The Ultimate Guide to Alphabet Creams (BB, CC, DD Creams)
Originally Posted on July 21, 2016
Have you ever found yourself in the beauty aisle or among all those beauty creams and foundations at a department store and wondered – what are all these letters? BB, CC, DD – what do they mean for me and my skin? With a little research, I’ve got answers!
Defined: Beauty Balm
Texture: Creamy and Moisturizing
What You Can Expect: With its SPF, it provides daily protection from the sun and plenty of hydration. Additionally, it does offer more coverage that a tinted moisturizer. However, it does not contain any significant anti-aging ingredients, so you must use other serums or creams with anti-aging properties to supplement for this lack of these ingredients.
Defined: Complexion Corrector
Texture: Lightweight and Fast-Absorbing
What You Can Expect: Chalk full of vitamins C and E, Complexion Corrector creams are lighter than BB creams and focuses on color correction. It addresses skin issues such as sallowness or redness and also, like the BB cream, it contains SPF. If you have acne-prone skin, dull skin, constant redness, or dark spots, CC cream may be right for you.
Defined: Daily Defense
Texture: Creamy and Moisturizing (similar to BB Creme)
What You Can Expect: As DD creams primary focus is anti-aging, it is also a super cream combining the benefits of BB and CC creams. The anti-aging properties of the DD cream work to diminish wrinkles and fine lines. Additionally, DD creams will help balance skin tones and protect the most sensitive areas of your skin.