BB & CC creams

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What is a BB cream?

There is a wide selection of BB creams available. “BB” stands for “blemish balm” or “beauty balm”. It is therefore a beauty balm that is intended to balance out uneven skin tones. In addition, BB creams have numerous cosmetic properties and can be called true all-rounders.

A BB cream usually has several functions:

  • It supplies lots of moisture and is therefore suitable to wear as a day cream.
  • The BB cream contains make-up pigments that balance out uneven skin tones and provide a smooth complexion.
  • It frequently contains sun protection, which provides protection from harmful UV rays.

What ingredients should you look out for in a good BB cream?

Ingredients that should be contained in a good BB cream and that achieve good effects include:

  • Glycerine
  • Niacinamide
  • At least SPF 15 – the higher, the better

Glycerine binds moisture and prevents dryness, while niacinamide has a regenerating effect, which makes the complexion look fresher. The sun protection factor is an absolute must even on cloudy days to prevent premature skin-ageing from UV rays.

A fresh look for every skin type, thanks to BB cream

The difference between a BB cream and make-up is that the cream does not block pores. It has a light texture and is only slightly tinted so the complexion looks quite natural and fresh and not as if it is painted. The basis of a BB cream is a moisturiser.

The tinted day cream comes in various shades, from pale to medium to dark. The BB cream adapts perfectly to the skin’s own tone when applied to the face, due to the composition of the pigments. Uneven skin tones are balanced out and the skin looks fresh – and all without the use of make-up, primer or foundation.

Perfect for wearing every day: BB cream instead of elaborate make-up

BB creams are always a good choice when you do not have time to apply a full face of make-up. But a BB cream is also perfect for those days when simplicity is needed and elaborate make-up undesired, as it nevertheless provides an even and glowing complexion, while supplying the skin with sufficient moisture at the same time. You can kill two birds with one stone.

CC cream as an alternative to BB cream: What is the difference?

CC cream is another version of a tinted cream. “CC” stands for colour correction or complexion correction. The products contain pigments that conceal redness, spider veins, dark circles under the eyes and acne. Its effect can be described as a cross between a day cream and a concealer.

When buying, you should pay attention to what exactly you want to conceal so you can choose a complimentary colour accordingly. A peach or orange-toned cream helps with purple-toned spider veins or dark circles under the eyes and a greenish cream reduces the ruddy colour of acne or broken veins on the face.

BB & CC Cream: shop at parfumdreams

If you just want a moisturising day cream with a light plumping effect, a BB cream is the one for you. It is an all-rounder and suitable for everyday use. A CC cream is a sensible choice especially if the skin suffers from redness, spider veins or acne scars, or you want to conceal dark circles under the eyes.

At parfumdreams you will find a wide selection of BB and CC creams for every skin tone and skin type and can choose the right product for your needs from a wide range.