First the BB (blemish/beauty balm) cream and now the CC (complete correction) cream... I wonder what's next? Actually, I'm not too curious at the moment as the hype on BB creams has still caught my interest, because I really love some of the BB cream formulas out there (namely, Bobbi Brown and Clarins BB creams). As for CC creams I've finally delved into this new craze...
CC creams are typically used as either a primer or foundation, depending on coverage and consistency, and aims to provide skin benefits such as sun protection, prevent blemishes, decelerate the aging process of skin, hydrate the skin and reduce the appearance of redness and sallow skin.
The latest CC cream to launch is by Australian skin care brand Ultraceuticals! The Ultraceuticals Complete Correction range includes not only available as a cream formulation but also available as a powder!
Ultraceuticals CC Cream Mineral Tint SPF 30 (A$59/50ml) is available in 3 shades (Light, Medium and Deep) and Ultraceuticals CC Powder Pure Mineral Foundation (A$69/12g) is available in 5 shades. It's really great to see a broader range of shades available for these two products to suit most skin tones!
Ultraceuticals CC Cream Mineral Tint SPF 30 provides excellent sun protection and the smooth and relatively thick consistency of the formula has quite a sweet scent, just like those gummy cola bottles that I used to eat back in primary school! The scent wasn't too overpowering, though the scent does disappears after a short period of time. I love that this CC cream is housed in a soft plastic tube that sits on it's cap, that way the majority of product will always remain at the tip of the tube.
The formula of this CC cream can take the place of liquid foundation as the coverage is not so much of a tint but more of a medium coverage formula that is buildable to achieve full coverage with a semi-matte finish. The creamy formulation glides nicely and adheres to my skin very well, however, using a foundation brush lead to streaking. This formula is best applied using a stippling brush. Blending is so important when applying this CC cream, so ensure you take in some time to carefully and evenly apply across your face.
Swatches of the Shade 'Light' in the photos below show how natural, smooth and even the finish appears on my arm. This CC cream contains the goodness of Vitamins B5 and B3 as well as Hyaluronic acid to soften, plump and nourish the skin. My skin felt beautifully hydrated and radiant and I didn't even need to use a concealer to minimise the appearance of dark circles, redness and minor blemishes! The formula lasted a good 4 hours during the day until my T-zone started to become oily, so a light dusting of powder and blotting paper are my touch up products to banish the shine.
Ultraceuticals CC Powder Pure Mineral Foundation is a triple-milled pure mineral powder foundation infused with Microelastin®, Artocarpus Extract and Vitamins B3, C & E, and Bisabolol. The mixture of these ingredients addresses signs of aging skin and helps to smooth, brighten and even skin tone. To preserve the goodness of these ingredients, this powder is housed in a robust airtight compact where the lid needs to be twisted either left or right to open/close. Included in this compact is a convenient large in-built mirror and an applicator.
Although the powder is triple-milled, I found that the powder easily breaks away when sweeping the applicator into the compact. So to avoid excess loose powder, I've had to use a light hand and gently sweep the powder. The applicator brush feels nice and soft, very easy to handle and to apply. The powder applies on evenly and smoothly, however, I find that this powder made my skin appear slightly cakey. Once again, I've resorted to using either my stippling brush or a large fluffy powder brush to apply this powder. That way, the effect of heavy makeup can be eliminated and my skin looks a lot more natural compared to using the applicator provided. This powder does add a nice finishing touch to my complexion, leaving it look fresh, radiant and awake!
Ultraceuticals products contain no harsh chemicals, preservatives, bismuth, fragrances, dyes, parabens or talc. Ultraceuticals products are not tested on animals.
Ultraceuticals CC Cream and Powder are available at David Jones, selected beauty salons and online at Adore Beauty.
Have you explored CC creams before?
Which CC creams have you tried, so that I could explore of the CC creams out there.
Products were provided for consideration only. This review is 100% based on my own thoughts and opinions. I am not affiliated with Ultraceuticals and did not receive remuneration to post this product review.