First came BB Creams and then came CC Creams. CC stands for “colour correct” or “complexion correcting.” They are used to help target dark spots, correct your skin tone and leave you with an even complexion.
THE PAY-DAY BUY: Chanel CC Cream SPF30, R645
The low-down: With its Chanel signature, this CC Cream combines five actions in one single step. It is a fusion of skin care and make-up that will leave your complexion fresh and radiant.
This will suit you if: You love to spoil yourself with a bit of luxury!
THE BECAUSE-YOU-CAN BUY: Smashbox Camera Ready CC Cream SPF35, R390
The low-down: You can wear this alone or under your foundation for more coverage and it is proven to fade dark spots, sun spots and post-acne marks. It’s also available in five shades.
This will suit you if: You need to hide dark spots and want to match a shade to wear under your foundation. It feels very soft on the skin too.
THE INBETWEENER BUY: Almay CC Cream, SPF35, R140
The low-down: It feels more like a tinted moisturiser, but it is still lightweight enough if you are not one for heavy coverage.
This will suit you if: You are new to CC Creams and want to try one out for the first time. It blends very easily and is the perfect size to pop into your handbag.
THE END-OF-THE-MONTH BUY: Yardley CC Cream SPF30, R99.95
The low-down: The complete colour correction cream from Yardley that is a 12-in-one multi-functioning product. It is travel-friendly and won’t break the bank.
This will suit you if: You have either normal, combination or oily skin, and are seeking an easy-to-apply product that will do all the work whilst still being very budget-friendly.