‘It’ cream for 2013: the DD | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

CONFUSED about these double-letter skincare products?  The beauty/blemish balm, color-correcting/controlling cream and dynamic do-all protect us from toxins, pollutants, and the sun’s rays.

Move over, BB and CC cream. It seems the ultimate skincare product has arrived.


Short for “dynamic do-all,” the DD might just be the key to your daily skin routine. If you got stuck with the BB—or even the tinted moisturizer—take a quick look back on how skincare products have evolved.


Tinted moisturizer


Kiehl’s Actively Correcting and Beautifying BB Cream

When you say tinted moisturizer, Laura Mercier comes to mind.


Laura Mercier popularized the tinted moisturizer, which is a hydrating moisturizer with a hint of coverage. The tinted moisturizer is worn in place of foundation for a fresh look—ideal for clear skin with little to no acne.








Beauty/blemish balm


K-Palette Fairy Drops Candy Bar BB Cream

In essence, the BB cream is a moisturizer with a long list of benefits.


Providing sheer coverage, the BB is likened to a tinted moisturizer that offers priming, brightening and moisturizing effects—packed with a high broad-spectrum SPF. All this is in one product that has been the dependable skincare secret for many women the last few years.


Current favorite BB’s are K-Palette’s Fairy Drops (for great coverage with remarkable radiance), Kiehl’s Actively Correcting and Beautifying BB Cream (cross-match between a BB and a CC cream, given its color-correcting properties), and Shiseido’s Perfect Hydrating BB Cream.


K-Palette is available in all Beauty Bar stores.


Color-correcting, controlling cream


The CC cream is an advanced BB cream that provides hydration, SPF protection, antioxidants and skin-clearing advantages.


What sets the CC apart from the BB is its color-corrective properties which targets uneven skin tone, redness and acne scars.


Also known as the complexion corrector, the CC is used to achieve a glowing and flawless finish, for women who have a problem with sallow and dull skin.


Max Factor’s CC cream delivers a high level of coverage with intense color correction, for an illuminated and radiant skin tone. Its high level of coverage makes it an improved alternative to heavy foundation that only wreaks havoc on your skin.


Dynamic do-all


Julep DD Crème Dynamic Do-All

The DD cream tops the charts as the supreme cream. It may look light and radiant but its coverage builds up, targeting your blemishes.


The DD does everything the BB and the CC can—it has anti-aging properties and shields your skin with its broad-spectrum SPF protection while priming, perfecting, moisturizing and providing coverage.


Julep released the first DD Crème that contains patented anti-aging ingredients that decrease the appearance of fine lines. It also contains botanical oils—hibiscus and olive extracts for hydration in addition to antioxidants that improve your skin health almost instantly, and over time.


Which is right for you?


The BB is great for women who want to wear tinted moisturizer with beneficial advantages like primer and sun protection.


The CC is a must for a radiant look that targets your redness and sallow skin tone. The DD, for now, is the ultimate cream that has it all—plus the anti-aging advantages. The beauty industry is certainly very advanced, and the BB, the CC and the DD are all equally fantastic multitasking products that protect us from harmful toxins, pollutants and the sun’s harmful UV rays.




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