I have been on a huge CC cream kick lately, and I’ll explain the reason to you soon in another post (there really is a reason!), but I’ve looked and looked and found six of them that I actually liked and seemed to do more than mix a tiny bit of pigment in with some sunscreen and call it a CC cream.
I’m kind of picky, can you tell?
Physicians Formula Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin CC Cream: That’s a long one, right? But if you’re pretty concerned about chemicals on your skin, you will appreciate this under-$15 cream that has 70% organic ingredients. That’s all fantastic, but I liked how it felt on my skin. Some of these can come off thick and goopy, thanks the sunscreen, but this one was super light and easy to blend. The “C” comes from organic lemon, an antioxidant that helps brighten dull skin.
Physicians Formula Super CC+ Color Correction + Care Cream SPF 30: This Physicians Formula is actually a bit different. Instead of focusing on natural ingredients, this cream combines pigments to color correct your skin such as yellow for blue skin imperfections and warming the skin tone; green for toning down redness; and pink illuminates and brightens. Make no mistake – these pigments work to get your skin tone right on the mark. And the under-$20 price is just a bonus. Besides color correction, the formula works on “imperfections, discoloration and visible signs of aging. Visibly corrects: age spots, dark circles, blemishes, dullness, redness, dark shadows, discoloration, fine lines, wrinkles and signs of fatigue,” according to the company.
Revlon Age Defying CC Cream Color Corrector: I’m a huge fan of Revlon. They just don’t get enough love, in my opinion, and this is one of those products that keep me coming back. This glides on and blends amazingly. I don’t know the ratio of sunscreen to pigment, but it feels as if there isn’t any at all. Smooth, and does a great job with evening out skin tone, hydrating, and fine lines.
L’Oreal Paris Visible Lift CC Cream Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 20: If you are a fan of the Visible Lift line (and who over 40 isn’t?) this is another one that blends and applies so well. This actually has some “C” in it in the form of vitamin C and calcium, both with skin tone correction. It’s a multi-tasker too, as you can skip the sunscreen and the foundation steps in your routine.
Cover Girl Olay Tone Rehab 2 in 1 Foundation: You have to look hard to see that this is a CC cream, but that’s essentially a cream that helps with skin tone, so they are just fooling us all. Just kidding. Anyway, out of all the drugstore CC creams, this might actually be my favorite. I don’t know if the Olay serum part helps keep it on the light side or if it just does a good job going on, I like it. I can’t really put my finger on why. You should just try it.
BONUS: tarte colored clay cc primer: this isn’t actually a CC cream, and you can’t buy it in the drugstore. But let me tell you why you need this one: it can be a primer OR a light coverage makeup. It’s amazing. It has green and purple pigments on the side, which blend with the skin tone in the middle. You shouldn’t have a problem finding a shade, because unlike most CC creams, they have four shades. I like to use this on my face quickly with a dusting of bronzer for a super fast face fix. It’s seriously an awesome product.
So, tell me. Do you use CC creams? Are you loyal to any particular one? Because I’m still looking for the best of the best. Fill me in with your CC secrets! And shop the post here:
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