Your Ultimate Guide to Natural BB & CC Creams!
Do you know the difference between BB and CC creams? They're actually targeted at different skin concerns and can also provide added SPF! Here on Nourished Life we have an large natural range of both BB and CC creams. Read on to learn which is the best for your skin!
When you're rushing out the door, which makeup products do you reach for? For me I find the easiest way to look put together when I'm in a hurry, is by applying a BB or CC cream. However, there's often a lot of confusion surrounding BB and CC creams. What are they? What do they stand for? Which is better for my skin? Well that's what this blog post today is here for! To clear up any confusion, explain the difference and introduce you to some really great natural BB and CC creams that we have available here on Nourished Life.
What is the difference between BB & CC cream?
Well firstly, BB stands for either beauty balm or blemish balm. BB creams combine the best of skincare and makeup to offer a light or medium tint to the skin and often include added SPF too! In comparison to CC creams, BB creams have a lighter coverage (but more than a tinted moisturiser) so perfect for those who like a subtle glow to the skin. BB creams have so many great benefits! They even out your skin tone, provide anti-ageing benefits, moisturise and reflect the light to give a dewy complexion. They are ultra moisturising too so great for those of us with dry skin!
CC on the other hand stands for colour correcting. If you have problems with pigmentation or redness of the skin then a CC cream is the best option for you! CC creams are lightweight, fast-absorbing and even out your skin tone by blurring imperfections. The technology in CC creams relies on light diffusing particles to help counteract redness or sallowness. CC creams tend to also have a heavier consistency in comparison to a BB cream, so provide more coverage to conceal any red or dark spots.
Which BB creams do I recommend?
We have a great range of BB creams available here on Nourished Life, some do contain some levels of SPF too but when going outside or in the sun always apply a sunscreen and remember that sunscreen is only one part of sun protection, also wear protective clothing, hats and sunglasses when exposed to the sun.
If you would prefer a BB cream without SPF then I suggest the Benecos BB Cream. This BB cream may help to smooth over imperfections and even out your skin tone, similar to a foundation, but a little lighter,as it also works as a moisturiser, whilst at the same time mattifying and smoothing the complexion so it feels soft and looks healthier even after you have cleansed your face.
If you want a BB cream with some added natural sun protection you can try the La Mav BB Cream. This BB cream provides a medium or light, matte coverage that is suitable for all skin types. It's great for covering blemishes, mild age spots/sun damage and provides a flawless finish! It is also loaded with a heap of anti-ageing ingredients like aloe vera and jojoba oil that can help hydrate the skin and smooth out any lines or wrinkles.
One of my new favourite BB creams that I'm so excited to introduce to you, is the Andalou Brightening Beauty Balm Sheer with Tint SPF30! Just in time for summer! This beauty balm has amazing brightening properties so it's perfect for anyone looking for skin that glows. It's also very moisturising and uses Andalou fruit stem cell complex to target your skin's elasticity and resilience. This BB cream is also very gentle and the ideal option for anyone with sensitive skin.
Another great BB cream from Anadlou is the Andalou Age-Defying Beauty Balm Natural Tint with SPF 30. If anti-ageing is something you're more concerned with, then this BB cream is the one for you. It's got added and ingredients such as resveratrol and rosehip oil to target wrinkles moisturise and regenerate the skin.
Which CC creams do I recommend?
Here on Nourished Life we also have some amazing CC creams focused on colour correction of the skin.
The Lavera 8 in 1 CC Cream has a very low SPF 6, so make sure you add your regulat SPF 30 sunscreen first, allow to dry then add this BB cream is you're going to spend time outside. This CC cream is great because it contains the ingredient Camu Camu, which is very rich in vitamin C. This is an age-defying CC cream that helps to brighten the skin, cover imperfections, smoothe fine lines and plumps the skin! That's a lot of benefits!
Lucky last is the Andalou 1000 Roses CC Cream with SPF30. Using fruit stem cell science to boost and renew, this CC cream promotes skin vitality and provides a youthful glow to the skin. It come si both tan and nude shades and has hundreds of 5-star reviews from our customers. It's is a little more sheer than the Lavera CC cream and is ideal for sensitive or dry skin because it's part of the Andalou sensitive skin care range. The finish is mattifying and the different tone options means it can suit almost every skin tone. If you're looking for a beautiful, rose scented, versatile and highly reviewed CC cream I wouldn't go past this one!