There is no doubt that BB and CC Creams are here to stay. Much more convenient than cushion compacts, these all-in-one complexion enhancers moisturize skin, even out the skintone, protect from UV rays and give the complexion a beautiful and radiant glow. They’re the perfect alternatives for women who need the extra help on bad skin days but can’t stand the suffocating feelings of traditional, full-coverage thick foundations.
Recently, Cle has developed this concept even further with a CCC Cream, a multi-functional cream that provides all the benefits of BB and CC Creams while allowing you to adapt the colour to your skin tone. CCC Cream stands for Change & Control Color, a new technology that uses microencapsulation to separate the foundation pigments from the skincare actives inside the product itself.
As I apply Cle CCC Cream onto my skin, the mini capsule break, releasing the foundation pigments and turning the white lotion into a skin-coloured hue that perfectly matches the colour of my skin. Unlike most BB and CC Creams, which come only in one or two shades, CCC Cream is available in 5: Light, Medium Light, Medium, Medium Deep and Deep. As a result, I am confident that absolutely everyone, from pale princesses to dark damsels, will be able to find a good match.
Once you get the hang of it, application is a an absolute breeze, too. The first time I used it, I made the mistake of pouring out a pea sized amount, like I usually do with other, more common, kind of foundations. However, I soon realised that was way too much: not only did the CCC Cream feel extremely heavy and uncomfortable on my skin but the colour was also too dark for my complexion, making me look like I was wearing a mask.
Having learned my lesson the hard way, the second time I applied only half that amount and the results were nothing short of spectacular. Its texture now felt much more lightweight on my skin, the colour match was absolutely perfect and the foundation pigments gave me a lovely, light to medium coverage that evened out my skin tone and concealed small imperfections. On top of it, the CCC Cream made my skin glow, like it was lit from within.
Makeup perks aside, the CCC Cream also provides a number of skincare benefits that deeply nourish the skin. The moisturizing formula is enriched with plant-based antioxidants, including rosemary and thyme, that fight off the free radicals caused by UV exposure and pollutants, while its high level of SPF protects the complexion from the sun’s ultraviolet radiation, the number one enemy of a youthful and beautiful complexion.
I can safely say this is one of the most revolutionary products I have ever tried in the face makeup category and I have no doubt it will be a game-changer in the industry.
Summary: Cle CCC Cream uses a revolutionary microencapsulation technology to even out the skin tone with color-adjusting pigments while nourishing your skin and protecting it from UV rays.
Claims: CCC Cream is developed in a concept of multifunctional BB Cream and CC Cream, combining the various benefits of all in one color-control, moisturizing and sun protection.
Ingredients: Water, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Cyclopentasiloxane, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Isoamyl P-Methoxycinnamate, Niacinamide, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Cetyl PEG/PPG10/1dimethicone, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Ceresin, Diisostearyl Malate, Sodium Chloride, CI 77492, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Phenoxyethanol, Ozokerite, Lauryl Peg-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Sorbitan Olivate, Mica (CI 77019), CI 77491, 1,2-Hexanediol, CI 77499, Polyester-1, Dimethicone, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Propylene Carbonate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Fragrance(Parfum), Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Adenosine, Disodium Edta, Tocopheryl Acetate, Chrysanthemum Indicum Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Aspalathus Linearis Leaf Extract, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Flower/Leaf Extract, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower Water, Tocopherol, Saussurea Involucrata Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Natto Gum, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Bambusa Vulgaris Leaf/Stem Extract, Glycerin, Veronica Officinalis Extract, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Alchemilla Vulgaris Extract, Alcohol, Primula Veris Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract
Where to buy: Cult Beauty