Sunday, January 26, 2014

BB Cream vs. CC Cream vs. DD Cream vs. Tinted Moisturizer

BB and CC creams are hot right now! But there is a lot of questioning on what BB cream are, how they differ from Tinted Moisturizer and what CC creams are as well. So here I am to break that down for you.

Tinted Moisturizers
They are literally just that. Take some foundation, mix it into your moisturizer and you have this product! It is light weight with little coverage, and is best for places like gym or if you have little to no acne. There are no anti aging benefits r  anything that helps your skin except the benefit of hydrated skin. There are several shades to choose form most of the time.

BB Creams
BB Cream stands for Blemish Balm Cream. It has soothing and healing properties and anti aging benefits. Some brands have a lightening effect to help brighten and tone out acne. They usually only come in a few shades and have better coverage than a tinted moisturizer but I wouldn't say it's as heavy as a foundation.

CC Creams
CC Cream stands for Complexion Correction Cream, and is like a BB cream but it focuses more on lessening the appearance of dark spots, and redness while having anti aging benefits. It is packed with vitamins C and E and although it is as lightweight and provides as much coverage as a BB cream, BB creams cover up and heal blemishes, while a CC cream corrects several skin problems.

DD Creams
I guess you could say that these creams kind of get better the further up the alphabet you go! DD creams (aka Daily Defense Creams) is lightweight and has a sheer coverage as well. it has the anti-ageing benefits, and the correction benefits of a CC cream, but it also repairs advanced signs of ageing.

So still not sure which one you should use? Here is a nifty little chart to help you out! 

When you use BB cream from the drugstore you can bet (just like drugstore foundations) that they will not work as well as a high end brand. Frankly I have yet to find a drugstore BB or CC cream (although I haven't seen any DD creams in a drugstore yet) that isn't basically a tinted moisturizer that has a little more coverage. Although I also haven't tried a high end BB, CC or DD cream yet that I haven't been pleased with. So high end is definitely the way to go with these as well as your foundations!

***Thanks to Marcie and Allison for asking this question!***

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