Skincare ABC’s

By CSL Staff
June 30, 2015

OPI at Reem Acra SS 2015

OPI at Reem Acra SS 2015. /Courtesy OPI

 

A spate of new colour correcting creams are on the market, but what do those letters actually do for your skin?
BB, CC, and now DD creams first gained popularity in Korea, and have made similar waves stateside. But what do all those letters stand for, and what do these creams actually do? Dr. Rebecca Baxt a board certified NYC dermatologist states that, “BB, CC, or any alphabet soup creams can be excellent all in one products for some women, but for many companies, the labels are just marketing.  Check the active ingredients. Does it have a sunscreen? What is the SPF? Is it at least a 20 or 30 SPF? If your BB, CC, or any other over the counter cream is not working for you, seek help with a great Board Certified Dermatologist to solve your skin issues.  They may be more complicated than just the ABC’s!”

This original article was first published in the Summer 2015 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.