Differences between BB and CC creams and how to use them!

Do you know the difference between BB cream and CC cream? In this article, we will introduce how to choose BB and CC creams, how to use them, and recommended products. Let’s learn about the characteristics of both that care for the skin and make it look beautiful, and use it well.

Table of contents

  • What is the difference between BB cream and CC cream?
  • How to choose a BB cream
  • Beautifully finished! How to use BB cream
  • Halmek WEB editorial department recommended BB cream
  • How to choose a CC cream
  • How to use CC cream
  • Halmek WEB editorial department recommended CC cream
  • Recommended items for applying BB cream and CC cream well

What is the difference between BB cream and CC cream?

What is the difference between BB cream and CC cream?

Easy-to-use BB and CC creams that contain makeup base and sunscreen ingredients. However, many people use it without knowing the difference. In this article, we will discuss the differences between BB creams and CC creams.

[Difference between BB and CC 1] Roles are different

Both are BB creams and CC creams that act as makeup bases and sunscreens. The BB cream works great as a foundation and concealer and has great coverage. “BB” stands for Blemish Balm. Blemish is a word that means “blemish” or “flaw”, and BB cream was originally used to hide blemishes.

CC creams, on the other hand, mainly work to correct skin tone. “CC” is an abbreviation for Color Control and Care Control, and it is attractive that it has a natural finish.

[Difference between BB and CC 2] The texture is different

BB creams and CC creams often have different textures. In contrast to BB creams, which have a slightly heavy feel and texture, and provide firm coverage, CC creams are natural and light to wear. Even if you wear it all day long, your skin will not feel stressed.

[Difference between BB and CC 3] Finish is different

BB cream was originally developed as an ointment to hide redness and blemishes on the skin. Therefore, the base makeup has a high covering power and an outstanding finish. On the other hand, CC cream has less coverage due to its thinness, but it camouflages dull skin and tone up the bare skin for a natural finish.

How to choose a BB cream

Even if you decide to buy a BB cream, you may not know which one to choose from the large number of types. Here are some things to keep in mind when choosing a BB cream.

[How to choose a BB cream 1] Choose by coverage

The best thing about BB creams is their high coverage. Choose a BB cream based on its coverage, according to your skin concerns, the areas you want to hide, and the degree of coverage. Be sure to test the coverage with a sample or tester before purchasing.

[How to choose a BB cream 2] Choose according to your skin type

Find out if the BB cream you want to buy is for dry or oily skin and choose the one that suits your skin type. Also, since there are various types such as those for sensitive skin and those for mixed skin, be sure to check the label of the ingredients.

[How to choose a BB cream 3] Choose by comfort

The texture of BB cream feels a little heavy, so its comfort is also an important point. Since it’s something you use every day, it’s a good idea to choose it based on how it feels on your skin, how well it spreads, and how easy it is to apply.

Beautifully finished! How to use BB cream

Here’s how to use BB Cream. As an all-in-one cosmetic product, this BB cream covers skin concerns. However, depending on how you use it, you may get a feeling of thick coating, so you need to be careful about how you apply it.

[How to use BB cream 1] Always keep the right amount

The appropriate amount is about the size of a pearl grain. BB cream can be applied to the face line in thin layers for a beautiful finish.

If the amount of BB cream is more than the appropriate amount, it will be applied thickly, and if it is too little, it will not be possible to demonstrate its original power, so be careful.

[How to use BB cream 2] Apply while gently stretching

Place the cream on the forehead, left and right cheeks, nose, and chin, and apply from the inside to the outside. Apply a thin layer to areas prone to wrinkles, such as around the eyes and mouth. Apply a layer of BB cream to areas with skin concerns. The trick is to place an amount about the size of a ballpoint pen and pat gently.

[How to use BB cream 3] Don’t forget the finishing face powder

BB cream also acts as a sunscreen, so be sure to apply it all the way to your neck. Also, if you use face powder for finishing, your makeup will not crumble and last longer. Choose a powder that gives the lightest possible finish.

Halmek WEB editorial department recommended BB cream

Here, we have selected some BB creams recommended by the Halmek WEB editorial department. Please refer to it when purchasing a BB cream.

Ideal for gifts “Serijie Medicated Skin Skin Veil EX” 20mL 2970 yen (tax included)

Serizier medicated skin veil EX

A high-performance BB cream that works as a milky lotion, serum, makeup base, light makeup, sunscreen, and whitening just by applying it after skin care. Contains 90% serum ingredients for a moisturizing and natural light make-up. With over 400,000 units sold, it is a reliable product that covers wrinkles, blemishes, and loose skin for a long time, making it a perfect gift for women in the early 20s. SPF30, PA+++.

Dense cream “Dr. Ci:Labo BB Perfect Cream Enrich Lift Firm Skin Care BB Cream Multifunctional Foundation SPF40 PA++++” 30g 3960 yen (tax included)

Dense Cream "Dr. Ci:Labo BB Perfect Cream Enrich Lift Firm Skin Care BB Cream Multifunctional Foundation SPF40 PA++++"

“BB Perfect Cream Enriched Soft” will make your face look firm and glossy. This 7-in-1 dense cream that focuses on moisturizing will keep your skin fresh all day long. It also protects the skin from UV damage while covering pores, blemishes, and dullness. It is also ideal for skin aging care such as wrinkles and firmness.

Ideal for sensitive skin “Nanarobe Super BB Cream SPF30 PA++” 30g 2434 yen (tax included)

Best for Sensitive Skin "Nanarobe Super BB Cream SPF30 PA++"

Nanalove’s high-performance BB cream, which has spread through social media and word of mouth, is popular because it can be used safely by people with sensitive skin. Moreover, it is not only gentle on the skin, but also contains a high amount of luxurious beauty ingredients such as “Colcaria R” derived from the swallow’s nest, which is a high-class beauty ingredient, giving the skin a firm, glossy and youthful impression. In addition, the high moisturizing power remains the same even if makeup is applied. Clean skin that looks like it has been carefully finished with powder, and it lasts until night without dullness.

How to choose a CC cream

From here, I will give a lecture on how to choose a CC cream. If you understand the characteristics of CC cream before choosing a product, you won’t have any troubles or worries after purchasing it.

[How to choose CC cream 1] Choose by color

When choosing a CC cream that corrects skin tone, be sure to choose one that matches your skin tone. For example, we recommend natural orange-beige for beginners, purple or blue for transparency, and pink for people with pale skin.

[How to choose a CC cream 2] Choose by moisturizing ingredients

CC creams, which are known for their high moisturizing power, should be selected based on the type of moisturizing ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid, collagen, and plant-derived extracts.

[How to choose a CC cream 3] Choose by UV cut value

Most CC creams, which also act as sunscreens, contain UV-blocking ingredients, so check the UV-blocking value. The higher the UV cut value, the greater the burden on the skin, so be sure to choose a product that suits your lifestyle.

How to use CC cream

How to use CC cream

CC creams are basically the same as BB creams. However, since BB cream does not have the functions of “foundation” and “concealer”, you may need other cosmetics depending on how you finish it.

[How to use CC cream 1] Always apply after skin care

A CC cream that creates clear skin. In order to bring out the skin color correcting power, be sure to perform skin care before applying CC cream. Apply after washing your face and applying lotion and milky lotion.

[How to use CC cream 2] Use the belly of the middle and ring fingers

The appropriate amount of CC cream is about the size of a pearl, the same as BB cream. Dispense CC cream onto the back of your hand and place it on your forehead, nose, cheeks, and chin. Use your middle finger and ring finger to apply evenly from the inside to the outside of your face.

[How to use CC cream 3] Finishing with face powder is a must

After applying CC cream, finish the surface of the skin with face powder to prevent makeup from coming off. Since CC cream has a weak covering power, you may find yourself unsatisfied with it and apply multiple layers of foundation and concealer. In that case, apply it before face powder.

Halmek WEB editorial department recommended CC cream

From here, we will introduce the CC cream recommended by the Halmek WEB editorial department. We have prepared a wide range of products, from inexpensive ones that you can easily buy to quasi-drugs that have a whitening effect.

“Frechelle CC Cream Skin Care CC Cream” 50g 1760 yen (reference price)

Fresh and light, water-based fresh shell. With just one application, the bright-up color effect brightens uneven skin tone and dullness, making your skin look beautiful without makeup. Because it adheres to the skin, it cuts UV rays that are worrisome while providing moisture. No cleansing is required, so you can easily remove it with your usual face wash. It is a nice product that is affordable. SPF32, PA++.

“[Quasi-drug] Transino Medicated Whitening CC Cream” 30g 2860 yen (tax included)

[Quasi-drug] Transino Medicated Whitening CC Cream

Transino’s CC Cream is a whitening product that naturally brightens the skin. All-in-one cosmetics with 5 functions such as whitening, milky lotion, sunscreen, makeup base, and color correction. With the highest level of UV protection in Japan, it thoroughly protects the skin from troubles such as spots and freckles caused by UV rays. In addition, it is waterproof, so it is also characterized by being resistant to sweat and water. SPF50+, PA++++.

Recommended items for applying BB cream and CC cream well

BB and CC creams should be applied as cleanly as possible. Here are some recommended items for painting them well.

“Rosie Rosa BB/CC Cream Brush” 880 yen (tax included)

A special brush for BB and CC creams. Adheres to the skin and gives a thin finish. Because it uses ultra-fine and dense fibers at the tip, it feels smooth to the touch. After use, wipe off the dirt gently with tissue paper.

“Makeup Sponge Puff Makeup Sponge Tex Free Wet and Dry 2 piece set” 799 yen (reference price)

Makeup Sponge Puff Makeup Sponge Tex Free Dry and Wet

A wet and dry make-up sponge pub. It’s latex-free, so it’s perfect for people with sensitive skin. It has a sticky feel and each cream can be applied perfectly to the skin. The storage box also has a special design that gives it a luxurious feel, making it a recommended gift.

BB cream works as a foundation and concealer, and CC cream works as UV care to correct skin tone. It may be a good idea to make the most of each feature and characteristic and use them properly. Let’s use BB cream and CC cream well while taking care of your skin.

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