Multifunctional creams are the stars of the cosmetic industry right now. It is always better to have a product that does a lot of things for your skin than to use several separate ones. They might not have the same quality and end-up affecting your skin. CC cream is the younger sister of BB cream It means color control/color correcting. Unlike BB cream which only slightly colors the skin, CC cream comes closer to the effects of a foundation.
Do I Need a CC Cream?
If you have an extremely fair skin tone or even very dark skin, BB creams might not work well for you, since there are not a lot of tones available. But CC creams can blend with more ease so they should work better for you overall. CC creams have more anti-aging properties so you could use them as primers.
Can I Use CC Cream for Dry Skin?
Definitely yes! BB creams are for normal skin while CC creams work best if you need the benefits of a color-correcting care product. All you need to do is look for the ones that have nourishing and hydrating properties.
Whether you want a CC cream because it is the next big thing and you’re just dying to try it or you think it can work better on your skin than BB, we made a list of creams that can be used for dry skin. Read on!
1. Clinique CC Cream
Clinique offers great care and flawless look for dry and sensitive skin. It can be used as a primer or with a foundation. This color corrector cream from Clinique has SPF 30, oil-free formula, and hydrating properties. It protects and enhances the skin and leaves it looking young and fresh. Due to its hydrating properties, it works great with dry skin and can be used alone or as a primer before applying foundation.
- “This product does exactly what it states! Goes on creamy and leaves an extremely light feeling, it doesn’t make my face look “cakey” and covers blemishes amazingly!!!”
- “It feels like a moisturizer, but blends out any red blotches (I’m a redhead) and has SPF.”
Moisture Surge CC cream from Clinique does have some negative reviews. According to the reviews and comments, the high SPF can burn your eyes if the cream leaks, and sometimes the skin tone does not match the cream. But other than that, you are good to go. Just make sure to test it first.
2. Amore Pacific CC cream
Amore Pacific CC creams offer one of the hight sunblock factors available for these types of creams. A CC cream with one of the highest protection factors available, SPF 50, Amore Pacific CC Cushion Compact has a multitasking formula and offers deep hydration alongside complete coverage. The cream is compact, and it’s perfect for dry skin because it hydrates and covers dry patches without clinging to them.
- “It blends with your skin very easily, has a lot of good ingredients and the SPF 50+ is a must to protect skin, hydrates, and is medium coverage.”
- “I love the lightweight feel of this foundation.”
- “I like that I don’t have to use sunscreen and make-up.”
As you can see, this CC cream can be perfect for use during the summer, but if you are fair-toned, you can use it all year long since UV protection is needed not just in the summer months. Use it alone or as a primer for more efficient coverage.
3. Chanel CC Cream
This foundation is great for dry skin as it has a creamy formula that provides extra hydration. With one single CC cream, you can have 5 benefits—a unified skin tone, a moisturized skin, a better-looking skin texture thanks to the hyaluronic acid it contains, a skin that is protected from UVA and UVB rays, and better glowing skin. It does cost more than the others but it comes with great ingredients and a flawless finish.
- “This product has an excellent finish and does not transfer on clothes.”
- “It blended easily into my skin and gave it a glowing look.”
It depends a lot on the skin type that you have. While it is very good and recommended for dry skin, some review is saying that it did not help, but dried the skin more. However, it is important when putting it, to use a serum first.
4. L’Oréal Nude Magique Anti-Redness CC Cream
The L’Oréal Nude Magique Anti-Redness CC Cream comes with the Smart Pigment Capsules that help wake up the complexion and offers a nude look.
It works great for the dry skin as it offers a 24 hr hydration and comes in handy for everyday use.
- “It is thin and blends perfectly with the skin leaving it looking flawless.”
- “I like it better than the BB cream.”
It works well with the natural tone of the skin and helps the redness, dullness and gives the skin a rejuvenated look. I used it myself and can say that it is a great product and would truly recommend it.
5. MAC Prep+Prime CC Cream
This is great for color correction, unifying the skin tone, and offering sun protection. It controls the skin from the environmental factors and helps even the skin tone. Since it contains apricot extract, it provides a warm undertone to the skin.
- “It is great for UV protection.”
- “I like it as it gives my skin a glossy look.”
Some may argue that it is not pigmented enough to cover darker spots. However, this is just a CC cream and it is meant to even up the skin tone and correct it. It does not have a very good coverage factor.