CC crèmes are the hottest new trend in makeup and skincare. CC crèmes out rank BB crèmes with newer and better skincare technology and cosmetic benefits.
The CC stands for "color correction" or "color control,” depending on whom you ask. They're similar to BB creams in that they provide coverage, sun protection and skincare benefits all in one tube—but they’re lighter-feeling and boast even more skin-prettifying properties.
BB stands for "Beauty Balm" or "Blemish Balm" depending on the formula, and they're basically tinted moisturizers with skin care ingredients and SPF built in.
In contrast to BB crèmes, CC crèmes offer more benefits other than tinted moisturizer and SPF protection. CC crèmes offer all the benefits of BB crèmes as well as skin care benefits and a lighter and more comfortable feel.
“CC creams are lighter in texture and feel than BB creams,” explains YouBeauty cosmetic chemistry expert Ni'Kita Wilson. “They focus more on actually improving skin tone (thus color correction), but they’re also supposedly more nurturing and suitable for oilier types thanks to the lighter texture.”
Some of my top picks for CC crèmes are :Too Faced Beauty Balm Multi-Benefit Skin Care Makeup, $32; Estee Lauder Daywear Anti-Oxidant Beauty Benefit Crème SPF 35, $38;Olay CC Cream - Total Effects Tone Correcting Moisturizer with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15, $18; CC Cream Speed White SPF 50 Pa+++ All Day Oil Control 50g, $24.
No matter what price range best fits your budget, all of these CC crèmes make the grade!