Yet another “miracle cream” has hit the beauty market. Just when you got caught up with the BB craze, along came the CC cream. Now, we have yet another concoction that sounds more like a bra size.
The big question is – “What is the difference between BB, CC and DD?”
In the hierarchy of this crazy, all these fall into a category of tinted moisturizers. They were the beginning of this trend, so keep that in mind.
BB Creams – These wonders started out in Germany, became popular in Asia and then moved on to America. The “BB” stands for “beauty balm” and they are best described as a “tinted moisturizer on steroids.” They usually contain an SPF (thumbs up!) and some sort anti-aging additive. However, they aren’t the greatest for skin that is breakout prone. They make a great primer, but often need an extra layer of foundation for coverage.
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CC Creams – The next step up from a BB cream is the CC cream. This offering is focused on “color correction” and can replace your foundation. They typically contain some component that is good for wrinkles, acne, dark sports or dull skin. It is lighter than a BB cream and provides better coverage.
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DD Cream – The new kid in town is the DD cream which is billed as a “Dynamic Do-All.” This wonder is still in its infancy, but it is said to be a head-to-toe cream that will work wonders. Julep is currently the only maker of the creation available in America. The brand states that their cream “tackles the signs of aging while diminishing fine lines, balancing uneven skin tone and protecting delicate areas of the face.”
While perusing the site, customers who have bought the DD cream and gave a review hated the cream. It is currently selling at a 1 star rating. Ouch. Several of the commenters compared it to something “you’d find at the Dollar Tree.” The biggest and most reoccurring complaint was the meager portion. I would agree, .11 ounces is $32 for the average customer while “mavens” get it for $25.60. The size astounds me. You probably have more product in a bottle of foundation you have thrown away and deemed “empty.” So, for now, buyer beware.