CC cream, BB cream, tone up cream. There truly are lots of creams on the beauty market. And I know how confusing it can be to decide which one you should use.
Wonder if you need a CC cream in your routine? Here’s everything you need to know about it — from what it is and what it’s good for to which one to buy.
What is CC cream?
CC cream stands for color correcting cream. It’s a product that contains pigments that neutralize colors on your skin. It can calm down redness and also cover minor imperfections. More often than not, a CC cream gives off just a neutral finish on the skin but there are now products that change in color based on your skin’s tone.
Which is better: BB cream or CC cream?
The answer, of course, depends on what you need in your routine because they do different things (although they do share some similarities).
You already know what a CC cream does. Now what does a BB cream do?
BB cream stands for blemish balm cream. It’s like three products rolled into one! It’s like a primer, tinted moisturizer and concealer in one package. It’s also often packed with hydrating and moisturizing ingredients to keep your skin feeling soft and supple while you wear it.
Is CC cream makeup or skincare?
CC creams are makeup products although many of them do contain skin-caring ingredients.
How to apply CC cream
You apply CC cream the same way you would any other color corrector. So that means it goes under your foundation. There are, however, some CC creams that can be used on their own because they also contain tints (similar to those found in foundations, skin tints and tinted moisturizers).
Ready to add this product to your daily routine? Here are some products you can consider.
The best CC creams in the Philippines
1. SNAILWHITE CC SUNSCREEN SPF 50+ PA+++
This CC cream doesn’t only color correct but also offer skin protection since it has SPF. On top of that, it promises to nourish your skin with the help of snail mucin and Alps Edelweiss flower extract.
2. SK-II Atmosphere CC Cream SPF50/PA++++
Love the glowy look? This CC cream can give you color correction and that finish you’ve been looking for.
3. Banila Co It Radiant CC Vegan Cream SPF17 PA+
This award-winning CC cream will help color-correct and brighten your base. It also moisturizes the skin, thanks to the peach dew biome essence in its formula. It’s vegan too!
4. QUICKFX CC Cream
This product promises to not only neutralize the hyperpigmentation on your skin but also be tinted enough to substitute your foundation.
5. IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream Oil-Free Matte with SPF 40
Looking for something that can give good coverage? This product from IT Cosmetics is it. Aside from color-correction, it also smooths out the look of pores, keeps oil at bay, and gives the skin a matte finish. It comes in lots of shades too!
6. Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment
This Tiktok-favorite product may be well worth the hype. This green-to-beige correcting cream is packed with centella asiatica that calms and treats inflamed and sensitive skin.
7. Luxe Organix Cica Rescue Color Adapting Recover Cream SPF30
If you want the goodness of cica in a CC cream minus the heavy price tag, you can pick give this product from Luxe Organix a shot. It’s color adapting and neutralizing — perfect as the first step to your base routine. It also contains madecassoside that’s great for acne-prone skin. It’s paraben- and alcohol-free too.
8. Witch’s Pouch CC Cream with SPF50
Despite its lightweight texture, this product goes heavy on the moisturization. On top of providing CC cream benefits, it also hydrates the skin quite amply with the help of macadamia seed oil, jojoba seed oil, aloe vera leaf juice, carrot extract, and chamomile extract.
9. Erborian CC Red Correct
Got redness on your skin? This one works like a charm in calming it down. Its green color corrects the color and the centella asiatica (cica) in its formula helps soothe the redness for the longterm. It has SPF too.
10. INSTANT All in One Perfect CC Cream Complexion Corrector
Looking for a CC cream that promises to brighten up your skin in the long run? This one may be it. Aside from correcting redness and blemishes on your skin, it also brightens the skin with the help of arbutin. It’s also packed with adenosine, which helps prevent wrinkles.
Which of these will you be trying?
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