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Quite a few brands offer CC Cream in the market, and different products offer different benefits. Some of the names that have been bandied about include Chanel, Clinique, Pur Minerals, Rachel K, Dr Brandt, Ole Henriksen, Peter Thomas Roth, Smashbox and The FaceShop. Here’s a quick look at some of them.
Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream SPF 30/PA+++: An instant complexion perfector designed “to enhance skin’s natural radiance while leaving it hydrated and protected”. A multi-functional product, it has a lightweight and refreshing texture, and provides moderate coverage for a natural finish. It can be worn alone or under foundation.
Its key selling point is hydration, in line with its signature Moisture Surge range. The CC Cream also incorporates a blend of sunscreens for UVA/UVB protection and is available in five different shades. The formula addresses tonal shifts by utilising dual-layered colour correcting optics to scatter light multi-dimensionally, neutralising skin’s complexion for “an instantly brighter, natural glow”. Price: RM120.
Origins Smarty Plants Skin complexion corrector: Features a new Intuitive Delivery System technology, a personalised approach to skincare which protects, perfects and corrects skin. When exposed to triggers, the intuitive release mechanisms encapsulated plant ingredients to activate and deploy skincare beneρts. It corrects while evening skin tone, boosting radiance, hydrating and reducing ρne dry lines. Besides antioxidants like green and white teas, skin protectors vitamins C and E, it also has SPF 20 PA++. Comes in two shades: Light and Medium. Price: RM140.
Chanel CC Cream: This Complete Correction care for the complexion combines expertise from skincare and make-up. Key ingredients include cornflower water to soothe; hyaluronic acid to moisturise; and a restructuring active ingredient called Rejuvencia, a naturally-derived active ingredient from a marine micro-organism said to prevent and correct signs of ageing; and mineral pigments to even out skin tone and conceal imperfections.
It also comes with SPF 30 PA+++ for protection against UV rays and comes in a single shade (Beige 20). Dark spots, redness and pores are said to appear visibly smaller. Price: RM165.
Biotherm White D-Tox CC Base: Delivers double colour correction for skin tone. Each shade is tailored to a specific skin tone and delivered in a skin-refining, weightless texture to enhance colour consistency, blending easily and evenly on the complexion. Upon application, complexion appears less dull and dark spots less visible; yellowness, redness and unevenness are minimised. Skin looks smoothened and refined: It has the sheerest of coverage, resulting in a natural effect, without blocking pores so the skin can breathe. It also has SPF50+, PA++ together with the brightening, antioxidant Lumina Marina Complex to correct colour. Price: RM135.
Dr Brandt CC Mat: A colour-correcting product, it serves to brighten and illuminate skin while mattifying and controlling excess oil. Suitable for use in hot and humid weathers, coverage is buildable and it also has anti-inflammatory ingredients to soothe the skin. Claimed to erase shine, even out skin texture and tone, conceal imperfections and hydrate the skin.
The key ingredients are shinerase complex, a shine minimiser made of sebum-regulating marine extract (diminishes sebum production) and skin mattifier (erases shine for an instant matte look). It also has micro-encapsulated water spheres, hyaluronic acid, vitamin E and adenosine which smoothes and hydrates, as well as tone-perfecting skin even (vitamin C and skin lightener), which brightens and evens skin tone. Price: RM179.
Peter Thomas Roth CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Complexion Corrector: Contains Amazonian wonder ingredient camu camu, which is said to have 30 times the vitamin C of an orange and Arbutin. Perfect for those who want to brighten, improve collagen, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also contains only physical sunscreens and broad spectrum SPF 30 protection. An instant complexion corrector, this helps conceal the look of fine lines and wrinkles, making the skin look more even and brighter while blurring flaws. Two shades available. Sold at Sephora. Price: RM198.
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