19.05.2021

Is CC cream or BB cream better for acne-prone skin? Allow us to break it down for you…

CC Cream Doré, £17, Erborian


Colour-correcting technology meets Korean beauty expertise with this cult cream. It’s the perfect hybrid of skin-boosting ingredients with a hint of radiant coverage and we’re pretty much obsessed.

Cellularose CC Cream, £58, By Terry

An excellent redness reducer, this CC cream will mask discolouration while still looking completely natural. Nobody will know you’re wearing it unless you tell them. Shhhh.

Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti-Aging CC Creme SPF10, £44, Estée Lauder

Level of coverage: Sheer coverage, very natural.

Best for: Those with mature or dry skin who need an extra hit of hydration to keep their skin comfortable all day. Wear alone for a no-makeup makeup look or under foundation as a first-step colour correct.

CC+ Illumination, £30, It Cosmetics

Level of coverage: Full coverage.

Best for: Those who want the results of a full face of makeup, but with a lightweight and skin-friendly feel. Ideal for those who like a dewy to satin finish.

Darphin CC Cream Instant Multi-Benefit Care SPF 35, £35, Darphin

Level of coverage: Buildable colour from medium to full.

Best for: Skin in need of some TLC. Darphin’s CC cream colour corrects and hides imperfections while offering tired skin a host of other skincare benefits, while the light-reflecting pearls boost skin’s luminosity.

Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream SPF 30, £30, Clinique

Level of coverage: A creamy, medium coverage.

Best for: Skin that needs a little extra help. Hydrating ingredients, aloe barbadensis, leaf water and hyaluronic acid, give skin a moisture boost, while vitamin E protects against environmental factors.

Luminessence CC Cream, £36, Giorgio Armani

Level of coverage: Light to medium.

Best for: ‘No makeup’ makeup. This CC cream has a super lightweight formula and can be used as a primer. The pink undertones correct uneven spots while the brightening formula delivers radiant healthy-looking complexion.

CC Cream Complete Correction, £46, Chanel

Level of coverage: Medium coverage.

Best for: Dry skin or sun-exposed skin. A must-have for sunny vacations, this CC cream has a super high SPF (50). It provides long-lasting hydration, while hyaluronic acid conceals fine lines.

Olay Regenerist CC Cream Medium, £24.99, Olay

Level of coverage: Light to medium coverage.

Best for: A quick fix-up. This three-in-one product blends serum, moisturiser and foundation, to conceal and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and dark spots, while hydrating the complexion for a long-lasting dewy feel.

L’Oréal Paris Nude Magique CC Cream Anti-Redness, £10.99, L’Oréal

Level of coverage: Buildable lightweight coverage.

Best for: Blemish-prone skin. A mainstay on best CC creams lists, this budget hero has smart pigment technology to neutralise the appearance of redness and uneven skin tone.

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