BB cream stands for blemish balm or beauty balm. CC stands for color corrector or complexion corrector cream. Both are important skin-perfecting and nourishing alphabet creams, and both are known for their enormous benefits in comparison to the traditional foundations and tinted moisturizers.
BB cream came on the scene first. It is lighter than foundation but thicker than a tinted moisturizer. It is also comprised of more skin-nourishing ingredients that could replace the concealer, moisturizer, primer, and foundation. It works perfectly as a layer under the foundation.
BB cream gives the least amount of coverage. It is denser than CC cream. The SPF content in the cream protects it from UV rays. BB cream is appropriate for teenagers, while CC cream is for older women with skin issues.