BB + CC FYI
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?