May 6, 2013

Nature Republic Super Origin CC Cream Review & Swatches

Nature Republic Super Origin CC Cream

Nature Republic has two new Super Origin CC Cream (Complete Control Cream) formulas available in Korea at the moment. There’s a tinted version as well as a brightening version. I do suggest you go into a purchase for the tinted version as the brightening one is more of a primer versus an actual CC Cream.

Let’s take a look!

Nature Republic CC Cream

This formula supposed contains Marine collagen, ceramide, vitamin c derivatives with an SPF 30 PA++. It comes in a squeeze tube with an attached pump for application. The pump, even though I dislike this style of packaging, works very well and dispenses just the right amount of product out.

I really should have gotten the tinted version but I was under the impression the brightening one would simply imply that it would be gray based offering a more whitening effect. Unfortunately, I completely read that wrong because technically this is more of a moisturizing primer versus an actual CC Cream as it does not offer any coverage or tint at all.

This is a thicker cream texture with a highly moisturizing formula that kinda sorta leaves my skin a little shiny after use. I suggest using as small an amount as possible. It’s a white shade but has a little hint of pale pink to it. It absorbs easily and does a fine job prepping skin for makeup. I’d personally skip moisturizer after use as you really won’t need it. I have drier skin and this provides PLENTY of moisture. I mentioned my skin looked shiny after use and that seemed to create a problem as my day progressed as this formula seems to help skin retain moisture which resulted in very shiny skin. I think it might be best suitable for Winter use when my skin is more dehydrated than it is during the warmer weather.

Nature Republic  CC Cream Swatches

Nature Republic Super Origin CC Cream Swatches

I didn’t really see much of a brightening effect using this so in that aspect it failed. It does provide plenty of moisture, decent sun protection, and a formula that will double up as a primer slash moisturizer but it seems a little too rich for warm weather.

Unfortunately CC Cream it is not and that can be a little deceiving when purchasing it. I think I’d like to try the tinted version next and that sounds more like a CC Cream formula but hopefully it isn’t as hydrating!

I purchased mine directly from Korea but a good deal of E-bayers sell it at a reasonable price.

Anyone try it?

Would love to hear your thoughts!

I purchased this item.

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  • Laura

    Maybe you could mix it with another BB cream if you need a bit more moisture sometime? :/ disappointing to hear though!

    • the Muse

      more moisture laura? confused? actually was complaining in the review it was too moisturizing and made me shiny ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jessica

    i bought the one with the tint and its on par with tony moly cc for me! i was so in love with the tony moly one just like u so i think u shud def try it muse!!

  • Kellybustamove23

    Only used it once. I have the brightening one I think it’s a bad choice. Wakes my face really oily. Topped it with my BB and my BB rubbed off easily because of this. Won’t buy again.

  • Popblush

    Hi there,

    I haven’t tried the brightening one but have the CC cream in the Color Change and found it wasn’t as hydrating for me as I have dry skin. The brightening might be a great make up base for me. Thanks for the review!