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What is the difference between BB creams and CC creams?

Noon needs to know….What is the difference between BB creams and CC creams?

The Beauty Brains respond: 

“BB” and “CC” are both marketing terms so it’s tough to give a specific technical answer.

A BB cream (aka Beauty Balm, Beauty Benefit, Blemish Base, or Blemish Balm) is typically a tinted moisturizer that also contains some level of sun protection sometimes along with other ingredients like antioxidants.

A CC cream (aka Color Correcting) cream is pretty much the same thing but may have a lighter texture and may incorporate light diffusing particles.

Again, the key is to realize these are marketing labels, not scientific terms.  A company can pretty much call its products anything it wants.

Here’s a nice summary of BB and CC creams written by our friend Cheryl Wischhover, formerly of Fashionista.


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