First, there was the BB cream which took the beauty world by storm. Then came the CC cream which was an improvement on the formula and offered more functions and benefits. But that’s not where the story ends. Next in line is the DD cream. But before we talk about DD creams, let’s understand the other alphabet creams.
BB Cream: Short for Beauty Balm, BB creams combine foundation and moisturiser with medium to light coverage for your skin. They also have SPF and provide sun protection. It’s perfect for those on the move and want several benefits in one product—a perfect replacement for tinted moisturiser. But it’s not enough for dry or mature skin.
Try it: Maybelline Clear Glow BB Cream, Rs 199 and L'Oreal True Match Skin Idealizing BB Cream, Rs 550
CC Cream: CC creams are Colour Correcting or Complexion Correcting creams. They are ideal for those with skin discolouration issues like redness, dullness, pimple marks, dark spots, minor scars and imperfections. Many of them have a high content of antioxidants that keep your skin healthy. The formula is lighter than BB creams and is often infused with light-reflecting particles that make you glow. However, it does not address dry or mature skin.
Try it: Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream, Rs 710 and Lakme CC Cream, Rs 250
DD Cream: Moving down the ladder of alphabet creams, we come across the DD cream. Dermatologically Defining or Dynamic Do-all creams combine the benefits of BB and CC creams with anti-ageing powers. So when DD creams come to India in late 2015, it will be a one-product solution for the skin for women over the age of 25. It’s perfect to start your day with and keep it in your hand bag due its multipurpose properties. You can even refresh your look with it at the end of the day if you have to go for a party after office while your skin stays hydrated. It eliminates the need to apply anti-ageing cream, sunscreen and foundation. Many of them promise up to 15 beauty benefits whereas BB and CC creams only offer 5-10.