We're Breaking Down The Difference Between BB, CC, and DD Creams

First there was BB cream, then CC cream, and yes, now DD cream. With this alphabet of options, it is easy to get confused. But not to worry, the alphabet soup stops here. We’re breaking down each cream to help determine which letter is best for you.

BB Cream

What is it?

Beauty Balm (BB) cream is an Asian cult beauty product that has become popular in the United States over the last couple of years. It is colored and lighter than foundation, but gives more coverage than a tinted moisturizer, providing the least amount of coverage of the creams. They usually contain antioxidants, illuminators, SPF and other skin care benefits to smooth the complexion, blur imperfections, and moisturize. BB creams help even out skin tone and brighten the skin, while providing long term benefits including anti-again elements.

Who’s BB Cream Right For?

This cream is perfect for anyone blesses with good skin who just wants to even out their completion while protecting their skin. Because this product is light weight, it is good for anyone that does not necessarily enjoy the feel of heavy, cakey foundations. For a natural-looking complexion, apply a little concealer over trouble spots, followed by a light layer of BB cream.

CC Cream

What is it?

Color Correction (CC) cream is primarily used to address issues concerning discoloration, such as, redness and shallowness. They tend to have a more whipped, mousse-like consistency and are lighter on the skin then BB cream. More advanced formulas contain active ingredients to address aging and dark spots.

Who’s CC Cream Right For?

This cream is best for anyone who experiences redness, dark spots, discoloration, acne scars, etc. This product provides a light, weightless, no-makeup feel. Similar to BB cream, you can create a natural look by applying it with some concealer and highlighter.

DD Cream

What is it?

Daily Defense (DD) cream, a new product on the market, is indented to be a BB and CC cream hybrid for “double-duty” work. This cream defines, delays, defends, delights, and delivers. However, their primary focus is anti-aging, working to diminish fine lines and wrinkles. Additionally, it will balance skin tone and protect the most sensitive areas of the skin.

Who’s DD Cream Right For?

This cream is for individuals who are in search for anti-again benefits and the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. They also prefer more coverage but don’t want to sacrifice the lightweight feel.

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