Thursday, 12 April 2012

We all love BB cream - so what's CC cream?

I'm a massive fan of BB cream. My personal favourite is the Garnier BB Cream - an 8-in-1 do-it-all product that hides blemishes while leaving you looking all glowy - what's not to love right?

My BB Cream of choice

The BB cream phenomenon originated in Asia and gradually caught the attention of Western retailers. Just like it's predecessor, CC Cream (the C's stand for 'Colour Control') has been popular in Asia for quite some time, and is tipped to be making its away over to Europe/The US very soon.

So - addressing the question everyone wants the answer to: what makes CC Cream different from BB Cream? In short, CC Cream is much lighter than BB Cream while offering a lot of the same benefits as BB (covering uneven skin tone etc.). CC Cream is also said to look a lot more natural and flawless on the skin while providing a less oily finish on your face.

I managed to find these CC Cream adverts (apologies they aren't in English), but I thought it would be interesting to see the types of product out there... and most likely making their away to British/American shelves sooner rather than later. I wonder which big beauty brand will be first to jump on the idea...

iFiona CC Cream
CC Cream with high SPF and PA protection

I'm already eager to try CC Cream and see if it lives up to the hype. What about you?



  1. That's really interesting to know, thanks for the heads up!

    Lea x

    1. Hi Lea, so glad you find it interesting! xo