Following in the footsteps of the BB cream movement, another new, beauty trend has emerged; the CC cream.
CC stands for ‘colour correcting’, and that is just what this product promises to do. They are intended to provide a suitable reduction in the appearance of skin redness, sallowness and uneven skin tone.
Most brands supply CC creams in different shades, as opposed to the BB creams that are generally marketed with a ‘one size fits all’ stance. CC creams do come in the usual beige tones, but are also available in different colours depending on the effect you wish to achieve. For example, CC creams come in green, apricot and mauve shades. The green tones are aimed at neutralising redness, apricot is aimed at brightening pale skin, and mauve neutralises skin tones with green and yellow undertones.
Though they provide as much coverage as a tinted moisturiser and BB cream, CC creams are often used as ‘primers’ in order to correct colour issues before the application of a base such as foundation or concealer.
“They typically have light-diffusing particles, which visually even skin tone, plus a super-dose of antioxidants,” says Dr Francesca Fusco, M.D, a New York City-based dermatologist.
The first CC cream appeared on the market in 2010, produced by Singapore-based brand Rachel K.
“CC cream is a colour corrector and will be lighter on the skin [than a BB cream],” says celebrity make-up artist Nico Guilis. “They have more of a whipped, light, fluffy feel and finish-kind of the new and improved BB.”
However, CC creams only provide a topical, temporary solution to skin pigmentation and discolouration. If you are looking for a more permanent solution, in order for you to feel more confident going make-up free this summer, why not take a look at the Obagi Nu Derm range of products? They are clinically proven to target age spots, dark spots, redness (erythema), sallow, yellow complexions, hyperpigmentation, and discolouration. For more information about this highly effective skin-care system, please do not hesitate to contact us here at Skinstation.