BB vs. CC Cream: What's the Difference? – purlisse

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BB vs. CC Cream: What's the Difference?

In the world of beauty and skincare, finding the perfect fit for your skin can feel like searching for a hidden treasure. Among the multitude of options, BB and CC creams have emerged as standout solutions, blending skincare and makeup into one. Let’s break down the differences between BB and CC creams and help you discover which is right for your skin’s needs.

WHAT IS A BB CREAM?
BB Cream, an abbreviation for Beauty Balm or Blemish Balm, offers more than just coverage – it's a fusion of makeup and skincare. Comparable to tinted moisturizers, BB Creams are infused with ingredients that not only provide a touch of coverage but also bring a dose of goodness to your skin.
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WHAT IS A CC CREAM?
CC Cream, which stands for Color Correcting or Complexion Correcting, neutralizes complexion discolorations, resulting in a balanced skin tone. Unlike BB Creams, CC Creams offer increased coverage. And much like their BB counterparts, CC Creams can harbor skincare benefits, enriching your beauty routine with customizable care.

WHICH ONE IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
Navigating between BB Creams and CC Creams isn't about right or wrong – it's about finding what aligns with your personal style. Are you inclined towards a natural radiance and light coverage, or do you lean towards a higher coverage to tackle imperfections? Your preferences and needs take the lead in this choice.

Now that we’ve broken down the basics, let’s talk about the benefits of each pūrlisse BB and CC Cream.

PERFECT GLOW BB CREAM SPF 30
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The Perfect Glow BB Cream is our #1 best seller, and it's not by chance – this product epitomizes multi-functionality. Boasting age-defying benefits, SPF protection, and our exclusive Asian Herb Extract, this BB Cream is an all-inclusive solution. It offers everyday coverage while brightening and moisturizing. Designed to cater to all skin types, it’s an ideal match for diverse beauty needs.
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Benefits:
  • Formulated with Gogi & Hawthorn Berry to improve the skin’s texture and prevent dryness
  • Contains Jasmine to defend the skin against free radicals and support a youthful appearance 
YOUTH GLOW VITAMIN C CC CREAM SPF 50
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The Youth Glow CC Cream is a multi-tasking color correcting cream that effortlessly applies like a tinted moisturizer. It’s formulated with all the complexion-correcting, brightening, age-defying, and SPF protection benefits of a foundation. This CC Cream is designed to accommodate all skin types. 
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Benefits:
  • Designed with Vitamin C to promote more vibrant skin and protect against UV damage
  • Incorporates Hyaluronic Acid to boost hydration and keep the skin youthful
  • Enriched with Sea Buckthorn to deliver essential nutrients and support collagen production

 

RADIANT GLOW BB CREAM SPF 30Three bb creams against white background

The Radiant Glow BB Cream is a spin off of our #1 best seller, with an extra glowy finish. It has the same moisturizing formula that you know and love but with light reflecting pigments to give you an additional luminous radiance. This BB Cream is better suited for dry skin types, yet anyone seeking a lit-from-within look can benefit from it.

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Benefits: 
  • Formulated with Gogi & Hawthorn Berry to provide essential nourishment to the skin and reduce redness and inflammation
  • Includes Jasmine to minimize the appearance of scars and promote healing 

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AGELESS GLOW SERUM BB CREAM SPF 40
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The Ageless Glow Serum BB Cream is a multi-tasking serum infused beauty balm that delivers immediate and long term results of firm, youthful looking skin. This BB Cream is perfect for all skin types, while also fighting wrinkles, moisturizing the skin, and providing UV protection. 
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Benefits:
  • Contains Bakuchiol to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and firm the skin
  • Infused with Algae Collagen to help improve the skin's elasticity, increase blood flow, and keep the skin looking plump and hydrated
  • Enriched with Vitamin C to reduce hyperpigmentation and protect the skin from damaging free radicals

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