What are BB and CC creams?
With BB and CC creams you use one makeup product instead of three or four. These creams can be all-in-one moisturizer, concealer, foundation and sometimes sunscreen. Talking about time savers! There are also DD and EE creams, but BB and CC creams are made to give you a natural makeup look and they are the most popular types.
But there is a difference between BB and CC creams?
In addition to simplifying your makeup routines, natural BB and CC creams contain natural skin care ingredients to deal with your skincare concerns.
BB stands for beauty balm or blemish balm. These creams/cosmetics are all in one primer, moisturizer, and foundation. BB creams have thicker texture to provide more coverage. They are great for every type of skin type especially for combination skin.
CC stands for color corrector or complexion corrector. They are perfect to deal with uneven skin tone, dark spots, wrinkles, or other imperfections.
Regular BB and CC creams contain oxybenzone which is an ingredient linked to hormone disruption and potentially cancer.
But, there are many natural safe BB and CC creams to choose from. Here is my pick for the most effective BB and CC creams.
My top favorite BB and CC creams are highly ranked by Environmental Working Group (EWG) for ingredient safeness. They have coverage and shades to cover deep skin tones as well. Both creams are very moisturizing and are formulated with anti-aging ingredients.
I love Jane Iredale - Glow Time® Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream. This is BB cream has 10 shades to cover everyone. It provides full coverage and applies easily. The finish look is so natural. If you have sensitive skin or redness, you will love this BB cream. This multi-tasker has also been formulated to minimize pores appearance and help disguise fine lines and wrinkles. It smooths and brightens skin. It is also non-comedogenic, dermatologist and allergy tested. There is some sun protection here; the Jane Iredale Glow Time is 25 SPF.
My other favorite is the Juice Beauty STEM CELLULAR™ CC Cream. This CC cream offer lighter coverage but works amazing at giving a dewy finish and makes my skin feel so moisturized. It applies easily, blends very well, and is super lightweight. It helps with the appearance of fine lines too which is always needed. The CC cream comes in 5 shades with a shade for deep skin tone. I love that it gives me this glowing natural makeup look. Love it!