What is CC Cream?

There are a lot of skincare and makeup products out there to keep track of. It seems like every week there is a new product with a new name that is the hottest tool in your makeup kit. It seems like just about every brand has their version of a CC Cream that boasts several properties in one tube and application. So, what is all the buzz about, and what does a CC Cream do?

Basically, CC Cream provides hydration and coverage in a formula that is lighter than foundation. The CC means ‘color correct’. It evens skin tone without weighing on the skin or clogging pores (if you buy a non-comedogenic product, which you should!). Using a moisturizer underneath isn’t necessary, nor is wearing liquid foundation over top, although powder is a great companion item for CC Cream if you need extra coverage.

CC Creams often contain extra benefits on top of light coverage and hydration, like acne-fighting, anti-aging properties, antioxidants and other nutrients, SPF coverage, illuminating effects, and more. Some also work to improve the texture and tone of your actual skin due to its healthful properties. So, the ‘color correct’ comes both through wearing the product, plus when it works on your skin’s actual natural character, over time.

Because it’s a buzz-worthy product, you’ll see most brands have a CC Cream. But they’re not all the same quality. Review the list below for some examples of exemplary CC Creams that go beyond color correcting coverage.

You can’t go wrong with IT Cosmetics and specialty beauty products like the Your Skin But Better™ CC Cream with SPF 50+. It color corrects, moisturizes, and treats the skin with anti-aging antioxidants and natural botanicals. Your complexion will look smoother with this highly-pigmented formula that improves the skin’s condition on top of providing coverage.

BY TERRY Cellularose Moisturizing CC Cream is a tinted complexion corrector that perfects the appearance of skin with a blurring effect. It nourishes, hydrates, and protects. Rose Native Cell plumps and brightens, and color control technology evens skin tone. The skin appears more flawless with the soft-focus effect that minimizes pores and fine lines. What’s best, is it adapts to different skin tones and suits all complexions.

Cle Cosmetics CCC Cream is not a typo: the extra C is for Cle. It functions as both a CC Cream and BB Cream (beauty balm) with the combined benefits of foundation, sun protection, and primer. Along with evening out the skin tone, SPF 45 shields the skin from damaging rays that cause premature signs of aging and discoloration. It helps skin maintain moisture, and microcapsule technology provides a natural and seamless layer that is easily blendable.

Dr. Dennis Gross CC Cream Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 18 is another anti-aging wonder cream that covers, hydrates, and provides SPF protection all in one. The smooth natural coverage comes with moisture and protection from free radical damage and feels lightweight.

Don’t settle for a basic foundation that simply covers – look for a nourishing CC Cream that performs multiple functions in one to meet several needs with ease.