OMG. I feel like I’m back in school. There is so much to know. So many articles and everyone has an opinion on what works and what doesn’t.
I tried to breakdown the information I found online in a way that is simple and easy to understand.
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One thing to keep in mind – these creams are supplements to use in combination with your regular skincare creams – it’s not meant to replace them.
AA stands for Anti-Aging
Everyone wants to tap into the fountain of youth. Although if you don’t wear sunscreen I don’t think this will make any difference. AA creams smooth skin from the surface and can help reduce fine lines and pores. It’s not going to make them disappear. Sorry.
BB stands for Beauty Balm
This is like a tinted moisturizer on steroids (that probably isn’t the best analogy but I am super tired.) it can include a primer + antioxidant protection + SPF too. They have a moisturizing and creamy texture.
A little note – even though some of these creams contain added UVA/UVB sunscreens, I always apply my regular sunscreen as well – Simply Zinc Sun Whip SPF 30 by cyberderm. #teamsunscreen
NOTE: This is the only one I have used personally.
CC stands for Color Correction
These creams use chemicals to help reduce discoloration and provide coverage as well – the added bonus is that they blend in quickly. They are fast absorbing and have a light weight texture.
DD stands for Daily Defense OR Dynamic Do-All OR Dermatologically Defining
I was so confused by this one. I have no idea what it does. I gave up trying to figure it out, but check out the google results here: DD Creams.