If you have even the slightest interest in beauty, or have picked-up a glossy mag within the last few months you’ll more than likely have come across this newish beauty phenomenon: BB creams, and now CC creams too, and I hear that DD creams are not far around the corner too.
So, if you haven’t got a clue what a BB cream is, yet alone a CC, then I’m here to enlighten you.
BB stands for Beauty or Blemish Balm and have been a beauty staple in Asia for many years. BB creams promise to reduce redness, even out skin tone, camouflage pores and wrinkles, moisturise and offer anti-aging benefits. Many BBs on the market also contain an SPF. BB creams tend to be lighter than foundation, but heavier than most tinted moisturisers. BBs promise to be a primer, a tinted moisturised and a sunscreen; basically an all-in-one product. BBs are quite concentrated, so a small pea-like amount goes a long way.
Which BB to choose?
I’ve tried a few over the last year or so and I’ve been really pleased with these three:
CC stands for Colour Correcting and have been designed to address skin issues such as redness and/or sallowness. CC creams are generally lighter in texture than a BB cream and provide a lighter coverage. CC creams are more corrective than their BB cousins. A CC cream will address more existing issues like age spots, acne scarring etc.
I haven’t tried any CC creams yet, but I have my eye on testing these two – I’ll let you know my verdict in a few months.
Are you a fan of BB and CC creams? If so, which one do you use?
With much love
The Domestic Princess