BB or CC Cream – which is right for me?
Are you in search of a youthful, glowing complexion and more even skin tone, without the need for a heavy foundation? Confused about the differences between BB Cream and CC Cream? Then let this handy guide help you to decide which is the best choice for your skin.
Originally developed as a post-procedure cream to treat, hydrate, prime and protect, the ‘BB’ in BB cream stands for ‘Beauty’ or ‘Blemish Balm‘. BB creams can be used as a primer for a flawless finish, or as an alternative to tinted moisturiser. Most BB creams include a SPF to protect against sun damage and will hydrate your skin as they smooth imperfections like fine lines, or open pores, to give a natural (but better!) finish. Perfect for those with dry skin, who want to boost their radiance and moisture, for a younger, glowing complexion.
With this cream, the ‘CC’ stands for ‘Colour’ or ‘Complexion Corrector’. One of the real differences between BB cream and CC cream is the latter’s addition of colour-adapting pigments that aim to reduce skin redness and combat uneven skin tone. This product is ideal for those who suffer from uneven pigmentation and want to reduce the appearance of redness, sallow skin, or dark patches. This cream can be spot applied to problem areas, be applied all over the face, or even used under foundation. Offering more lightweight coverage, a CC cream works to correct your complexion and show a more confident, radiant you.
DAYWEAR BB creme SPF35 and SUPERDEFENSE CC CREAM
Estee Lauder’s antioxidant Daywear BB creme SPF35 and Superdefense CC cream by Clinique, both offer skin-perfecting technology. Estee Lauder’s Daywear BB creme includes the benefits of a higher SPF and ‘Super Anti-Oxidant Complex’ to combat the ageing effects of free radicals. It provides long-lasting hydration and works to minimise excess oil, so your skin can glow without shine. Its ‘smart’ brightening pigments blur the appearance of skin imperfections, while providing a hint of healthy colour to your face.
Clinique’s Superdefense CC has been developed with ‘intelligent’ colour correction, which uses light to give the appearance of a brighter, more even skin tone. Formulated with Hyaluronic Acid to intensively hydrate and refresh skin, this keeps it looking plump, smooth and supple for a more youthful glow.