What’s The Difference Between BB, CC, And DD Creams?

Hi beauties!

It’s been a while, and I know I must catch up on all the articles I’ve promised to publish here. Life’s been a bit crazy lately, and I am pretty sure it’s the same for some of you, but hey! Thanks for waiting

Today I’d like to write about the differences between BB, CC, and DD creams, and tell you which one is most suitable for you and why. The idea for this article popped to my head when I tested a CC cream from Erborian and realised that most of us probably don’t know which one to choose.

And before we start, I would like to add that I’m not particularly eager to use a tone of makeup, especially when working and spending long hours at the office. I feel like the office environment has a substantially bad effect on my skin, air conditioning being one of the reasons. And so, I don’t want to overload my skin with the product. That is why I always opt for water-based foundations or tinted creams. If, unlike me, you do like to wear a bit of makeup, you might consider BB, CC, or DD cream as your makeup base. Let’s cut to the chase. What differentiates all three, and which one is the best for you?

BB cream stands for beauty balm or blemish balm and is a product that provides coverage with added skincare benefits like SPF and antioxidants. It will give you extra hydration and smooth looking skin tone. BB creams, unlike foundation, are much lighter to wear, yet they are heavier than your regular moisturiser. They are perfect for those of you who have smooth skin and look to even out your complexion. It works best for normal to dry skin. Not so great for acne-prone or oily skin. Why? BB creams are laden with hydrators to create a dewy finish. 

CC cream is a dream for anyone with problematic skin. CC cream stands for colour corrector, and unlike BB cream, it is usually oil-free. CC creams will not be suitable for dry skin but are perfect for oily and acne-prone skin. They do not have the same coverage as BB creams, as they are much lighter and like their name indicates focus on colour-related skin issues, like redness, for example. CC cream will help with hiding imperfections as you’ll get a perfectly even and corrected skin tone. CC creams are fast-absorbing and include advanced formulations like light-diffusing particles to instantly correct skin tone, as well as plenty of antioxidants. Like with BB cream, you can use it as a moisturiser, foundation, primer, SPF, etc.

DD cream stands for daily defence or dynamic do all. DD creams offer everything that BB creams and CC creams have plus anti-aging benefits to help smooth your skin and reduce fine lines. It is much lighter when compared to other creams, yet it is thicker in texture, providing better coverage. It is most suitable for women who need anti-aging solutions to hide wrinkles but also suited for dry and slightly matured skin, as it locks in moisture, leaving your skin looking healthy and younger. You can use it with a moisturiser if you have dry skin and alone if you have oily skin.

Don’t let this alphabet confuse you on your next cosmetic shopping. Now you should know what to look for. Remember that your BB, CC, and DD creams are just like foundations but with added benefits.

Till next time beauties!

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