CC cream or color control cream is an offshoot of BB cream (blemish balm). Developed in Korea, this cosmetic is making its debut in North America. Beauty mavens can use CC cream as an alternative to foundation, a way of achieving flawless skin without the feel of heavy makeup.
What are the benefits of CC cream?
This substance has SPF, which is an excellent skin protector. CC cream also moisturizes and evens out discoloration. The finish is sheer giving users a radiant glow without the use of bronzers or illuminators.
How does CC cream compare to BB cream?
CC cream isn’t as oily as BB cream. Also, in general, the coverage is lighter. CC cream dries to a powdery, matte finish giving an ashy appearance on darker complexions. Most females of African descent avoid cosmetics that affect their skin in this manner. Both CC cream and BB cream are useful for busy women seeking to cut down on the minutes spent preparing to go out the front door in the morning.
Where can North Americans buy CC cream?
Olay recently launched a CC cream in 2012 that is available online, at Wal-Mart and in drug stores. Shades range from light to deep. Cost is under $30. In addition, Chanel and Rachel K have CC creams (they were out before Olay) that are available online and in the $80 to $90 price range.
Who should wear CC cream?
CC cream is for anyone who wants liquid coverage for her skin similar to a tinted moisturizer or sunscreen. Individuals with dark scarring or heavy acne should use foundation or concealor to hide their imperfections. Europeans, Asians and fair-skinned Latinos look best in CC cream because of the shades available on the market and powdery matte finish. Dark-skinned females can anticipate IMAN or Smashbox to develop a CC cream more fit for their skin tone in the future.
In conclusion, CC cream is a follow-up to BB cream. The goal was to improve upon a beauty product in demand across the globe. Whether or not this feat was accomplished depends upon consumers. Expect to see other popular cosmetic brands to follow Olay’s lead by this summer.
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