A BB Cream base or BB Cream foundation is a pre-base (previous base) that is applied to the face with the purpose of correcting imperfections, moisturizing, illuminating the face and protecting it from the sun with its UV protection factor. The acronym BB comes from the words in English -Blemish Balm- or balm for imperfections. That is why a BB Cream is applied before makeup to cover or hide imperfections such as sun or age spots, expression lines, redness, acne marks and any other type of imperfections.
Thus, the texture of the BB Cream is finer than that of makeup in general, so they are more respectful of the skin and do not leave a hard effect or sensation on the face. Likewise, BB Creams are usually very fluid, but they manage to bring light to the face, since they add some golden color to provide a smooth and even appearance in terms of skin tone.
Similarly, a CC Cream base or CC Cream foundation is a pre-base (previous base) that is applied to the face with the purpose of correcting imperfections, providing shine and luminosity, protecting it from UV rays, moisturizing it and improving the complexion. skin appearance. The acronym CC Cream comes from the English words Color Correcting (color correction) and therefore CC Creams provide greater coverage and are more recommended to unify the skin tone in people with light or dark spots.
On the other hand, the texture of the CC Cream is lighter, which is why they clog the pores less while providing greater coverage to the skin due to the pigments it possesses. In addition, they provide luminosity to the face, since they include very faint golden pigments that give the face a tanned appearance.
In attention to the above, the differences between a BB Cream and a CC Cream are the following:
- The BB Cream is a pre-base that is used to correct skin imperfections, illuminate, nourish and protect it from UV rays while the CC Cream is a pre-base that is used to correct skin color while It nourishes, hydrates and protects it from UV rays.
- CC Cream can be used as a makeup base, since it has more pigments that correct color and unify the tone of the face.
- CC Creams have a more fluid texture than BB Creams.