Bye bye blemish balm, hello CC cream

CRYSTAL-CLEAR SKIN: Krystal Jung, a member of South Korean girl group f(x) and spokesman for Etude House, wearing the cosmetic company's Correct and Care Cream.


    Jul 19, 2013

    Bye bye blemish balm, hello CC cream

    THE blemish balm - better known as BB cream - originally hailing from South Korea has been all the rage in recent years.

    Now, it seems beauty companies are moving down a letter in the alphabet, concocting a line of CC creams.

    The "CC" stands for everything from "colour control" to "complete correction", and differs for each brand.

    What makes the CC cream similar to the BB cream is that it's formulated to serve a dual purpose: For make-up and skincare.

    Cosmetic companies, Asian and Western alike, are now jumping on the bandwagon to produce a tinted CC cream that boasts beneficial properties such as whitening and moisturising.

    My Paper checks out the range of CC creams available in stores here.