I'm a big fan of BB creams. I swear they have changed how my skin looks and it was an incredible alternative to heavy foundations. So when CC cream came out, I wasted no time in finding one as they say it is a refined version of BB cream.
Don't you just love the delicate pink packaging of this Ohui CC cream? I think one of the reasons I bought this particular CC cream is its packaging ( i love everything pastels!) and I really hoped that the cosmetic performs beautifully as its packaging. As you can see, they have defined CC as color control and has an added benefit of SPF 28. A little background on Ohui: it is a luxury korean cosmetic brand under LG. The Ohui philosophy is "when science and nature meet".
The packaging is something that I have never seen before and just adds to the excitement in trying the product. You gently press on the white part and it pumps the product up to the surface. Surprisingly, it's very easy to control the product dispensed and if you ever pump too much, you can just pop the lid back on top without touching the cream and leave it there for future use.
According to the product description, the CC cream changes color to match the skin tone. It contains microcapsules containing pigments that break upon spreading. As you can see, there are noticeable pigments of yellow and beige on the cream as I swiped it on my hand. It's a nifty invention by showing us how color is such an important part of the cc cream.
To see better, I have also swiped it around the container to see the myriad of colors in the cc cream. Can you see pink, beige and yellow?
To compare on how it fares well against the BB cream ( I used one from Ohui as well), I swiped the creams at the back of my hand. In my opinion, CC cream blends beautifully on the skin as the BB cream can be a stark white color. So it does the job of color correcting the skin! The biggest improvement that I can infer is that CC creams don't have the gray undertones that most BB creams have.
As to texture, it glides smoothly on the face and gives off a calm glow on the skin bordering on matte ( as compared to the dewy effect BB creams impart). It also covers blemishes nicely and lasts a good 4-5 hours before touch up. Perhaps the only thing I didn't like about this is the shade can be a bit yellow and I have fair skin with pink undertones. I hope in the future they can create more shades like BB creams as "one shade match all" doesn't really work on most people.
In conclusion, cc creams seem to be a cross between bb creams and foundation. It gives a nice coverage while still having that lightweight feeling that bb creams have. If you absolutely hate the gray undertones of bb creams, then I say definitely go for this.
Where to buy:
I bought mine at en.koreadepart.com for 30 usd.
Thanks for reading and have a nice week ahead!