After testing the new It Cosmetics Anti-Aging Full Coverage Physical SPF 50 CC Cream for the past month I thought it was about time to review and swatch it for everyone.
This is quite an exciting product as it has the coverage of a BB Cream but the skincare benefits of a CC Cream plus it’s available in a wider range of shades from light to dark.
Interestingly enough it’s actually made in Korean and contains snail secretion as one of the top ingredients so you know its going to be moisturizing for those of us with drier skin!
Take a look!
It Cosmetics was kind enough to provide me with all five shades of their CC Cream to swatch. I really wanted to be able to swatch all the shades so this was REALLY helpful for my review.
This comes in a squeeze tube with an attached pump. I think it deserves to be mentioned I do dislike this style packaging as I find I have to sit around and depress the pump several times to get product flowing especially as you near the end as that less tiny bit is incredibly difficult to get out of the tube. This seems to flow decently well though thankfully!
This is a full coverage color correcting CC Cream that contains an anti-aging serum and a broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 50+ according to the brand.
I would not recommend it for oily skin. I think it is best suited for those with drier or aging skin as it is extra moisturizing. However, it does dry down to a smooth, satiny finish so if you’re careful during application you should be able to wear it on a more oily skin type if you set it correctly.
It has a subtle citrus scent that I commonly associate with many snail creams and moisturizers offered in Korea, for your reference the fragrance is very similiar to Tony Moly’s Snail Moisturizer.
As with all It Cosmetics products it is richly pigmented so this is a true BB Cream formula versus the lighter texture of a CC Cream. If you have redness, acne scarring, blemishes, dark spots, etc…this will conceal those issues and create a perfect, flawless canvas for your makeup. It offers excellent coverage that can be sheered out or worn as a full coverage base product.
Fair, Light, Medium
Tan and Rich
The rich, creamy texture applies and blends easily into skin however, I would recommend prepping well with moisturizer and primer for the best results as the denser formula can drag a little bit on drier skin. The formula is quite emollient but it still needs that little extra helping hand to look its smoothest so proper prepping and priming is essential to application and finish. The dry down is dewy at first but it sets to a satiny finish within a few minutes of application. It provides moisture on application but also allows skin to retain that moisture thanks to the hyaluronic acid in the formula.
There are a host of incredible ingredients in here including peptides, niacin, vitamins A, C, B, and E, and tons of other brilliant stuff for your skin so indeed it takes the CC Cream level up several notches with a formula that offers the coverage of a BB Cream and the anti-aging one of a CC Cream/skincare product.
Light was a perfect selection for my skin tone and matched perfectly. It eased my dullness and gave my skin a more radiant, rested look plus it perfected and gave me a brighter appearance with a wear time that lasts well over eight hours without fading or oxidizing.
Overall, It Cosmetics CC Cream has an incredible formula with all the benefits of both a BB and CC Cream combined into one product. I don’t think it’ll be for everyone because it is extra rich and creamy and some folks might find this doesn’t translate well for their skin type. I do believe drier, duller skin will adore it as well as those who really need full coverage in their base products. It’s the type of product that perfects skin all around with excellent coverage!