MIRACULOUS ABC CREAMS
Changing and warmer weather made us more interested in BB and CC creams. What's it all about? How is one different from another and how to find the right one for yourself in a flood of products? We immediately responded to calls of despair and put the matter under observation.
The abbreviation BB typically means "Beauty Balm". These babies who got their space under the sun a couple of years ago, of course, come from the Korean multi-million dollar beauty industry. They function very much like tinted moisturisers, except that they are slightly heavier in sense of coverage and have added value. The added value is usually anti-oxidants and/or SPF. So, pick them according to your needs and desires. Those with oily skin will also find ones with a matte effect.
To be honest, the difference between BB and CC creams is very small. Most of the differences are in the coverage. The interpretation of the CC abbreviation is "color correcting", which indicates that creams are generally intended for those who want to correct the complexion of their skin, which they consider problematic. Problems include, for example, dark spots resulting from overexposure to UV rays or redness. The green particles present in the anti-redness creams counteract the red tone of your skin.
+ great for summer as they are lighter than foundation
+ contain SPF
+ they speed up your morning routine by combining primer, powder and sunscreen in one
+ a very good choice for those of you who aren't ready to buy three different products
- Small selection of color shades
- they are never as covering as foundation
- due to the small amount you apply, the SPF coverage may be too low in the end
- 3 in 1 products never produce as good results as three separate products
If you are not overly demanding in your routine, then go out into the world and buy yourself a BB or CC cream. You can’t miss really. The main guideline should be the right shade and the desired result. Also keep in mind that there is no one miracle product in the world that can solve all your problems. Therefore, you should only focus on one or two issues at a time. Don't forget about SPF 30+!
To make it even easier for you we also tracked down some of customers favourites:
- Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue ™ Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream, by far the highest rated, outstanding color shade
- L'Oréal Paris Nude Magique CC Anti-Redness Cream, super budget option, great for newbies, against redness (and L'Oréal Paris Nude Magique CC Cream Anti-Dullness, for those without redness)
- La Roche-Posay Effaclar BB Blur, for oily skin
- La Roche-Posay Hydreane BB Cream, for the sensitive types, contains thermal water
- Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector Daily All-In-One B.B. Cream, another good budget choice, listed among the top 100 products on Harper's Bazaar's Beauty Hot Scale