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Stupid question alert. What is bb cream?

(36 Posts)
StrumpersPlunkett Mon 16-Oct-17 22:16:18

Just that really

MagdalenLaundry Mon 16-Oct-17 22:17:32

Don't know but for those who do what is cc cream

StrumpersPlunkett Mon 16-Oct-17 22:19:16


MagdalenLaundry Mon 16-Oct-17 22:21:06

You may grin OP but there really is a cc cream and I have pondered both
So thanks for asking the question grin
Can any beauty experts help us?

AgentProvocateur Mon 16-Oct-17 22:22:07

I'm glad you asked - I went to buy some tinted moisturiser today, but I was overwhelmed by all the bb/cc/dd creams so I didn't buy anything!

StrumpersPlunkett Mon 16-Oct-17 22:22:19

Oh it is a real thing? 😲

SomedayMyPrinceWillCome Mon 16-Oct-17 22:24:13

I think BB cream started as "beauty blur" a cream which blurred over the imperfections (which of course none of us have).
After that I'm lost

MagdalenLaundry Mon 16-Oct-17 22:26:24

dd cream is not a thing

MagdalenLaundry Mon 16-Oct-17 22:27:32

Is it shock

demirose87 Mon 16-Oct-17 22:28:14

BB cream is like a very light foundation that doesn't give much coverage but looks more natural.

user21 Mon 16-Oct-17 22:28:58

HTH smile

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 16-Oct-17 22:29:34

BB is beauty balm
CC is colour corrector

I thinkgrin

user21 Mon 16-Oct-17 22:29:54

and yes, DD is a 'thing' grin

ArbitraryName Mon 16-Oct-17 22:30:23

Does cc stand for colour correcting?

user21 Mon 16-Oct-17 22:31:56

I read my own link but it didn't really help tbh

FiveShelties Mon 16-Oct-17 22:32:02

Does that mean I need both? Or does CC deal with BB too?

loopsdefruit Mon 16-Oct-17 22:32:51

BB cream, or "blemish balm" is a product originating in Korea, it has more coverage than a tinted moisturiser but is much more moisturising than 'regular' foundation. CC cream is 'colour correcting' and is supposed to neutralise redness/dark spots etc..

As far as I know anyway smile

ArbitraryName Mon 16-Oct-17 22:33:26

DD is apparently dynamic do-all. So presumably they make your skin look nice and clean the bathroom for you.

quicknowdear Mon 16-Oct-17 22:34:55

BB cream stands for either Beauty Balm or Blemish Balm - it originated as a cream with light coverage to protect skin after cosmetic/surgical procedures, then was developed in Korea. The true BB creams have qualities have light coverage and other benefits such as hydration, sun protection, etc. but many of the Western formulations are basically just tinted moisturisers, particularly the cheapest ones. They are still perfectly good products, but there is essentially very little difference.

CC stands for Colour Correcting, so many are made with different pigments to counteract discolouration in the skin, e.g. green tint for redness. Again, though, most high street ones are tinted moisturisers, e.g. the Bourjois one (which is lovely but just a slightly peachy-toned TM).

I am hmm about DD and even EE creams! They are largely marketing based imo.

Eminybob Mon 16-Oct-17 22:35:02

It's basically tinted moisturiser. Tends to have several "attributes" such as anti aging and SPF. But basically tinted moisturiser.

FiveShelties Mon 16-Oct-17 22:35:15

I'll have six tubes of the DD please Arbitrary

AgentProvocateur Mon 16-Oct-17 22:59:16

So, can someone recommend a good one?

StrumpersPlunkett Mon 16-Oct-17 23:07:15

Ooh this is v comprehensive 🤓
Thank you

DollyPartonsBeard Tue 17-Oct-17 08:01:20

I bought the Bourjois CC cream a few days ago after recommendations here, and I'm loving it. Got it for my forthcoming holiday but I've worn it every day so far and it magically makes my coarse, ageing, slightly blemished skin look plump and silky. It's a bit more glowy than I usually go for - maybe that's what's making the difference.

On a side note, I wish that the BB creams etc in the skincare aisle had testers as I bought one a while ago that is the strange colour of 70s store mannequins or American tan tight, which wasn't what I was expecting from 'medium'.

Trills Tue 17-Oct-17 08:05:20

Tinted moisturiser with ideas above its station, IMO. wink

I do like the Bourjois 123 CC cream.

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