What's the difference between BB cream and CC cream?
We all want gorgeous glowing skin, but there are just so many products available that a) we don't know what they do and b) we don't know how to apply them.
BB and CC creams have hit the cosmetics market by storm. They are designed to replace the use of serum, moisturizer, primer, foundation and sunscreen. But people often get confused about their benefits. So here is the official distinction between two often-confused beauty products:
BB stands for Beauty Balm, or Blemish Balm, and was first popularized in Asia. BB creams are lighter than foundation, but heavier than a tinted moisturizer. They can also include SPF and anti-oxidants.
Should I use a BB cream?
BB creams are very light, so they're great for younger skin, or skin that gets irritated under heavy makeup. But if you're after more coverage, you can still use your BB cream as a primer, before applying foundation on top .
= Color Correction/Color Control
CC creams are even lighter than BB creams, and their main purpose is to even out your skin tone, reducing the appearance of redness, blemishes and dark spots. They also contain skin-brightening ingredients just like the BB cream, except that CC cream gives you more of a light, natural feel than the liquid BB.
Should I use a CC cream?
Use a CC cream if discoloration is your primary concern.
The video above with L'Oréal Paris makeup expert Eddie Malter will show you how to get the most out of your CC cream!