The 5 Best CC Creams
We’ve recently written about the 5 Best BB Creams, and what BB Creams do (click here to read the post), and now we’re moving on in the alphabet to CC Creams. CC stands for “colour correcting”, and the creams are a lightweight formula (and feel lighter on your skin than a BB Cream), with a light, fluffy texture. CC Creams are designed to address and correct skin discolouration, such as redness, sallowness, and helping to conceal dark spots and imperfections. As with BB creams, many CC Creams have additional skincare benefits, so it is worthwhile looking for a CC Cream that not only colour corrects, but that also addresses any skincare needs you have – after all, if you can get a product to multi task, and save you time and money, why not we say. There are so many CC Creams on the market – here are our pick of the top 5 CC Creams (again, in no particular order):
It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream SPF 50+
The Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream is It Cosmetics number 1 seller, so you know it’s good. Developed with plastic surgeons, and packed full of skin loving ingredients, CC+ Cream is a multi tasking wonder cream. Delivering a medium to full coverage, the CC+ Cream hydrates your skin while providing colour correction for dullness, dark spots, and uneven skin tone. Your skin is protected from UVA/UVB Rays with SPF 50+ protection, and the clever formula is infused with an anti-ageing serum, to help diffuse the look of wrinkles, minimise pores, and give you a more radiant looking complexion. Available in 12 shades. Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream SPF 50+ 32ml RRP $61.00. If your skin is on the oily side, or you prefer low shine over Summer, the CC+ Cream now comes in an Oil Free Matte formula, with the same benefits, helping to control oil and shine for up to 12 hours, and SPF 40. Also available in 12 shades. 32ml RRP $61.00.
Arbonne Intelligence Pollution Defense CC Cream SPF 30
Delivering 13 benefits in one product, the Arbonne Intelligence Pollution Defense CC Cream SPF 30 really is a multi tasking powerhouse. With benefits including sun protection, pollution defense, environmental aggressor defense, primer, protector, concealer, hydrator, mattifier (brilliant for Summer), brightener, blemish cover, pore refiner, soother, and complexion controller, the lightweight, non-greasy formula offers a medium finish, to help camouflage imperfections and discolouration, and brighten your skin tone, to leave you with a radiant glow. The mineral SPF helps to protect your skin from UVA and UVB rays, whilst the formula creates a breathable second skin, to help protect you against every day pollution (which can accelerate the signs of ageing). Non-comedogenic – available in 4 shades. Intelligence Pollution Defense CC Cream SPF 30 30ml RRP $56.00.
Peter Thomas Roth Skin to Die For Mineral-Matte CC Cream
Packed with a plethora of beneficial skin ingredients, the Peter Thomas Roth Skin to Die For Mineral-Matte CC Cream does wonders for your skin while it colour corrects. The skin-perfecting, anti-aging CC Cream contains Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C and sheer, buildable, color-correcting coverage to help minimize the look of imperfections, addressing uneven skin tone, dullness and dehydration. The clever formula contains THD Ascorbate, a potent ingredient 50 X more powerful than traditional Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, which hydrates by attracting and retaining up to 1,000 times its own weight in water from moisture in the air, and light-scattering optics, which help instantly diffuse the appearance of imperfections. Your skin is left smoother, brighter, and more evenly toned. Available in 3 shades. Skin to Die For Mineral-Matte CC Cream 30ml RRP $54.00.
L’Oreal Paris Nude Magique Anti-Redness CC Cream
If you suffer from skin redness (as we tend to as we age), L’Oréal Paris Nude Magique CC Cream is an advanced anti-redness all-in-one beauty product. Formulated with all the benefits of a BB Cream (moisturiser, concealer, skin treatment) in a CC Cream, it is the perfect solution for problem skin. The lightweight CC Cream transforms from a milky-green emulsion to a weightless, ultra-light cream upon contact, reducing skin redness and perfectly matching your skin tone. With flawless, seamless lightweight coverage, it leaves your skin healthy-looking, even, and radiant. Available in 1 skin matching tone. Nude Magique CC Cream 30ml RRP $26.95.
Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream SPF 15
If you suffer from multiple skin discolourations, Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream features three corrective pigments, to treat multiple colour concerns. The CC Cream has been formulated with apricot for anti-fatigue, green for anti-redness and white tea for dark spots and pigmentation. The white tea extract in the formula also acts as an energiser for tired dull skin. The finely coloured pigments blend naturally into your skin and hide blemishes, refining skin texture. Each shade has been developed with a touch of pink and has an airbrush style of action to help eliminate colour imperfections. The lightweight, oil-free formula also features SPF 15 to protect your skin against UVA and UVB rays. Available in three shades. 123 Perfect CC Cream SPF 15 30ml RRP $25.00.