CC stands for "color correcting." This means that CC creams are meant to address issues like redness or sallowness.

The great thing about CC creams is that most of them are designed for all skin types. If you have mature or oily skin, you should apply your primers and moisturizers before any CC cream.

CC creams for every skin type

Here are some of the best CC creams you can buy.

• Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream SPF 30

This moisturizing CC cream offers lightweight, natural-looking coverage.

• Amore Pacific Color Control Cushion Compact

This handy CC cream offers SPF 50 protection.

• Smashbox Camera Ready CC Cream

This powerful CC cream diminishes dark spots and evens out your skin tone.

• Nip+Fab CC Eye Fix

This CC cream is especially formulated to tackle dark undereye circles.

• Supergoop! Daily Correct CC Cream

This anti-aging CC cream provides long-lasting hydration and is free of parabens, fragrance, and petrochemicals.

• Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair CC Cream

This CC cream is enriched with fruit stem cells, vitamin C, and grapeseed oil to hydrate and even out skin tone.

• Peter Thomas Roth CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30

This CC cream is formulated with camu camu and arbutin to remove discoloration.

• Almay Smart Shade CC Cream

This CC cream is so good, it even covers acne scars and uneven skin tone without looking unnatural.


• Olay CC Cream Total Effects Tone Correcting Moisturizer

This CC cream offers luminous coverage and fights premature aging.

• Chanel CC Cream Complete Correction SPF 30

You’ll barely feel this CC cream, it’s so lightweight and creamy.

• Loreal Visible Lift CC Cream

This affordable CC cream evens, corrects, and brightens skin.

• Black Up Cosmetics CC Cream Multi-action

This CC cream blends like a dream and addresses hyperpigmentation, large pores, and oily skin.

Stellar skincare tips for everyone

Here are three skincare basics that you should follow, no matter your skin type.

1. Cleanse and moisturize skin

Wash your skin twice daily — once in the morning and once at night. Follow with a moisturizer, and use one that’s suited for your skin type. Consider using a toner after cleansing your skin and before applying moisturizer, if you want to remove trace amounts of dirt and oil.

2. Wear sunblock

Sun exposure causes premature aging in the form of wrinkles and discoloration. Always wear sunblock on your face and all exposed areas, rain or shine. Look for CC creams containing SPF for ultra-convenience.

3. Seek professional help

If you experience skin problems like rashes or acne, visit your dermatologist for advice rather than trying to treat it on your own.

CC creams: your new beauty BFFs

CC creams are generally more opaque than beauty balm (BB) creams, and they provide more coverage. If you have uneven skin tone, redness, or dark spots, you should definitely check out CC creams.


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