Decoding The Double Letter Creams

Are you overwhelmed with the whole double-letter tinted moisturizer thing? Everywhere we turn we see a BB, CC, and/or DD creams. But what does it all mean? And why should I use it? I get it. It can be very overwhelming. So here’s some information to help you better understand it.

BB Cream stands for Beauty Balms or Blemish Balm. It provides coverage with added skin care benefits like SPF and anti oxidants, the list goes on depending on what brand you choose. They’re lighter than foundation but heavier than tinted moisturizers.

What’s made BB creams so popular is their all in one approach. Each label has its own formula, but many are designed to do everything from healing acne to minimizing wrinkles and dark spots. 

Great for days when you want a little coverage but don’t want to look “made up”. For example, if you going to a BBQ or the beach. Just keep in mind, if you have oily skin, this product may not be for you. 

CC Cream stands for Color Correction. This product is meant to address issues like redness or sallowness and it will be lighter on the skin than a BB cream.

While BB creams include anti-aging ingredients for prevention and maintenance, CC creams focus on repairing existing issues.

DD Creams, the double D’s here stand for “Daily Defense” or “Dynamic Do-All”. Are formulated to oxidize and change when exposed to oxygen to match your skin tone perfectly. Besides being a chameleon-like concealer, these creams contain just what your skin needs to stay hydrated during the day and even tone, minimize pores, reduce redness, brighten, refine, and provide anti-aging benefits long term. Why haven’t I tried this!? Sign me UP!

Personally, I’ve tried BB and CC Creams from several different brands, and so far I have no complains. BB Cream is my best friend. Specially in the summer, but now I am definitely going to try a DD cream because I love the idea of an all-in-one beauty product. Especially if it’s going to be beneficial to my skin.

I currently use two BB creams and they both give me that flawless appearance and a natural matte finish. I will be discussing the one that you could find practically everywhere.

NYX BB Cream in Natural BBCR02. I was wearing this shade before I started tanning this summer when my skin was a little fair. My complexion is usually a Natural Beige shade.



Here’s a before and after in natural light:



As you could see, it gives you light coverage for those times you don’t need to be all dolled up.

I hope this was helpful to you and now you know which letter to look for.

Keep calm and BB, CC, and DD on!

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  1. Glory Bourdier says:

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