Whereas BB creams have been extremely populair on the East Asian market, they recently gained a steady foothold in the Western market as well. The beauty or blemish balm not only acts as a moisturizer, but also protects the skin and evens out the skin tone. The difference between BB creams, tinted moisturizers and foundation is that tinted moisturizer hydrates the skin and evens out the skin tone with minimal coverage. The foundation covers the skin with a layer of pigment, whereas BB creams have antioxidants and SPF in their formula. Read about what these creams can do for you and how they are a great addittion to your assortment. Contact the beauty suppliers for more information about their products.
A BB cream is promoted by many beauty brands as an all-in-one facial cosmetic product, which replaces the moisturizer, the primer, foundation and sunblock. The coverage is often based on minerals and is used to not only cover blemishes, but also treat them. The cream has a soothing and anti-inflammatory effect on blemishes like acne, sun spots and age spots. The idea of a well-formulated BB cream is that it will be the only product you will need after washing your face. Some customers might just use this product, while others prefer it to use it together with a few other products. BB creams can be worn as a tinted moisturizer for example, but you can also choose to use the BB cream as a regular foundation. Depending on the amount of coverage you can use it under powder as well. If your customer has dry skin, they should apply moisturizer before BB cream to ensure the product does not dry out their skin.
Since BB creams were originally only a hit on the Eastern market, they were offered in a limited number of hues. Most of the formulas are designed to oxidize when applied, so that they match the user’s skin tone. Recently large western beauty brands have added shades to the color spectrum, and whereas creams sold in the Asian market focus on skin-whitening properties, the creams on the Western market concentrate on evening out the skin tone and give it a healthy glow. Some beauty brands have even specialized the formula for the western market by completely leaving out the whitening properties, like the BB cream from Estée Lauder.
While BB cream stands for blemish balm or beauty balm, the CC cream is used to describe a Color Corrector or a Cushion Compact. A CC cream has the nourishing and covering benefits of a BB cream, but has an added specific feature of improving the discoloration in the skin. These products reduce the redness of the skin and improve uneven skin tone. BB and CC creams are both like a tinted moisturizer and both contain sun protection of some kind. Differences between BB creams and CC creams vary from brand to brand, so it is advised to read the product description carefully to see what the specific effects are. If you are hesitant about buying a product, please contact the supplier to ask for photo’s or a video demonstration of the product.