POPSUGAR BeautySource: CC Creams Explained and 8 Formulas You Can Buy Now
The skin care alphabet is steadily expanding as the craze has jumped from last year's star BB creams to the 2013 must-have CC cream. But what's the difference? BB, short for beauty balm, boasts anti-aging benefits, UV protection, and brightening benefits, while CC cream, aka color control cream, has all that and more. CC creams work like skin care treatments, minimizing dark spots and wrinkles over time to give you a better complexion in a matter of months. Plus, many brands are offering multiple shades to reach a wider spectrum of skin tones. Now that you know more, here are eight CC creams you can try now.
- Clinique: With six different shades, Clinique's CC Cream ($35) has an option for most skin tones. Lightweight and oil-free, this makeup smooths the complexion and helps take down sallowness.
- Smashbox: Smashbox Camera Ready CC Cream ($42) comes in five shades that range from fair to dark, maximizing the