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- SPF 50 ( Depending on the finish you choose it may be SPF40)
- Minimal packaging
- Pump bottle
- Available only in 12 shades
- Super yellow tones – think Jaundice
- Snail Mucin ( Cruelty-free, are we sure?)
- Not Vegan
- Lasts about 4 hours
- Does not work with primers
- Does not work with powders, blush, anything
- Doesn’t minimize pores until about the 4-hour mark
This product is a freaking anomoly. It is available in three different styles: matte, regular and illuminating. SPF 40 and SPF 50, depending on which formula you select. I chose the regular matte formula. First, I was super disappointed in the limited shade availability. 12 shades. They are very yellow based tones. Very sickly, liver failure yellow based tones. I got the shade Medium, it comes in a lovely plastic pump bottle. $49CAD will get you the standard 1 ounce of product. The smell is different but, not off putting. The formula is like any other foundation, liquidy but standard.
Application, is another matter. This stuff is weird. It dries down really fast. It doesn’t spread out like normal foundations do. It kinda sticks where you put it. It doesn’t hide pores when you first apply it, but in about four hours pores look blurred and skin tone actually improves. Coverage is amazing when first applied, in about four hours, my skin was super oily and nothing seemed to stop the “greasy” look.
Putting a primer under this product is the quickest way to have people become concerned for your health. A primer will emphasize the yellow tones in the product. It will also cause it to grab strangely on the skin and bring out all the textured areas. Likewise, using a blush or powder overtop just made texture and pores look worse.
Instructions on the product itself suggest that it needs reapplication every 2 hours. This is not happening. It just isn’t. Seriously, who has time for that? I really wanted to love this product. I love the easiness of the idea, but I hate the actual application of the CC cream. It just doesn’t work. It was returned to Sephora.
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As described on the Sephora website:
What it is:
A bestselling, award-winning, full-coverage, color-correcting cream with antiaging skin care and SPF 50+ sunscreen.
What it does:
This color-correcting cream provides full, flawless coverage and protects skin with SPF 50+ UVA/UVB broad-spectrum physical sunscreen. It is clinically shown to increase hydration, smooth texture, and enhance brightness. The breakthrough formula never creases or cracks and instantly camouflages skin imperfections including dark spots. Plus, it’s infused with an advanced antiaging serum made of hydrolyzed collagen, peptides, niacin, hyaluronic acid, vitamins, and antioxidants that work in harmony to diminish the appearance of wrinkles and pores to create a more radiant, supple, and flawless-looking complexion.
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
What else you need to know:
This product is an Allure Reader’s Choice award winner.
Developed with plastic surgeons and dermatologists, it is clinically tested, talc-free, and not tested on animals.
“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
-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.
Water, Snail Secretion Filtrate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Magnesium Sulfate, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Aluminum Hydroxide, Hexyl Laurate, Stearic Acid, Calcium Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Phenoxyethanol, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, 1,2-Hexanediol, Disodium Edta, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Punica Granatum Seed Oil, Pinus Sylvestris Leaf Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Niacinamide, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Cholesterol, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Water, Lactobacillus/Honeysuckle Flower/Licorice Root/Morus Alba Root/Pueraria Lobata Root/Schizandra Chinensis Fruit/Scutellaria Baicalensis Root/Sophora Japonica Flower Extract Ferment Filtrate, Perfluorohexane, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Chrysanthemum Indicum Flower Extract, Pueraria Lobata Root Extract, Perfluorodecalin, Morus Alba Fruit Extract, Magnolia Kobus Bark Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sprout Extract, Diospyros Kaki Leaf Extract, Cinnamomum Cassia Bark Extract, Artemisia Princeps Leaf Extract, Pentafluoropropane, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Steareth-20, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Colloidal Oatmeal, Hydrolyzed Silk, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Tocopherol, Thiamine Hcl, Riboflavin, Retinyl Palmitate, Pantothenic Acid, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Niacin, Folic Acid, Chrysin, Carnitine Hcl, Biotin, Ascorbic Acid, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Chlorhexidine Digluconate. May Contain: Iron Oxides (Ci 77492, Ci 77491, Ci 77499).