I have been a JULEP fan from their nail collections, so, finding out that the first ever DD cream to pass my desk was from them came as quite a pleasant surprise.
Yes, this DD Crème ($36.00) is meant to have more coverage than a BB cream, and have more benefits for your skin than a CC cream. It’s a do-it-all multitasking dream cream. It’s meant to provide anti-aging ingredients, protect the skin (SPF 25), moisturize and act as a skin brightener — an all-in-one product.
I have been impressed with many primers, BBs and CCs, so the verdict is not truly out on this one as of yet. The samples given were not my shade though, as you can see. But they blended beautifully and easily upon application, leaving my skin looking even toned overall. My skin felt supple and did not appear shiny after fully blending the DD cream in.
DD Cream Samples
Active Ingredients: Octocrylene (2.7%), Avobenzone (3.0%), Octisalate (5.0%), Homosalate (2.5%)
Inactive Ingredients: Castor (Ricinus Communis) Oil, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Diethylhexyl Carbonate, Ethyl Macadamiate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glycerin, Glyceryl Behenate, Glyceryl Dibehenate, Hexyl Laurate, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Isododecane, Magnesium Sulfate, Microcrystalline Wax, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Phenoxyethanol, Phenylethyl Resorcinol, Phytosphingosine Extract, Polyglyceryl-4, Isostearate, Potassium Sorbate, Propylene Glycol Dicaprate Esters, Silica, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Chloride, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tribehenin, Water. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) Iron Oxide (CI 77492) Iron Oxide (CI 77491) Iron Oxide (CI 77499)
These DD Crèmes will be available at the end of May on www.julep.com.
There will also be a DD Concealer for $32.00 that is meant to protect and illuminate the orbital area, as well as diminishing the appearance of fine line and act as a pore minimizer.
I do think more brands will continue to make multitasking products, as well as cross-branding the concepts seen in the recent launch of BB creams for hair.
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– Nicole Gordon Levine
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