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BB creams and CC creams have become the foundation of choice for many people, and here at Dermala, we are loving it! BB and CC creams are the perfect medium between makeup and skin care, and that’s why we love them. Not to mention, BB and CC creams give you that all-natural glow and vibrancy that can turn a drab day into a fab day. So what’s the difference between CC and BB creams?

First, let’s break down BB creams. BB creams first became popular in South Korea before gaining popularity here in the United States. BB stands for “beauty balm” which totally makes sense because BB creams are light and creamy to the touch —they are your ideal “tinted moisturizer”. BB creams also blend effortlessly into your skin and are easy to apply for makeup beginners. Best of all BB creams are completely buildable for those days that you may want some extra coverage. Also, BB creams offer amazing moisturizing and SPF properties to protect and prevent your skin from wrinkles and signs of early aging.

BB cream suggestions for sensitive and acne-prone skin:
We love the BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturizer-Hydrating Gel Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30. It retails for $32 for 1.18 fluid ounces of product and there are 20 shades to choose from. If you’re looking for something more wallet-friendly, the drugstore makeup brand Maybelline is killing the BB Cream game with their Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream which retails for about $7.39 for 1 fluid ounce. However, there are only 5 shades to choose from, which can make finding the right shade a challenge.

CC creams also moisturize the skin and include SPF. CC creams, on the other hand, provide a little bit more coverage as “CC” stands for “color correcting”. If you are looking for some extra coverage without having to worry about applying or using more product, we love CC creams. CC creams help cover wrinkles, redness, and acne, and they are easy to apply and blend with clean fingertips. CC creams are often packed with vitamins such as Vitamin C and E. Vitamin C promotes collagen synthesis, which is a protein that aids in skin production and healthy skin structure. Both Vitamin C and E are also antioxidants that protect the skin from harmful UV rays.

CC Cream Suggestions for sensitive and acne-prone skin:
We love It Cosmetics’s CC+ Cream with SPF 50, which retails for $39 for 1.08 fluid ounces, and there are 12 different shades to choose from. A slightly more affordable option, yet with a more constricted shade range, is the Physicians Formula Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin CC Cream SPF 20. Sadly, there are only two shades: a light and a medium shade. It retails for about $15 for 1.2 fluid ounces of product.

Also, always make sure you are buying makeup and skin care products that are labeled as non-comedogenic, which means the product does not clog your pores. It is also important to consider which products are catered to your skin such as dry, oily, or combination skin types.

There’s nothing like looking fresh and rejuvenated AND taking preventative skin care measures at the same time. At Dermala we like to think of BB and CC Creams as a way to achieve a beautiful today and a beautiful tomorrow. Voila, there’s beauty within your beauty routine!


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