Multi-functional and benefit-packed, this tinted cream primes, nourishes, evens skin tone, strengthens and protects in one simple step. Upon application, skin immediately appears more even, hydrated and luminous, and is protected from UV damage with Broad Spectrum SPF 30. Over time, age defying Matrix Rebuilding Complex promotes cell health, strengthens elasticity and restores skin’s youthful glow. Suitable for Normal to Dry Skin. Not suitable for Oily or Acne Prone skin.
Light – for Fair Porcelain complexions
Medium – for Light to Light/Medium complexions
Medium/Deep – for Medium to Tanned complexions
BB or CC Creams What are they? What will they do for me? What should I choose?
This has been the one big question at several talks I have given as well as emails I have received. It seems these 2 products are causing a lot of confusion. I really don’t want people to be confused especially if one of the products helps you look great. So I thought I would try to explain. I hope it helps.
Both BB & CC Creams first became popular in the Far East then came to the West.
BB Cream stands for blemish balm or beauty balm but that does not mean SPOT cream. In fact it is not meant for spotty complexions. It was developed by a scientist to help even out skin that has just had a procedure such as laser treatment or a chemical peel, so they tend to have a high SPF. BB Creams are multi function creams. They have great coverage (pigment rich), are hydrating, are fairly light weight, have an SPF of 30 or more and have skin care properties.
I used a BB Cream on one of my ladies in her fifties, who had a lot of pigmentation but didn’t like the idea of a full coverage foundation. She loved the way her skin looked with the BB Cream.
CC Cream stands for complexion or colour correction. They help even out, correct, brighten and cover a less than perfect skin tone (which is most of us). CC Creams are lighter weight and thinner in texture than BB Creams. CC Creams can come in different shades. What I like about my CC Cream is that the shade adapts to your skin tone. Which means you can pretty well use the same one all year round. CC Creams are a great go to product if you have been or are on long-term medication because they help put back that glow your skin may have lost.
Recently I used a CC Cream on one of my Celebrity clients for some filming she was doing. She had good skin and didn’t want a heavy look so we used it instead of foundation. What was interesting is that she had a spray tan a few days before but I used the same shade as I had used on her before the spray tan. She was amazed how well the CC Cream adapted to her new skin tone.
Both BB & CC Creams can be used on their own depending on the kind of coverage you want or under foundation as a primer. The choice is yours.
In a nut shell:
The BB Cream is great for covering marks, pigmentation (not for spots). It is heavier than the CC Cream and more covering.
The BB Cream is more hydrating than the CC Cream. The CC Cream is lighter in weight.
Both cover and even out the skin. The CC Cream adds radiance.
The BB Cream has an SPF30 the CC Cream an SPF20.