CC cream, also known as Color Control cream, is an improved and refined blemish balm cream or Beauty Balm created and developed in Korea. BB cream was originally formulated in Germany and has in recent years gained a huge following in Asia and is quickly making its way to Europe and the USA for its skin-regenerating properties. CC cream is now also widely used in Asia to provide natural-looking skin coverage. While BB cream was manufactured primarily as a skincare product, CC cream was developed to retain all the skincare benefits of BB cream with added nourishing ingredients and the additional aim to provide more effective skin coverage. CC cream is the newest miracle beauty product available and was formulated with technology originating in industry-leader Japan and further developed in Korea.
The benefits of CC cream is said to include high SPF rating to ensure protection from damaging UVA and UVB rays. It also treats and covers uneven skin tones more effectively and blends with skin tone better than BB creams that sometimes appear too light on certain skin tones. A lighter texture than that of BB cream also allows for smoother application with a less oily finish, while remaining extremely nourishing to the skin. The end effect is said to be surprisingly natural and flawlessly radiant complexion than that of BB cream. -Wikipedia
Parallel Pigments CC Cream was developed to retain all the skincare benefits of BB cream with added nourishing ingredients and the additional aim to provide more effective color correction.
Banana- provides antioxidant Vitamin C, vitamin B6 and Manganese for healthy skin.
Guava- Vitamin K, C & lycopene to treat skin discoloration, such as dark circles, spider veins, rosacea, acne irritation and overall splotchiness, skin healing and prevention of DNA damage
Acai berry- Most powerful and nutritious fruit in the world. Contains the highest level of antioxidants than any other fruit.
Prep skin prior to makeup application. This product can be applied with fingers, brush or sponge onto entire face or in areas requiring correction. Pat or stipple into skin a sheer layer making sure to cover all angles, lines and uneven surfaces before foundation. Set with finishing powder.
Price: 399 pesos for 12g
Comes with a doe-foot applicator for precise application. Now this might be an issue for some as double dipping is unhygienic. It might even affect your makeup's longevity. Personally, it's fine with me. I just hate the fact that I can't maximize a good 'ol product because I can't reach the sides of the tube. :)
Swatching :) I've bought the shade in Honey (covers bluish under-eye circles, bruises, facial veins & birth marks). There are three more shades mainly: Grass (covers red blemishes and blotchy skin), Wheat (gives a subtle glow to dull skin and will boost radiance) and Lavender (brightens sallow skin).
I love how light and fluid the consistency is. It blends and spreads easily too. Correct me if I'm wrong (still a make-up noobie, okay?:P), but the finish is satin. Or maybe semi-dewy.
Testing, testing!! :)
|*with one layer, spread on both eye circles :)|
|Snoe CC Cream + Mineral Foundie (brushed lightly)|
*if you've noticed, i'm sort of peeling in some parts of my face :) that's due to my glycolic toner :)
- CC Cream isn't sticky, it's moisturizing but it doesn't make me oily (but too be safe, set with powder or maybe Snoe's Poudre Extraordinaire).
- it did not dry nor crease on my undereyes
-no flaking, no patchiness
-THE SMELL! Omg it smells sweet and yummy :P may pagka-amoy banana :)
-it makes my skin radiant
- a little goes a long way
-more benefits than bb cream
-the packaging is ok, you can bring it anywhere (it's like a big concealer =))
I'm not sure if I'll be buying Wheat because Honey already did its job! Haha! I might try Lavender and Grass. :) I'll be updating this post a week after, as I will be road testing this baby for a few days to see if there'll be any changes plus. So there.
till next time!!
Have you tried any of Snoe's new products? Comment below! Let's talk! :)