BB creams are decidedly a Good Thing. We recently expressed our admiration for Bobbi Brown’s new formula and we’ve had a mostly monogamous relationship with Dr. Jart’s Black Label Detox BB cream for a couple of months now. The fusing of coverage, skincare and sun protection is a beautiful enough union to make us almost reconsider polygamy. The holy trinity, all in one tube? Sign us up.

But there’s a new multi-tasker in town: the CC cream, alias color control cream. What are they, other than a new means to dispose of your paycheck?

The divine Eva Chen, beauty director of Teen Vogue, told the Times: “The main difference,” she said of the difference between BB and CC creams is that, “[CC creams] are slightly less transparent, so you get a little more color going on,” she said. “It’s definitely something that people are going to be curious about if they’ve tried and love B.B. creams.”

OIay CC CreamWhile we’re not sure if we need more coverage than our favorite BBs offer, but we’ll be trying out their more-pigmented cousin anyway. Olay Total Effect CC Tone Correcting Moisturizer has already hit many drugstores, and promises to be “highly effective at reducing the appearance of pigmentation at six and eight weeks.” Juice Beauty’s take on the CC cream, Stem Cellular Repair CC Cream, is antioxidant-packed and arrives in stores this January.

Mad Cute alerted us to a Chanel CC cream, already available in China and appearing sporadically on eBay. Here’s a rough, Google-furnished translation of the promotional copy from the Chanel China site:

Chanel CC CreamAn original masterpiece, a perfect fusion of skin care and make-up, from the R & D labs Chanel makeup creative studio. Professional-grade formula designed for Asian women’s skin care needs tailored to meet the real flawless skin thirst.
Heritage Chanel classic double C logo, the CC cream commitment heavy ultimate efficacy, a step-by-step implementation. Soothing : the rich cornflower flower water, soothing sensitive skin. Moisturizing : It contains hyaluronic acid composition, deep moisturizing, maintain a day moist skin. Aging : from the deep-sea natural active reconstruction factor “to promote the natural synthesis of collagen fibers, preventing early aging. Isolation : SPF30/PA + + + recipes, barrier accelerated skin aging ultraviolet UVA and UVB, mineral hypoallergenic formula, enhance the skin resistance. Modified : mineral color factor, skin rashes, pigmentation, large pores immediately improved. Fingers touch the skin instantly, rendering flawless natural beauty perfectly clear skin complexion uniform stand now, fresh and soft luster. CC cream natural skin modification and beautification lasting effect. Lightweight, oil-free, Shu Yun texture, is the ideal weather conservation of a skin cream.

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What do you think? Are you stoked for CC creams, or will you be sticking to their sheerer counterpart?

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