If you’re confused about BB creams vs. CC creams, so was I. I decided to do some research and see what the differences are between these products. The differences are subtle but here is what I found out.
BB CREAMS – these provide coverage with added skin care benefits like SPF and anti-oxidants. They’re lighter than foundations and heavier than tinted moisturizers.
CC CREAMS – these generally stand for color correcting. The products are meant to address issues like redness or sallowness (usually with light diffusing particles).
The best BB and CC creams based on your facial concerns are:
Dryness – Estee Lauder DayWear BB ($42)
Blotchiness / Uneven Tone – Maybelline Dream Fresh BB ($9)
Fine Lines – Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF 35 ($46)
Breakouts – Dr. Jart BB ($36)
Dark Spots – Olay Tone Correcting CC Cream with Sunscreen ($22)
I hope this settles the debate of BB creams vs. CC creams. There are some great products out there in both camps. The key is to find the one that is made for your skin type.
Also, don’t forget that the Nordstrom Anniversary sale starts this Thursday, July 13 (if you have a Nordstrom credit or debit card) or July 21 (if you don’t have a store card). I’ll be posting my best picks from the sale early Thursday morning. XOXO Michelle