The terms BB and CC cream have been misunderstood since so long. The difference between BB and CC creams is subtle,CC stands for “color correcting” and the products are meant to deal with issues like redness or sallowness with its light-diffusing particles, whereas BB creams are like lighter foundation with a few benefits for the skin.
BB Cream(Beauty Balm):
BB stands for “beauty balm”. A BB cream is a tinted moisturizer a natural coverage and skin benefits, such as:
- Priming properties
- SPF filters
- Wrinkle reduction effect
- Moisturizing properties
- BB creams focus more on prevention and maintenance
However, one point worth noting is that a BB cream cannot replace your primer, moisturizer, anti wrinkle cream or a sunblock as the effects of a BB cream wont be as intense as that of an individual products designed for that purpose.Consider a BB cream as an addition to your makeup bag which can help you skip a few steps when you are running out of time.
Faces BB Cream for Rs.1,350(Click HERE to Buy)
Garnier BB Cream Oil Control for Rs.799(Click HERE to Buy)
Garnier BB Cream Classic for Rs.799(Click HERE to Buy)
Fair & Lovely BB Cream for Rs.135(Click HERE to Buy)
Karin Herzog Peau De BB Cream with Marshmallow Absolute Medium for Rs.2,950(Click HERE to Buy)
The Body Shop Tea Tree Flawless BB Cream for Rs.1,895(Click HERE to Buy)
QOD BB Cream for Rs.2,350(Click HERE to Buy)
CC Cream(Colour Correcting):
CC stands for “colour correcting” or “complexion correcting”. This product has a bit more coverage than the BB cream while still remaining lighter than foundation.
CC cream has the following properties:
- works best on sallow skin
- Covers age spots better
- CC creams prime and conceal problematic skin as well as colour correct those areas.
- Lighter in texture than a BB cream and foundation
- Less oily than BB creams
CC cream is best if you want to hide your imperfections, allergies, blemishes or pigmentation to achieve an even skin tone.
Chanel CC Cream for Rs. 10,295(Click HERE to Buy)
Faces CC Cream for Rs. 1,495(Click HERE to Buy)
Which one to buy?
Here is a guideline on which one of the two will be better for you according to your skin type:
Oily skin: CC cream as it is less oily and lighter than the BB cream.
Redness: CC cream as it will correct cancel out any redness and even out your skintone.
Sensitive skin: Both can be used. Correct sensitive areas with CC creams and even out your skin tone with a BB cream.
Anti-Ageing: Both BB or CC can come to the rescue but they can not work as a substitute to anti aging products.
Healthy Glow: BB cream as it as moisturizing properties and helps to enhance glow.
Blemish-prone skin: BB cream as it focuses on the prevention of blemishes.
Skin with blemishes: CC cream as it will help you conceal problem areas.
Which one do you prefer and why? Let us know in the comments.