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The ABCD of Beauty Creams

The ABCD of Beauty Creams

Hi friends… today i will share  The ABCD of Beauty Creams. With the arrival of DD creams, women everywhere are spoilt for choice and can’t decide whether to go for a BB, CC or DD cream! asks experts to do a face off between these three alphabetic beauty buys.

bb, cc, dd,BB, CC., DD Cream, cream, foundation, B B Cream, C C Cream, D D cream

Is it a tinted moisturiser or is it a foundation with skin-perfecting benefits? While you were busy trying to figure out the many facets of the numerous brands of BB and CC creams available in the market, the competition just got tougher. With DD creams hitting cosmetic shelves all over the world, the influx in beauty creams has got everyone in a tizzy! To help you take your pick of the best of these lettered creams, we ask experts to break down the three.

BB creams
What is it: BB cream, which stands for blemish balm or beauty balm was South-East Asia’s hottest beauty export and it became popular all over the world, after South Korean actresses swore it was their secret to gorgeous skin! Historically, BB creams were intended to regenerate theskin after aggressive facial treatments, and conceal any possible redness by providing moisture and radiance. But today, they provide coverage with added skin care benefits like SPF antioxidants, anti-aging etc. (the list is endless, depending on the brand you choose).

How it works: Lighter than foundation but heavier than moisturisers, BB creams not only cover blemishes with a light tint but also give the skin a natural glow. They are light in texture and easy to use. But they are not a part of contemporary make-up. Some BB creams have anti-aging properties as well due to ingredients like hyaluronic acid, collagen, etc. Their texture, average coverage and SPF content make them popular.

Is it for you: Because of its light coverage and texture, BB creams are beneficial for women, with long office hours. If you have undergone an intense facial treatment and want to hide the rednesss of your skin but don’t want to use heavy make-up, opt for this cream.

CC creams
What is it: Call it a refined version of BB creams, Colour Control, Colour Correcting or Complexion Care creams have similar properties that cover blemishes but have a higher colour content.

How it works: Since the colour content is higher in CC creams as compared to those of BB creams, they can be applied as an alternative to regular foundations and base make-up. They also come with a higher SPF. In addition to the benefits that are there in BB creams, CC creams usually have additional active ingredients. With its usage, dull, ashy skin appears more luminous and brighter; sallow, yellow skin gets a peachy glow and blotchy redness is neutralised. Skin imperfections are instantly corrected for a virtually flawless look, leaving the skin with a radiant finish.

Is it for you: If you’re looking for a little more tinted coverage and additional skin benefits but don’t want to apply make-up foundation, CC creams are your best bet.

DD creams
What is it: The latest addition to lettered creams, even before the first Daily Defense or Dynamic Do-all cream released, beauty experts had predicted that DD creams weren’t meant for the face. They were originally touted to be heavy duty body and foot creams. But the current DD cream is being marketed as a hybrid of BB and CC creams.

How it works: Since they are considered to have the benefits of both BB and CC creams, these are heavy duty in texture, for extra hydration and provide not only tinted coverage but are also very high on SPF and anti-aging ingredients. These creams are designed to protect skin, moisturise, diminish fine lines and balance uneven skin tone.

Is it for you: Though they are very similar to CC creams, if you are looking for a tinted moisturiser which focusses more on anti-aging properties to treat mature skin, choose this one.

I hope friends now you are sort out for ABCD of beauty creams 🙂

About Kiran Raj Singh

Kiran born and brought up in Mumbai is the founder of beautifulhamesha.com. She is a Management graduate and beauty lover by heart. Kiran’s passion for make-up and beauty products motivated her to start beauty website. She started JAM Infotech online Pvt Ltd in 2016. She is married and has a beautiful daughter, Anika. She loves shopping, buying new beauty products, applying make-up in her free time.


  1. nice post Kiran.. 🙂

  2. hey thanks Avanti 🙂

  3. I think i need cc cream! Thanks for the post kiran 🙂

  4. Welcomed Mansi 🙂

    go for lakme cc cream its really good 🙂

  5. thanks 4 clearing my confusion

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