Because of our fast-paced lifestyles, women nowadays opt for products with multiple benefits and functions. This is why after BB Creams, CC Creams have now become all the rage.
“CC stands for Complexion Corrector, color correction, or color control. First developed in Korea to address discoloration, CC creams are generally lighter in texture than BBs and provide more natural coverage. Going beyond the immediate tone and moisturization benefit of BB creams and tinted moisturizers, CC Creams not only provide instant results but also long-term skin benefits.”
I was actually quite skeptical to try CC creams at first. I was already more than content with my BB cream so why try another? But with benefits like that, I just had to see it for myself. So for my first CC Cream, I tried Olay White Radiance’s 3-in-1 CC Cream–a spot corrector, a brightening moisturizer, and a natural coverage foundation that gives you flawless skin today and in the long run. It’s powered by the revolutionary combination of Olay’s breakthrough Cellular Bioenergetics Science and Max Factor’s renowned expertise in make-up, using ingredients such as Essential Glucosamine Complex to help boost skin’s natural hydration and barrier and reduce hyper-pigmentation to achieve even skin tone; moisturizer with Glycerine and SPF15 to provide powerful hydration, protecting skin from harmful UV rays, and instantly improves tone and texture; and a sheer foundation that incorporates mineral pigments for immediate blending, matches skin tone for a natural look, and achieves even coverage.
The Olay White Radiance 3-in-1 CC Cream is available in 2 shades, light and medium. To determine which shade suits you best, try the color out on your jawline, not on your wrist or hand. Make sure that your jawline is free from make-up and that you stay in an area with natural lighting like a doorway or by a window to see if the color matches. The color that blends easily with your skin tone is the right shade for you. Mine is the light shade.
Before applying the CC Cream, make sure your face is perfectly cleansed and moisturized. I don’t like using a lot of makeup so I’m only using a small amount to spread onto my face on an upward and outward direction. It’s advisable to massage your face as you apply the product to allow active ingredients to penetrate deeply into skin surface and provide even looking skin tone instantly.
Here’s how the CC Cream looks on me. My skin is a bit reddish on some parts (as you can see in the 2nd photo above) but the CC Cream was able to neutralize those parts and even out my skin tone. It lightened some of my dark spots too but my favorite thing about it is that it reduced the look of my pores! As for its texture, it has a hydrated non-greasy feel once you let it settle onto your skin.
Olay White Radiance CC Cream provides light coverage with a natural dewy look that’s perfect for use during the day. It’s no comparison to the coverage that a normal foundation provides because it is kind of sheer. But if you’ve got major blemishes and dark spots you need to cover, you can always apply powder or foundation on top of it. I’m content with just the CC cream though but I did try applying foundation on top of it after taking this photo, just to see how it feels. It didn’t feel like I was wearing anything else under my foundation! The CC Cream is that light so even if you wear it alone or with something else, it still allows for touch ups during the day.
The true advantage of using a CC cream really lies on its color correcting abilities. If you want to even out your skintone, the CC cream is the way to go. I’ve only used Olay White Radiance CC Cream for a couple of days but I was told that for its long-term skin benefits, I must check the appearance of dark spots before and after application on days 4, 7, 10 and 14, so we’ll see what happens! For now, I’m loving how it looks!
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