Friday, May 22, 2015

THIS SUMMER YOU NEED: IT COSMETICS YOUR SKIN BUT BETTER CC CREAM

it cosmetics CC cream light

The search is over.  Ladies and gentleman, boy have I found the perfect base for summer.  Last month my friend was visiting from New York and raving about the It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream.  I had tried several products from the It Cosmetics line, and loved them all, but did I really need another face product?  Probably not, but this looked so gorgeous and natural on her skin that I had to try it out for myself.  I can now officially say I am in love and this checks all the boxes of what I look for in a summer base.  It's lightweight, sweat proof, provides more coverage than a tinted moisturizer and most importantly looks natural on the skin.   (And it should if it says “your skin but better” in it's name!)  An added bonus is that it has SPF 50 built in.  So while we're traipsing around looking gorgeous this summer we're also protecting our skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays and preventing wrinkles.  Keep reading to find out more about this weeks Friday Favorite and my new favorite base...

it cosmetics CC cream

You can purchase the It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better  CC Cream at Ulta and on itcosmetics.com.  I purchased mine from the brands website when they were offering 25% off and free shipping.  (Currently you can enter code MEMORIAL to receive free shipping and a complimentary gift set.) This CC cream comes in five shades ranging from "Fair” to “Rich" and retails for $38.00 for 1.08oz.  I went with the shade “Light” and found this to be a perfect color match for my skintone.  I could go on and on about the benefits of this product, but I think the It Cosmetic's product description says it best...

“Developed with leading plastic surgeons, Your Skin But Better® CC+™ Cream with SPF 50+ is truly a multi-tasking beauty miracle. It’s your SPF 50+ UVA/UVB Physical only sunscreen that protects against the rays that both burn your skin and age your skin. CC+™ is infused with cutting edge Anti-Aging technology and is clinically proven to improve skin texture, brightness and increase skin hydration by 79%. The Anti-Aging hydrating formula is infused with Peptides, Niacin, Algae, Vitamins A, C, B, E, Hyaluronic Acid and Hydrolyzed Collagen along with Antioxidants and exotic natural botanicals for long-term brightening and color-correcting benefits.”

it cosmetics CC cream pump

Whewww…so basically this baby is chock full of everything you could want and more.  I love the idea of wearing face makeup that is multi-tasking, and this provides coverage, sun protection, and an anti-aging serum all in one.  Hey, if we’re going to put something on our face everyday it might as well be giving us some added benefits, right?  This product had great staying power for me and lasted well over eight hours without fading or oxidizing.  (And that’s saying something since I live in Florida and it’s a sauna down here.)  You only need a tiny bit to achieve great coverage, but this CC cream does layer well if you are looking to build up to full coverage.  Although this product is hydrating, I would still recommend using a moisturizer underneath.  I like to wash my face in the morning, moisturize with my new obsession, the Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré, and then after giving that a chance to sink in I like to buff the CC cream onto my skin with my Real Techniques Buffing Brush.  I find with this product it is important to exfoliate, and may not work well for ladies with dry skin.  If I hadn’t exfoliated I noticed the CC cream clinging to some of my dry patches and dragging a bit.

it cosmetics cc cream before & after
Me on the left at 5:45 am, hating life and looking like grim death with absolutely no makeup on.  On the right, with one pump of the It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream, you can tell what great coverage it has!

The packaging is pretty basic, but I like the pump design and was surprised by how little product you need to cover your entire face, I need one pump at most.  This product would be perfect for individuals with sensitive skin who don't want to wear a heavy foundation, but are looking for more coverage than a tinted moisturizer.  Every time I wear this product I get compliments on my skin and people tell me how flawless and glowing my complexion looks.  I am so happy I took the plunge and gave this product a try.  As I said earlier I have loved everything I have used from the It Cosmetics line and would highly recommend giving their products a go.  They have a fabulous brush line that is exclusively sold at Ulta and I also love their Vitality Lip Stains and Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer.  Have you tried the It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC cream?  Anything else you would recommend from the It Cosmetics brand?  What is your favorite base for summer?  I want to know!  Leave me a comment below and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend :)


xoxo Nicole

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