Uneven facial skin tone with red areas around the nose and chin? Could this be you? It most certainly is me and the older I get, the harder it is to camouflage. That is, until I discovered CC Cream.
Last year, I was introduced to BB Cream and shared my story how it was a great product to help me deal with my uneven facial skin tone and red areas around my nose and chin. I was most satisfied with the results the BB Cream gave me. My skin tone became more balanced and my ever-present redness was greatly diminished. What a relief!!
A few weeks ago, I went to Ulta to get a new supply of BB Cream. When I was grabbing a tube, one of the sales assistants approached me and asked if I needed any help with my purchase. I replied no, that I was just purchasing a new tube of a BB Cream that I loved. Then she asked the magic question, “Why are you buying BB Cream?”
“Hmmm…” was my stammered reply. “Because it has done wonders for my facial appearance; especially with the red areas on my nose and chin. Why do you ask?” I questioned her. (My confidence began wavering).
“Well, if you are just looking for a cover-up, then BB Cream does the trick. All BB Cream is is a tinted moisturizer. But… (she had my attention with the “but’) if you are looking to cover AND correct your skin, you should consider CC Cream.” Great. I had my complexion alphabet soup all messed up.
BB (Beauty Balm) Creams originated in Germany, became really popular in Asia, and have surged the last few years here in the United States. A lighter form of foundation, they offer minimal coverage along with anti-oxidants and SPF.
CC (Color Correcting) Creams are meant specifically to address issues like redness or sallowness (usually with light-diffusing particles). They go on creamier and fluffier and are considered a new and improved version of BB Cream.
Well, I needed some kind of coloring/correcting cream, and since I was all out of my BB Cream, I decided to take the sale rep’s recommendation of CC Cream. While I had been satisfied with using BB Cream, the CC Cream did seem to be a better fit for my complexion issues.
With all the brands out there, which one did I choose? The brand the sales rep recommended:
Not only was it a “color correcting full coverage cream,” it also offered “anti-aging hydrating serum” and a broad spectrum, SPF of 50+
What did I discover? The CC Cream was everything it was advertised to be:
The CC Cream went on creamier and fluffier – a lot different than the runnier BB Cream.
The CC Cream offered better coverage. While it is thicker than the BB Cream, it wasn’t foundation thick. Also, a little went a long way.
The CC Cream gave me better protection. The thickness felt more hydrating – enough more that I didn’t feel like I needed to use any extra moisturizer.
I am really glad the sales representative approached me and asked me what I wanted. If she hadn’t, my complexion alphabet soup would still be all mixed up.
Have you tried a BB or CC Cream? What were your results?