Deciphering The Alphabet: BB, CC & DD Creams…
Deciphering the ‘Alphabet Creams’ that are currently flooding the beauty market can be tricky. What started with the ever-popular BB Cream, quickly moved to the CC Cream and now we’re hearing about DD Cream (I wonder how left out the letter A is feeling right now). With this influx of alphabet creams, many are left wondering what differentiates one from the other. So I thought a simple breakdown of each was in order, along with a few of my tried and true faves…
I’m sure everyone is familiar with BB Cream. Beauty Balm or Blemish Balm is promoted as an all-in-one beauty product to replace moisturizer, primer, foundation, even sunblock; and I have to say BB Cream has been a long time favourite of mine and is pretty much my daily ‘go-to’ rather than using a full cover foundation (not to mention it’s a fab time saver!). My BB Creams of choice – Garnier and Bobbi Brown.
Known as the Colour Corrector or Colour Control cream, this one’s fairly new to the NZ market and gives slightly more coverage than the humble BB Cream. With the addition of several nourishing ingredients and anti-aging properties, the CC Cream treats uneven skin tone, acts as a brightener, primer and is more akin to foundation. In summary – a slightly more heavy-duty version of the BB Cream, focusing on light diffusing properties. The CC Cream I’m currently trying is the new Max Factor CC Cream and I have to say I’m really enjoying it.
The Dynamic Do-All Cream! Julep is first in line to introduce the DD Cream to the beauty market. Said to go beyond the BB and CC Cream, this alphabet cream promises to deliver your standard moisturising, protecting, priming and perfecting properties (suddenly I feel like Dr Seuss), whilst also going a step further with two patented anti-aging properties, all said to decrease the appearance of pores and fine lines instantly and over time. I’ve yet to try the Julep DD cream, but it’s definitely on my ‘beauty bucket list’.
So, what do you think – are you a BB, CC or a DD Cream girl?
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