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BB Cream vs. CC Creams: What’s all the hype about?


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In the quest for flawless skin, it’s a constant search for the best products out there. You know all about beauty balms and use them daily, when all of a sudden color correction creams sneak onto the scene. BB creams, CC creams, which does what and how is a girl supposed to keep up? Here is our guide on the difference between BB and CC creams and which one you need for a perfect complexion.


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Preventative vs. Corrective

The biggest difference between BB creams and CC creams is how they work for your skin. BBs are well known for the fact that they protect your skin from sun, combat anti-aging, and even help prevent breakouts. They are all about stopping damage before it happens. On the other hand, CC creams help fix problems that have already showed up. These new miracle creams help to correct dark spots, clear acne, and brighten dull skin. They still offer the SPF protection and moisturizing coverage like BB creams do, but they’ve added a little extra kick for skin perfection.


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Color and Coverage

CC creams come in approximately the same shades that BB creams traditionally come in, but they offer a little more ability for balance. Because CC creams are lighter in texture, they can be applied to very fair or very dark skin and blend in better. BB creams also tend to be oilier in texture vs. the lighter CC creams. Both act as a sheer covering primer for you to match your makeup to. 

So which one should you choose for your skin type? 

BB If You Have:

Sensitive Skin

Dry Skin

Random Breakouts

Easily Burned Skin

CC If You Have:

Fine Lines/Wrinkles

Dark Spots or Scars


Oily Skin


These are two of the CC creams people are already raving about! SmashBox Camera Ready CC Cream, Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream

Have you tried CC creams yet? Which is your favorite so far? Let us know in the comments section below.

Source: Total Beauty

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