I have been a huge fan of products from the brand It Cosmetics. In fact, the original Your Skin But Better CC cream which I have reviewed here still ranks as one of my top favorite foundation. It cosmetics recently came out with the “”illumination” version of the CC cream which I will be reviewing for you today. This review is on the It Cosmetics CC+ Cream Illumination Foundation.
About The Product:
IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream Illumination Full Coverage Foundation, Anti-Aging Hydrating Serum + SPF 50+ UVA/UVB Broad Spectrum Natural Physical UVA/UVB Chemical Free Sunscreen.
My Experience with It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream with SPF 50+:
Packaging: I love how this product comes packaged. It is a sleek squeeze tube with a pump dispenser which makes it very hygienic to use. It is also travel-friendly.
This CC cream has a very thick consistency but it blends on the skin easily and effortlessly. I have no issues applying this CC cream using my fingers as I find the warmth of the hands helps make the foundation spread easily and streak free along with giving a super quick makeup application, when I am in a hurry. But you can even use a sponge or a brush with this issue and that will work equally well.
This CC cream offers medium coverage which I can easily build up to borderline full which I love. It will cover almost all skin imperfections and give u beautiful flawless complexion.
Finish & Feel:
The finish of this CC cream is slightly glowy and luminous. It is not entirely dewy looking hence it does not make your skin look greasy or shiny but it imparts a healthy radiance to the skin. It has very minute shimmer particles which are not very apparent unless you see your skin in direct sunlight even then the shimmer particles are in moderate quantity and they do not accentuate pores.
For my dry skin, I do not feel the need to top this with powder as I feel it delivers the perfect amount of hydration for my skin to feel comfortable but if you are someone with normal-combination skin, you may need a touch of powder with this. I love how lightweight this feels on my skin. It does not accentuate or sinks into my pores or fine line and I am easily able to use this as my 1 step face routine as it is moisturizer, foundation, sunscreen all in one for me. It makes getting ready in the morning so much easier and quicker.
This CC cream comes in only 5 shades hence you may or may not find your perfect match. It is especially difficult to find your match if you are someone with deeper/ dusky skin tone as there is one shade in that category. The shade I have is “Light” which is what I have in the regular CC cream version too.This shade is a perfect match for my MAC NW23 skin tone. It is neither too yellow nor pink on my skin.
This CC cream stays flawless on my skin for 6-7 hours with minimal touch ups. I love the fact that this CC cream contains sunscreen SPF 50+ UVA/UVB protection which is more than adequate sun protection, but is not the best if you are considering doing flash photography. The only con I would list here is that this product does contain “Snail Secretion” which actually is not a new thing. It has been used in Korean skin care and is claimed to have numerous moisturizing benefits provided you can overcome its gross factor.
Overall, this is a fantastic product. I love everything about this product from the coverage to the multi-functional use of this as a moisturizer, foundation and sunscreen along with numerous anti-ageing benefits. I will rank it a little bit lower than the original It cosmetics CC cream mainly due to the fact that this “illumination” version does contain shimmer particles which are not a deal breaker for me as I do love the beautiful radiant, luminous finish it gives for the summer months but I do prefer the non-shimmery version more. I will recommend this and will repurchase this just like I have for the original version.
Pros of It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream with SPF 50+:
• Hygienic packaging
• Multipurpose use
• Easy to apply and blend
• Time saver and replaces a lot of my products namely moisturizer, foundation and sunscreen
• Little goes a long way
• Medium, buildable coverage
• Anti-ageing benefits
• No parabens
• Lightweight on the skin
• Does not leave me greasy or shiny by the end of the day
• SPF 50
Cons of It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream with SPF 50+:
• This version contains shimmer particles.
• Contains snail secretion which might gross people out.
IMBB Rating 4.9/5
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