Best BB and DD creams: review
I would like to review two tinted moisturizers that I’ve been using for a number of years now. I stand by their quality.
I have oily skin and have to be cautious about oily shine that my skin acquires through the day. I also do not like foundations and never use them, they always give me this heavy feelings and I tried many. I tried many products and became loyal to double letter skin care (there are many double letter skincare products on the market, please, read my post on AA, BB, CC, DD, EE, FF, GG, PP and ZZ creams; their differences and purposes).
I have been using tinted moisturizers for many years now and found them to be the best for my skin. My skin is not too problematic, but it does need some help from skincare products to look glowing and healthy.
BB cream stands for blemish balm/beauty balm cream. It is a combination of lightweight foundation and moisturizer; it also contains SPF, antioxidants and some brands add ingredients which help skin with oil control and whitening.
Maria Ayora BB cream – matte effect with SPF 15 – $2.79 US
I was reading many reviews about different BB creams and this cream draw my attention because it claimed “matte” effect. I also always look for SPF. I ordered it from aliexpress and in about 3-4 weeks received a notification that there is a package waiting for me at the local post office.
An item was packed very secure; there was no damage to the item. I was very impressed by the original box (I love when manufactures invest in packaging as well making their products unique and easy on an eye).
Product description as per manufacturer:
This cream moisturizes and works beautifully as a lightweight foundation (I would personally disagree, it is not a foundation, it is rather tinted moisturizer)
It provides a high definition finish and fight shine to give a natural looking matte effect. 40 ml per tube.
I have light skin tone and never tan my skin trying to avoid those harmful UV lights and age-defying sun spots. That is why I chose lighter tint #3.
This BB cream has somewhat medium consistency; it is not thick or runny. It is fairly pigmented making skin tone even and concealing some skin imperfections. Remember, it is not a foundation, thus it will not cover completely extensive skin problems. However, if you need an even, fresh and matte skin, this cream is for you 100 %.
This cream has an ability to match your skin tone. When I opened the tube and applied small amount of cream to my hand, I discovered that ordered tint was way lighter than my own skin tone. However, after I spread cream over my hand, it adjusted its tint to my skin tone and blended perfectly.
This cream is very lightweight, does not clog pores, ideal for oily skin. It lasts me the whole day and I feel that my skin is able to breath under it. It is specially ideal to wear during summer heat.
A’QIONG DD cream – $3.06 US
Another cream I have been using for years is A’QUINOG DD cream.
I read the review on this cream about 4 years ago, ordered it to try and since then I became addicted.
DD cream stands for daily defense/double defense/dynamic do it all. DD cream focuses on hyperpigmentation problems and covers skin imperfections caused by pollution, exposure to UV lights and other free radicals. It contains SPF as well.
This cream is for ladies with light skin tone. Remember, it is not a foundation and meant to be lightweight and not as pigmented, thus it does not provide full coverage of visible skin problems. It is, however, excellent in evening skin tone and covering small skin imperfections. It makes my skin look very delicate, fresh and bright.
Product description as per manufacturer:
Moisturizer, oil-control, hydrating, long-lasting, firm, sensitive, anti-wrinkle, whitening, freckle removing, acne/spot removing, pores, brighten, easy to absorb. 30 ml per tube. With pumpkin, cucumber, wormwood and other plant ingredients effectively moisturizes the skin. Micro multi rolling grinding technology allow skin to maintain clean and transparent colours for 1 2 hours.
Skin Lipids (SKIN LIPID) – enhance membrane surface of skin’s natural moisture
Lavender extract: anti-bacterial
Chamomile extract: calming
OLIVEM900: an emulsifier
TI02 – UV protection
Cream does not contain preservatives, organic ingredients, mineral oil, GMO ingredients, alcohol, triclosan, benzophenone and other harmful products.
This DD cream is ideal for oily skin or/and the use in sweaty summer temperatures. It is almost impossible to put too much of this cream as it blends very easily and perfectly. The more cream you apply the lighter your skin tone becomes, but it does not give you this frozen mask look. It does not clog pores and I never had any allergic reactions. It contains SPF 30.
I use cosmetic puffs to blend my cream and it woks perfectly.
I hope you found my review interesting, please, comment and share your thoughts. Stay beautiful!