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BB, CC & DD… Which Cream Is The Right One For You?

Sue Castellino

Guest Contributor

So many initials and not enough information? Well, we’re breaking down the ABCs of BB, CC and DD creams! The world of these creams can seem a bit confusing if you’re not really sure of what they can individually do. Beauty Balms (BB) are lighter than foundation but give you better coverage than a tinted moisturizer. Correct & Care (CC) creams are more advanced than BB creams, and their goal is to even out skin tone and discoloration. Finally, Daily Defence (DD) creams are super hydrating and aren’t just for the face but can also be used on parts of the body that require moisture like hands, feet and elbows.

Now that we’ve given you a short crash course, here are some of the best BB, CC and DD creams out there.

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BB cream for dry skin

If you’ve got dry skin and don’t really fancy wearing tons of foundation then try out this BB cream from Garnier. It’s enriched with Vitamin C that helps with moisture and skin glow. It also has SPF 24 keeping your skin protected from harmful UV rays of the sun.


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BB cream for Oily Skin

Clinique’s anti-blemish BB cream is great for those who have oily skin or skin prone to breakouts. It is lightweight, has oil control and UVB protection. So you can be worry free all day long, knowing your skin is being looked after.


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BB cream for Combination skin

Whether you have dry or oily skin, this BB cream by Natio is the one to go for. It has shea butter and jojoba that are great to lock in moisture. It also has green tea and chamomile to soothe skin and eliminate redness.


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BB cream for humid climate

If you’re stuck in the tropics, with high humidity and constant showers, then you want a good BB cream that will last no matter what. The Face Shop’s waterproof BB cream gives you great coverage and won’t budge no matter the weather. It’s also super to wear to the gym, if you’re the type of girl who wears makeup while working out!

The Face Shop

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BB Cream for that Flawless Finish

This BB cream has great coverage and gives 12 hours of shine control, perfect for the busy lady who doesn’t have time for touch-ups. Maybelline Clear Glow BB cream evens skin tone and has a lovely matte finish – what more would a girl want?

Maybelline New York

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BB cream for every shade

Finding the perfect match for your skin tone is always an issue when selecting your bb cream. Thankfully Bobbi Brown’s BB cream comes in 8 shades to match your skin tone.  Plus its cream formula boosts hydration, reduces the appearance of fine lines and has light-reflect pearls that brighten the look of your skin.

Bobbi Brown

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CC Cream for the Busy girl

This Lakme CC cream combines your moisturizer, sunscreen and concealer all in one little tube to make life that much easier. It comes in two shades that can be mixed with your foundation to match your skin tone.


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CC cream for the makeup lover

This CC cream not only colour corrects and hides blemishes, but it also acts as a primer. This makes it the perfect base for your makeup. It also has anti-aging properties, sun protection, and organic ingredients that give your skin all the care it needs.


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CC Cream that blurs the lines

For the older ladies out there, this CC cream from Kaya has anti-aging properties that blur imperfections and the appearance of fine lines. Use it on its own or as part of your daily makeup routine for that flawless finish.


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CC creams for any skin type

L’Occitane is known for its quality products and their CC cream stands up to that distinction. It is lightweight and creates perfect looking skin by evening out skin tone that stays luminous throughout the day.


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DD cream with shimmer

If you want a little shine in your daily makeup routine, then this DD cream from Nutriglow is for you. Like any good DD cream, it’s hydrating and its mineral clay formula gives 12 hour shine control. What makes it unique is that it has gold shimmer in the mix, making if great for night-time too.


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DD cream that does it all

This may sound too good to be true, but Lotus Herbals Xpress Glow 10 in 1 Daily Beauty Cream really does it all. It hides dark spots and imperfections. It also provides your skin with all the moisture and sun protection it requires. Plus, It’s not just a superficial tinted cream but works on treating skin too.

Lotus Herbals

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Published on Aug 14, 2017
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