These days it’s as if beauty commercials have turned into an Algebra lesson. AA + BB = CC. What is all this madness and what could it all mean? I wasn’t one for Algebra and all the letters, symbols, and equations were always confusing. Your makeup doesn’t have to be. I’ve made an easy go-to guide to figure out the alphabet of beauty.
AA Creams = Anti-Aging
These creams are pretty straight forward. Everyone can benefit from an AA cream and everyone should be using them. These products generally contain Vitamin A and provide absolutely no coverage in terms of your complexion. They are meant just to help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration and other skin conditions you may have. Some even have the added benefit of a sunscreen, which we all know is important.
BB Creams = Beauty Balm
BB creams were the biggest thing to hit the market since tinted moisturizer. These products not only hydrate but helped to correct your coverage, slightly. They are like a tinted moisturizer but with added benefits. These products generally replace serums, moisturizers, primer, foundation and sunscreen. It’s an all in one, quick fix of a product. If you like light coverage or want one product to do it all, BB creams are your best friend.
CC Creams = Color Control
This is the newest letter of the alphabet to gain popularity in the beauty industry. This is your updated version to the BB cream. Like the name suggests it helps to correct or control the color on your skin. CC Creams address issues with redness, discoloration, and uneven skin tone. Not as heavy as a foundation but heavier than a tinted moisturizer or BB Cream. CC Creams are the latest and sibling to the BB Creams.
As I write this post I am reading how there are talks of DD Creams (Dynamic Do All). When will it end?! Stick to the basics and keep it simple. Make your own algebra equation from the products above. Are you AA + BB or AA + CC?
-Jamie of The Lady and The Beard