yourself that sheer coverage without looking cakey.

If you’re rushing to get ready in the morning and you need that sun protection Nyx Professional Makeup Bare With Me Tinted Skin Veil Bb Cream is a fantastic option that provides light to medium coverage and is also formulated with SPF 25! If you’re someone who really likes a nice matte finish, the MISSHA M Perfect Cover BB Cream is a nice option that also protects against UV damage while improving facial contour and overall skin tone.

CC Creams

Called Color Correcting or Complexion Corrector creams, these guys offer a little more coverage than their double B companions. By utilizing opposite colors on the color wheel, CC creams are able to neutralize the appearance of imperfections like dark spots and redness. Since CC creams provide heavier coverage than BB creams, they also have thicker formulas and are more suited for more mature skin types.

Erborian CC Red Correct Cream 15ml instantly provides coverage of imperfections and with continued use, visibly improves even skin tone and texture so you can look flawless even without the CC cream! If you’re looking for skin plumping benefits, Alterna Caviar Replenishing Moisture Cc Cream that combines hyaluronic acid and Vitamin E to combat uneven skin tone and protect against environmental aggressors.

Whatever your coverage needs may be, there’s a summer-proof foundation out there for you. Don’t know what coverage you want? Find out below!

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