Posted in Makeup on August 26, 2014 by


Want to know the difference between BB creams, CC creams and even DD creams?

First of all, DD creams – the latest to join the alphabet party – stands for ‘daily defence’. They tend to have a creamier, hydrating texture and to be honest, they aren’t all that different to their predecessors. However, DD’s focus more on shielding the skin with things like sunscreen and protecting the skin’s barrier from moisture loss.

CC creams, which is an abbreviation for ‘colour correcting’, tends to be more lightweight and fast-absorbing. Although, unlike the others, they tend to contain mineral pigments to blur imperfections, counteract any redness and disguise any pigmentation or dark spots.

BB creams, otherwise known as ‘blemish balm’ or ‘beauty balm’, are the most common of the three and are often likened to a tinted moisturiser. The difference? A tinted moisturiser only hydrates and evens out the complexion with minimal coverage while BB creams go above and beyond that to moisturise, protect and even correct any flaws such as blemishes.

Here, in this video tutorial – the first of the GP.TV series – we focus on the latter.

Garnier Skin Naturals Pure Active BB Cream not only gives a delightful dewy coverage but also treats blemishes as well. Yes, this BB cream will not only cover your pimples but treat them at the same time. Genius, right?!

Watch the video (to the left) to find out how to apply BB cream correctly for a beautiful, radiant complexion.

Oh, glow on, girl.