Difference Between BB and CC Cream | Which One Is Better for You?

Difference Between BB and CC Cream | Which One Is Better for You?

Difference Between BB and CC Cream Which One Is Better for You Difference Between BB and CC Cream | Which One Is Better for You?

Just as when we were almost finished learning the A to Z about makeup and then boom! These two hits from Asia surfaces on the internet and everyone in the beauty industry is talking about it! Yes, I am talking about the BB cream and the CC cream. These two beauty products are different from the foundation but how different? Why should you have one? Which one is better for you? And many more such frequently asked questions will be discussed in today’s post. This is an easy to understand guide for those who are still new to these products. So let’s clear some doubts and choose the right product according to our skin type!

Difference Between BB and CC Cream | Which One Is Better for You?

What Is BB Cream Used For?

BB cream stands for “Blemish Balm” or “Beauty Balm”. It is basically a cream which is lighter than a foundation and heavier than tinted moisturizers. It offers light coverage than foundation. So you can use a BB cream if you are looking for a multipurpose product providing these benefits- hydration, light coverage, sun protection, and even skin tone. Other benefits depend upon the formulation of the BB cream you are using. This product is mainly suggested to people who have young skin and less to no skin blemishes.

What Is CC Cream Used For?

CC cream stands for “Color Corrector” or “Complexion Corrector”. It provides more coverage than the BB cream. Like the BB cream, it is also a daily wearable cream which contains SPF. It looks matte on the skin than a BB cream. On the other hand, a BB cream has a slight dewy touch to it. Hence CC cream is suggested for people with oily skin. So you can use a BB cream if you are looking for a cream with BB cream benefits + more coverage. This is mainly suggested to people who have mature skin and spots.

Which One Is Better: BB or CC Cream?

Both are for the days when you don’t want to apply makeup and want to keep it all natural while still giving some coverage. And both are makeup products with added skin care benefits to them. To choose one for you it depends upon your skin type.

This is what I would like to suggest to you:-

  1. Use a BB cream if your skin is normal or dry with minute skin blemishes and uneven skin tone. And you are looking for more coverage then what you get from a tinted moisturizer.
  2. Use a CC cream if your skin is oily or combination with spots and uneven skin tone. And you are looking for coverage which looks natural on your skin as compared to coverage given from a foundation.
  3. Another example:- So I have sensitive skin, which is super oily, and pimple prone, I also have pimple marks and other blemishes here and there. So if I am given an option to choose from a BB cream or a CC cream I would choose a CC cream because my facial skin will benefit from it more appearance wise. But if I am given an option to choose from a foundation, BB cream or CC cream I will definitely go with high coverage and poreless foundation. By the way, I am using Maybelline Fit Me Foundation currently.
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This is just a general tip from myself. You may find a BB cream giving almost the same coverage or more than a particular CC cream. That is because it depends upon the formulation and the quality of the product.

This leads us to the next question…

Can I Use Both CC and BB Cream?

I say yes you can! For example, our skin changes with the change in the climate. Suppose it is winter and you need a cream to give you a good amount of hydration, sun protection and even out your skin tone. That’s when you use a BB cream. And say it’s summer and you are experiencing some breakouts or spots or your skin has turned combination or oily and you have tanned. That’s when you use a CC cream.

Keep in mind that both have some common skin benefits- hydration, sun protection, even skin tone, and natural finish. What makes the difference is the formulation and your skin type!

Final Note

I hope now you have understood when to use a BB cream and CC cream. I tried to explain it in as simple words as possible. Let me know if you have any other doubts in the comment section below! πŸ™‚ This was a requested post if you have any other request or even a DIY request please feel free to drop a mail- beautytending[dot]gmail.com

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7 thoughts on “Difference Between BB and CC Cream | Which One Is Better for You?

  1. Erica (The Prepping Wife) says:

    I love coming to visit your page, Snehal! Just because of how much I learn each and every time. I had no clue what the differences were. One says BB and one says CC. Maybe B is better than C? I mean, that’s how it works in grading, right? I honestly had no clue, and your post makes perfect sense. I can also share that with others when I’m at the store and they are confused.

  2. Sindhu Vinod Narayan says:

    Whoa, this was what I was searching for all these days. Just simple words to explain the differences . Now that I know what is what it makes it easier to purchase. Thank you for your enlightenment.

  3. Jiya says:

    Honestly speaking I am not a makeup person and since BB cream and CC cream came to our Indian market I was confused thanks for this post.

  4. Hema Gayatri says:

    Hey, this is the best thing which I came across today on the internet. I was not able to figure out the difference between BB and CC cream. Thanks for the insightful post.

  5. Pragnya Mishra says:

    I am not a foundation person and prefer BB or CC cream depending on weather and location. It works well for me. This post would be helpful for many new users of this variants.

  6. Trish Veltman says:

    I’m always amazed by how many different products there are available – it can be quite baffling figuring out which is best so thank you for this clear, helpful explanation.

  7. Despite Pain says:

    I hadn’t heard of BB or CC cream. I very rarely wear make up these days and wouldn’t have known what to look for if I were to purchase some new cream or foundation. This was a helpful explanation, thank you.

  8. Diane C DeNicola says:

    Two more products I had never heard of before. I think I would be more of a BB cream user myself but would most likely try both to compare. Thanks for the information!

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