Better Skin, Better Productivity?

Just when you think you have your busy-girl skin care routine down, here comes the alphabet.

There are AA, BB and CCs and, of course, you want the best for your skin.

But, between demanding workloads and trying to maintain a social life, there’s little time to spend researching every new beauty trend.

That’s why the team at PINK did it for you. We know a better, faster beauty routine means more time elsewhere.

“AA creams claim to decrease the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet, discoloration, and sagging skin,” says dermatologist Dr. Cheryl Karcher.

Sunscreens and moisturizers fit into this category.

“BB creams are blemish balms that combine moisturizer, tint and sunblock to create an all-in-one product,” says dermatologist Dr. Rebecca Baxt.

“It is usually a foundation that also has anti-aging properties, like a tinted moisturizer with an antioxidant,” adds Dr. Karcher. “Not as much coverage as a traditional foundation, but better for the skin.”

CC creams, otherwise known as color control creams, are similar to BB creams – except thicker, so coverage is better.

Rather than preventing skin problems like BB creams, CC creams target existing issues like skin discolorations and under-eye circles.

BB and CC creams are considered one-step wonders, and many women like the convenience of having a moisturizer, makeup and sun block all in one product.

Which one is right for you?

If you want a basic moisturizer, go with an AA cream.

If you want thin coverage with anti-aging properties, buy a BB.

Need more coverage or want to target discoloration? A CC cream is your best bet.

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By Sarah Grace Alexander

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