What's A CC Cream?

CC Cream- Here’s The Breakdown

Published On June 10, 2013 | By Toni Spilsbury | Fashion & Beauty, Trends

“What’s a “BB” Cream?” I remember asking. Named for “blemish and beauty”, the BB Cream was created to include sunscreen providing slightly more coverage than a tinted moisturizer. It seems like I had been trying out BB Creams from brands like Laura Mercier, Garnier and Victoria’s Secret for only a week before the CC Cream hit the shelves.

What’s a CC Cream?

The CC Cream named for “color and complexion” now promises women more coverage with the same benefits of moisturizer and sunscreen as found in the BB Cream.

Beauty companies seem to be making their way through the alphabet by creating products to meet the needs of women wanting to protect their skin from the damaging sun while still looking youthful. And it’s perfect for summer with its “skin is in” trend.

Personally, I love BB Creams for the dewey look it gives my face, although coverage is a big issue. Garnier BB Cream simply didn’t offer this 40-year old face enough coverage, while Laura Mercier’s BB cream was a better fit for me.

So, this summer try some BB or CC Cream with some very light eye makeup, a peachy blush and a bold pop of color on the lips. Here’s our Staff Picks!

What's A CC Cream?

Our CC Cream Staff Picks


1. Smashbox Camera Ready CC Cream ($42 smashbox.com or Ulta)

Smashbox Camera Ready CC Cream

Smashbox Camera Ready CC Cream

2. Lorac CC Cream ($28 loraccosmetics.com or Ulta (Free CC Cream Deluxe Sample with any $25 Lorac purchase this week!)

Lorac CC Cream

Lorac CC Cream

3. Rachel K CC Cream ($39 rachelkcosmetics.com)

Rachel K CC Cream

4. Clinique CC Cream ($35 clinique.com or Macy’s)

Clinique CC Cream

5. Olay CC Cream ($21 drugstore)

Olay CC Cream



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About The Author

Toni Spilsbury is a blogger, brand strategist and social media producer in addition to being a philanthropist and mother…. but not in that order. From busy corporate gal to even busier mom of four, one with special needs, Toni established an online connection with today’s on-the-go moms as someone who understands the unique demands of working moms. In 2005, Toni co-founded the Nevada Blind Children Foundation and began working to build the first school for the blind in Nevada. With a passion for cooking, creating her own recipes and a desire to merge her family life and career, Toni wrote a book The Organized Cook in 2009 before embarking on a journey through branding, blogging, social media and e-commerce that gained her an insight and passion for the unique niche of content-driven e-commerce. Toni’s second book, Because of Connor, is due out in late 2013 which gives readers an insight into the unique struggle of life’s ups and downs when set against the backdrop of caring for and coming to grips with a severely medically fragile son.

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