What is the difference between BB cream and CC cream?

You’ve likely heard of BB creams and CC creams already – these alphabetic formulations have taken over the makeup shelves the last couple of years. But do you know what they do? Because they are not quite the same! By understanding the difference between these products you’ll be able to choose the right one for your skin. Let’s clear it up!

The BB cream, short for Beauty Balm or Blemish Balm, is essentially a tinted moisturizer packed with skincare benefits, such as SPF and antioxidants. The BB cream is designed to hydrate, protect and correct the skin. However, it’s important to keep in mind that BB creams are tinted, and we don’t use enough of it to get full protection from the sun. So, add some extra sunscreen to your routine and you’ll be good to go!

The BB cream offers sheer coverage and light texture – think thinner than a foundation yet thicker than a regular tinted moisturizer ¬– which is perfect when you want that no-makeup, makeup look.

Choose the right BB cream for you
There are BB creams suitable for all skin types out there, so choose one that match your skin the best. If you have sensitive or dry skin, you should check out our BB cream The One A-Z Cream Hydra SPF 30. This super hydrating formula helps protect, care and soothe your skin all day long.

Oily or combination skin? Choose a BB cream with a matte finish, just like The One A-Z Cream Hydra Matte SPF 30. It minimizes the appearance of pores and covers blemishes for an all-day matte and even look.


What is a CC-cream?
If you suffer from skin concerns such as redness, blemishes and dark spots, then your best bet could be a CC cream. The CC cream is popular for its color correcting features, which means that it helps neutralize the appearance of imperfections and even out your skin tone.

When it comes to skin care benefits, the CC and BB cream are very similar. Just like the BB cream, the CC cream often contain SPF, antioxidants and hydration but many also offers anti-aging properties.

CC creams are lighter in texture than BB creams and gives medium to full coverage. So, if you are looking for an all-in-one lightweight product that can give you a bit more coverage and even out your complexion you should go for a CC cream. A plus is that a CC cream can be worn underneath a foundation to get that extra-extra redness-coverage.

Match with the best CC cream
Our Giordani Gold Radiant Gel CC SPF 25 is a matte CC cream crafted with hyaluronic acid that deeply hydrates the skin – say hello to radiant glow! Color-correcting pigments blur imperfections and minimize the look of pores, giving you a flawless complexion.

Another gem when it comes to CC creams is the Giordani Gold Cream Cress SPF 30 + UVA Protection CC. Created using 95% natural origin ingredients that revitalizes and illuminate skin.

When should you use a BB or CC cream?
As you now know, the BB and CC cream are multitasking products as they are part moisturizers, part base makeup and even part primer. They are perfect to wear on days when you don’t want to have that much makeup on, but still don’t want to go bare faced.

Using a BB or CC cream is very simple. Just blend with your fingertips, brush or makeup sponge – you’ll have a stunning look in seconds!