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BB + CC FYI

October 31, 2012

This post is sponsored by the letters B and C…

I recently had a conversation with someone about BB creams.  She had just discovered the trend and wanted more info.  I figured some of our readers might have some of the same questions.  As I started to do some research on BB creams, I learned that there’s an even newer trend – CC creams!  I kid you not.  Couldn’t make this up if I tried.

BB “Beauty Balm” Creams

Just about every beauty line on the planet from Maybelline to Bobbi Brown has released a BB Cream this year.  These products took off in Korea as Blemish Balms, but have since evolved into US wonder-products tackling everything from ant-aging to tinted coverage all in one, little product.

Many BB’s claim to take the place of moisturizer, primer, foundation, setting powder, and sunscreen.  They can be time and money savers.  Unlike many beauty products on the market today, they don’t require an instruction manual.  They are virtually dummy proof.

I have incredibly sensitive skin and my two forays into the BB world were failures.  I used both products for a few days before they made me break out.  I’m not sure what is causing the breakout since these creams are designed to tacked 10 different skincare concerns.

CC “Color Correcting” Creams

CC Creams are apparently all the rage.  I have yet to try one because I had such a rough experience with the BB set, but here’s the scoop:

CC Creams take multitasking one step further with multiple color options to match your skintone, a more lightweight/non-greasy formula, and some bonus ingredients like antioxidants.  According to Today.com, “The Olay CC cream targets hyperpigmentation, wrinkles and blotchiness, and claims long-term spot-diminishing benefits.”

Have you tried BB Creams?  CC Creams? Let us know what you think?

What will “DD” stand for?  Double Duty?

One Comment leave one →
  1. October 31, 2012 3:48 pm

    Dear god they will say anything to get people to buy their product. lol @ CC cream. BB creams from Korea and BB creams from the western world are completely different. completely. Ah it makes me so uncomfortable when I see garner and maybelline making bb cream. @___@

    BB cream was invented in the 60s in europe (germany or swiss? Cant’ remember) and then Korea really perfected and mastered it. They’ve had years to do this though. BB creams from korea help whiten, brighten, moisturize, even skin tone and also prevents acne, sun damage, and wrinkles. While western brands claim this, they really do no such thing. Using a korean brand for even a few days, you’ll notice immediate results of your skin tone beginning to even— depending on which brand you pick of course.

    American brands are simply a tinted moisturizer with some SPF thrown in— sort of like repackaged foundation. I’ve tried so many brand on both sides looking for the perfect one and even the asian brands who penetrated the western market such as Dr. Jart & Bosica were no good. It was like thinned out versions of their regular product. Very odd……

    Good brands to try are skin79 (which most people start with), innisfree, laneige, missha, elisha coy, or hmmmmm klairs was also a good one. You can find the first four i listed on Amazon.com and the last two on wishtrend.net. You’ll notice a big difference when trying these 🙂

    lastly, i want to talk about this cc cream. I’m sorry i’m writing you a book but this is just hilarious to me. it’s definitely a marketing ploy used to intrigue people because as they say— “claims long-term spot-diminishing benefits” meaning you have to use the product for a long amount of time for it to work (aka lots and lots of sales over a long period of time). Haha, that is great.

    Like i said earlier, you’ll see quick results with an original bb cream. Give it a try 🙂

    -Jae
    aleume.wordpress.com

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