If you’re perplexed by what BB or CC creams are supposed to do and are wondering if you should use one, you’re not alone. Depending on whether you’re looking for lighter or full coverage, there is a foundation type for each skin type.

Before you search high and low for the right kind of product, it's important that you know the difference between BB and CC creams and what skin types they work best for. Here's a quick, easy guide to CC and BB creams you’ve all been waiting for...

Your go–to guide for CC Creams and BB creams

BB creams BB creams stand for the term Beauty Balm or Blemish Balm. They are multitaskers, apart from providing coverage, they have moisturising, sunscreen and antioxidant properties. BB creams have a lighter consistency than a foundation but are thicker in texture than a tinted moisturiser. Usually, the main ingredients in a lot of BB creams are antioxidants that help protect skin against free radicals and damage from pollution.

Your go–to guide for CC Creams and BB creams

Pond’s White Beauty Blemish Balm Fairness Cream

The Pond’s White Beauty Blemish Balm Fairness Cream gives your face an even, natural looking coverage without clogging pores. It conceals dark spots, uneven skin tone and gives skin a natural, lit-from-within glow. It has a non-oily texture that makes it an ideal pick for people with normal, oily and combination skin types.

Your go–to guide for CC Creams and BB creams

CC creams

The term CC cream stands for color correct.  These creams provide more coverage than a BB cream as they have a thicker and more opaque texture. These versions usually provide sun protection and more coverage. CC creams also usually include skin-brightening benefits that help even out dull skin tone and make it look radiant.

Your go–to guide for CC Creams and BB creams

Lakmé Complexion Care Face CC Cream

This cream is ideal for women who are on-the-go and love multitasking makeup heroes. This cream acts as your everyday mini skin stylist and makes your skin look perfect in a few minutes. This cream has a matte finish texture that controls shine, and yet thoroughly moisturises the skin. With sun protection of SPF 30 and makeup benefits like even skin tone and skin coverage, this cream takes complete care of your complexion. This CC cream is ideal for people with dry skin types that could do with a dose of extra moisture.