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Back with another foundation review for my readers! This one is 100% fungal acne safe. I use skinsort, sezia and folliculitisscout, to check the ingredients on all the products I buy or use for reviews. I brought this during a foundation haul for my birthday last year at Sephora, in the shade Neutral Deep. This CC+ Cream is fungal acne safe! It works best for dry, combo, and normal skin types. It provides medium coverage and has SPF 40. It is supposed to color correct and give your skin a glowy tint that brightens up the complexion giving you a healthy glow. It has niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, and green tea extract. Let’s dive deep into this CC+ Cream Nude Glow from It Cosmetics.
When I was using the CC+ Cream in a grwm that I posted on my Instagram, you could tell it blended into the skin like butter. I liked the finish because it gave me a glowy, bright skin complexion. It gives you a good amount of coverage, and it is med-coverage. You can build it up, but CC Creams aren’t meant to be full coverage due to their lightweight texture. I say one pump was enough coverage to even out my skin tone. I have redness, dark spots, and hyperpigmentation, and it did a good job even it out.
This CC+ cream has 22 shades which is not surprising for CC Creams. CC creams are cosmetic products with a creamy formulation, great for dry skin and lightweight in texture than foundation. It is used to even out skin tones.
It comes in the standard It Cosmetics packaging in a tube bottle with a pump. This is the type of packaging that I prefer, and it is also similar to Charlotte Tilbury’s Beautiful Skin Foundation.
When I apply it, the formula is thin, not too thick; it is in between. It doesn’t dry too quickly, so you have more time to work it in than the Nars’ Soft Matte Complete Foundation. It blends into the skin and melts like butter. It is a beautiful formulation. Now the con is that it smells like a lot of SPF, and sometimes I experience eye stinging when I put this on and wear it throughout the day. However, there is no white case, and I don’t experience it oxidizing.
It has a 12 Month shelf life.
It holds up pretty well, but I did have to powder my nose to touch up my makeup because I wear glasses.
It Cosmetics CC+ Cream Nude Glow is claimed to be the first 90% skincare CC+ for an instant healthy glow and brighter skin in 4 weeks. I am unsure about this claim because I believe using my skincare routine to help with these concerns and not a CC Cream or foundation. After all, it is makeup. Skincare ingredients will be more beneficial during your skincare routine because it is the first thing you will put on: Toner, serum, essence, ampoule, emulsion, moisturizer, facial oil, etc. These products will have a greater amount of skincare ingredients than makeup.
Niacinamide: This super ingredient helps to boost collagen production to improve texture, uneven skin tone, fine lines, wrinkles, and fade hyperpigmentation.
Hyaluronic Acid: Helps skin hold on to water, keeping it hydrated. Reduces transepidermal water loss by retaining water, making it more supple and flexible. It reduces fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation, and blemishes and brightens the skin when paired with Vitamin C. It becomes more effective in your skincare routine.
Hyaluronic acid also works great with Niacinamide as both are humectants, meaning they can hold onto water. Both protect the skin barrier and help with improving skin complexion, and have well-aging benefits.
Green Tea Extract: A wonderful antioxidant that is anti-inflammatory, soothing, and protects the skin. It is great for oily and combo skin types as this helps reduce sebum. It minimizes signs of aging and can be paired with any ingredient. You don’t need to avoid actives or other skincare ingredients when using green tea. Green tea comes from the leaves and buds of a tea plant called Camellia Sinensis, another name for green tea. This has polyphenols that are antioxidants and anti-inflammatory. Green tea also contains caffeine like most teas, like black tea, oolong tea, and earl grey.
I can say that if you like your makeup containing skincare, then these are the best ingredients to include in makeup. Skincare-infused makeup is the trend now, and I don’t hate it or love it and understand there are some benefits. We see brands using skincare in their makeup not just in complexion products but in lip and cheek products from Kosas, Tarte Cosmetics, Juice Beauty, Bobbi Brown, Clinique, Rose Inc, etc.
It is safe to say that this trend of skincare-infused makeup or hybrid makeup isn’t going anywhere. Just don’t depend on these products alone to improve your skin. You should have a skincare routine to get more benefits.
You know it has SPF when you put it on. It smells like SPF, and sometimes I feel that the SPF is most of the time burning my eyes. It is bearable, but I wanted to point this out. If you have sensitive eyes or hate when SPF burns your eyes, then I suggest staying away.
Does it cover pigmentation?
This is a CC cream, so it is more of a medium coverage. I will say that it evens out the skin tone. If you are into full coverage, then this is not for you. It gives a more natural look while at the same time hiding hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone.
Does it cover up texture and pores?
While this CC cream is very lightweight and applies like butter, it is also easy to apply, blend and matches my skin tone. I prefer neutral foundations because I am between yellow, olive, and a little pink. I say that this is a great color range for a CC cream. It is also great for texture because it blends into the skin so well it doesn’t emphasize texture or dry patches.
Is it suited for dry skin?
This is great to use in winter and summer because even though it is lightweight, it is also moisturizing.
Is it suited for oily skin?
It has ingredients that can help with sebum throughout the day, but it is not budge-proof. This means that touching up during the day might be needed.
Is it transfer-proof?
No, unfortunately, it is not transfer-proof. Maybe using a setting spray or powder will help.
Do I recommend it?
I recommend it because this review is just my experience with this product. If you want to try it or are unsure, then you will not know if it works or not if you don’t try it. Let me know in the comments if you have tried this CC Cream and if it was a win or fail. And be sure to check out my other foundation reviews.