You have probably heard of tinted moisturisers, BB creams and CC creams. Perhaps you even own a few of them. All three are lightweight alternatives to foundation, which is especially useful during the summer or if you're looking for light, easy, everyday coverage. But do you know the differences between the three? Well, we're going to lay out the primary differences so that you can choose which is best for your skin type and your specific needs.
What is a tinted moisturiser? Well, the intended use of this product is in the name. This is a lightweight moisturiser, which means that it will provide hydration for your skin. Where the "tinted" comes in is the light amount of pigment. This pigment will even out your skin tone, similar to foundation, but will be considerably less heavy than foundation. Think easy, lightweight, hydrating and concealing. Tinted moisturisers will provide just enough coverage for those seeking minimal coverage and a fresh, natural, "no makeup" makeup look. Often, tinted moisturisers will contain SPF, protecting your skin from UVA and UVB rays.
If you're looking for tinted moisturisers, consider our Pelactiv Dual Perfection Face Tint for light to medium skin. This product is ideal for natural, illuminating coverage with SPF15 and hydration. An added bonus is the inclusion of a concealer with a handy little mirror in the cap. It is also packed with antioxidants and has a formulation that will not clog your pores. If you're looking for a sunny, bronzed look, consider Dr Hauschka Translucent Bronzing Tint. This transparent product will provide your skin with a natural, bronzed hue and will smooth out irregularities. It can easily be mixed with your favorite moisturiser and will enhance your natural skin tone.
Let's talk BB Creams or "Beauty Balms," which have been quite trendy over the past few years. Like the tinted moisturiser, these will provide moisture to your skin but the coverage, while still considered light, is more pigmented than the tinted moisturiser. These will even out your skin tone while also priming your skin. You can think of them as being similar to a lightweight foundation. These also typically contain SPF and won't clog your pores.
We recommend My Payot BB Cream Blur, which is a BB cream with SPF15 and a matte, velvety finish. This will smooth and perfect your skin while also being packed with antioxidants, moisture and pigment. Take a peek at the INIKA Certified Organic BB Cream. This certified organic BB cream will prime, moisturise and provide pigment to your skin. It will keep your skin hydrated all day with ingredients such as prickly pear, pomegranate, avocado oil and jojoba oils.
Lastly, we will discuss CC Creams or "Colour Correctors." While similar to BB creams, CC creams also offer colour-correcting properties and brightening with a lightweight, easy formula. For example, these can help with the redness of acne-prone skin. These also tend to be useful for sensitive skin and may contain higher SPF than BB Creams.
Check out PAYOT Creme No2 CC Cream, which is a CC cream with SPF50. This is a protective and soothing cream that can help to reduce redness but also correct any existing redness. It will give your skin a luminous finish with light pigment and no fragrance. This cream is excellent for sensitive skin. Also, take a look at asap cc cream with SPF 15. This CC cream offers hydration, protection and a light, natural pigment. It is similarly a good fit for sensitive and acne-prone skin and is full of antioxidants.
Now that you have a better understanding of tinted moisturisers, BB creams and CC creams, think about which would be best for your unique skin and skin concerns. We encourage you to browse our premium cosmetics and skincare products for the best in skincare.