If you have set foot in Sephora or any other makeup store in the recent times, you must have been bombarded by an array of alphabet formulations like BB creams and the lesser known CC and DD creams. High-end make up brands are trying their best to promote these skin-perfecting solutions. While girls are going gaga over these magic potions, especially BB creams, we weren’t too sure about what really differentiates each one from the other. So we set off to do some research of our own and share this important piece of information with you. Since you would be applying this on your face and you wouldn’t want to take any risks, here’s a cheat sheet for each of these multi-tasking products.

BB Creams

BB Creams, CC creams, DD Creams: Know the difference- BookMyShow

Short for beauty balm or blemish balm, BB creams are the love child of makeup and skin care.  It is the world’s best tinted moisturizer, packed with tons of benefits as well as a good amount of SPF. Now even though it protects you from the sun, you shouldn’t be applying a dollop of it. Just a thin layer would work wonders.

CC Creams

BB Creams, CC creams, DD Creams: Know the difference- BookMyShow

Packed to the gills with Vitamin C and E, complexion corrector cream is similar to BB cream, but focuses more on color correction. Lighter than a BB cream, a CC cream is used to correct color-related skin issues such as sallowness or redness. Just like a BB cream, this one too is high on SPF. So if you’re acne-prone or have acne scars, this one is perfect solution.

DD Creams

BB Creams, CC creams, DD Creams: Know the difference- BookMyShow

The latest one to be added, a DD cream or a dynamic do-all cream is like a super-cream. It combines the power of BB as well as CC creams. However, the primary focus is anti-aging. The anti-aging speciality aims to reduce wrinkles and fine lines through regular use. So if you’re looking for something that helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles, this cream is the cream for you.

Now that you know the ABCD of these marvellous moisturisers, go ahead and flaunt your make-up knowledge among your girlies and don’t forget to share this read with them.