BB Creams are trending in the US at the moment and you’ll probably see more come the Fall I imagine. So far Smashbox, MAC, and Boscia have introduced BB Creams stateside with a special appearance by Korean brand name, Dr. Jart exclusively at Sephora.
BB Creams have been toned down a bit for the US market but the concept remains the same in some aspects. A creamy base product to flatter many skin tones that offers sun protection and a flawless finish that evens out skin tone. Whitening benefits, pigmentation, and some anti-aging benefits are missing from US versions but hopefully we catch up sometime soon to our Asian friends in this market.
Now that BB Creams are on the rise here what comes next?
That would be CC Creams or Color Control Creams. What’s a CC Cream? It’s the next generation BB Cream.
CC cream is simply an improved version of a BB Cream. It offers pretty much the same benefits as a BB Cream including whitening, moisturizing, sun protection, and skin repair.
Where as BB Creams offer all these same options CC Creams promise a lighter texture with a non-oily formula (and in some cases a matte finish) plus some will have Vitamin C for better brightening and whitening abilities. CC Creams promise to have a lighter texture with more nourishing ingredients offering a beefed up formula with the ability to repair problem skin better than BB Creams.
CC Creams will contain White tea extracts, Green Tea Leaf Extracts, Hyaluronic Acid, Mineral Powder, Macadamia Extracts, Deep Sea Water, Aloe leaf Extracts, and Natural Vitamin E.
So it basically provides sun protection, hydration, agents to help soothe and calm skin, anti-aging elements, plus a long lasting formula.
I haven’t personally played with any CC Creams yet and the first ones I’ve seen were from a Chinese company, iFiona so they haven’t quite hit the Korean market from my understanding.
They pretty much sound like a gloried BB Cream but I think the oil-free formula and the promises of a lighter formula that brightens and looks more natural does sound appealing. The price remains fairly cheap as well.
I look forward to discovering and learning more about CC Creams in the future and will be bringing you a review shortly of CC Creams.
Have you heard about CC Creams?