BB, CC, and DD creams are all the rage in the beauty world, but do you understand the difference between these high-tech creams that can replace foundation?
This Alphabet Soup of products can get confusing. Really, how can you tell what product will be better for your needs? Or, should you bother trying one at all? So, to help you decide if one of these creams are for you, here is a handy comparison.
BB means Beauty Balm and became popular in Asia. Since their migration, BB Creams have gained popularity for providing coverage as a primer while moisturizing and providing SPF foundation. BB Creams are also heaver than tinted foundation but lighter than foundation.
CC Creams are improved BB Creams that address issues like redness or complexion unevenness with light-diffusing particles. Buildable color allows you to find just the right shade with a whipped and fluffy texture that sets lightly on the skin.
DD Creams are still new to the market and are intended to protect skin balance skintone and provide anti-aging properties with the benefits of BB and CC Creams.
Now that we have the definitions straight, here is a cheat sheet to help you find your skin in the list below and match it to the perfect BB, CC or DD Cream.
Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream SPF 15
Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream
Julep DD Creams
Chanel CC Complete Correction Cream SPF 30
Maybelline New York Dream Fresh BB Sunscreen
DERMAdoctor DD Cream
Bobbi Brown BB Cream
Peter Thomas Roth CC Cream Correction Concealer
Olay’s Total Effects 7 in One CC Tone Correcting Moisturizer with sunscreen
Vichy ProEVEN mineral BB Cream
Boscia BB Cream SPF 27
Good “BeautyIdea”: A good rule of thumb is BB is for protection while CC is for repairing current issues such as fine lines.
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