Imagine travelling to sunny destinations with a makeup bag filled with foundation, concealer, face sunscreen, primer and a daytime moisturizer. That’s a lot of items and the time taken to slather them all on the face equals less time under the sun. Luckily for us, most of our favourite cosmetic brands have developed All-in-1 CC creams with sun protection for face over the past few years.
Resembling a tinted moisturizer, these CC creams have the added SPF protection and moisturising effects while providing a luminous glow with light coverage to conceal blemishes.
SunStyleFiles have selected three of our top CC creams, one for each price range to suit your budget:
SPLURGE : LA MER THE REPARATIVE SKINTINT SPF30
La Mer – ingredients from the sea and we love it! The reparative Skintint is also a treatment that claims to protect and repair skin over time. Skin is immersed in the healing energies of La Mer’s Miracle Broth™, while potent marine ferments help even, smooth and repair the signs of ageing. With the added SPF30, this Skintint is perfect for a day out under the sun. The color is rich and glides smoothly over the skin with a cream-like texture.
SunStyleFiles tested this on the beach and surprisingly the Skintint did not melt under the heat. It also provided us with a natural glow and skin was luminous. The product squeezes out in a creamy texture which some might find a little bit heavier than a typical CC Cream, however La Mer maintains that this Skintint is far superior to CC creams and we concur. It surprisingly smells nice even with the added SPF unlike other sun protection products. La Mer – the reparative Skintint comes in five shades, however the shades do run slightly darker so the Tan color is more like a super tan and we love it!
Available at all La Mer outlets in your country.
AFFORDABLE : CLINIQUE SUPERDEFENSE CC CREAM SPF30
Suitable for all skin types, Clinique’s Superdefense CC cream is our top choice for the affordable category. Being constantly out in the sun, our skin tends to be slightly patchy and red in some areas. With Clinique’s smart technology, this CC Cream instantly corrects dull and uneven skin tone, resulting in an even skin with a hint of luminous glow.
The texture is creamy, which is surprising for an oil-free product and applies nicely to the face with no streaks. This cream also contains antioxidants, hence the Superdefense in the name. We all know how good antioxidants are for our skin! Coverage was even and our skin did not end up oily hours after application. With the added SPF30, our skin was protected from the damaging UV Ray’s while under the sun.
Colours come in three shades only but they blend well unto your skin so not to worry! Available at all Clinique counters and stockists around you.
BUDGET : KIKO CC CREAM CUSHION SYSTEM
With SPF25, KIKO’s CC Cream Cushion System contains fluid colour perfecting foundation in a silver compact box. Unlike the other squeeze-type packaging of other CC creams in the market, this is a fun way to apply great coverage.
The liquid CC cream is found underneath the sponge and the box comes with its own sponge pad applicator. Coverage is entirely up to you as you choose where you’d like to dab the product on and can easily be built up for extra coverage. It promises to conceal redness and blemishes while giving skin a soft feel. We do agree that our redness on our skin were covered, however, it does take a few more dabs to conceal the blemishes perfectly. What we adore about this CC cream is that it gives a refreshing, cooling effect upon application and skin feels soft to the touch with a matte finish. Perfect for combination beach skin!
KIKO’s CC Cream Cushion System comes in six shades. We got a shade darker than our skin but it has a shade adaptive technology that actually works to match our skin tone.
Available at all KIKO Milano stores around you.
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