All About CCs and BBs


Here’s all you need to know about the CC and BB creams and why at all should you buy them.

What is the difference between BB and CC creams?

CC creams have a lighter texture and provide more sun protection with broad spectrum SPF as compared to BB creams. They provide better coverage, shrink pores, blend well and hide uneven skin tone due to their pigment diminishing qualities. They are less oily and their tinted finish enables you to apply liberally. Moreover, they are packed with anti-oxidants that nourish the skin, giving it a long-lasting glow. Some CC creams also come with anti-ageing properties and other skincare benefits.

How to choose CC cream for your skin?

Test one at the back of your hand and make sure it nearly matches your skin tone. Since CC creams come only in one or two shades, there are chances you might not get your shade. The one with higher SPF appears lighter and pinkish on the skin. For oily and combination skin, choose the one with matte formulas and lightweight coverage. It should be sweat-proof. For normal to dry skin, choose creamy formulas with medium coverage.

Do CC creams really work?

CC creams are tined moisturisers with SPF catering to women with specific skin tones. Though they come in only one or two shades and claim to blend with every skin tone, they are too light for darker complexions. It is a great alternative for those who want a “no-makeup” look. It is convenient, multipurpose and easy to tote around.


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