Are CC Creams Worth the Money?

Posted on Aug 16 2013 - 12:12pm by admin

As longtime 613Style readers know, I tried BB cream a while ago and was…not impressed. I broke out like crazy and generally felt terrible about the state of my skin. I decided that the promises of BB creams (covers imperfections, protects from sun damage, moisturizes) were too good to be true. I swore off this alphabetical dream creams as nothing more than a marketing ploy. Well, guess what? There are more creams. CC creams. DD creams (seriously – DD creams). Are EE creams next?

BB cream

CC creams promise to up the ante of BB creams by adding a “colour corrector” (hence the CC). This is to address issues like sallow skin and uneven tone. As I have entered my 30s, I have found that my skin tone is, well, kind of crappy. Sometimes I look in the mirror and think I look like a character from The Simpsons (which I would enjoy normally, but not when it means my skin has a strange, slightly yellowish hue). I decided to take the plunge and try one of these CC creams to hopefully rectify my skin issues.

I trust Clinique, so I went with their Moisture Surge CC Cream. It is definitely lighter in texture than BB Cream – it went on smoother, too. Don’t expect to get full coverage like you would with a foundation, however – this stuff will basically make your actual skin shine through, just in a brighter and more even way. And so far, no breakouts! Time will tell on this crucial point.

Clinique CC

Right now, my personal preference lies with CC cream. I feel that it addresses my skin issues better than BB cream and feels much lighter on my skin so I can use it everyday. If you have minimal skin issues, save for a few breakouts here and there, you can probably go with just a regular ‘ol BB cream. The sheer number of BB creams means you have a lot to choose from that will fit into your budget. I haven’t found too many CC creams on the market yet, so the amount you spend on these will be a little higher.

Here’s a good breakdown of the different BB and CC creams available at Sephora.

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  1. Angela Lopez August 20, 2013 at 1:27 AM - Reply

    I want to try the Clinique CC cream. I have tried a few BB creams, but haven’t found one that I like.

    • Grace August 23, 2013 at 9:30 PM - Reply

      Can you keep us posted on how it goes for you? =)

  2. Gabi Barbará August 29, 2013 at 10:57 AM - Reply

    I wasn’t that impressed by the BB Creams either, and I confess this is the first time I ever heard of the other alphabetical creams, haha!

    I don’t really believe in miracle creams and such. So I just use normal moisturizer – the one that I like the smell and texture most. And any light foundation that doesn’t make me feel like I have dough on my face.

    The secret for good skin, as well as hair and nails is generally associated with the food you eat, actually. For me is what makes the most difference.

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