As many of you may already know, I am a huge fan of CC Cream. I have tried a ton of them and have narrowed it down to some really great ones. The Best CC Creams, to me, sort of range in functionality. Some of these are amazing primers, some have the best finish in the world, and some are like full coverage foundations. Keep reading to find out which are which!
In case you don’t know what CC Creams are or how they are different from BB Creams let me break it down for you. CC Cream is a simply a term coined in the wake of the marketing term BB Cream or Blemish Balm or Beauty Balm. CC cream is used by some brands to mean Color Control cream, or Color Correcting cream, and some brands claim to reduce the appearance of skin redness or sallowness or to improve uneven skin tone. So I have 6 CC Creams I want to talk about and a special CC Cream brush! Because, HELLO!?!?, you have to have a special brush.
It Cosmetics CC+™ Veil Beauty Fluid Foundation SPF 50+
This is a hydrating, color-correcting cushion compact. The CC+™ Veil Beauty Fluid Foundation SPF 50+ is the combination of coverage and serum. It is clinically proven to brighten your complexion, improve skin tone evenness and minimize pores and fine lines. It contains anti-aging serum, SPF 50+, and infused with pure coverage pigments. To me this gives you a beautiful glow. It is very thin in consistency and glides right on with barely any blending necessary. This reminds me of the way my foundation acts when I use a wet beauty blender, because the wet sponge will thin the product out for a very natural complexion. I don’t even need the beauty blender with this though, just a regular brush. This one is the perfect finish winner. You can find it here!
La Roche-Posay Rosaliac CC Cream
This CC cream does the work of a primer, moisturizer, foundation and sunblock all in one. It has a creamy formula absorbs weightlessly, concealing imperfections, shielding skin from UV rays and deeply nourishing for a comfortable feel. Ambophenol minimizes redness as vitamin E neutralizes free radicals. This one for me is the one that really does a number on my redness, which I have a ton of. It has a great finish too, but I typically have to finish it off with a powder. This is the winner at correcting redness. You can find it here!
Supergoop! CC Cream Daily Correct Broad Spectrum SPF 35 Sunscreen
This CC Cream covers imperfections, protects from photo aging, and provides clarity to the complexion in an easy one step. It features SPF 35 to protect from harmful rays and is infused with essential fatty acids omega 3 and omega 6 to neutralize discolorations and blotchiness, and minimize redness. Blended with light-diffusing mica, it instantly softens the look of lines, wrinkles, and pores—leaving behind a fresh and flawless face. This one wins as a primer + sunscreen. I actually have been layering other CC Creams over top! You can find it here!
LUMENE Time Freeze Anti-Age CC Cream
It is a multi-benefit color-correcting product for smooth and flawless skin. Time Freeze CC Cream offers 6 benefits in one product; it protects against the signs of aging with arctic Lingonberry, nourishes, hydrates, covers imperfections, evens skin tone and illuminates all while providing Broad Spectrum SPF 20 coverage from the sun. Formulated without Parabens. This product is very interesting to me. It actually feels so good on my skin and lasts so long without any sign of wear. It was the very first CC Cream I fell in love with and I still go back to it all the time. I like that the opening in the tube is pointed which makes it perfect for travel. I apply it RIGHT TO MY FACE, no fingers necessary, and blend it in with a brush. It wins for best all around: great coverage, extremely user friendly, and feels good on my skin. You can find it here!
IT COSMETICS Your Skin But Better CC Cream with SPF 50+
This CC Cream has gotten a ton of attention over the last year or more. It is an all-in-one multi-tasking beauty miracle that truly gives full, flawless, perfect coverage, protects your skin with SPF 50+ from the harmful rays of the sun and is clinically proven to improve skin texture and hydration. IT Cosmetics worked with plastic surgeons to develop a multi-tasking correcting cream that is true scientific breakthrough. It’s packed with anti-aging ingredients that is clinically proven to improve skin and works on all ages, that doesn’t crease or crack! This one has coverage like you wont believe. It has a beautiful finish too, but I think that relates more to the amount of coverage is in it. This is the winner for best coverage. You can find it here!
Mary Kay® CC Cream Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15
Eight essential skin benefits. One simple step to flawless. This CC Cream acts like makeup to instantly correct complexion imperfections while formulated like skin care to help nurture skin’s beauty tomorrow. So remarkably lightweight, you’ll look naturally flawless as if wearing nothing at all. From instant brightening to protection against future damage, hours of hydration to diminishing the look of blemishes and redness, this silky formula leaves skin looking healthier, younger and more vibrant. It’s a can’t-miss if foundation is more coverage than you need, or if you want an easy, out-the-door option without that “made-up” look. Suitable for all skin tones, skin types, and acne-prone and sensitive skin. Oil-free, fragrance-free, non-comedogenic, dermatologist-tested and tested for skin irritancy and allergy. This one wins for most natural finish. You can find it here!
JAPONESQUE BB/CC Cream Brush
Japonesque is a pioneer of the make-up brushes world! They just introduced the new BB/CC premium base brush. This ingenious professional mixed fiber brush is engineered with dual length bristles and a unique balance of natural and synthetic materials to deliver exquisite application and blending of BB and CC creams. The brush head is perfectly contoured and has a uniquely measured fiber density to roll and buff product over the skin for a glowing, hydrated and ultra-natural finish. Blends, blurs and diffuses cream over the skin in one simple application, creating the ultimate tool for achieving a feather-light nude skin look. This brush wins because it is awesome! You can find it here!
So tell me in the comments below: What do you look for in a complexion product? Coverage, finish, long lasting?
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