With so many products on the market including tinted moisturisers, foundations, CC creams and BB creams, it can be hard to know which product to use for what and when. To help you decide, here are the main differences between and reasons to use the most common cosmeceuticals available:
This product is essentially a moisturising day cream with a bit of colour. The colour will usually be very sheer and the moisturiser is typically lightweight. Tinted moisturitsers are suitable for people who are looking for light coverage to mask small imperfections. NIVEA’s Daily Essentials Tinted Moisturising Day Cream provides a hint of colour and contains light reflecting pigments to enhance your natural skin tone for a radiant complexion.
CC commonly stands for “colour correcting”. CC creams are designed to mask skin redness or sallowness, while BB creams are closer to a light foundation with a few added skincare benefits. As a colour-corrector, CC cream generally feels lighter on the skin than a BB cream. Some CC creams, like NIVEA Q10 Plus CC Cream SPF 15, are also designed to reduce the signs of aging, with anti-aging ingredients Q10 and Creatine to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
There is only a fine distinction between CC and BB creams. As we know from above, BB creams provide you with a decent coverage and added skin care benefits. They're lighter in weight than foundations but are generally heavier than tinted moisturisers and CC creams. NIVEA BB Cream Daily Moisturiser contains skin refining tinted pigments that adapt to your skin’s natural tone, while the UVA/UVB filter system protects skin from harmful UV rays.
Due to the huge range of colour choices, foundations are great for finding a product that matches your skin tone as closely as possible. If you love your foundation but perhaps feel like you need to apply too much product to get the coverage you desire, experiment with using a hydrating BB cream as a primer and apply a smaller amount of your foundation over the top.
Choosing the right skin coverage product can be slightly overwhelming when you consider the huge number of options available. The best way to find the right product is to read the labels, look at the ingredients and try a few out.