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.
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.
Elizabeth Arden Hyaluronic Acid Ceramide Capsules
I’d be prepared to put money down to bet that you won’t have experienced a skin care texture like this before...
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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