BB Cream vs. CC Cream

26 Jun
BB Cream & CC Cream

BB Cream & CC Cream

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Have you heard of CC cream before? As the North American cosmetics market is now all over BB creams (as seen in the massive selections in the cosmetic retailers & drugstores), there is a new trendy product being introduced to the market—CC creams.

What are they? What are the main differences between the BBc and CCs? Do we even need to wear it? This blog will break it down for you so you know the basic facts about both creams.

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Mega cosmetics retailer Sepora makes the explanation easy:

BBs & CCs

These multi-taskers prime, hydrate, protect, perfect and more.

1. WHAT THEY DO

  • PRIME skin’s surface for makeup
  • HYDRATE and smooth skin with innovative formulas
  • PROTECT from environmental damage with SPF
  • PERFECT skin with seamless coverage
  • BBs: TREAT skin’s appearance with high levels of active skincare ingredients
  • CCs: COLOR CORRECT and even tone with targeted formulas

2. WAYS TO WEAR

  • NORMAL SKIN: Wear BBs or CCs alone for light coverage, or blend with your favourite foundation for heavier coverage.
  • OILY/COMBINATION SKIN: Use your BB or CC cream as a primer to boost your makeup’s staying power and control shine.
  • DRY SKIN: Pair your BB or CC with your favorite moisturizer for extra skin benefits and a subtle tint.

3. BB & CC FACTS

  • BB stands for beauty balm, blemish balm, or blemish base.
  • BBs were originally created by dermatologists in Asia as post-procedure creams for patients who have gone through laser surgery.
  • BBs are concentrated as a pea-size amount is just enough.
  • CC stands for color correct or color care.
  • CCs were first developed in Korea to address discoloration.
  • CCs are generally lighter in texture than BBs and provide a more natural coverage

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BB Cream Selection

BB Cream Selection

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Beauty

We Tried This: BB and CC Creams

By Allison Berry

Just what do these popular alphabet creams do, anyway?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately, you’ve noticed the array of BB and CC creams popping up at makeup counters and drugstores. The alphabet cream trend can be traced back to Asia, where it began several years ago before migrating to the U.S. Revisionist beauty historians point to anti-aging creams as the forebear (AA creams) to today’s hot alphabet creams.

These products combine many of the benefits of traditional skincare with some color coverage—such as the coverage of a foundation with the translucence of a tinted moisturizer. BB stands for “beauty balm” and CC for “complexion corrector” or “color and correct.” While a BB cream provides instant sheer coverage along with SPF, a CC cream helps address any problems with redness or a sallow complexion, while also providing anti-aging benefits.

BB creams are targeted for a younger consumer who may not need the added coverage of a CC. For both products, though, the rationale is clear. Consumers want their products to multitask—to make skin look beautiful immediately and also improve over time. These hybrid products are a growing market segment in the beauty industry, reaching $36 million in 2012, according to the NPD Group. (In 2011, they were a comparatively paltry $2 million market).

Nearly all BB and CC creams offer some level of sun protection, which is significant, as many traditional moisturizers that women might apply in the morning do not. BB creams with SPF titanium dioxide don’t appear chalky or leave a whitish tint on your face, a problem familiar to anyone who tries to be diligent about sun protection.

Wearing a BB cream is like switching your face from an HD to an analog version, subtly and pleasantly blurring any flaws. It doesn’t feel heavy as foundation often does. The ease of having one product that provides a multitude of benefits, rather than layering on several serums and lotions, certainly resonates with this modern-day woman. I found most of the creams I tried to be very bendable; they quickly disappeared into your skin, leaving a slightly more radiant version of your face behind.

Among BB creams both mass market and prestige, Maybelline’s Dream Fresh BB Cream proved a standout. My skin immediately looked brighter and smoother when wearing it, and the lightweight formula is easy to blend. For more coverage, Smashbox’s Camera Ready CC Cream delivered—it evened out my skin tone and diminished fine lines around the eyes. But Olay’s Total Effects Tone Correcting CC Cream is the product that I returned to repeatedly. The packaging is divine: ribbons of the product artfully on display in the clear container form a compelling visual of how the cream comes together to address your skincare needs. When you apply it, it has an airy, almost fluffy texture, enhancing the feeling that you’re nourishing your skin.

With all the benefits of my daily moisturizer, plus a bit of color coverage, using a BB or CC cream is a no-brainer. However, one significant flaw thus far in the concept is that each cream is designed to reach many consumers, meaning that if you don’t fall into one of several broad shade categories—typically three to five variations of light, medium, or dark—you might be out of luck. As the products’ popularity continues to grow, beauty brends will hopefully address this shortcoming.

This is far from the last you’ll hear of alphabet creams—haircare companies have begun to embrace them as well, such as Pantene and Alterna. And there is already a DD cream on the market: Julep’s Dynamic Do-All. Perhaps our BB and CC creams will one day look quaint when we’re on to XX and YY versions.

Source: Sephora, Time

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CC Cream Selection

CC Cream Selection

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BB霜、CC霜

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2013/08/26  |  提供者/大美人

BB&CC霜的存在,就像服裝界的貼腿褲(Legging),個人意見曾說,自從有了Legging,很多女生都忘了穿下半身出門。嚴格來說,BB&CC霜並不是粉底,但它有了粉底該有的功能,還更輕薄、更有保養效果,也難怪,大家變節、專買B&C霜!2013年可說是BB&CC最輝煌的一年,一起來看有哪些新招!

  • NEWS 1

BB+CC聯手,攻下粉底市場

以往被詬病太死白、妝感太濃的BB霜,在今年大進化,擺除了只有水泥灰色系以膚色質地進攻市場,網羅更多追求快速底妝的大美人!香奈兒打出膚色校正(Color Correct )的CC霜牌,接收對飾底乳失去新鮮感的族群,自此之後各家演繹,雖說CC霜訴求只是第一步校正膚色,後續仍須加上粉底液或粉餅才算完成底妝,不過,誰管它呢?都已經膚色校正了,克服了黯沈大敵,其它的就交給遮瑕和蜜粉就夠了!

BB VS. CC霜,哪裡不一樣?

BB霜最大優勢:遮瑕力較高(勝)

  • 主打:修飾疤痕、紋路和毛孔的效果比CC霜好!
  • 質地:略比CC霜乾燥,相對比較適合20世代的肌膚。
  • 色選:以修飾力強的「水泥灰色」起家,現在也進化為多種不同的膚色系。

CC霜最大優勢:提亮膚色

  • 主打:「黯沈菜色臉」,就像剛保養完後的素肌光彩。
  • 質地:較為滋潤保濕,添加比BB霜更多的保養成分,適合30世代以上女性。
  • 色選:色系多,從多為蜜桃、深淺膚色為主,跟粉底液的分類相近。
  • NEWS 2

防曬型BB!突破SPF50,戶外更安心

「防曬BB霜」說穿了就是潤色防曬乳的的進化版,差在修飾膚色功能更到位,並擺脫防曬乳易起屑、流汗泛白的缺點。今年防曬BB霜係數拉高到SPF50、PA四個+,勢必將取代傳統防曬乳的地位。

  • NEW 3

化妝水後直接上!超水感BB 

今年BB的新梗是「化粧水後直接上」!此類BB訴求添加大量保濕美容液,意思就像妳把BB霜Mix日間乳液混和一起上,真是懶人底妝的首選!

  • NEW 4

好攜帶!補妝就靠BB餅

BB從乳狀劑型進化成蜜粉餅、粉凝霜,此類型BB的妝感,全都比傳統型的粉底產品輕薄點、有光澤點,硬是把BB霜完妝的精緻度又往上推高了一層!

BB餅補妝小訣竅

1.用量減半:臉上已經有BB霜,若再疊擦難免出現厚感,彩妝師建議減少粉量,只要上妝時一半的量約1/4粉撲即可,若不足再增加。

2. 從臉頰下手:臉頰最容易脫妝,補妝時應該先由此區下手,接著再補鼻子、額頭、下巴,臉週最後帶過就可以了。

3.手指補強小細節:粉撲補完大面積後,眼角、鼻翼邊.、嘴角等細微部位不要忘了補!用手指沾取BB餅輕拍補妝,就能輕易深入死角。

  • NEW 5

美白一條龍!BB搭美白列車

在化妝品業的歸類中,多數品牌的BB霜跟保養品掛同一線,今年BB開始搭上美白列車,強打含美白精華液+SPF50高防曬,「美白一條龍」滴水不漏!

  • NEW 6

BB霜「尬」海綿,合體出擊更服貼

海綿粉撲搭BB上妝的風潮正熱,韓系BB們乾脆讓BB跟海綿合而為一,讓便利性大大提升。

  • NEW 7

眼部專用BB遮瑕,妝感更完美

如果有黑眼圈、眼袋的困擾,單用一支BB或CC霜是不夠力的,所謂要B就「B到底」,「眼部專用BB霜」因此誕生的很合理!比較傳統遮瑕膏,特別在質地又水潤了點、帶有光澤感,不免俗還是添加美白或抗老成份,表明保養身份!

眼部BB遮瑕TIPS 

1. 用量3點即可

BB眼霜質地水潤,只要點3點就夠用全眼,畫ㄑ型用量反而太多。

2. 手指輕拍推開

指腹輕拍,將BB眼霜拍點均勻。

DD霜現身了!

沒開玩笑,DD霜真的現身了!最近美國化妝品牌JULEP推出DD霜,主打比BB霜質地水潤,皮膚乾燥的人也能直接使用,並擁有粉底的遮瑕效果、持久度,共四個膚色,並推出專用刷具搭配使用。

  • NEW 8

避免死白!腮紅是BB底妝的完美Ending

上了BB霜卻不上腮紅,會顯得臉色灰白像僵屍,大美人強烈建議妳:一定要上腮紅!有光澤的腮紅膏(液)態最適合!

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臉部色彩TIPS

1. 綠色-修正泛紅肌膚與痘疤。

2. 紫色-修飾蠟黃肌膚,幫助膚色明亮。

3. 白色-局部打亮鼻梁、下巴、唇峰。

4. 藍色-打亮偏黃膚色,改善暗沉。

5. 珊瑚色-代替腮紅,呈現自然粉嫩感。

6. 當肌膚同時存在小問題時,可以依照不同部位擦上所需要校正的顏色。

ex:整體膚色偏黃又想達到臉龐立體明亮的效果,可先擦上紫色做整體底妝,再用白色打亮T字部位;或是在黑眼圈的部分使用藍色修飾,雙頰泛紅的部分則再搭配綠色使用。當然也可以將CC霜混和粉底液,加強遮瑕效果,同時改善膚色。

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BB霜/CC霜/DD霜,總整理

最近市面上廣泛流行著BB霜、CC霜,現在竟然又推出了DD霜!到底這些產品是什麼東西你有搞清楚嗎?

BB的意思是Blemish(瑕疵、缺點)Balm(半固體的膏狀劑型)

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最早的用途其實是皮膚科醫師用來治療受損、受傷肌膚的修護性保養,可以提供給問題肌膚有效的修護及改善,進而發揮治癒的效用。且裡面同時還會添加粉體及防水成分,進而達到遮蔽效果,為受損肌膚做好遮瑕、修飾、潤色,簡單來說就是添加了修護成份的遮瑕膏。然而因為其溫和成份及有效的遮蓋力,受損肌膚也可以使用,業者進而廣泛推廣成乳霜狀,且於內添加了美白及保養成分,這一推出,就讓BB霜迅速取代了粉底液,成了大眾眼裡的神奇底妝產品。為了搶奪BB霜這塊大餅,目前幾乎各家美妝品牌都有推出自己的BB霜產品。

然而,BB霜的熱銷延續了好陣子,消費者開始產生了倦怠感,為了重拾新鮮感,開始有業者進而推出所謂的【CC霜】。

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CC Cream - Color Control Cream

CC Cream – Color Control Cream

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CC霜: Color Control

最初是由日本第一大護膚品株式會社為修正術後肌膚不均勻所設計,能提供受損較嚴重的皮膚保護及修護效果,並兼具視覺上調正膚色的特點,故被稱為“色彩調控全效修容霜”。CC霜比之前使用的BB霜來的自然,更透氣更薄的感覺,妝感不會悶悶的,CC霜的介紹就是有從基因端去控制黑色素,CC霜集合了BB霜的所有優點,又特別添加了美白、保濕、抗過敏等護膚成分,外在修飾,內在美白。並專門根據亞洲女性肌膚設計,成為了風靡亞洲的美白保濕裸妝。適合長期使用,從本質上調整改善膚質膚色,適合敏感問題肌膚、亞健康狀態肌膚的修復保養,當然,更適合正常健康皮膚。

因為BB霜及CC霜的火紅,目前更推出DD霜產品,DD霜指的是全日防護(Daily defence)及全方位運作(Dynamic Do All),簡單的說就是添加了防皺抗皺成份,進化版的CC霜。

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Julep DD Creme

Julep DD Creme

目前這款DD霜在台灣尚未上市,有消息指出預計6月會上市,金額約莫在一千出頭,就讓我們引頸期盼吧!

Source:Beauty Plus

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Smashbox CC霜

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調膚校色CC霜

陳靖文   |   壹週刊 2013/4/25

CC霜出現後,有人說,CC霜是BB霜的升級版,這其實是一種誤解。從字面意義看,CC是「Color Control (膚色調控)」,BB是「Blemish Balm (遮瑕)」,兩者訴求效用不同。在BB霜獨大的美容市場,CC霜能否爭出另一片天?我們來看看CC霜有何賣點。
Smashbox - What does BB Cream Do?

Smashbox – What does BB Cream Do?

CC霜是日本化妝品公司位雷射後肌膚所設計,並同時達到視覺上的膚色較正效果。幾經改良,進入韓國市場後,受到韓國藝人與彩妝師推崇而引起關注。去年美妝大牌CHANEL不跟著市場潮流推出BB霜,改以研發CC霜上市,一舉將CC雙推上火線話題,而後CC霜也越加普及。

WHO
肌膚因年齡 生理狀況與生活型態,而反映出不同的膚色與光采。好比黑色素增生、代謝不佳者,膚色會暗黑;空汙氧化或飲食不均衡會造成蠟黃;肌膚循環不良呈現發青現象;膚況敏感不適者則泛紅。簡單來說,膚質佳、需要較正膚色者用CC霜;有明顯肌膚瑕疵、毛孔粗大者,適合用BB霜。

HOW
市面上的CC雙與BB霜,都強調多效合一,幾乎是大同小異。CC霜為了較正膚色並呈現光彩感,故使用透光粉體,已達到光學校正之效;BB霜則添加不透光的遮瑕粉體,以求遮飾效果。

Smashbox BB & CC Cream

Smashbox BB & CC Cream

輕裸妝 少粉量
無論使用BB霜或BB霜,目標都同樣是「輕裸妝」效果。因此在使用CC霜後,不需要再擦粉底液,直接輕撲蜜粉,或以粉餅在T字部位做局部加強。

Smashbox - Top BB Cream Tips

Smashbox – Top BB Cream Tips

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