Since the arrival of BB creams and CC creams on the market our beauty regimes have been changed forever and for the better!!! If you haven’t tried them then now is the time to pick one up. They are the super all-in-one products that work wonders for beautiful skin. The BB cream has been around for a few years now on the other hand the CC cream is a more recent arrival, so how do you know which one is right for your skin?
You are probably wondering what BB actually stands for… well it stands for Blemish Balm. It is suitable for you if you are looking for a good face cream with the benefit of sun protection, which we are all aware, is essential for good skin. It also provides the coverage of a foundation. A BB cream contains the benefits of a serum, moisturiser, primer and foundation all in one product! It is sure to declutter your dressing table and make up bag. It provides a sheer to light foundation coverage, covering skin imperfections such as mild scars and blemishes. Other added skin care goodies include promoting healing, anti-ageing and soothing properties. They are available to suit all skin types including oily, so do not be put off and opt for a cream with a matt finish.
Great BB creams on the beauty shelves which have shown to be most popular are:
These creams really are worth every penny, so do give them a go. They are the unsung hero in the world of beauty products, designed to save you time and money.
Now let us talk about its sister CC cream, this actually stands for Colour Corrector Cream. CC Creams are a notch up from BB creams in that they provide more coverage and contain a higher SPF. They contain the same crucial elements (serum, moisturise, primer and sunscreen) with an extra focus on skincare. For this reason they have a higher SPF to provide more anti-ageing protection. They are slightly heavier in consistency compared to the BB creams so they are able to target skin concerns such as age spots, uneven skin tones and wrinkles. A CC cream will effectively hide unsightly redness as well as hyper-pigmentation.
Great CC Creams available on the shelves include:
Andalou Natural 1000 roses CC SPF 30, this contains fruit stem cells to renew the skin at a cellular level, and provides a sheer coverage.
Darphin CC Cream Instant Multibenefit Care SPF 35, this cream has a lovely texture that covers imperfections, redness while smoothing and hydrating the skin at the same time.
L’OREAL Paris Nude Magique CC Cream is a great budget option and work wonders if you seek a feather light finish brought about by the skin caring ingredients.
Using a BB or CC cream couldn’t be easier, simply apply and blend evenly with your fingertips or make-up sponge, or even use a foundation brush if you are after that flawless finish. It is depending on your preference. They are available for all different skin types and can be used alone or as a base under your usual foundation, for beautiful looking skin.