Beauty Wars: Missha BB Cream vs. It Cosmetics CC Cream

Beauty Wars - BB Cream vs CC Cream

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I find it difficult for me to pick a beauty product because… there are too many options. With this in mind, I decided to create the “Beauty Wars” series where I’ll be comparing two or more products that I’ve tested so it’s easier for you to make up your mind about which to purchase. And today I’ll be comparing two foundations that I’ve been wearing lately. The first one is It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream that I scored at Ulta Beauty’s latest sale. The second one is Missha Signature Real Complete BB Cream that is available at Amazon. Please keep in mind that I wear each of these products at least five times prior to reviewing them on the blog.

Missha Signature Real Complete BB Cream vs It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream


Missha’s product feels a bit heavier and requires a bit more blending. However, it’s still very easy to apply and doesn’t feel as though it’s blocking my pores. It provides a medium to full coverage but doesn’t look unnatural. It Cosmetics’ product has a lighter consistency and looks more natural on my skin.


As promised, Missha’s BB Cream is extremely long-lasting! To be honest, I didn’t expect a BB cream to stay on my skin for so long, but it’s definitely working! Even though It Cosmetics promises full coverage, I felt the need to reapply this CC Cream after 4-5 hours of wearing.


Both products are free of parabens and mineral oil. However, I find the long list of ingredients both products contain a little scary…

Missha BB Cream vs It Cosmetics CC Cream

The Shine Factor

Both products provide a dewy finish and I felt the need to apply a setting powder on my T-zone.


It Cosmetics provides an impressive SPF 50+ coverage, while Missha’s product is SPF 25 and PA++ (it’s a sunscreen rating system approved in Korea and Japan, but not in the U.S.).


As you can see in the photos, the shade of Missha’s product is a bit too dark for my skin tone when it’s applied to my wrist. However, this brownish shade changes dramatically within a few minutes of being on my skin. When it comes to It Cosmetics’ product, it comes in a much lighter shade that doesn’t change on the skin.

Animal Testing

Both products are cruelty-free.


Both products are made in Korea.


$19.99 for Missha Signature Real Complete BB Cream (1.58 fl. oz.); $38 for It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream SPF 50+ (1.08 fl. oz.).

The Verdict

I’ve been used the CC Cream by It Cosmetics more often, as it provides more natural coverage and I don’t really have any complaints about it except that it’s not very long-lasting. However, I enjoy having the BB Cream by Missha on hand for the times when I am planning to go on a long trip — it lasted throughout the entire day!