Fans of BB creams are in for a treat, as there’s a new beauty cream on the block, and it promises way more coverage than standard BB creams. Created in Japan, the new CC creams, or ‘Complexion Corrector’, is a mixture of moisturisers and a foundation, and reports are suggesting that it not only offers more coverage than BB (Blemish Balm) creams, but doesn’t cake or crease. The CC reams are said to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, provide an anti-wrinkle effect 28 days after application and holds make-up in place for a longer-lasting look.
These new CC creams will launch in January 2013, so unfortunately not in time for this Christmas, but beauty brand Nip+Fab already have a few celebrity fans, which include Kylie Minogue, Cat Deeley, Mel C former singer of the Spice Girls and actress Chloe Sevigny.
The CC creams are said to contain a huge amount of skin treating goodies, such as hydrating hyaluronic acid and toning oat extracts, plus brightening pigment to conceal blemishes and give skin extra radiance. And make-up artist to the stars, Amanda Grossman agrees: “CC’s give better coverage than BB’s,” she adds: “They’re a moisturiser, SPF30 and foundation in one. For me, while I’d use BB creams for male clients, CC creams are buildable so you don’t need powder. Everyone wants younger, fresher glowing skin and that’s what CC creams will give you.”
CC creams are said to even out the skin without clogging it with foundation. And although Nip+Fab are concentrating on their CC cream, they do have another product out which is equally as fabulous, a CC cream for eyes, which does the same as a regular CC cream but de-puffs as well. The CC Eye Fix is said to look like a typical under-eye concealer, and uses a standard clickable pen like many beauty brands, but it also doubles as a moisturiser for under the eyes. The effect when used in combination is a natural look with the added bonus of concealing under eye bags and dark circles.
Nip+Fab say that CC cream is more advanced than BB cream because:
- Higher SPF sun protection
- 24 hour moisturisation
- light diffusing particles
- corrects+blends natural skin tone
- lighter texture
- smoother application
- shine free finish
The only drawback we could see is that the CC creams do not have many varieties of shades, only two for the CC cream, light and dark, and three for the Eye Fix, light, medium and dark. But apparently they adapt to individual skin tones, which removes the hassle of having to colour match your skin. Amanda says: “I’m always being asked about base and which shades to use, but this works for most skin tones. You can actually use both shades together because your skin changes colour throughout the year. I would mix them on the back of my hand first, then blend them out from the centre of the face towards the chin using my fingers. It basically does what it says on the tin and comes with SPF, which stops pigmentation from becoming a problem in the first place, and you’re photo-ready fast.”
Nip+Fab CC Cream, £14.95, and Eye Fix, £9.95, will be available at Boots from January 2013. You can join a waiting list by visiting Boots.com.