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I resisted purchasing IT COSMETICS Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ for a very long time because I don't use full coverage foundations, and I also tend to try to avoid overly-hyped products. That said, I have been very impressed by the products that I have tried from the brand, and I decided to try it during the recent Sephora VIB event.
I purchased IT COSMETICS Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ in Fair sight unseen online, and luckily I chose the right shade for my cool-toned skin. I immediately noticed that this CC Cream is decidedly full coverage, but it has a natural finish and an SPF of 50, and therefore I thought that it might work for me– despite my penchant for light coverage foundations. It is formulated for sensitive, normal, dry, combination and oily skin types, and therefore the formula posed no issues for my normal-combination skin, and it has never caused me to break out.
I have to confess that the notion of slathering Snail Secretion Filtrate on my skin creeped me out initially, but the fact that it is a cruelty-free brand took some of the ick out of this purchase. My primary concern was that the full coverage formula would feel heavy, and therefore detectable, on my skin, and thankfully that is not the case– otherwise I would have altered the consistency by adding an oil or a lotion to it, and if that didn't achieve my goal effectively, then I would have returned it to Sephora (something that I really try to avoid).
This CC Cream definitely covers everything, but the natural finish looks, well, natural. I don't feel as though I am wearing something heavy or artificial looking, and my skin doesn't feel strangled, but instead feels as though it has some breathing room. It has buildable coverage, if you wish to conceal any particular areas, and it neither settles into fine lines and pores, nor does it emphasize them in any way. I find that it wears all day long, and it never looks cakey and it doesn't crease, pool or flake. I also find it hydrating, thanks to the many skincare ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid and a wide variety of natural oils, but it does, however, contain a variety of silicones toward the top of the list of ingredients. This does, at least in part, account for its lovely velvety-creamy texture, but if you keep clear of silicone-based facial products then you will definitely want to skip this CC Cream. I am, quite frankly, surprisingly pleased with this product, and somehow thought that it wouldn't really impress me, but it does, and I am quite happy with my purchase. I find that I can apply and blend it with my fingers, but I also use a variety of synthetic brushes or a beauty blender sponge, and all three methods work well for me. I am also exceedingly happy that it includes an SPF 50– particularly since I do not walk outdoors wearing anything less than an SPF 30. Of course you do need to reapply sunscreen throughout the day to maintain protection, but that is something that I do anyway.
CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ is your one step for color-correcting full coverage, anti-aging skincare and SPF 50+ UVA/UVB broad-spectrum physical sunscreen. Developed with plastic surgeons, your best-selling, award-winning beauty miracle delivers clinically tested hydration while diffusing the appearance of skin imperfections for flawless-looking coverage that won’t crease or crack. Infused with hydrolyzed collagen, peptides, niacin, hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and vitamins, this multitasking makeup and skincare product is truly your must-have for instant complexion perfection!
"This truly is an all-in-one, multitasking beauty miracle for your most beautiful skin! If you can’t decide between light and medium, definitely choose medium. I wear medium every day. It really adjusts to your skin tone perfectly!"—Jamie Kern Lima, Co-Founder and CEO, IT Cosmetics
Directions: "Apply one or two pumps to clean skin using the Heavenly Skin™ CC+™ Skin-Perfecting Brush #702. Can be used as your moisturizer, anti-aging serum, concealer, foundation, and sunscreen, based on your coverage needs. For best results, apply a smooth, even layer to your face, neck, and décolleté."
- Collagen: Supports skin elasticity for a youthful, smooth appearance.
- Peptides: Help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and support natural collagen for the look of smoother, firmer skin.
- Niacin: Promotes a more even appearance and helps combat the look of blemishes and hyperpigmentation.
- Antioxidants: Reduce and protect against free-radical damage, which can cause skin inflammation and aging.
- Titanium Dioxide 9.0%, Zinc Oxide 6.3%: Sunscreen.
Swatches Left to Right: Fair unblended and then blended.
$38.00 for 1.08 oz. from IT Cosmetics, Sephora, Ulta, Macy's, Beautylish, Selfridges and QVC (Affiliate Links).
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