Think you need full-coverage foundation for your acne-prone, sensitive skin? In fact, a CC or BB cream might be the better route to a clear, radiant complexion.
BB vs CC Cream
Originating in South Korea (one of the most cosmetics-obsessed countries in the world), the ‘BB’ in BB cream stands for ‘beauty balm’. Like a tinted moisturiser, a BB cream acts as a primer, moisturiser, and foundation. But BB cream delivers the added benefits of antioxidants to help protect skin against free radicals and ageing.
Next up, we have CC cream. The ‘CC’ stands for ‘colour-correcting’. CC creams are specially formulated to colour-correct skin issues like redness from acne and dark spots while adding a hint of radiance.
What is the Best BB or CC Cream for Acne Prone Skin?
Both options offer light-to-moderate coverage. You might think that's not enough when you’re dealing with rashes or acne, but it doesn't take much pigment to conceal the redness of even the worst skin reactions.
Better still, lighter coverage means less makeup sitting on your skin and settling into your pores. If you find that your skin reacts to every makeup you try, a BB or CC cream might be your best option for acne prone skin.
Think of CC and BB creams as skincare-plus-makeup hybrids; simply pick a product specifically formulated for your complexion type and issues.