What Are BB, CC, and DD Creams?

BB, CC, DD what?  No, you're not strolling through the lingerie department; you'll find these in the cosmetics department. BB, CC, and DD creams are some of the newest foundation type formulas available, and they all have a specific purpose.  If you're unsure of which one you need, keep reading to find out what BB, CC, and DD creams are.

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BB Cream

BB cream means Beauty Balm.  They are an Asian inspired skincare cream that combines a serum, moisturizer, makeup primer, foundation, and sunscreen in to one product.  Most contain anti-oxidants for anti-aging and Hyaluronic Acid or Vitamin C.  They offer sheer, lightweight coverage for every day use.  If you want more coverage, you can use this under your usual foundation.  The coverage is somewhere between a tinted moisturizer and a foundation.  Although they do have sunscreen, it's still a good idea to use a separate sunscreen to protect your skin.  One to try is Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream at Ulta or Amazon.  

CC Creams

CC creams are for Color Correcting.  These creams are best for those with discolorations, redness, acne, or dull skin.  It's a lighter formula than a BB cream, and they usually have SPF, Vitamin E, and Vitamin C.  Generally, CC creams are lighter than BB creams and having less coverage.  One to try is It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better at Ulta or Amazon.

DD Creams

DD cream stands for Daily Defense.  These are the newest creams, and they are a combination of BB and CC creams plus anti-aging.  They target wrinkles and fine lines, so they can help you look younger while they offer skin benefits.  One to try is Pur Minerals Rescue Squad DD Cream at Ulta or Amazon.
Now you know what are BB, CC, and DD creams.  Do you use one?  What's your favorite?

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