CC Cream or BB Cream

CC Cream or BB cream whats the difference?

Lot’s of talk these days about CC Cream and or BB Cream. To my knowledge BB stands for beauty balm. BB creams are an all-in-one type of product that can replace several products such as moisturizer, primer, foundation and sunblock – though each BB Cream can advertise what they help with, so read the package. They’re lighter than foundation but heavier than tinted moisturizers.


CC generally stands for “color correcting” and the products are meant to address issues like redness or sallowness (usually with light-diffusing particles), whereas BB creams are like lighter foundation with a few skin care benefits added.



While I personally try and stay away from these all in one products, they do provide a quick and easy application if you are short on time. They also reduce the need to bring as many products with you while travelling.  However I think you probably are applying less product which in some cases may not be as beneficial. It may however be better on your bank account. The sunscreen component in the BB products would be my number one concern. I think it’s always best to apply a liberal amount of sunscreen to make sure you are protected.

With any product you want to make sure you look at the ingredients and not just the shiny package! I would Guess it won’t be long until we see DD Cream!


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