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3 CC Creams to Try This Spring (And What are CC Creams?)

CC Creams

I’m finally jumping on the BB Cream wagon — which was the big “it” beauty item for 2012, providing light coverage, hydration, sun protection, and antioxidant skin benefits — and I’m a huge fan. But apparently I’m seriously late to this party, because the beauty industry has already moved on to the next letter of the alphabet.

BB Creams? That’s so 2012. The new rage is CC Creams.

CC (which stands for “complexion correcting”) creams have all the groundbreaking benefits of a BB cream, but with much more coverage. So instead of a BB Cream that acts like a tinted moisturizer with benefits, a CC Cream is like a foundation with benefits.

Get it?

Here are 3 new CC Creams to try:

1. Smashbox Camera Ready CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Dark Spot Correcting, $42

Best for: Those in need of the most coverage — whether to cover up sun/age spots or blemishes — as well those with oily skin, as this has a matte finish.

2. Peter Thomas Roth CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Complexion Corrector, $48

Best for: Those looking for the least amount of chemicals in their makeup, as this CC cream has no parabens, sulfates, or phthalates. It’s formulated with camu camu, which is an Amazonian superfruit with 30 times more vitamin C than an orange. The combination of vitamins C and E make this an appealing pick.

3. Clinique Surge CC Cream Hydrating Colour Corrector Broad Spectrum SPF 30, $35

Best for: Those with dry skin, looking for a CC cream that gives a dewey finish.

And for you bargain hunters, I’m sure drugstore brands will start rolling out their CC creams throughout the year. Stay tuned.

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