I wish I had one of those dewy complexions that requires just a touch of concealer here and there to look flawless, but I don’t. Too much sun worshipping has covered my face in dark spots and hyperpigmentation that I prefer to conceal. And while I like to blur my imperfections, I don’t want to cake on product to the point where I look unrecognizable.
Two years ago, in an effort to find the perfect foundation, I happened upon It Cosmetics CC+ Cream and I haven’t looked back since. It’s technically a color corrector which by definition provides lighter coverage than a foundation, but it somehow covers my dark spots better than any heavy-duty concealer ever has. Best of all, it lets my real skin shine through.
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In addition to SPF 50 to prevent future spots from forming, the silky-smooth formula is filled with hydrating hyaluronic acid and glow-enhancing antioxidants and vitamins. If I’m running late and don’t have time for my full skincare regimen, I know a few pumps of this will have a similar effect as vitamin C serum and sunscreen.
What really sold me on this CC+ cream though, is how radiant my skin looks after it’s applied. Yes, my blemishes are covered, but the cream formula also reflects light, making the need for a highlighter obsolete. I look dewy, fresh, and wide awake — and, most importantly, spot-free. It’s also worth noting that a little goes a long way: A pea-sized amount covers my face and neck completely, so the $40 spent on it goes the distance.
Nordstrom shoppers clearly mirror my sentiments, with over 4,000 reviewers giving the cream a four- or five-star rating. Many express that it’s the only product they’ll use from now on.
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