The BB cream and CC cream guide

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Using foundation everyday can be harmful to your skin and expensive too, hence comes our saviour ‘BB cream’ and ‘CC cream’.  Just a hint of colour is fine to cover up unevenness during casual days with an added benefit, these creams actually help you work on your skin related issues be it redness or blemishes. Here is a simple guide on what these creams are all about and which one is the best for you.

 BB cream

‘BB’ stands for ‘Beauty Balm’ or ‘Blemish Balm’. It has an all-in-one formula that moisturises, evens skin tone, conceals blemishes and protects from the sun with a luminous finish. It is best suitable for dry to combination skin. It consists of light reflecting components making you look dewy and providing the apt amount of coverage. BB creams have a thicker consistency and give a second skin like result, only better. This product is best suited for women looking for just a little more coverage than tinted moisturisers. For people with oily skin, this product tends to make skin a bit oily, so we suggest setting it with powder to prevent greasiness.

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CC cream

An advanced sister of the BB cream, ‘CC’ stands for ‘Colour and Correct’. It consists of a primer, moisturiser, serum and sunscreen and is packed with benefits of vitamin C and E. CC cream targets redness, dark spots, uneven skin tone, wrinkles and sun protection. It provides lesser coverage as compared to BB creams. CC creams are suitable for all skin types, effective for people with a little mature skin as it is packed with goodness of anti-aging compounds.

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 Difference between BB and CC creams

  • To begin with BB creams are a basic version of everyday-use tinted moisturiser with a few extra benefits. CC creams are an advanced version taking care of your anti-ageing needs as well.  
  • BB creams give a wee bit heavy coverage whereas CC creams give lesser coverage.
  • Both contain SPF.
  • BB creams are best suitable for people with dry skin whereas CC creams are the ‘Holy Grail’ product for people with oily skin.
  • CC creams help fight against acne, redness and aging whereas BB creams are a toned down version that look after your skin’s everyday needs.
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