BB Cream Vs CC Cream | The ULTIMATE Guide!

by Angie <3

BB Cream vs CC Cream, that is the question on everyone’s mind. BB and CC Creams have been all the rave lately, but what do they really do and what’s the difference between the two? In this post, I’ll be breaking down the A to Z on all things BB and CC Cream and I’ll also be sharing with you my top 2 holy grails for each type! Are you ready? Let’s get into it!

What is BB Cream?

Let’s start with the basics of each product. First, what is a BB Cream? BB in BB Cream commonly stands for “blemish balm”, although it has a few more meanings floating around on the internet. To put it simply, BB Cream is basically a foundation that has added benefits for your skin. When it comes to the benefits, they typically vary from product to product, but they almost always have some kind of SPF protection in them. BB Creams typically also have a lighter coverage, meaning they tend to look more natural on your skin than a full coverage foundation. Additionally, BB Creams can be formulated for different skin types ranging from dry to normal to oily.

Now that I covered some of the basics, one of the questions that I want to hit on is the difference between a tinted moisturizer and a BB Cream since they sound super similar at their core. The difference is super simple: tinted moisturizer doesn’t tend to have all of the yummy benefits for your skin as a BB Cream would. Although both of them are super similar in terms of being lightweight with a lighter coverage to them, I feel as though a BB Cream edges out a tinted moisturizer simply because of the benefits that your skin can get from them.

Given everything that has been going on lately in the world around us, I’ve found myself veering away from typical foundations and reaching for BB Creams. I really like how they provide some coverage yet still look super-natural, are easy to apply, provide skincare benefits while wearing them (along with SPF), and since they’re lighter coverage, I’ve found that they work perfectly when wearing masks since they don’t really come off. After we talk about the world of CC Creams, I’ll share with you the BB Cream that I’ve been totally obsessed with and I haven’t been able to put down lately!

What is CC Cream?

And now, let’s dive into the world of CC Creams. The “CC” in CC Cream typically stands for “Color Corrector”. When comparing BB Creams and CC Creams, although they’re pretty similar they do have a few differences. CC Creams typically tend to provide a little more coverage since their purpose is to correct color. I’ve found that CC Creams usually have a bit of thicker texture/consistency since their purpose is to provide a bit more coverage. Also, since CC Creams are marketed as color correctors, you typically don’t have to use a separate color corrector in your routine.

Just like BB Creams, CC Creams tend to also have skincare benefits and SPF as well. Before we wrap up our CC Cream talk, I just want to quickly mention the difference between a CC Cream and a foundation. Since CC Creams tend to be a little more full coverage than BB Creams, there is a fine line when it comes to the difference between a foundation and a CC Cream. When comparing both, I would say that foundations are a little bit heavier and they also typically don’t have many skin care benefits to them.

BB Cream Vs CC Cream

To sum it up, although the two are super similar, I’ve found that CC Creams are a little thicker and tend to have more coverage when applied to the skin when compared to BB Creams. They’re also super easy to apply, they last great on the skin, and they also provide a perfect amount of coverage if you don’t really feel like wearing a heavy foundation. In the next section, I will also share my favorite CC Cream that I’ve been using for years!

Now that we know all about BB Creams, CC Creams, and the difference between the two, we’ll cover my favorite products in each category and I’ll also give you some tips and tricks on how to use them!

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