We totally understand if you’ve been confused about the difference between BB and CC creams given the fact that the beauty world keeps surprising us with new products every now and then. While we certainly have no complaints about that, it’s imperative to know how to distinguish one from the other. Here’s all about them…

BB Cream is short for Beauty Balm/Blemish Balm

These creams are almost like tinted moisturisers. They smoothen out your skin and have the power to protect it from the harsh sunrays giving your skin a luminous finish. This cream works as a moisturiser and a foundation and ensures that your makeup doesn’t look cakey and is long lasting.

CC Cream is short for Colour Correction/Complexion Care

If you have uneven and patchy skin, you can easily rely on a CC cream. Besides correcting your skin, it doubles up as a concealer to hide any redness.

What’s the difference between a BB and CC cream?

CC creams offer a semi-matte and natural finish on the skin while BB creams lend a matte yet dewy and luminous look to your face.The texture of a CC cream is lighter as compared to a BB cream. BB creams finish your look and work as an everyday base. While CC creams are more functional and work to even skin tone and lighten redness. Depending on the coverage you need, you can choose either a BB or CC cream.

How to use these creams

Before you use a BB or CC cream, make sure you layer your skin with a light moisturizer so your makeup stays in place. Using these creams is as easy as spreading them on your face and neck using your fingertips. If you don’t wish to use your fingers, go for a foundation brush. Our pick is the Pond’s White Beauty BB+ Cream that comes with a powerful mix of vitamin B3, vitamin E and SPF 30. This gives your skin instant coverage and an all-day radiance. If you’re looking for a CC cream, we suggest you rely on the Lakmé CC Cream that comes with an added benefit of SPF 20 and gives you light coverage while protecting your skin from the sun.