May 8, 2013

Innisfree Real Skin CC Cream Review & Swatches

Innisfree Real Skin CC Cream

CC Creams are hitting hard this Spring in Korea and many brands are introducing their own variation. The latest one I tried is Innisfree Real Skin CC Cream which also fits into the color adapting formula that many of the brands producing CC Cream are using.

I am very impressed with the color changing technology on CC Creams as they seem to indeed do a fairly good job of fitting my exact skin tone and so far I’ve only had one that was a tad too pasty and light. Outside of that it appears the skin adapting technology is really working out quite well.

Let’s take a look at Innisfree Real Skin CC Cream.

Innisfree CC Cream

So far my truest love is Tony Moly’s CC Cream for your reference. I haven’t been able to recreate the perfection of that CC Cream as of yet.

You have to remember CC Creams take it down a notch and do not offer the coverage benefits of a BB Cream so if you’re looking for full coverage to conceal darkness, blemishes, etc…a BB Cream is your best choice. However, if you’re like me and you desire a lightweight color correcting cream that will brighten up your face and generally ease dullness and a lackluster appearance or minor redness than a CC Cream is an excellent choice.

This has a lightweight creamy texture, in fact, it’s much more creamier than some of the other CC Creams I’ve reviewed the past month or so. It has a light fresh floral scent and the shade is not white but more of a pale, pale pink. It actually keeps that pink undertone so this would be a suitable selection for a fairer skin tone with pink undertones. If I apply a little at a time it adjusts quite well but if I apply too much at any one point the color goes lighter and pasty on my skin. I’m left to building slowly versus one big application.

Innisfree Real Skin CC Cream Swatches 1

Innisfree Real Skin CC Cream Swatches

Innisfree CC Cream Swatches

That has a smooth feel with a satiny finish that does have a knack for sticking to my drier areas and making them more visible than I’m comfortable with so prepping well is key to the best and most flawless application. Wear time is a solid eight hours before you see some minor wearing and fading.

Unfortunately Innisfree Real Skin CC Cream didn’t produce the same results I’ve been experiencing with other CCs. It didn’t really ease my dullness and it gave me a sickly finish that wasn’t quite flattering to my skin tone. I think it’ll be the best formula for paler skin types with pink undertones (I’m medium fair with neutral undertones). There isn’t anything wrong with this formula, in fact, it’s quite pleasant and closer to a BB Cream thanks to the rich, creamy consistency. It’s the color that I found issues with unfortunately! Aside from that it applies easily, wears very long and strong, and will correct on the proper skin type for it.

I purchased mine directly from Korea but many E-bay shops have it close to retail.

If you tried it I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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  • blueraccoon

    I’m really tempted to try this; the combination of the color adjusting and the lighter pink undertone means it just *might* work on me. I haven’t had a lot of luck buying BB creams from Korea; they all end up too dark on me (curse my vampiric pale skin). But this miiiiiight work.

  • lil’eve

    Am glad for this review before I attempt any pushes,on the buy it now button. Lol. But have u tried Hera CC cream? I used ur archive browsers but cannot find Hera anything.