Natural BB Creams & CC Creams v’s Foundation

No doubt you have heard of BB cream and CC cream by now. They have joined tinted moisturisers and standard foundation on the shelves as potential skin-perfecting options. The choices are becoming greater, but what do they all (supposedly) do? What’s the difference between them? And most importantly: Which should you use?

Let us give you a run down of what they are and what they claim to do. CLICK HERE to watch our full run down with demos of how each of these look on the skin with our girl Andreea at Green Beauty Collage.

BB Cream
BB Cream is short for Beauty Balm Cream. Organic BB creams provide light coverage with added skin care benefits. They contain SPF and and skin nourishing properties such as natural anti-oxidants that can help fight acne prone skin or soothe blemished skin. The BB Cream is essentially a multi-tasker, combining skincare with makeup. They’re lighter than foundation but heavier than tinted moisturisers, making them perfect for daytime makeup.

Our pick of BB Cream as featured in the video is PHB Ethical Beauty Botanical BB Cream . PHB’s skin nourishing Botanical BB Cream blurs the line between makeup and skin care. Pure Minerals provide subtle coverage to leave skin looking flawless and radiant. It is made with organic ingredients that encourage an even and radiant complexion whilst nourishing and protecting skin. With a light and silky texture that won’t clog pores. It contains skin enhancing botanical extracts of Rosehip, Aloe Vera and Grape Seed. Rosehip oil helps lighten pigmentation with regular use and is well known for its anti-ageing properties – bonus!
This BB Cream is suitable for all skin types and great for sensitive skin & acne.

CC Cream
CC Cream is short for Colour Correcting Cream. It claims to even the skin tone and address issues like redness or sallowness. The CC Cream provides light coverage and many organic CC Creams also contain SPF protection.

Our pick of CC Cream as featured in this weeks video is Pacifica Ultra CC Cream Radiant Foundation with SPF17. It is a radiant foundation with 100% physical SPF protection plus moisturizing skincare. Instantly illuminates and perfects your skin with specially adapted colour correcting minerals and multi-action natural beneficials including coconut water bringing back radiance and a youthful glow instantly!
The CC Cream contains SPF 17 to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UVA/UVB, provides anti-ageing benefits and a subtle Jasmine fragrance. Specially adapted colour correcting minerals adapt to your own skin tone. This CC Cream is Vegan, Cruelty Free and comes in a 100% recyclable airless container, making it kind to your skin and kind to the planet – We LOVE that!!

Foundation is used everyday by women the world over. It is a skin coloured makeup base used on the face and surrounding areas to create even skin tone and cover flaws. Organic and natural foundations can be oil based, water based or mineral based and the shade choices are endless.
We have some amazing foundations featured in our range here at Eco Beauty Crew and choosing just one for this weeks pick was no mean feat but here’s why we love Pacifica Dreamy Cover Bare-faced Serum Foundation.
Formulated with superpower naturals, this feather-light weightless fluid foundation has incredible coverage with a finish that looks and feels makeup free.
It is suitable for all skin types, 100% physical broad spectrum SPF 20 provides both UVA and UVB protection, 100% vegan, cruelty free and formulated without silicone, animal ingredients, petroleum, parabens, or phthalates.
Shade-matching minerals work with your natural complexion and allow for adjustable, seamless perfection that leaves your skin looking healthy and bright. Less is more.

The key difference between all these products: BB/CC creams give a lighter coverage and are good for daytime wear or for when you are in a hurry and simply don’t have the time to apply your skincare and makeup separately, whilst with foundations there is much more choice ensuring a more exact skin match and they provide more coverage.

While there are a lot of options out there for skin coverage, surely it can only be a good thing. The more choices, the better right?
The key is to try them and see what works for you as all skin types and tones are completely individual and what works for one may not work for another.