beauty. BB VS. CC Creams: What Is The Difference?
Your Crash Course in Alphabet Creams
Ventured into your local drugstore or visited your favorite cosmetic counter lately? If so, you may have already been introduced to the latest beauty craze: The BB Cream and the CC Cream, along with the newly introduced DD Cream!
These alphabet creams have made their own home on the shelf next to the tinted moisturizers and the classic foundation. So what are these new skin-perfecting options? How do you know which one you should use?
BB creams are short for blemish or beauty balm. This Asian import has become extremely popular within the US since its arrival two years ago. What do BB creams do? They provide coverage with added skin care benefits like anti-oxidants and SPF. They sit comfortably between tinted moisturizer and foundation, being that they're lighter than foundation and yet heavier than tinted moisturizer.
CC cream, short for colo or complexion correcting, launched this spring. Like BBs, they include SPF and moisturizers, however CCs offer more pigment and a more matte finish. The products are meant to address issues like redness or sallowness.
Julep is releasing a DD cream this summer called "Dynamic Do-All". This new hybrid cream stands on the shoulders of BB and CC, taking the all-in-one product innovation approach we're all suckers for. With two different anti-aging ingredients, this DD cream claims to improve your skin over time.
A DD cream sounds pretty ideal for our skin's summer needs, because of its lightweight, buildable coverage, and of course, SPF. Ideal for all day coverage with promises to moisturize, prime, perfect, and protect.
How To Choose The Best Cream For Your Primary Complexion Concern
Fine Lines, Winkles & Sun Damage
Moisturize, perfect and protect - instantly and over time. Inspired by a skincare/makeup hybrid that's a cult favorite in Asia, this formula combines moisturizer, treatment, Broad Spectrum SPF and a lightweight foundation in one. Plus, it's available in five skin tone correct shades carefully formulated by Bobbi herself. Consider it your skin's new best friend.
Juice Beauty's Stem Cellular Repair CC Cream is ideal for all skin types and especially beneficial for skin showing the signs of aging including fine lines, wrinkles, and sun damage. Available in two shades, Natural Glow and Warm Glow, to match and enhance any skin type and color. Since Juice Beauty uses no artificial dyes, the colors are effective for skin tones ranging from very light to dark. Natural Glow works best with fair to medium skin tones while Warm Glow is the perfect color for medium to dark skin tones.
Blotchiness & Uneven Skin Tone
The 1-step wonder for a good skin day, everyday. Packed with 8 great skin benefits for instant skin perfection:
- Blurs imperfections
- Evens skin tone
- Protects with SPF 30
- 0% oils and heavy ingredients
- Ideal for Normal Skin
Lighten up! Add a touch of illumination with this revolutionary, oil-free formula that uses the smallest particle of coated pigments for seamless, smooth coverage. Ideal for all skin types and skin tones, this beauty balm gives skin a lit-from-within glow. The formula is infused with innovative micro-spheres, which have been shown to hide skin imperfections and reduce the appearance of wrinkle depth by up to 84 percent. It also contains natural, skin-protecting emollients, which have been shown to increase antioxidant activity by up to 89.7 percent. Enriched with a proprietary blend, this balm helps reduce skin inflammation, improve texture, support collagen production, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles by up to 67 percent.
CC Cream - Total Effects Tone Correcting Moisturizer with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15 by Olay. Hydration + sheer illuminating coverage evens skin tone and recaptures youthful luminosity.
This all-in-one triple stream formula combines a daily anti-aging moisturizer, SPF 15 sunscreen and sheer tint for younger-looking skin. Deep hydration + sheer illuminating coverage evens skin tone and recaptures youthful luminosity. Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Improves surface cell turnover. Provides nourishing moisturization. Strengthens skin's natural defense against moisture loss. Recaptures youthful luminosity.
Total Effects fights 7 signs of aging:
- Line minimization: Reduces the appearance of fine wrinkles
- Nourishing moisturization: For a radiant, healthy-looking glow
- Subtle lifting: Hydrates for firmer skin appearance
- Brightening: Improves skin surface dullness
- Improved texture: Smoothes and evens skin texture
- Pore refinement: Minimizes the appearance of pores
- Tone enhancement: Balances color and reduces the appearance of age spots
Lightweight yet powerful, this moisturizing White Reveal UV Protection effectively protects throughout the day, even under the most extreme conditions. Its BB Creme texture, enriched with a new generation of correcting pigments, diminishes dark spots and all skin irregularities. The radiance of the complexion is enhanced. Skin reveals ultimate transparency. Available in two shades
Hailed as the “Swiss army knife of the beauty industry”, our new Complexion Perfector BB SPF 20 is a moisturizer, foundation, sunscreen, concealer and anti-aging cream all-in-one! This BB cream leaves skin flawless, sheer and even, whilst hydrating and protecting it from UVA/B rays.
Unlike other BB (or Blemish Balm) creams, it does not contain any silicone, an ingredient that coats the skin, trapping dirt and bacteria beneath it.
Included in Vogue Online's "10 Best BB Creams" article and awarded 'Best BB Cream for Soothing Skin' by Easy Living.
Sensitive, Dry, Oily, Combination/Normal
- Hyaluronic Acid microspheres penetrate the epidermis and release hyaluronic acid gradually over time for enduring plumping and resurfacing of fine lines and wrinkles
- A potent form of Vitamin C, boosts the production of collagen and elastin, reduces free radical damage and boosts cell turnover
- White lupin energizes and revitalizes
- Ruby crystal minimizes the appearance of fine lines and imperfections.
- Hydro Mineral Transference™, a patented mineral delivery system, leaves skin firmer, more supple and younger-looking
Perfect and protect skin instantly with this all-in-one multifunctional Beauty Balm. Renewalist BB's natural-looking coverage evens skin tone and minimizes the appearance of imperfections. Patented platol white-c complex brightens dull skin for a lustrous, youthful glow, while nutrient-rich exotic oils soothe dryness. The niacinamide strengthens skin's moisture barrier, helping to support natural collagen levels. Lightweight with sunscreen protection for an ideal base makeup application, this antiaging balm is sure to leave your skin refreshed.