Have you heard about CC creams? CC is short for color-correcting. They are not foundation makeup but more like a tinted moisturizer. They aren’t as heavy as foundations and often include sun protection and anti-aging properties (making it more than a simple tinted moisturizer). Some CC creams for mature skin also claim to correct brown spots and other skin discolorations over time.
CC creams are easier to apply than foundations and offer a more natural-looking finish. They are great for a minimal makeup daytime look and are definitely more comfortable than foundation in the hot summer months. They will gently cover and even out your skin tone without leaving a thick coat on your face.
CC creams are basically multi-taskers, making our morning makeup routines a little less time-consuming. I’m all for that! Since I’ve discovered CC creams, I spend much less time on my makeup application every day.
I like to use CC creams with moisturizers and SPF when I know that I’ll be out and about in the sun. There’s no need to apply moisturizer and sunscreen in separate applications, it’s all rolled up into one in my CC cream.
Not all CC creams are created equal. You may have to experiment with a few before you find the perfect one for you. Your skin type (oily or dry), tone, and texture will determine which CC cream works best for you.
A few things to consider before purchasing your CC cream.
CC Cream Shades
You will find fewer shades to choose from compared to foundation makeup. CC creams have the ability to transform and adapt to your skin tone rather than completely cover it as foundations do.
Typically, the brands will offer color selectors and skin-matching charts to help you find the best shade for your skin color, like IT Cosmetics for example.
SPF – Sun Protection Factor
It’s essential that we protect the delicate skin on our face to prevent premature aging and spotting… not to mention other scarier issues like carcinoma and melanoma.
The SPF level you choose will depend on your skin type, where you live, and what time of the year it is. You can choose a CC cream with an SPF of 10 and up to 50.
Some CC creams come infused with antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, vitamins, collagen, and other ingredients that are nourishing for the skin. Look for the extra moisturizing CC Creams if you have dry skin.
Cost of CC Creams
The price tag for CC creams varies widely. You can get a good drugstore brand for under $10, but you can also pay upwards of $50 for the more upscale brands. Look for promotions and discounts and get the best that you can within your budget.
The following list is a product of extensive research, as I only wanted to present to you the very best of CC creams for mature skin.
IT Cosmetics Your Skin but Better CC+ Cream
IT Cosmetics Your Skin but Better CC+ Cream is an award-winning CC cream that works to reduce the appearance of acne scarring, wrinkles, redness, dark circles under eyes, and large pores. The hydrating serum and SPF 50+ physical sunscreen help keep your skin luminous and protected all day.
Total Effects Tone Correcting Moisturizer SPF 15
The Olay Total Effects CC Cream formula absorbs fast and won’t leave your skin feeling greasy. With one single pump, you get tinted cream mixed with moisturizers to cover and nourish your skin. It’s packed with 7 vitamins and antioxidants, including VitaNiacin Complex II and Vitamin B3 to leave your skin moisturized and healthy-looking.
Physicians Formula Super CC Color-Correction + Care CC Cream
The Physicians Formula CC Cream has color-correcting pigments, moisturizing agents, SPF, and also high-tech anti-aging ingredients. This CC Cream is lightweight and easily blended. It instantly corrects some of the most common skin imperfections like age spots, blemishes, dark circles, and redness. It effortlessly smooths skin texture and evens out skin tones.
Mary Kay CC Cream
Mary Kay products are tried and tested and their CC Cream with SPF 15 comes highly recommended. It’s a lightweight formula that’s easy to apply and corrects skin imperfections on all skin tones.
Purlisse Youth Glow VITAMIN C CC CREAM
Another CC cream getting rave reviews on Amazon is this one from Purlisse. It contains Vitamin C that promotes collagen production to reduce the appearance of fine lines. Vitamin C is also an anti-inflammatory that can leave your skin looking vibrant and dewy. This CC cream is also infused with hyaluronic acid that boosts hydration and keeps the skin looking youthful and moisturized.
CLINIQUE Moisture Surge CC Cream Hydrating Colour Corrector
This fragrance-free and lightweight formula from Clinique instantly color corrects a range of complexion concerns like redness and dullness, for example. This CC Cream leaves you with a healthy-looking glow that doesn’t look heavy.
Marcelle CC CREAM SPF 35
This CC Cream from Marcelle leaves your skin with just the perfect glow. It corrects imperfections such as sunspots, evens out skin tone and texture, controls shine, minimizes fine lines and wrinkles, improves skin elasticity, and protects skin from environmental stressors.
Do you use a CC cream? What do you use it for? Do you have a favourite brand that works for you? Will you try a CC cream that is on this list? Which one would you recommend to our fellow readers? Leave your comments below.
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