The addition of SPF in bases obviously isn’t new, but it’s technically been quite a feat to get the really high SPF levels into coverage without it being heavy and giving a white ‘sun cream’ cast. The IT Cosmetics SPF50 CC Cream is a bit of everything – skin care, coverage and SPF50 all in a formula that feels no more weighty than an average foundation.
When I tested it on my skin (I have shade Medium here which is just right for me). I didn’t use the white brush that comes with this value set, I used one of my usual oval brushes. It goes onto skin perfectly – the blend was seamless but I felt the coverage was light/medium rather than high. Although it contains collagen, peptides, niacin, hyaluronic acid and vitamins, I didn’t particularly get a ‘skin care’ feel from it which I did expect because of the ‘serum’ claim, but neither did I get any kind of ‘sun cream’ feel from it which is pretty impressive.
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IT Cosmetics SPF50 CC Cream isn’t highly fluid like some of the newer SPFs that you’ll see and somehow that made me believe in it a bit more – but on initial testing, I did see a little sun screen ‘cast’ on the finish that disappeared after a few minutes. This does change when it’s on the skin – it doesn’t oxidise but it does settle to something less than it appears on first application. This is good for those who don’t really want a high coverage for summer so don’t be put off by the ‘high’ coverage claim. It starts medium/high and ends up medium/light. As you can see, it carries CC in the title – that’s Colour Correct – and without a doubt, it did even out my skin tone. I’d be happy to use this any day, but I think the real story will be how it feels when it’s high summer heat. That’s impossible for me to tell right now but if you want a high SPF, mid/light tone corrective coverage with some skin benefits, I would happily recommend it.
Your Skin But Better CC Cream SPF50+ is on offer at the moment (basically making the brush free) at £31.92 (no P+P) HERE.
NB: This product contains snail extract.
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