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.