How CC Creams Balance Out Redness And Dullness

CC creams

From BB creams and CC creams to now DD creams (if you haven’t heard of this one, it stands for ‘Daily Defence’ and is infused with SPF), finding the right alphabetical skincare cream for you can be really confusing. That’s why I’ve put together a little guide to help you understand what a CC cream is and determine if it’s right for you… 

What’s The Difference Between BB And CC Creams? 

Whilst these two products may seem similar on the outside, they are actually subtly different. BB creams are essentially lighter foundations with a few additional skincare benefits. CC creams, however, are colour correctors that contain more pigments and offer a better coverage. The idea is that they can even out hyperpigmentation, acne scarring and dark circles by concealing them. Some also treat redness and sallowness 

How Does CC Cream Work?  

In lots of ways, CC creams are almost magical. You know those concealer palettes that have yellow, green and orange hues? Well, a CC cream contains all of these tones and calls on the correct ones to cancel out and neutralise unwanted shades in our skin tone. So, if your skin is a little red, it calls on the green tones to even it out. Or, if you have a lot of blue veins or dark circles, it will call on orange tones to counteract those.  

What Skin Type Does CC Cream Work Best On?  

Acne and blemish-prone skin will benefit most from CC creams as they camouflage the redness in spots and irritation. If your skin looks sallow and has lost its natural radiance in favour of yellow or brown tones, then CC cream can remedy that too. Essentially, CC creams cover redness and brighten dull complexions 

Related: The Best Foundation For Your Skin Type

What Are The Best CC Creams? 

CC creams offer just the right amount of coverage without feeling heavy on your skin or clogging up your pores. You just blend it into your skin, then apply a touch of concealer on top if needed. Here are some of my favourites 

L’Oréal Paris C’est Magic CC Cream Anti-Redness 

The anti-redness CC cream boasts Smart Pigment Capsules that adapt to your natural skin tone and create a perfect nude-skin look. Plus, it is infused with glycerin and fig extracts to hydrate and refresh your skin. Oh, and it has SPF20 in it too. What’s not to love?

Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream SPF30 

Drawing on Smart Colour Correcting Technology, this hydrating colour corrector rebalances your skin tone and brings out its natural undertones. It also moisturises and protects your skin, giving you a healthier-looking complexion. You just can’t go wrong!

La Roche-Posay Rosaliac CC Cream 

Developed specifically for sensitive skin that is prone to redness, this correcting cream blends naturally into your skin and corrects that rednessYou can use it instead of foundation for a lighter coverage that still makes your skin look more even. It’s a great choice!

Uriage Roséliane Anti-Redness CC Cream SPF30 

Rich and non-greasy, this cream protects and corrects skin that is prone to redness. It delivers a veil of sheer coverage onto your skin, concealing red patches and restoring your complexion’s natural luminosity. It also offers UV protection and is infused with soothing and moisturising thermal water. I can’t recommend it enough.  

MÁDARA Hyaluronic Anti-Pollution CC Cream SPF15 

This CC cream not only colour corrects your skin but it also shields your complexion against free radical damage. Dullness, sallowness, dark spots and redness will all be camouflaged in just one application! 

And that’s everything you need to know about CC creams and the best CC creams out there.

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