There are a lot of makeup products out there that are just pure magic and make you feel so good. Concealers, foundations, highlighters, bronzers, etc.—we all have our holy-grail products that we can't live without. You know, the ones we reach for every day. For me, my go-tos are a concealer, mascara, brow product, and a lip product. If I have these in my makeup bag, I'm a happy camper.
But ever since I became a beauty editor, I've been branching out and adding more products to my routine. One find that I never really gave a second thought to was CC cream. And wow, this product really does the most.
I've heard and used BB creams before. In fact, I wrote about my beloved Clinique BB cream a few months ago. I vaguely knew about CC creams, but since I was pretty happy with my BB, I didn’t really think about giving it a try. But now I'm intrigued!
If you're new to CC creams like I am, they help you get that minimal, effortless look like BB creams, but they offer a little bit more coverage. BB creams are short for "beauty balm" or "blemish balm," and they nourish the skin while giving lighter coverage than a regular foundation.
CC creams, on the other hand, are known as "color-correcting creams" or "complexion-corrector creams." They can help even your skin tone and mask dark spots and redness. CC creams are a bit thicker than BB creams, but many also contain beneficial skincare ingredients such as sunscreen.
So yeah, a concealing and color-correcting product that also has skincare benefits and is a little bit lighter than a heavy foundation? Sign me up. What do you think? Take a look at some of the best-rated CC creams below.
Like I said, I'm very familiar with Clinique's BB cream, so its CC cream is definitely on top of my "To Try" list. The amazing thing about this particular formula is it is super hydrating, which is great for people who are prone to dry skin like me.
This medium-to-full-coverage product stays put all day and even provides 24-hour hydration. It's also formulated with an antioxidant complex to protect against environmental stressors like pollution.
I'm obsessed with Supergoop's Glowscreen sunscreen, so its CC cream is on my wish list, too. The oil-free product contains 100% mineral SPF 50, apple extract (for smoother skin), and Irish moss and red seaweed extract (free radical protection).
If you have oily or acne-prone skin, you'll like this formula because it's noncomedogenic and oil-free. The weightless and breathable formula can last up to 24 hours.
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