BB, CC and DD Creams 101

by - December 08, 2014

BB,CC and DD creams have really started to become popular over the past few months but with all these new creams, it's really important to understand what makes them so popular! Below is a step by step guide to understanding what BB creams are, how to pick them and how to use them to the best of their ability.

BB Creams, what are they?
'BB cream' stands for beauty balm or blemish balm - think of it as a tinted moisturizer. It has all the usual benefits of hydrating and providing coverage like any tinted moisturizer but it also includes SPF, blemish fighting, anti-ageing and skin-brightening ingredients. So depending on which BB cream you pick, you'll be able to tackle many different problems.

CC Creams, what are they?
CC creams are now starting to really hit the beauty market world with promises to out do BB creams. The name stands for Colour Control or Corrective Control, meaning it's aim is to correct the different tones in your skin.

DD Creams, what are they?
Another one to look out for in the future is DD creams, which stands for Dynamic Do-all Cream. With SPF formulas, anti-blemish, anti-ageing and skin perfecting formulas these might just tip BB and CC creams out the water. They won't be hitting the shelves just yet but keep your eyes peeled!

How to pick the right one...
It can be very tricky choosing the right BB cream for you especially as some blend more effortlessly than others. However try picking one that has the skin benefits tailored for you (for instance targeted for oily skin). Don't be scared to ask the sales assistant for some guidance if needed!

How to use BB cream...
BB creams are great for those days where your skin looks amazing and doesn't need much coverage. You can either wear this on its own or before the rest or as a primer before all your makeup, so it's best to apply this after your morning wake up of moisturizer. This will even out your skin and make it have a natural glow for the day ahead.

I hope this has helped you to know all about the different types of creams out there on the market and how to use them for their different benefits.

What's your favorite BB cream?

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  1. ooo these both look great xx