BB, CC or DD creams – Marketing nonsense or miracle cream?
In spring we need to consider whether the foundation we have been using during the winter is still right for our skin in the summer months. A product which is lightweight, has SPF and a shade or two darker, if you have a tan, is a good idea. If you are putting on serum, moisturiser, SPF and then foundation your face can look greasy and your make up will slide off by lunchtime. So for this reason one product that does everything and saves time too must be the answer…..Or it it?
Firstly, what are they? : Basically BB, CC and the newer DD creams are the next generation of tinted moisturisers. Designed to be multitasking they all have moisturisers with loads of added skin benefits plus SPF and a hint of colour. There is tonnes of marketing nonsense surrounding these products but they can be good.
BB: stands for beauty balm and are multipurpose moisturisers with a hint of colour. Preferred by younger skin as provide little coverage or moisture.
CC: stands for colour control or complexion corrector. These are a little more moisturising and lightweight than BB’s. Preferred by more mature skin. They claim to be good for dull skin or those with redness.
DD: stands for dynamic do-it-alls or daily defence creams. With a focus on anti ageing they claim to combine the benefits of BB and CC while protecting the skin from further damage.
The main drawback to all of these creams is the limited shade range. No matter how much you like the product and the way it sits on the skin don’t buy it if it isn’t the right shade for you! While the benefits declare to be endless, they simply can’t do everything brilliantly, so finding the best one requires you to prioritise. Choose one based on your primary complexion concern and you should be on your way to super quick radiant looking skin for the sunny days ahead!