In the last few years there have been lots of BB and CC creams coming in to the beauty market. While I've tried a few BB creams and I liked them, especially in Summer when I want lighter base, I haven't tried any CC creams.
Letters CC stand for Colour Correcting and in general this kind of hybrid between foundation and cream is supposed to help with redness, dullness, and even out skin tone. Everything I want from my make up base product.
So when I was given the opportunity to try La Roche-Posay Rosaliac CC Daily Unifying Complete Correction Cream (*) I was very excited to see how will it live up to my expectations.
The cream is inside a plastic tube with pump on the bottom side, which is a great idea as it will make easy to get the last amount of product out of the tube. There is 50ml of cream and it has SPF30 which is amazing if you want to protect your face from damaging UV radiation on daily basis. It's paraben free,non comedogenic, formulated for sensitive skin that is prone to redness.
Rosaliac CC Cream comes only in one shade suitable for fair to medium skin tones. It may seem a bit too dark for very pale skin but it adapts to match your skin tone. It matches my skin beautifully and blends seamlessly.
The texture of Rosaliac CC cream is silky, of a light moisturiser and the cream is absorbed quickly leaving the skin feeling hydrated and soft. It's supposed to replace your day cream and foundation but I like to apply it over my serum ( you can read here about it) or even after my day cream if my skin feels in a need of extra moisture. I tend to use my beauty blender to apply it but you can use your fingers or brush, whatever works best for you.
In terms of coverage I'd say it's medium, I still need a concealer to hide some bigger broken capillaries ( on the tip of my nose, a gift from last pregnancy). I have lots of redness on my face and some light pigmentation on my forehead (another charm of being pregnant;)) and it covers everything very well leaving my skin looking natural and perfected.
Here's a picture of me without any make up (left side) and after applying Rosaliac CC Cream (right side).
The cream doesn't cling to any dry patches and doesn't accentuate my enlarged pores which is a bonus for me. I still have to powder to keep my face shine free but the effect last about 4, 5 hours before I need to powder my t-zone which is really good as with my other bases I get shiny after 2, 3 hours! The lasting power is very good, the cream doesn't slip off my face nor look cakey nor patchy by the end of the day.
The only thing I don't like about the cream is its scent, quite strong, reminds me some self-tanning products, fortunately it fades after a few minutes. But if you are very sensitive to smells that may put you off.
In overall I'm very happy with Rosaliac CC Cream and it's been my favourite base product since I got it a week ago. And with the addition of SPF30 will be my staple product for Summer.
If you would like to give this CC cream a go, you can buy it from Escentual.com, RRP £19.50.
Have you tried La Roche-Posay Rosaliac CC Cream? What other CC creams can you recommend?