Is your type BB or CC?

Finding your skin savior can be a challenge as there are so many different types of products on the market that help you achieve smooth and flawless looking skin. When natural skin treatments just aren’t enough, you can turn to other options that are healthier than the traditional thick skin suffocating foundations.

In order to get the right look, you have to use the right product for your skin type. Let’s talk about BB and CC creams, two very popular options for correcting and concealing. You may be thinking: What are they? What do they do? What is the difference? Who are they for? How are they used?

Let’s answer these questions and clear up the confusion, shall we?

What are they?

BB creams are beauty balm creams while CC creams are color-correcting creams. BB and CC creams are for those who prefer the all-in-one approach without looking overdone. These will cover multiple steps in one application.

What do they do?

Both creams act as a primer, moisturizer, corrector, SPF and provide light foundation coverage. They do not provide full foundation coverage.

What is the difference?

BB creams have been the buzz ever since the concept was first popular in Korea. These creams provide skin care benefits while being ideal for those looking for light to medium coverage. Keep in mind, there are a range of BB creams for those with oily skin to dry skin. This option offers some coverage for a natural beauty skin. Think of a BB cream as a tinted moisturizer plus added skin benefits.

CC creams are meant for those with an uneven skin tone, blotchiness, and pigmentation concerns. These are used to even out the skin tone and cover pigmentation. In order to cover pigmentation, the formulation is slightly more heavy and thick compared to BB creams. CC creams work by neutralizing color imperfections whether the goal is to cover up post-acne red marks or dark circles under the eyes.

Who are they for?

Anyone with any skin type can use BB or CC creams. You don’t necessarily have to choose one or the other. Depending on your skin’s needs and your desired final look, you can switch back and forth.

How are they used?

The application is fairly simple — wash your hands, squeeze the tube and blend into the skin. You can use clean fingers or a makeup blender. The choice is yours!

By Dr. Nirali Patel

You can read this article in our Summer 2018 issue