It all started off with BBs, soon enough we could spot CCs and now a DD. All cool, but what on earth does it mean? And how is it different from a regular moisturizer?
Well, it is not all that complicated once we know what the letters stands for:
BB stands for ‘blemish balm’ and is exactly that: a light everyday moisturizer with a hint of color added to smoothen out your complexion. Usually comes with sun block and vitamins. I tend to use it on a day off instead of a foundation, to let my skin breathe and still look flawless.
CC is about ‘color correction’ and it is a step forward from BB to tackle specific problems such as redness. Still lighter than foundation and has all the benefits of a moisturizer but it gives a bit more coverage.
These are only just coming out now and are supposed to be ‘dynamic do-all’s – whatever that means!
The truth is that BB, CC and DD creams are all similar – different creams are meant to tackle diverse problems:
Estee Lauder and Garnier – skin softening
Clinique and Dior – coverage
Bobbi Brown – wrinkles
Olay and Dior Diorsnow – skin lightening
but it is all theory – as with regular moisturizers you just need to try out a few (feel free to ask for samples at the counters!) and choose the right one for you.