The second I saw that Juice Beauty had released their CC Cream (color correcting cream) I was dying to try it and thankfully they send me a sample of the darker of the two (warm glow) to try!
|This is a sample tube, a normal tube comes in a 1.7 oz tube.|
Okay ... time to get brave. I hate my naked face. Well, I hate my eyes, cheeks and lips naked ... and brows. I've just never been a huge fan of my face completely "clean", but for the sake of this review it's getting naked and I'm posting it here for you guys.
|Here is my face in all of its nakedness. Oy vey, I'm cringing.|
As you can see my skin is fairly even. I have a little bit of discoloration that's popped up as I've neared 30 (crap is that this year?!) on my cheeks and near my mouth, but I can't complain too much. I have to admit though, I had really good skin when I was younger so even this small amount makes me sigh.
Using the CC Cream
The CC Cream was fairly thick, but not difficult to blend into my skin at all. It does have a smell to it that isn't unpleasant, but if you're used to heavily perfumed products (I try to steer clear of synthetic fragrance whenever possible) you may want to smell it prior to purchasing as it has a more "natural" smell to it. Once I had applied the CC Cream to my face I could see a difference. The Warm Glow shade is definitely a warm shade. I'm neutral so I can swing warm or cool, but if you're a cool-toned person, I'm not sure how this would work with your skin. It may blend in just fine, but I can't say given that that's not something I have to worry about. The Warm Glow shade is definitely too dark in my opinion for someone that's fair. I would say it's best for a true medium to darker complexion. If you're a light shade of medium you may want to try the lighter shade as this may be a tad too beige for you.
Effect on My Skin
I never wear anything on my face without moisturizing first, so I applied a light layer of an organic moisturizer from Honey Bee Holistics first. I'm happy to say that CC Cream did not irritate my overly sensitive skin and it did even out my complexion a bit, but where I don't have too too much discoloration I can't say how effective it would be on someone looking for more of an effect. I wouldn't say this offers a high level of coverage, but then again if you want a lot of coverage you're probably looking for a combination of primer, concealer, foundation, finishing powder, etc. It did even out the slight discoloration under my eyes to a degree, but not quite as well as under eye concealers I've used in the past or currently use. I don't feel as though the CC Cream looked caked on by any means. There was no flaking or dry spots and it does provide a slightly "dewy" finish to your skin, so if you prefer a more matte look you'll want to try Juice Beauty's Refining Finishing Powder or something similar. I wouldn't say that the CC Cream is so light you can't feel it at all if your skin is sensitive. I could definitely feel that I was wearing something all over my face (remember, super sensitive skin here) but it wasn't bad.
A 1.7 oz tube of CC Cream retails for $39.
Where to Buy
You can purchase CC Cream on Juice Beauty's website HERE.
I think this is a great alternative to many of the chemical-filled BB Creams out there if you're looking for a healthy, more even looking complexion. I think it's important for those looking at CC Cream to understand its purpose so that those looking for a good deal of coverage won't be disappointed. I look forward to trying this again a few times more before coming to a final conclusion, but so far I think it's pretty good and worth trying.
JuiceBeauty.com offers a number of different products. Juice Beauty organic skincare is definitely worth looking into if you're ingredient-conscious like me. You can also keep tabs on their facebook page HERE.
Products in this review were provided by PR. All opinions are my own and 100% honest based on my personal experience.