CC cream stands for color correction or color control and is a cosmetic product that provides sun protection, coverage and skincare benefits in one convenient product. CC cream is both lightweight and fast absorbing and are newer than BB creams, also known as beauty or blemish balm creams. Makeup artists have raved about BB creams and how they provide everyday wear.
CC creams are said to reduce skin redness and improve uneven skin tone while offering sun protection with tinted skin tones. Some individuals use them as primers while others use them as a foundation replacement. Coverage varies from brand to brand. CC creams often have antioxidants such as vitamin C, and are lighter in feel and texture than BB cream. Some CC creams available include Olay's Total Effects CC Tone Correcting UV Moisturizer, Origins Smarty Plants CC SPF 20 Skin Complexion Corrector, as well as CC creams from Chanel, Revlon, L'oreal, Clinique, Mary Kay and Rachel K. CC creams can be purchased nearly anywhere beauty products are sold, including drugstores, beauty and cosmetic retail stores and big box stores such as Target and Walmart. CC creams can also be ordered online, offering the advantages of a wide online selection with the trade-off of having to wait for your delivery to arrive.