Monday, 14 November 2016

REVIEW: IT Cosmetics - Your Skin But Better CC Cream...

Not long ago I received my second order of the sensational IT Cosmetics CC Cream, so it's high time I let you know how fabulous it is  
I discovered this wonder via a sample in the May Marie Claire Ageless Parcel, and was so impressed I ordered a tube from Sephora (shade medium) - mind you I had to wait several weeks till it was back in stock, that's how popular it is. There's still quite a bit left in the pack, but there's NO WAY I'm ever going to be without this miracle cream. On weekdays I use it as a primer underneath a light layer of foundation, on weekends I wear it on it's own - with 50+ SPF (titanium dioxide & zinc oxide) and amazing coverage, it's my HG for every single day. It's so hydrating, it could even replace my daycream...
Left: bare un-moisturised skin. Right: thin layer of CC Cream (unset)
After water, the second main ingredient listed on the box is Snail Secretion Filtrate - reading this prompted an "ewwww!" moment initially, but the stuff that keeps snails slipping and sliding is a winner for complexions. If you Google this particular ingredient, you'll find rave after rave about the benefits of this inclusion that's harvested from lab-grown garden snails. It's been proven to stimulate the formation of elastin and collagen, soothe inflammation (even Hippocrates recommended it!), alleviate dry skin, reduce wrinkles and stretch marks, brighten the complexion, and heal scars. Doesn't that make you want a bucket load? The cream doesn't sink into creases or flake, nor does it look mask-like. As you can see in these before and after pics, my freckles are still faintly visible, but the whole look is natural and even-toned - definitely my skin but better ...
Left: bare un-moisturised skin. Right: CC Cream set with translucent powder
The tube has a pump dispenser, and one press delivers enough product to cover my entire face and part way down my neck. Unlike my previous HG primer (Dermalogica Age Smart) it's not matte - in fact the finish is quite shiny no doubt due to the high SPF content, but after applying my foundation and/or setting with translucent powder, it settles down for the whole day. It also has the most delicious fragrance - like freshly squeezed lemons... 

Here's the list of ingredients from the IT Cosmetics website:
With the sun gaining strength by the day, I'm thrilled to have a double-duty product to protect my skin from harmful rays, provide excellent coverage, and if my complexion keeps improving at the current rate, I'll say bye bye to my foundation, as well as my day time moisturiser. Bring it on!
One pump - tried to make it look like a snail, but failed lol...
As far as I know IT Cosmetics products are only available in Australia from Sephora - the CC Cream retails for $58, and all their products are cruelty free.
Next I'll be reviewing its perfect partner (pictured above), the Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer - if you're looking for a 100% coverage, creaseless, anti-aging and waterproof concealer that lasts all day, then watch this space ...

Take care of you,
kats xxx

P.S. Linking to Ingrid's Monday Makeup Madness Link Up Party  - a new round of excellent reads at the start of every week..

16 comments:

  1. i have been DYING to try this CC cream and you have convinced me. Great coverage and a beautiful finish. Thank you for another in depth and honest review x

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    1. I reckon you'll love it Barbe - it's really something special, and sits SO well on the skin. It's no wonder everyone raves about it ♥

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  2. I've heard so many great things about this CC cream and your pictures before and after proved it again. The price is kinda scary, but I guess it is worthy. Thank you for the review. :)

    Michelle Morchella

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    1. I agree about the price Michelle, but I used to pay $70+ for my Dermalogica primer, so I'm actually saving - it does seem a lot to outlay if you're not used to it though. To NOT have to wear a sunscreen + a primer + a foundation is such a time saver - and I'm truly considering not using a day cream any more, so that potentially makes it a 4-in-1 product! xxx

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  3. I might have to give this a go! I have the IT Cosmetics CC+ EYE and didn't like it at first but now I do. So weird!

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    1. Oh you must Di! Actually I bought the Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer because I read on your blog that you wanted it ha ha. I think their products are brilliant ♥

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  4. Wow, this does sound like a miracle cream but OMG snail secretions!! I have a bit of a thing about snails . . . I know it's not like there's a picture on the tube but *shudder*

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    1. Beth, it smells SO good, feels so great, and looks so natural, you'll soon forget about the slitherers lol xxx

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  5. I love this CC Cream! It is my absolute favourite thing to wear on my skin! It is so natural, but helps to hide my blemishes.

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    1. Isn't it fantastic Laura? I read your fabulous May Favourites review and then I knew I wasn't imagining it lol ♥♥♥

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  6. Wonderful review, Kat. I must get my hands on this CC cream! xx

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    1. Oh Indie honey, if anyone would love this it would be you! I can imagine it on your gorgeous face ♥ The "medium" looks quite deep and yellow in the tube, but it adjusts as soon as it hits my skin - amazing! xxx

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  7. Great review Girl! I've heard many great things about this product. Coverage is amazing as well. Love that it has a pump as well. Tal xo

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    1. Thanks Tal! The raves are all true - I'm SO loving everything about it, and I'm super excited to try more from their range ♥

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  8. I've been wanting to try this for SOOO long! You have sold me even more. It looks great on your skin. I love that it has such a high SPF too! xo

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    1. The SPF 50+ sealed the deal for me Amy - my previous primer was only 30+, but at my age I need all the protection I can get, and I love how it makes my spotty freckles far less obvious ♥♥♥

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