My experience with Asian products is very limited so when Korean brand The Face Shop opened a new store last month (about 15 min-drive from home), I bought several makeups and skincare products to try. Like a clueless kid wandering inside a candy store, I randomly picked products based on (1) novelty (2) packaging (3) just because.

CC Cream or color-correcting cream claims to even out skin tone, protect skin from the sun, prime and hydrate the face. What’s particularly intriguing with this Ageless CC Cream is its ability to “adjust to your skin color”. It is white from the tube but becomes tinted when blended and buffed onto the skin. Quite a novel idea? let’s see.

But does it really adjust to my skin color? Be my gracious judge missy.

Before photo is au naturel

After 5 minutes: Initial application revealed a somewhat ashy look.  It must have been the effect of sunscreen, and so I thought.

After 15 minutes: It adjusted to my skin color albeit a tad darker.

Ingredients:
Water, cyclopentasiloxane, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, cyclohexasiloxane, methyl trimethicone, dimethicone, glycerin, PEG-10 dimethicone, niacinamide, methyl methacrylate crosspolymer, phenyl trimethicone, sorbitan isostearate, zinc stearate, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, disteardimonium hectorite, magnesium sulfate, dimethicone/PEG-10/15 crosspolymer, mica, dimethicone crosspolymer, triethoxycaprylylsilane, Argania spinosa kernel oil, adenosine, diamond powder, palmitic acid, aluminum hydroxide, polyerster-1, stearic acid, silica dimethyl silylate, distearyldimonium chloride, tocopheryl acetate, 1,2-hexanediol, methylparaben, propylparaben, titanium dioxide (C1 77891), iron oxides (C1 77491, C1 77492, C1 77499), fragrance. 

The real skinny. This product has a dewy finish, something I avoid since I have oily skin. To reduce the amount of shine, I used blotting paper, then set it with a matte powder. The wear time is about five hours. It did oxidize which made my face look darker than my neck. The only consolation? it’s not the oompa loompa orange, haha!

Kidding aside, it’s not a bad product but it’s one of those that didn’t work for me. My grease ball face is no match to the extra hydration this CC cream provides. However, if you have normal or dry skin, you may reap better results with this product. Let me point out too that since this is exclusively sold in-store, finding it online might be a struggle (your best bet would be e-bay). 

How much? $15 trial size (20 ml), about $30+ full size.

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