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Everything You Need To Know About BB And CC Creams

Hey Lovelies!

When it comes to BB and CC creams there seems to be no shortage of choice. These are a great option for those who want to save time on their skincare routine and are looking for slightly less coverage than a foundation. But which to choose? Read on to discover the differences between BB and CC creams and what you should opt for depending on your skin concern.

The Difference Between BB Creams And CC Creams

BB Creams:

BB (or beauty balm) creams are basically tinted moisturisers that contain specific qualities. Some offer blemish protection, some provide primer or anti-aging benefits, and most will offer an SPF. A BB cream generally aids in the prevention of skin concerns and are great for those lazy days.

CC Creams:

CC (or colour correcting) creams add a tad more coverage than a BB creams, making them the go-to choice for more mature skin with certain concerns. Whether the problem is dealing with age spots, redness or wrinkles, a CC cream will help by colour correcting, priming and concealing the issue.

Which Should You Choose?

1.For Aging Skin Use A CC Cream. Try: Thrive Causmetics Buildable Blur CC Cream, $38, www.thrivecausmetics.com

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Although there are a few BB creams that support aging skin, should you have noticeable and significant imperfections you wish to conceal, a CC cream is the better option. Mature skin types that have hyperpigmentation or sallow skin will benefit from CC creams that contain antioxidants as well as vitamins C and E. Thrive’s multitasking formula successfully blurs (with their Blur Effect Technology), whilst the colour correcting micro-pigments and vitamin C offer optimal hydration and buildable colour correction. Say goodbye to unsightly pores and unwanted signs of aging. Better yet, it comes in 18 shades and has an SPF35.

Another fantastic product is IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream SPF50, £31, www.itcosmetics.co.uk

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This awesome anti-aging cream boasts an array of highly beneficial ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, niacin, peptides and vitamins A, C and E.

2.For Blemish Prevention Choose BB Creams. Try: No.7 Beautiful Skin BB Cream, £22.50, amazon.co.uk

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BB creams are specifically formulated to prohibit blemishes, so this is a fabulous product to try.  Expect nourished and enhanced skin and warrior-like fighting against irksome blemishes.

For more information read my article on the best BB creams to try here.

3.For Skin With Existing Blemishes Try CC Creams. Opt for: by Terry Cellularose Moisturising CC Cream, £44.35, www.amazon.co.uk

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CC creams offer slightly more coverage, so if you already have blemishes, this would be the preferable cream to choose. By Terry offers an all-singing, all-dancing formula, specifically created to conceal any imperfections, as well as discolouration and redness. Brimming with hydrating qualities and vitamin E for protection, this is a true hero CC cream.

4.For Luminosity Choose: BB Cream. Try MAC Prep + Prime Beauty Balm SPF35, £25, www.lookfantastic.com

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BB creams are designed to provide that much sought-after healthy glow (set to be a key beauty trend this A/W 2019) and to enhance your natural beauty. Great for tired skin, MAC’s pearlised pigments get straight to work, blurring, disguising and creating that much-needed glow.

5.For Redness Choose A CC Cream (Always). Try: La Roche Posay Rosaliac Anti-Redness CC Crème, £15, www.boots.com

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This is a fantastic CC cream that effectively deals with all kinds of redness and is suitable for those with fair to medium skin types. This formula glides quickly and seamlessly, making light work of hydrating, smoothing and concealing problem areas. Amazing!

What are your thoughts on BB and CC creams? Leave me a message in the comments below xx

 

 

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Check Out The Best BB Creams For Every Skin Type And Concern

Hey Lovelies!

You may have read my recent articles covering the best K-beauty products to achieve the 10-step routine. But what about the days when you just can’t be bothered, but (obviously) still want all of those skincare benefits? A key A/W 2019 trend is skin that looks glowing and healthy with minimal effort and we do not want to disappoint. Don’t panic beauty lovers; we can claim back that valued time and still look and feel amazing. Check out the best BB creams to suit every skin type and concern. They are guaranteed to give you that super-boost of nourishment and enough coverage to see you through your lazy days looking and feeling simply fabulous.

1.For Anti-Aging Benefits Choose Estee Lauder Day Wear Multi-Protection Antioxidant Sheer Tint Release Moisturiser, SPF15, £43 (50ml), www.esteelauder.co.uk

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Okay, when it comes to thwarting those dreaded signs of aging, this BB-like tinted moisturiser has it all. Brimming with essential anti-aging antioxidants, Estee Lauder’s formula effectively banishes free radicals before they get a chance to do any skin-aging damage. After applying your chosen serum, simply add this beautifully lightweight cream. Then, all you have to do is watch the tint gradually appear in a flawless and seamless fashion. The result is smooth and glowing skin. Yay!

2.For Blemish-Prone Skin Opt For No.7 Beautiful Skin BB Cream for Normal/Dry Skin, £22.50, www.amazon.co.uk

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Fancy a BB cream that will: nourish the skin, enhance tone, hide blemishes and prevent future blemishes from rearing their ugly and unwanted heads? Look no further than No.7’s Beautiful Skin BB Cream. Their 3-in-1 formula combines specific nutrients to keep your complexion beautiful and blemish-free. #YAASS!

3.For Dry Skin Try: Dr. Jart+ Premium BB Beauty Balm SPF45, £31 (40ml), www.selfridges.com

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When looking for a BB cream that diminishes dry skin, always search for ingredients like glycerine and hyaluronic acid to attract moisture and also components such as dimethicone and shea butter to maintain the moisture within the skin. For the purposes of hydration, coverage and protection, Dr. Jart’s is a true hero product. Loaded with glycerine and dimethicone to draw in and keep moisture, providing superior coverage that isn’t going to put your dry patches on stage and with an SPF45, I think we have a winner.

4.For Sensitive or Acne-Prone Skin Choose: La Mav Organic BB Cream, $19, www.amazon.com

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This organic BB cream from Australia boasts an array of natural ingredients to hydrate and gently nourish even extremely sensitive skin, as well as those with acne and eczema. Better yet, their lightweight formula achieves good coverage that soaks into the skin with ease. Result. The only downside is that it seems to be available in only two shades – light and medium.

What are your favourite skin nourishing BB creams? Leave me a message in the comments below. Have a happy Sunday people xx

 

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