The difference between BB and CC creams

Hello Beautiful

In my line of work I am always getting asked what the difference is between a BB cream and a CC cream.

BB cream stands for beauty balm/ blemish balm.

So what do BB creams claim to do

1 .  It controls oil

2.  It has a broad spectrum SPF

3.  It uses optical diffusers to blur fine lines and wrinkles

4.  Hydrates

5.  It enhances the complextion

6.  Evens skin tone

7.  Minimises the appearance of pores

8.  Firms

9.  It gives a long wear natural coverage

10.  Its oil free

11. Reduces wrinkle depth

12. Improves skin texture

13.  Helps fade marks of past breakouts

14.  Brightens dull skin.

CC cream stands for Colour correcting.

So what do CC creams claim to do

  1.  Primes
  2.  Visibly lessens the appearance of dark spots, sun spots, post acne marks. Instantly and over time.
  3.  Perfects
  4. Moisturises
  5. Has broad spectrum SPF.
  6. Oil control
  7. Smooths complextion
  8. Firms
  9. Leaves skin radiant
  10. Minimises appearance of pores
  11. Reduces appearance of redness.

There are also DD creams available. DD cream stands for Daily defence/Dermatologically defining. A DD cream provides additional long term anti aging benefits.

Here are a few BB, CC and DD creams that are available.

Seventeen BB Magic Blemish BalmRimmel BB Cream 9 in 1 Make upNo7 Beautiful Skin BB Cream for Normal / Oily Skin


No7 Youthful CC CreamSEVENTEEN CC CreamSleek MakeUp CC Cream


(Images taken from, they are not my own)

I hope you have found this helpful, let me know what you think.

Until next time

Take care

Sam x x x x


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