Similarities Between BB and  CC Cream

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What is BB Cream?

  • cream, also known as blemish balm or beauty balm cream is an all-in-one multipurpose facial cream designed as a foundation, primer, and moisturizer intended for the younger skin with or without imperfections.

Its primary function on the upper layer of the skin or the epidermis is to moisturize the skin, protect it from the sun, illuminate the skin, hide imperfections, and smoothen the skin of the user.The sun protection factor (SPF) for BB creams is 15.

It worthy to note that comedogenic materials like petrolatum, lanolin, and oleic acids when present in BB creams can make Acne vulgaris get worse when cosmetics are used excessively and continuously.

Furthermore, fragrance substances such as Perfume, Caffeine, and Citral contained in BB cream can cause irritation and allergic reactions that may increase the risk of acne or aggravate acne lesions

What is CC Cream?

  • cream which is also known as colour correcting cream or complexion corrector cream is also an all-in-1 multipurpose (foundation, primer, and moisturizer) cream intended for use on more mature skin to correct the damaging effects of aging and other visible imperfections such as pimples, spots, redness, and wrinkles on the skin.

The main function of CC cream on the skin is to correct anti-aging effects and imperfections and hide skin spots, and skin redness with increased sun protection factor to reduce photoaging than in BB creams. The SPF of CC creams is 30.

CC cream or colour cerrector as the name implies helps to correct complexion. CC cream has a lighter body and texture and gives more coverage when applied.

In other for the benefits of using CC cream to be visible on the skin in the long term, it should be used continuously. This is because CC creams act in the most superficial layer of the skin, so the disuse of these creams causes the disappearance of their benefits.

Similarities between BB cream and CC cream.


BB cream and CC cream are skin care products that can be used for both aesthetic and therapeutic purposes through single application. In other words, its usage enhances one’s beauty and also has beneficial properties on the health of the user.

Multipurpose function

The concept of multifunctionality simply implies that instead of producing a single cosmetic product with a separate functions such as nourishing cream, moisturizer, sunscreen, and wrinkle cream, both BB and CC creams are formulated with different active ingredients which serve as all-in-one multipurpose (foundation, primer, and moisturizer) creams.

Psychological simulation

Both BB and CC cream as cosmetics products, in their own way contribute to a womam’ general health and well-being through the satisfaction derived from the natural look of perfection and the goal of achieving a youthful look.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between BB cream and CC cream?

The active ingredients in BB cream moisturize the skin, adds colour to the skin as well as cover some imperfections with its SPF15 while CC cream is intended for more mature skin with SPF 30 which helps to protect the skin from the sun and also covers redness and spots.

Is BB cream and CC cream the same?

No, they are not the same because CC creams are formulated to have higher hydrating properties as well as increased sun protection factor (30) than BB cream.

What is similar to BB cream?

CC cream is similar to Bb cream but, with more anti-aging properties.

What is the difference between BB and CC?

Their difference lies in the fact that both their hydrating function and sun protection factor varies. Also, BB cream is intended for the younger skin while CC cream is for a more mature skin.

What is the difference between cream and  CC cream?

Creams are emulsions of oil and water formed with the aid of an emulsifying agent while CC cream is an oil in water base cream with active ingredients that has been added for specific cosmetic effects on the user’s skin.

Which is better for skin, BB or CC?

Both creams serves different purposes for different skin types. Therefore, making a choice on which cream is better depends on the desired effect which a user is looking out for. So, it is best to find out which cream suits your skin type better.

Can I wear CC cream alone?

Yes, CC cream can be worn alone because it can be used as a makeup base which can give the user a more natural look.

Author: Jessica Damian

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