The difference between BB, CC and DD creams

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BB, CC, DD cream – the letters of the alphabet appear in the beauty industry, but what is their role and, more importantly, what are the differences between these so popular products. Read on and find out what’s the difference between BB, CC and DD cream.

BB Cream
What is it
BB comes from Beauty Balm. It has gained a lot of popularity in Korea, and then it has become a beloved product all over the world, making it suitable for a lot of situations.

What it does
BB cream is a light cream that offers more coverage than a simple cream. It helps to hydrate the skin, contains SPF, but its composition and final appearance is influenced by the brand you choose. Usually, BB cream offers low to medium coverage and, compared to CC and DD cream, this cream is the easiest. That’s why it’s usually recommended for young skin, without imperfection.

How to use it
Apply a small amount of BB cream to the beauty blender (you can apply it with your fingers) and spread it very well. Finally, you can apply a little translucent powder. If you need more coverage, you can apply over the corrector, but if you need to apply it everywhere, not just in the eyes area, maybe a CC Cream is more suitable for you.

CC Cream
What is it
CC comes from Color Correcting and is a product specially used to correct and uniformly color the skin.

What it does
CC cream offers more coverage than BB cream and is suitable to hide all imperfections, including reddish and darker stains. This cream is specially created for mature skin, which generally needs more coverage. So, instead of using multiple products alongside the foundation, you can only choose a proper CC cream. Of course, if you want even more coverage, you can apply foundation over this cream. It also provides SPF protection (in most cases) and also makes your skin luminous.

How to use it
Once you have cleansed your skin and applied a moisturizing cream, use a beauty blender or your fingers to apply the cream. Make sure you spread the product very well and use the right amount for your skin and the coverage you need.

DD Cream
What is it
DD Cream comes from Daily Defense or Dynamic Do-All. DD cream is easier than BB and CC cream and is also recommended for mature and dry skin.

What it does
DD cream is made to prepare and protect the skin. It has the protective properties of a BB cream and at the same time corrects the skin’s colors, just like a CC cream. It also has SPF, it homogenizes skin texture, has anti-aging ingredients and focuses on protecting the skin from external factors.

How to use it
DD cream is suitable as a base/primer for makeup. It’s also a moisturizer, and a thin layer is enough to hide small skin imperfections.

BB, CC, DD creams