Confused about the latest beauty balms and colour correcting products? We’ve got the lowdown..

BB cream

“BB stands for ‘beauty balm’ – they’re meant to be time-saving products that combine colour, moisture, treatment ingredients, and sun protection in one product,” says Bryan Barron, research and content director at Paula’s Choice Skincare.

CC cream

“CC isn’t as firmly defined, but typically stands for ‘colour and correct’; think of them as liquid foundations that, when well formulated, also contain ‘corrective’ ingredients, usually those that fight signs of ageing,” he says.

Tinted moisturiser

“BB creams and tinted moisturisers are practically interchangeable depending on which products you are looking at. There is very little consistency between brands,” says Barron.