Because sometimes you want something a little more sheer. Nab yourself one of the best CC creams on the market right now and enjoy flawless looking skin without the weight of foundation
Finding the best complexion product can be tricky. The waters have become somewhat muddied. Do you opt for a foundation, a tinted moisturiser or a BB/CC/DD cream? It’s complicated. You’ve no doubt heard about the best BB cream (a.k.a blemish balms, which help to treat whilst giving you smooth coverage) and you might have come across the lesser known DD cream. But this is all about the wonder that is the CC cream, also known as a complexion corrector or colour control.
We love them, not only because they create the most insane clear canvas for the rest of your make-up, but because in warmer months we much prefer the lighter coverage. If you’re worried about replacing your best foundation, because you’re concerned it won’t be a good enough alternative, think again. The best CC cream evens everything out, rather than covering your skin because the formulation cleverly counteracts any discolouration. So if suffer from any annoying redness – perhaps from Rosacea or irritation – dullness or sallowness, a CC cream will help neutralise, all the while letting the natural look of your skin come through. In terms of coverage it sits somewhere in between a tinted moisturiser and a foundation. The result? You basically look like you’ve been blessed with a flawless complexion. Which is really no bad thing is it?
If that wasn’t enough, in many of them you’ll find a whole host of skin loving vitamins, a selection of plumping peptides and potent radiance-boosting complexes. CC creams have you covered, literally.
There are two CC creams on our list that are standout, mainly because they have their own cult following that can’t be ignored. Both IT Cosmetic and Erborian have bestselling, award winning formulas that people are so loyal too they regularly sell out at retailers.
So, consider your search for the best CC cream over and have a scroll through our edit below…
With a super smooth texture and broad-spectrum sun protection, this lightweight cream is an ideal base for summer. It also contains beneficial emollients like shea butter, and antioxidants like Vitamin E to help protect and nourish your skin.
This cream contains a broad-spectrum sunscreen with pure titanium dioxide as the active ingredient, which works like magic when combined with absorbent silicones to soak up excess oils, making it best for oily or combination skin.
Goes on white but magically adapts to your natural skin colour. No tide lines, no blotchiness and no powder needed. It melts into skin and we swear you look like you’re wearing nothing. It’s amazing.
Thicker and most hydrating than other CC creams, this colour corrector is best for normal to dry skin and provides medium coverage. Those who are reluctant to give up their foundation, will love this.
There are nine shades within this range, designed to counteract any skin discolouration issues, while using mica pigments to lightly diffuse any unbalanced texture. It leaves skin with a soft, matte finish and a touch of radiance.
Whether you’ve had a late one or just feel like skin is lacking any life, this lightweight cream, which uses Smart Pigment Capsules in a light mauve to combat dullness, transforms into foundation on contact with the skin to light up the complexion.
The founder of IT Cosmetics, Jamie Kern Lima, created this CC cream to help her feel confident. She suffers from rosacea, so worked closely with plastic surgeons and dermatologists to develop the perfect formula to mask redness. And boy does it. The brand is centered on creating problem-solving products and this is a great example – it’s a sell-out for good reason. Their newly launched illuminating cc cream is just as good if you fancy something a little glowier.
This cc cream has a three-pronged approach – anti-aging, colour and comfort. It’s got this clever technology called IntuiGen Technology™ inside, which sounds fancy, but basically it helps reduce the appearance of aging. It only has one universal shade as it melts into the skin and works on every skintone. And finally, it ‘s super nourishing so if you have dry areas it’ll target that as well.
If you like the idea of a really lightweight base, then this will work wonders. It suits drier skin types or combination. Steer clear if you’re oilier. It works well on it’s own if you don’t mind the natural look, but also make a brilliant colour correcting primer.